Olivier’s Next Gig: Nina Ricci Said Close to Signing Theyskens

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Overview

Less than six weeks after Olivier Theyskens found himself out of a job with the shuttering of the Rochas fashion house, the Belgian design star is zeroing in on a deal to become the creative director of Nina Ricci.

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A fall look from Nina Ricci.

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Olivier’s Next Gig: Nina Ricci Said Close to Signing Theyskens

Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens, out of a job after Rochas closed, is zeroing in on a deal to become the creative director of Nina Ricci.

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A sketch from the Ports 1961 spring collection.

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Fashion Scoops: All The Trimmings … Fall Arrives … Child’s Play

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Consumer Confidence Dives in August

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Wellington Said Near Harve Benard Purchase

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Strong Sales Lift IT Holding Net

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Ronald Lauder To Sell Stake In Media Firm

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Dana Buchman, fall 2005.

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A look from Original Penguin.

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Original Penguin Heats Up, Embarks on Store Rollout

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The entrance to The Lash Lounge.

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Beauty Beat: Eyeing Lashes As Salon Trend … Policy Addresses Cosmetic Side Effects

The way Anna Phillips sees it, eyelash salons could be the next big beauty trend.

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Media

Memo Pad: Family Matters … New Episodes

Joanne Lipman has snagged another writer from her old stomping grounds.

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Nordstrom will be one of the three anchors in the CityNorth project in Phoenix.

Retail

Nordstrom to Anchor CityNorth in Phoenix

Nordstrom Inc. will open a 144,000-square-foot store in the $1.2 billion CityNorth development in Phoenix to serve as one of the anchors.

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Fashion Features

Uniqlo Introducing Limited-Edition Designs

Uniqlo is teaming up with seven up-and-coming designers active in Paris and Tokyo to create limited-edition merchandise for fall.

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The GIA's Kathryn Kimmel and Madeleine Albright at the anniversary celebration on Sunday.

Fashion Features

GIA Sparkling at 75, Sets Multifaceted Agenda

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OP's printed bikini is part of a spring trend for punchy colors.

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