The New Sugar Daddies: Private Equity Players Look to Young Designers

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Can investing in a fledgling fashion house reap profits? A growing number of European investors think so, and they are starting to pump capital into young fashion brands.

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Catherine G. West


Penney’s Taps West for Top Jobs

J.C. Penney Co. has named Catherine G. West to be executive vice president and chief operating officer.

clock June 6, 2006Rusty Williamson


Industry Stocks Follow Wall Street Sell-off

An indication on Monday that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates to tame inflation shook investors, who pulled back on most sectors.

clock June 6, 2006Arthur Zaczkiewicz


Jones to Provide Severance Plan

Jones Apparel Group Inc. said in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday that the company adopted a severance plan, effective May 31.

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Fashion Features

In Brief: Bon-Ton Picks Top Executives … Winners’ Circle … Quest Names Four

A brief look at some of the day’s stories.

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A cropped taffeta trench with leather cutout detail with a lightweight wool skirt.

Fashion Features

Rachel Roy Grows Up

Rachel Roy is finished with the contemporary market.

clock June 6, 2006Julee Greenberg

Sophia Loren outside Andy Warhol's memorial in 1987.


Andy Warhol’s Memorial: A Snapshot in Time

For Christophe von Hohenberg, the Vanity Fair assignment was simple enough: photograph women wearing miniskirts at Andy Warhol’s memorial service.

clock June 6, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Machinery Investment Falls

Global shipments of weaving, texturing and flat-knitting machinery posted significant declines in 2005 compared with the strong investments made the year before, an industry survey said.

clock June 6, 2006John Zarocostas

Fashion Features

Cambodian Apparel Exports Surge 9.6 Percent in 2005

Cambodia’s apparel and textile industry is on the rise, a new report said.

clock June 6, 2006John Zarocostas

Black Lycra, introduced last fall, reduces shine and fading and is being used for innerwear and swimwear.

Fashion Features

Stretching Products to Meet Needs

Apparel brands and retailers have sought to gain a competitive edge by offering garments with special characteristics.

clock June 6, 2006Ross Tucker


Memo Pad: Blow Hospitalized … Wedding Bells For Hugh And Jemima? … Full Mast

Isabella Blow, Tatler’s fashion director, has been hospitalized in London after a fall, and is in very serious condition, according to industry sources.

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Andrea Jung

Fashion Features

Beauty Beat: Suppliers Probe Perfumery Issues … Walgreens Acquires Happy Harry’s

In some of the symposium’s lighter moments, Bill Rancic, the winner in the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice,” spoke about his experience in establishing a $55 million online cigar business.

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Dirk Schonberger

Fashion Features

Private Equity on Hunt for Young Talent

Can investing in a fledgling fashion house reap profits? A growing number of European investors think so, and they are starting to pump capital into young…

clock June 6, 2006Robert Murphy

The Z.Car.

Fashion Features

Architect Hadid Making Connection in Fashion

It seems as if an architect isn’t worth his or her drafting pen unless it’s also been used to design a line of furniture, pasta, toys or some other household object.

clock June 6, 2006Sharon Edelson


David Meister Appoints Cook President

Seventh Avenue veteran Gail Cook has joined David Meister as president.

clock June 6, 2006Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Features

Fashion Scoops: Points East … Duffy Departure … Temperature Rising …

Marc Jacobs touched down in Tokyo on Monday to prepare for Louis Vuitton’s first runway outing outside of Paris.

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Fashion Features

U.S., South Korea Begin Trade Talks

The U.S. kicked off negotiations for a free trade agreement with South Korea on Monday against a backdrop of protests from Korean farmers and labor activists.

clock June 6, 2006Kristi Ellis

Fashion Features

Importers Want AGOA Provision Extended

U.S. importers are pushing for the extension of a provision in the African Growth & Opportunity Act that lets producers use fabric from countries outside of the region, primarily in Asia.

clock June 6, 2006Evan Clark


True Religion Names Chief Operating Officer

True Religion Apparel Inc. has announced the second change in three months in its top executive.

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Janet Jackson in Bill Blass with Terrence Howard and Donna Karan.


Stars In Their Eyes

Luminaries of American fashion and the big screen tried to keep their cool Monday night as they piled into the New York Public Library’s Astor Hall for the 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards.

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Fashion Features

Warming Up

One would think the nominees and honorees of the 2006 CFDA Fashion Awards would spend the eve of the event resting at home and praying their lucky stars are…

clock June 6, 2006Marc Karimzadeh


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