Coty’s $700M Gamble: Will IPO Be a Beauty?

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Overview

Coty Inc. is ready for the bright lights of Wall Street — the question is whether the fragrance company will be able to convince investors that it can keep growing in developing markets.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Junya Watanabe Man Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Junya Watanabe Man Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The Japanese designer trumpeted a preppy, polished guise for spring via a plethora of summery suits.

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The Nine-Month Review

Financial

Coty Files for $700M IPO

Beauty firm takes plunge after dropping Avon bid.

clock June 29, 2012Evan Clark and Molly Prior and Vicki M. Young and Pete Born

Ann Demeulemeester Man Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Ann Demeulemeester Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The season’s major themes—rich color, super-light tailoring and long summer coats – looked thoroughly at home in this dreamy spring show.

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Kris Van Assche Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Kris Van Assche Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The designer used the ultimate basic — the humble T-shirt — as the main prop for a collection that was all about deformalizing men’s wear staples.

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Kay Unger

Designer and Luxury

Kay Unger Exits Post at Namesake Brand

She is leaving the company to focus on philanthropy and other creative endeavors.

clock June 29, 2012Lisa Lockwood

Media

Richard Beckman Said Out

He has been pushed out of Prometheus Global Media after two and a half years as ceo, several sources said.

clock June 29, 2012Erik Maza

A marketing image of Rachel Zoe with a model wearing exclusive Jockey intimates.

Activewear

Jockey to Launch Intimates Endorsed by Rachel Zoe

The exclusive collection will be debut at Jockey stores and jockey.com this month and will be rolled out in October to major retailers.

clock June 29, 2012Karyn Monget

Givenchy Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Givenchy Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The church incense and organ music that preceded the show set the mood for Riccardo Tisci’s communion theme.

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Rei Kawakubo sent an army of dressed-down punks stomping out onto her spring runway.

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Financial

David Jones Receives Takeover Offer

The Australian department store chain received an unsolicited $1.66 billion offer from British firm EB Private Equity.

clock June 29, 2012Vicki M. Young

John Galliano Men's RTW Spring 2013

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John Galliano Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Bill Gaytten played with dense floral embroideries, and playful prints depicting oversized shells or cloudy skies à la Magritte.

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Jean-Paul Goude

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Kenzo

Athletes performed handstands and backflips at the soaring Maison du Judo venue.

clock June 30, 2012Joelle Diderich

Media

Raf Simons’ Debut Dior Show to Be Live-Streamed

Elle.fr and Diormag.com will broadcast the event on July 2.

clock June 30, 2012Laure Guilbault

Jean-Victor Meyers (right) and business partner Louis Leboiteux outside Band of Outsiders’ window presentation.

Fashion Scoops

Band of Outsiders’ Quirky Presentation Ends

A party closed the brand’s presentation, in which a single model spent three days boxed into the window of a gallery in Paris’ Marais district.

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Band of Outsiders Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Band of Outsiders Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The brand’s collection was shown on one model over 60 hours.

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Kenzo Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Kenzo Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim took their cues from the Jungle Jap boutique that put the brand on the map in Paris in the Seventies.

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Dior Homme RTW Spring 2013

Other

Dior Homme RTW Spring 2013

The military theme Kris Van Assche marched out last fall tilted naval for spring, and everything was shipshape chic.

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Christine and the Queens

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Dior Homme

Sharon Stone, Karl Lagerfeld and Huang Xiaoming attended the Paris show.

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Maison Martin Margiela Men's RTW Spring 2013

Other

Maison Martin Margiela Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The collection was aimed at the kind of guy who wears a T-shirt with faded retro graphics with his deconstructed gray suit to work.

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Berluti Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Berluti Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The cult cobbler-turned luxury lifestyle player took over the picturesque Palais Royal gardens to present its second men’s ready-to-wear collection.

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Hermès Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Hermès Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Designer Veronique Nichanian sent out a plethora of sporty silhouettes in unexpected fabrics.

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Lanvin Men's RTW Spring 2013

Other

Lanvin Men’s RTW Spring 2013

There were great boxy T-shirts, classic jackets with billowing backs, a ska-style black shirt with a neon front, and glam suits in glimmering silver.

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Pierre Cardin Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Pierre Cardin Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Models wore everything from broad-shouldered suits in Prince of Wales check to crushed velvet jumpsuits and Latex bomber jackets sprouting rubber tubes.

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Loewe Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Loewe Men’s RTW Spring 2013

A relaxed elegance defined every product category.

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Alexander Wang Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Alexander Wang Men’s RTW Spring 2013

This graphic, minimalist collection — mostly black and white — had just the right doses of cool and utility.

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AMI Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Ami Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Earthy colors, beefy fabrics and easy-to-wear cuts underscored the collection’s effortless, masculine personality.

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Paul Smith Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Paul Smith Men’s RTW Spring 2013

The designer promised ahead of his show that the collection would be “very much about optimism.”

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Thom Browne Men's RTW Spring 2013

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Thom Browne Men’s RTW Spring 2013

Known for his eccentric shows, the designer did not disappoint, sending shoeless models dipped in silver paint into the garden of the Maison de la Chimie.

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Versace Fall Couture 2012

Couture

Atelier Versace Fall Couture 2012

The collection looked slick and fresh while remaining very much Versace.

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Christina Hendricks and Pierce Brosnan

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Atelier Versace

Jessica Alba, Pierce Brosnan, Lea Michele and Christina Hendricks were among the star-studded guests at the couture show.

clock July 1, 2012Katya Foreman and Joelle Diderich

Balenciaga’s first men’s campaign, shot by Josh Olins.

Media

First Ad Campaign Set for Balenciaga Men’s Wear

The debut campaign, showcasing the fall collection, is to be unveiled on Tuesday on balenciaga.com and break in September issues of magazines.

clock July 2, 2012Miles Socha

Fashion Scoops

Donatella Versace Said to Be Planning New Men’s Fragrance

The scent, called Eros, is slated for introduction in the fall.

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Michael Pitt and Jamie Bochert

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Lanvin

Sipping an iced tea, model-cum-musician Jamie Bochert was among the early arrivals at the show on Sunday morning.

clock July 2, 2012Katya Foreman

A couture sketch from Chanel.

Couture

New Markets Drive Couture

Luxury executives foresee a sunny 2012, with an influx of new couture clients from Asia offering a promising growth avenue for the future.

clock July 2, 2012Miles Socha

A view inside Schiaparelli's Paris couture salon.

Fashion Features

Schiaparelli Opens Paris Couture Salons

On Saturday morning, Farida Khelfa led a tour of the sumptuous and whimsical new salons on the Place Vendôme in Paris.

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Coty has celebrity fragrance deals with Jennifer Lopez…

Human Resources

Coty’s $500M Crew

The beauty firm is known for the company it keeps and pays handsomely to sell celebrity-branded products.

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Media

Macy’s I.N.C. Names Camila Alves Brand Ambassador

The Brazilian-born model will appear in fall television ads for the contemporary brand and a print campaign that breaks in September magazines.

clock July 2, 2012David Lipke

Media

Robin Givhan to Contribute to FashionBeast

The Daily Beast is launching a new fashion blog that will replace the site’s fashion vertical.

clock July 2, 2012Erik Maza

Lanvin Men's RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Men’s Spring 2013: Sports Illustrated

Athletic influences met with luxurious fabrics on the runways of Paris.

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Essentialist

Today's Must Read

François-Henri Pinault at the Kering press conference

Business

Kering CEO Sees Positive Outlook as Gucci Soars

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Social Studies