Valentino’s New Team: Chiuri and Piccioli Aim To Build on Tradition

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Evolution over revolution — that’s what accessories designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli plan for Valentino’s ready-to-wear. SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF TODAY'S ARTICLES

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Gareth Pugh

Fashion Scoops

Pugh Honored in Paris

“I said blah blah blah,” explained Gareth Pugh, following his inaudible Andam awards acceptance speech at the Chacha club Friday night.

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Limi Feu RTW Spring 2009

Fashion Show Reviews

Limi Feu RTW Spring 2009

For her spring collection, Yamamoto worked a schoolgirl-uniform aesthetic, and some schoolboy, too.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli

Designer and Luxury

New Valentino Designers Aim to Build on Tradition

Chiuru and Piccioli given sole creative control of iconic fashion brand.

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Lou Doillon

Fashion Scoops

Doillon to Set up Shop in Paris

Model-cum-actress-cum-designer Lou Doillon is now turning shopkeeper. Doillon revealed she’s scouting a location in Paris to open a concept store.

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion Scoops

Gaultier Makes a Splash With Evian

Jean Paul Gaultier, finished off his day on Saturday with a wet and wild launch party for the Evian bottle he designed.

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Laetitia Casta, David Lauren and Carine Roitfeld.


Vogue Fetes Lauren in Paris

Laetitia Casta, Naomi Campbell and Emmanuelle Seigner joined David Lauren and French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld at a Left Bank mansion Friday night.

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Government and Trade

Bush Gets Trade Bill From Congress

Measure renews duty-free benefits.

clock October 6, 2008Kristi Ellis


Retail Financial Chiefs Report Tighter Credit

36 percent of U.S. retailers already have or plan to close stores this year, according to accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman LL.

clock October 6, 2008Evan Clark

Marketing and Promotion

Retailers Argue for Better Shopping Experience

Aggressive approach to presentation and merchandise seen key for holiday.

clock October 6, 2008Alexandra Steigrad

Marketing and Promotion

Study Cites Growing Anxiety Among Affluent

More than seven in 10 affluent consumers feel threatened by financial crisis.

clock October 6, 2008Vicki M. Young

The original Museum watch.

Marketing and Promotion

Movado’s Grinberg on Watches and Time

Watches still make Gedalio ?Gerry? Grinberg tick, even at age 77.

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Martha Olson


Crisis Management Focus of Underfashion Club Seminar

Intimate apparel executives discussed strategies as inventories tighten at the “Rising to the Occasion” underfashion meeting.

clock October 6, 2008Karyn Monget

The Boucheron Web site.

Designer and Luxury

Boucheron Launches Ecommerce in U.S.

After a year of selling in Europe, Boucheron today plans to open its first online store in the U.S.

clock October 6, 2008Cate T. Corcoran

BootyPop lace undies.


BootyPop Mods New Shape With Padded Panty

BootyPop, features two sewn-in, curved pads over each ?cheek? and a ruched center seam.

clock October 6, 2008Katherine Bowers

Gold “Peacock” earrings on display at the Forbes Galleries.


National Jewelry Exhibit Focuses on Ancient Jewels

The National Jewelry Institute has gone back in time to display necklace from first millenium B.C. Mesopotamia to an armlet from Iran dated to 1030.

clock October 6, 2008Sophia Chabbott

Bric’s bag


Cautious Mood at Mipel

Michel accessories show in Milan sees decline in attendance.

clock October 6, 2008Luisa Zargani

Solstice’s Meatpacking District boutique.


Solstice Sunglass Opening… Asian Designers Dinner… Botswana Diamonds…

Solstice Sunglass Boutique opened its newest Manhattan location last week at 48 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District.

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A bag from Michael Stars.


Michael Stars to Launch Accessories

Michael Stars, the Los Angeles-based sportswear firm known for its ?one-size-fits-most? T-shirts, is launching an accessories division for spring.

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Christian Dior, Junon Dress, 1949-1950.

Fashion Features

Costume Institute Database Goes Online

For the first time, nearly all of the Costume Institute’s large collection of clothing has been translated into an online database.

clock October 6, 2008Marc Karimzadeh

Fashion Features

Traub Feted in Paris

Retailers turn out to laud Marvin Traub.

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Cheryl Vitali

Business Features

Vitali Leaves Maybelline for Position at Lancome

Cheryl Vitali revealed Friday that she is leaving that role to join Lancome.

clock October 6, 2008Julie Naughton

Business Features

Q&A: Marvin Traub

The whirling world of the former Bloomingdale’s chairman.

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Sephora Buys 45% Stake in Ile de Beaute

Sephora SA has acquired a 45 percent stake in Russian selective perfumery chain Ile de Beaut?, the LVMH Mo?t Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned retailer.

clock October 6, 2008Brid Costello

Human Resources

Elizabeth Hurley Comes to Bloomingdale’s

Est?e Lauder spokesmodel and actress Elizabeth Hurley helped light up Bloomingdale?s 59th Street Thursday evening.

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Hidden Jem

In the case of singer-songwriter Jem (Jemma Griffiths) ? who recently issued ?Down to Earth? ? timing is everything.

clock October 6, 2008Tara Bonet-Black

Gwyneth Paltrow in a Pleasures ad.


Celebrity Influentials… Paltrow’s Pleasures… Different Face…

Consumers are looking to celebrities, like Blake Lively and Rachel Bilson, for style ideas.

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A scene from “Now or Later.”


Fictional Political Drama ‘Now or Later’ Opens in London

An American presidential candidate’s campaign is jeopardized by his child’s behavior. Sound familiar?

clock October 6, 2008Nina Jones


Iconix Ends Rampage License With Hansel

Rampage, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc., will have a new licensee beginning with the spring 2009 collection.

clock October 6, 2008Julee Kaplan

Patricia Field


Force Field: Patricia Field Laughs It Up

Patricia Field on “Kath & Kim.”

clock October 6, 2008Amanda FitzSimons


Mrs. John L. Strong Gets Investor

The luxury stationery brand Mrs. John L. Strong has a new partner, Circle Peak Capital, to fuel growth.

clock October 6, 2008David Moin

Longchamp makes a statement.


Paris Fancies

In France, opulence is welcomed — maybe even expected.

clock October 6, 2008Shoshanna Fischhoff

Urban Outfitters


House Passes Banking Bailout

Economic gloom still presses down on retail shares Friday.

clock October 6, 2008Evan Clark and Kristi Ellis and Liza Casabona

Kate Bosworth and Kirsten Dunst at Miu Miu.

Fashion Scoops

Energy Pill at Louis Vuitton…. Monkey Business at Colette… Stam in Flight…

Guests at the Louis Vuitton show Sunday rallied around to offer pick-me-up tips for tired fashion folk.

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