CALVIN VS. RALPH
THE BRONX BOMBERS SLUG IT OUT
NEW YORK — No more Mr. Nice Guys. Those two great co-icons of American fashion, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, are about to do battle — over a bottle. According to papers filed in Manhattan federal court, Calvin Klein Cosmetics Co. is suing Cosmair Inc., Ralph Lauren Corp. and PRL USA Holdings. It seems that Calvin’s people think Ralph’s people have knocked off the trademarked Eternity perfume bottle for Lauren’s new fragrance, Romance, due out in September. And in the spirit of that great American tradition — the lawsuit — they want their day in court. Oh, the smell of it. For more, see page 8.