Drexler’s Redemption: A Hot IPO for J. Crew as Stock Soars 25%

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Shares of J. Crew Group Inc. rallied in their first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, making the Crew team, led by Millard "Mickey" Drexler, a richer bunch.

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Carolyn Murphy gets prepped for another shot.

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Dash Flaunts His Lifestyle in New Ads

Damon Dash may have left Rocawear in the hands of Jay-Z, but with a new ad campaign flaunting his own stable of brands, Dash is ready to show his lifestyle is as decadent as ever.

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A fan at Plastiscine's gig.

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Girls Get in the Groove

Who said rolling stones gather no moss?

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Linda Loudermilk is launching eco-friendly jeans, including this skinny style, for spring 2007.

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Denim Dish: Loudermilk Jeans Takes Eco-Friendly Approach … IT Holding Unveils New Direction for Exte … Mudd’s ‘Real Girls’

Linda Loudermilk, the Los Angeles-based designer behind the namesake label that promotes bamboo, organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics, is spreading her message to the masses with a denim line launching next spring.

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Drexler’s Redemption: A Hot IPO for J. Crew As Stock Soars 25%

Millard Drexler and other J. Crew Group Inc. investors became a richer bunch Wednesday as shares of the retailer rallied on the NYSE.

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Fashion Scoops: Jezebel Jam … Look Book … Diamond Drama

Rock ‘n’ roll royal Jade Jagger returned to her roots Friday night, hosting the London debut of record label Jezebel Music.

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Paulson Gets Senate Approval

The Senate on Wednesday approved the nomination of Henry Paulson Jr., who was chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group for seven years, to be the nation’s next treasury secretary.

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In Brief: Search Suit … Tiffany’s Rattle Penalty

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

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A rendering of the new D&G showroom and office complex in Milan.

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D&G Back in the Fold

The men’s D&G show here Wednes­day marked the beginning of a new era for the diffusion line.

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Critical Point for Doha Talks, Ministers Uncertain of Deal

Ministers from 60 countries begin crucial talks in Geneva Friday in a bid to clinch a deal on lowering tariffs on agriculture and industrial goods.

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Memo Pad: Clothes Call … Mythic Memoirs?

Expect Vanity Fair to be almost as thick as Vogue –i.e., phone book size — come September.

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Global Goddess items.

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Beauty Beat: Global Goddess Sets Expansion

Makeup artist Shalini Vadhera, who launched a beauty collection called Global Goddess nearly three months ago, is already gearing up for a busy fall.

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Safeguard Issue Lingers Over Vietnam Pact

Senate Finance Committee chairman Chuck Grassley said the issue of a possible textile safeguard amendment looms over legislation that would give Vietnam permanent normal trade relations status.

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Boston Museum on the Runway

Fashions displayed in art museums are generally iconic, exquisite and, above all, at least decades old.

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Two looks from Poko Pano.

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Poko Pano Expands Into Activewear

Drawing on the success of its stateside swimwear launch three years ago, Brazilian brand Poko Pano is introducing an activewear collection to the winter/resort market.

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Women’s Open Golf Takes Newport

The 61st U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament kicks off today in this posh seaside resort town — once the exclusive summer destination of the Astors and the Vanderbilts.

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The Long Weekend

Fireworks, beach trips, summer reading and monumentally expensive airfares and hotel rooms.

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Heroic Efforts

Talking to “Superman Returns” costume designer Louise Mingenbach, who’s gotten some heat over her interpretation of the Man of Steel.

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Sliding Doors

Having dutifully manned the entrance to The Carlyle for more than 50 years, Michael O’Connell is more or less a walking storybook.

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