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Berluti Confirms Haider Ackermann

Prized for his colorful, globe-trotting style, the designer is to show his first collection for the French brand next January.

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Retail

J. Crew Narrows Loss in Second Quarter

Madewell continues to show gains while comp sales at the J. Crew brand remained challenged.

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Retail

China Powers a 19.2% H1 Gain at SMCP

The French retail group operates the Sandro, Maje and Claudie Perlot chains.

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Raúl’s Rules

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Broadway actor Raúl Esparza, soon to be seen in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” talks celebrity, theater and “Pretty Woman.”SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Designer and Luxury

LVMH Takes Control of Bulgari in Merger Deal

The fine jeweler’s ceo, Francesco Trapani, will head the French group’s enlarged watch and jewelry division.

clock March 7, 2011Luisa Zargani and Samantha Conti and Joelle Diderich

Front Row at Emanuel Ungaro

Kristen Scott Thomas is heading back to the London stage. She said she starts rehearsals soon for a run of Harold Pinter’s “Betrayal.”

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Front Row at Stella McCartney

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Natalia Vodianova and Paul McCartney sat front row at the designer’s fall show.

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Front Row at Chloé

Clémence Poésy and Mélanie Thierry were among the front row at the fall show.

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Front Row at Giambattista Valli

Elettra Wiedemann and Leigh Lezark were among those in the front row at the designer’s fall show.

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Government and Trade

Inflation Looms Over Apparel Industry

American Apparel & Footwear Assn. executive summit discussed the impact of rising fabric prices.

clock March 8, 2011Kristi Ellis

Retail Features

Global Retailing Conference Roster Set

Tommy Hilfiger and Martha Stewart are among the design entrepreneurs and innovators that will speak at the event.

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Government and Trade

Indian Factories, Retailers on Strike

More than 100,000 fashion manufacturers and 10,000 retailers have closed in protest of the increase in excise duty on branded apparel announced last week.

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Designer and Luxury

Frey Wille Opens in New York

The Madison Avenue store is the Viennese fine jeweler’s second flagship in the U.S.

clock March 8, 2011Lauren Benet Stephenson

Parties

Embassy Gala Raises Funds for USO

President Bill Clinton was the guest of honor at Sunday’s Kuwait-America Foundation fete in New York.

clock March 8, 2011Susan Watters

People

Q&A With Raúl Esparza

The Broadway actor, soon to be seen in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia,” talks celebrity, theater and “Pretty Woman.”

clock March 8, 2011Jessica Iredale

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Kelly Cutrone, Chris Burch Map Out Electric Light Army

Geared for women between the ages of 18 and 34, the brand is looking to strong, iconic women — such as Cher, Joan Jett and Katy Perry — for inspiration.

clock March 8, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Lily Allen, No Prima Donna… Hermès Keeps It in the Family…

Lily Allen arrived at Chanel’s studios alone amidst a logjam of editors, couriers and Chanel staffers, and patiently waited to speak to Karl Lagerfeld.

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Designer and Luxury

Matthew Williamson Launches Bridal Line

The London-based designer first tested the waters a year ago by unveiling a capsule collection of wedding dresses through Net-a-porter.

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Tom Mora Named Cole Haan Creative Director, Women’s and Licensed Goods

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