A Slimmer Silhouette: In Big Ways and Small, Luxe Houses Cut Costs

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As the global recession bites into luxury sales, store openings and events are being canceled or postponed, sample collections downsized, advertising budgets slashed, and workforces trimmed.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Dasha Zhukova


Zhukova Named Editor of Pop

Gallery owner Dasha Zhukova to helm Pop and ready re-launch for September.

clock February 27, 2009Nina Jones

Lake Bell in Monique Lhuillier and Ivanka Trump.


Frick Hosts Young Fellows Ball

The Frick Collection kicked off the spring social season with its annual Young Fellows Ball.

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J. Crew Cuts Jobs

J. Crew trims 95 positions, primarily inside the retailer’s New York office and in field offices and distribution centers.

clock February 27, 2009David Moin

Just Cavalli RTW Fall 2009


Ittierre to Sue Cavalli

Ittierre SpA to take legal action against Roberto Cavalli.

clock March 1, 2009Andrew Roberts

Milla Jovovich and Elizabeth Hurley

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Cavalli

Given the dearth of celebrities in Milan, the paparazzi finally had a chance to get carried away at Roberto Cavalli when Elizabeth Hurley arrived.

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Rodolfo Paglianunga and Matteo Marzotto


Marzotto at Home

Matteo Marzotto, who has teamed up with Gianni Castiglioni to acquire Vionnet, hosted a cocktail at his baroque, velvet-lined Milan apartment.

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Domenico Dolce, Scarlett Johansson and Stefano Gabbana

Fashion Scoops

Johansson on Show in Milan

Scarlett Johansson drew a crowd of about 1,000 for her personal appearance at Milan department store La Rinascente Sunday night.

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Mosaic Headed for Administration

Mosaic, the parent company of such brands as Karen Millen and Coast, will enter a pre-pack administration process.

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Finlay to Exit Department Stores

Finlay Enterprises Inc. exiting leased department store business to focus on jewelry stores.

clock March 2, 2009Alexandra Steigrad

A marketing visual by La Fee Verte.


Buyers Cautious but Curious at CurveNY Show

CurveNY sees strong turnout despite economic concerns.

clock March 2, 2009Karyn Monget

The new Tom Binns store.


Jeweler Tom Binns Opens N.Y. Store

Tom Binns opens West Village boutique to showcase his edgy jewelry line.

clock March 2, 2009Caroline Tell

A ring by Cleo & Cat.


Buyers Pick Upbeat Items at N.Y. Accessories Shows

Retailers looked for feel-good items at New York’s AccessoriesTheShow and Accessorie Circuit.

clock March 2, 2009Caroline Tell

Gabriella Cilmi


Snapshot: Teen Idol Gabriella Cilmi

Australia’s newest teen sensation Gabriella Cilmi gets ready to top the U.S. charts.

clock March 2, 2009Amanda FitzSimons

Michelle Obama in Michael Kors.

Fashion Scoops

Michelle Obama Dons Kors… An LVMH Ladies’ Night…

Michelle Obama’s love affair with New York designers continues.

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Adrian Moore


The Double Life of a Concierge

Adrian Moore, a concierge at the Georges V Four Seasons Hotel, moonlights as Paris’ hottest food blogger.

clock March 2, 2009Tina Isaac

Kristelle von Kiedrowski and Raf Simons

Fashion Scoops

Raf Simons and Rem Koolhaas at Prada

Raf Simons turned up at the Prada show, sandwiched between architect Rem Koolhaas and artist Francesco Vezzoli.

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Fashion Scoops

Scent of Leather: Manuel Puig at Bottega Veneta

Manuel Puig, Nina Ricci president and a scion of the Puig fragrance empire, took in the Bottega Veneta show Saturday morning.

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Fashion Scoops

Rumored: Fendi Books The Gossip

Fendi plans to give another hip, musical send-off to the international circuit of fashion weeks.

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From flowers to lighting to invitations, firms are cutting back this season.

Business Features

Luxe Houses Cut Costs

Once-pampered executives are flying coach; orchids are replacing fresh-cutflowers in stores and showrooms.

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Human Resources

Richemont to Trim Jobs at Watch Firm

Compagnie Financière Richemont will lay off up to 70 people at Manufacture Roger Dubuis SA.

clock March 2, 2009Samantha Conti

Designer and Luxury

Italian Government to Boost Fashion

Italy’s minister of economic development says government eyeing more support.

clock March 2, 2009Luisa Zargani

Orlane’s new Lightbox kit.

Skin Care

Orlane Helps Rejuvenate on the Go

Orlane’s newest product, Eclat Absolu Lightbox, is set to make its U.S. debut this spring.

clock March 2, 2009Gillian Koenig

Versus handbags by Christopher Kane.

Fashion Scoops

New Versus Accessories Unveiled in Milan

On Sunday, Donatella Versace unveiled her first new volleys for Versus.

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