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Designer and Luxury

YSL Rive Gauche Store Closes on Champs-Elysées

The Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche franchised store on the Champs Elysees shut its doors on Friday.

clock March 13, 1996Katherine Weisman

Fashion Features

Lyon Gains International Flavor

LYON, France — The latest edition of Lyon Mode City, a trade show for intimate apparel, swimwear and fabrics, drew an expanded international audience.

The overlapping dates with the big Igedo trade show in Dusseldorf did not appear to hurt…

clock September 19, 1994Katherine Weisman

Fashion Features

House of Scherrer Names Perris Couture, Ready-to-Wear Designer

PARIS — Bernard Perris has been appointed designer of haute couture, boutique couture and women’s ready-to-wear at Jean-Louis Scherrer SA.

Perris, 58, who began working on Scherrer’s spring-summer rtw collection Tuesday, replaces Erik…

clock September 7, 1994Godfrey Deeny and Katherine Weisman

Fashion Features

Fall ’94: The Parisian Way

PARIS — Karl is into country girls, Helmut Newton continues at Rive Gauche and Givenchy is sketching away.

Those are some highlights from the Paris ad scene for fall, where budgets are up only minimally and establishment magazines and…

clock July 1, 1994Katherine Weisman

Fashion Features

Michel Klein Launches Luxe Laroche RTW Line

PARIS — Michel Klein has developed a new luxury ready-to-wear collection for Guy Laroche.

Klein, who took over the role as Laroche’s couturier last September, has launched a small line of couture-inspired suits and separates called “Guy…

clock June 30, 1994Katherine Weisman

Beauty Features

Lancaster Plans $30M Launch

PORTO CERVO, Sardinia — With the luxurious Costa Smeralda resort area as a backdrop and two days of circus-like spectacle as a vehicle, the Lancaster Group unveiled plans for its next two fragrance launches here last weekend.

The products,…

clock June 17, 1994Katherine Weisman

Financial

Wella Terms Muelhens Acquisition ‘Most Important in our History’

PARIS — German cosmetics giant Wella AG said Wednesday it has acquired “over 90 percent” of the Cologne, Germany-based Muelhens perfume concern.

The announcement came at the annual shareholders’ meeting at Wella’s Darmstadt, Germany,…

clock June 16, 1994Katherine Weisman

Financial

Benckiser Earnings Drop 60.8% in Year

PARIS — The Benckiser Group, which owns the Lancaster Group beauty company, said Friday that net profits plummeted 60.8 percent last year to 33.1 million marks ($19.9 million) at current exchange.

Dr. Peter Harf, the chairman and chief…

clock June 13, 1994Katherine Weisman

Financial

Hermes: Scents Were Off in Otherwise Robust ’93

PARIS — While Hermes International had a stellar year last year, posting strong double-digit growth for sales and profits, perfumes remained a weak spot.

Hermes’s perfume division, Comptoir Nouveau de la Parfumerie, widened its loss…

clock June 1, 1994Katherine Weisman

Textiles

Premiere Vision Sews Up New Entry

PARIS — Some new wrinkles in trade show admission policy will be evident at the upcoming Premiere Vision fabric fair here this fall.

As reported, the show announced in April that it was instituting admission fees, and furthermore, buyers who…

clock May 31, 1994Katherine Weisman

Retail

An Intimate Conflict: Lyon Vs. Igedo Dessous

PARIS — The David and Goliath scenario that sometimes can mark trade show competition is illustrated in the battle for visitors and exhibitors likely to spring up this year between the fairly new Lyon, Mode City show in Lyon, France, and Dusseldorf’s…

clock May 31, 1994Katherine Weisman

Financial

Carrefour in Mexico Venture

PARIS — After a failed attempt to enter the U.S. market, Carrefour, a French hypermarket giant, has headed south of the border.

The company signed a joint-venture agreement with the Mexican Gigante retail group to open hypermarkets throughout…

clock May 18, 1994Katherine Weisman

Media

Say it in French

PARIS — When it comes to advertising in France, American companies may no longer be able to “just do it.”

French culture minister Jacques Toubon is sponsoring a bill of law, called the Loi Toubon, that would prohibit the use of a foreign…

clock May 13, 1994Katherine Weisman

Beauty Features

High Marks to Arnault on Guerlain Purchase

PARIS — LVMH’s acquisition last week of the majority of Guerlain has earned a thumbs-up from the beauty and luxury goods industries here.

Some are even calling it Bernard Arnault’s smartest move since securing control of LVMH three years…

clock May 6, 1994Godfrey Deeny and Katherine Weisman

Retail

Parlez-Vous Gap

PARIS — The Gap may be launching its own invasion of Europe.

After testing the waters in a boutique at Galeries Lafayette since September, The Gap opened its first freestanding store on the Continent here last Wednesday. It could be the first…

clock May 2, 1994Katherine Weisman and Heidi Lender

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