The Hedi Days Are Over: LVMH Dumps Slimane, Van Assche Deal Near

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Overview

Dior Homme is bidding adieu to Hedi Slimane and is close to replacing him with Kris Van Assche, WWD has learned.

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The store features Western and vintage details.

Retail

Wrangler Lassoes London

Wrangler is letting loose some modern rodeo spirit on London’s Carnaby Street as it charts a retail rollout in Europe.

clock March 29, 2007Nina Jones

The second-floor showroom.

Retail

Rock & Republic Finds New Beat With SoHo Showroom

Rock & Republic’s first two New York Fashion Week runway shows were over-the-top introductions to the label’s Hollywood glam and rock ‘n’ roll design aesthetic.

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The interior of Drift.

Fashion Features

Oakland’s Denim Drift

Alfonso Dominguez and Johnelle Mancha have made bolstering the retail scene in Oakland, Calif., a personal mission.

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The Bryant Park fragrance.

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Bond No. 9 Pays Tribute to Bryant Park… Donatella Goes to London… Rosinoer Named to Clarins Board

Niche fragrance house Bond No. 9 is honoring the long-time host of New York’s fashion week with a new scent for women called Bryant Park.

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Financial

Sales Gain, Margins Boost H&M Profits

Bolstered by stronger margins as well as store openings and better cost controls, Sweden’s Hennes & Mauritz on Wednesday said profits jumped 27 percent in the first quarter.

clock March 29, 2007Emilie Marsh

Jeff Mills and Yoko Uozumi at Gamma Player.

Retail

Gamma Player Takes Chicago for Spin

After building the record label Axis, international techno DJ Jeff Mills and his wife, Yoko Uozumi, are channeling their love of art and fashion into a new boutique here called Gamma Player.

clock March 29, 2007Beth Wilson

Report Collection's jersey dress.

Retail

Report Collection Expands With Contemporary

With a solid parent company and a proven track record for its original Report Collection men’s division, Report Collection Women has started to raise its profile south of the border.

clock March 29, 2007Brian Dunn

Atrium's interior design brings Miami's scenery indoors.

Retail

Atrium Heads South

Contemporary specialty retailer Atrium is looking for some Miami heat.

clock March 29, 2007Rebecca Kleinman

John Galliano

Fashion Features

We’ll Always Have Paris

The most-viewed fall 2007 Paris collections ranked by Style.com.

clock March 29, 2007Cecily Hall

Kate Mara in Ungaro.

Other

True Colors

The Hollywood crowd said bye-bye to black when Emanuel Ungaro’s Peter Dundas touched down to present his colorful spring collection at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.

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Amy Winehouse

Media

Getting Housed

Amy Winehouse resonates a Shirley Bassey-like voice out of a Suicide Girls’ body inked with tattoos.

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French Kiss Cookie Mix

Media

Blue Chip

Bake sale competition among Upper East Side yummy mummies is about to get a little more heated.

clock March 29, 2007Emily Holt

Julianne Moore

Media

Red Carpet Flash

Justin Timberlake and certain designers may be all about bringing SexyBack, what with all the micromini looks dotting the runways of late, but Julianne Moore was happy to go a more demure route at the GLAAD Media Awards Monday night.

clock March 29, 2007Vanessa Lawrence

James Mischka and Mark Badgley

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Platinum Gifts… Get Knotted…

At a Badgley Mischka Platinum Sportswear launch party at Saks Fifth Avenue last week, the models did their jobs showing off spring styles.

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Financial

In Brief: Bill To Expand Job Program… Card Back As Jones CFO… New Stock Moniker…

Ten North Carolina Re­publican and Democratic representatives introduced a bill Wednesday that amends the Trade Adjustment Assistance program to provide automatic eligibility for textile and apparel workers who lose their jobs when their…

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A style from Samsonite's Fashionaire collection.

Fashion Features

Samsonite Bags Christina Ricci for New Line

Samsonite has tapped Christina Ricci as the face of its new Fashionaire line under the Samsonite Black Label brand.

clock March 29, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Judge Turns Down Saks In Chargeback Lawsuit

A Manhattan federal district court judge has rejected a request by Saks Inc. to dismiss most of the claims against it in a lawsuit filed two years ago by International Design Concepts Inc. over allegedly improper vendor allowances.

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Joss Stone In Harper's

Media

Memo Pad: Fighting Back… Slimming Down… Next In Line…

Donatella Versace and Paul Beck plan to take legal action against several newspapers following their coverage Wednesday of the health of their daughter, Allegra Versace Beck.

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Financial

Franklin Rizzo, 89, Gelberg President

Franklin Rizzo, president of Gelberg Braid Co. Inc., one of New York’s oldest custom trimmings manufacturers, died of a heart attack here on March 14,…

clock March 29, 2007Sophia Chabbott

Financial

Connie L. Finell, Anne Klein Senior V.P.

Connie L. Finell, senior vice president of retail at the Anne Klein division of Jones New York, and earlier a top women’s buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue and…

clock March 29, 2007David Moin

Kris Van Assche

Financial

The Hedi Days Are Over: LVMH Dumps Slimane, Van Assche Deal Near

Dior Homme is bidding adieu to Hedi Slimane and is close to replacing him with Kris Van Assche.

clock March 29, 2007Miles Socha

Financial

Abercrombie Joining The S&P 500 Index

Abercrombie & Fitch will be added to the S&P 500 Index after Wednesday’s market close.

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Financial

Heat on China Currency Issue Intensifies in Congress

Congressional pressure to force China to reform its currency policies intensified Wednesday at a Senate Finance Committee hearing where Republicans and Democrats vowed to pass legislation this year to give U.S. manufacturers a better chance of…

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