“I’m interested in doing a Paris Hilton [lingerie] line. After all, we do a lot of work with Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart, and Hilton hangs out a lot in Arkansas in her TV show. They must have something in common.”

— Richard Leeds, chairman of Richard Leeds International

This story first appeared in the July 16, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.