P&G’s Arnold to Depart, Move Spurs Speculation Over Lafley’s Successor

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Salma Hayek

Fashion Scoops

A Stellar Front Row at McCartney

Pink, Thandie Newton, Salma Hayek and Sir Paul McCartney with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell lined Stella McCartney’s front row Monday morning.

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Gulnara Karimova

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Lacroix

Gulnara Karimova, the jewelry designer daughter of the president of Uzbekistan, is to create a collection for Chopard.

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Susan Arnold

Business Features

With P&G’s Arnold’s Adieu, Speculation About Next CEO

There’s one less name in the running for the top job at Procter & Gamble Co. Susan Arnold has vacated her management post.

clock March 9, 2009Molly Prior and Faye Brookman and Pete Born

Jason Segel and Paul Rudd


Male Bonding at ‘I Love You, Man’

On Friday night, Paul Rudd and Jason Segel were on hand at the Tribeca Grand for a screening of their latest flick, “I Love You, Man.”

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Lara Stone, Alexander Wang, Lily Donaldson, Raquel Zimmerman, Milla Jovovich and other revelers


Colette Hosts Alexander Wang Party

Colette feted Alexander Wang Sunday night at Paris restaurant La Fidelite, where the designer was joined by models including Natasha Poly and Lily Donaldson.

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Catherine Deneuve

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Yves Saint Laurent

Catherine Denueve, who got impatient waiting for the Yves Saint Laurent show to start, said she’s busy promoting her latest film.

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An electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles.

Government and Trade

Clean Truck Debate Heats Up

Proponents of the Clean Trucks Program being implemented at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are prepared for a protracted legal battle.

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The inspiration room at Denimatrix.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Plains Cotton Goes Vertical With Acquisition

The Plains Cotton Cooperative Association has purchased the assets of Guatemalan denim manufacturer Koramsa, renaming the company Denimatrix.

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Vegas Sourcing Shows See Sharp Declines

At the latest edition of Sourcing at MAGIC and the ASAP Global Sourcing Show, the number of exhibitors declined significantly.

clock March 10, 2009Khanh T.L. Tran

Sonja Marohn was a new resource at Atelier Designs.

Ready To Wear

Ingenuity Ordered in Trying Times

Retailers and vendors at two New York trade shows were candid about the challenges they’re facing in the shaky economy.

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David's Bridal

Ready To Wear

David’s Bridal Opens First Unit in Manhattan

David’s Bridal debut opening in Manhattan represents the company’s 303rd store.

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Charlotte Russe Opposes KarpReilly Slate

Teen retailer Charlotte Russe Holding Corp. has recommended its shareholders reject KarpReilly’s slate of nominees to its board of directors.

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Former Saks Saleswoman Convicted… PEI Taps Retail President…

A former Saks Fifth Avenue jewelry saleswoman was convicted of grand larceny and falsifying business records.

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Wal-Mart Taps Cornell as Sam’s Club Head

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Monday that it had named Brian Cornell as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club.

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Memo Pad: Questions for Mrs. Beckham… Times Raises Funds…

Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs converse in the spring issue of Bergdorf Goodman Magazine.

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Business Features

Kenneth Cole Taps Nakatani

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc. hired Chris Nakatani to be president of wholesale.

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Hugh Jackman, Nelson Peltz, Wendi Murdoch (wearing Alberta Ferretti), Rupert Murdoch and Michael Gould.

Business Features

American Jewish Committee Honors Murdoch

When Rupert Murdoch received the American Jewish Committee’s National Human Relations Award last week, he felt compelled to clear up a misperception.

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Brooke Shields Lunches at Barneys

“Evidently I’m a Lady Who Lunches,” said Brooke Shields as she took her seat at a luncheon at Barneys New York for jeweler Sevan Bicakci on Monday.

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Government and Trade

Unions Launch Campaign to Build Support for Organizing Bill

Employee Free Choice Act set to be introduced in Congress.

clock March 10, 2009Kristi Ellis


Deadlines Loom for American Apparel

It’s crunch time for American Apparel Inc., as the cash-poor retailer of trendy tights and T-shirts faces two key financial deadlines this month.

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Cynthia Nixon


The Professional: Cynthia Nixon Speaks Out

The actress Cynthia Nixon talks about “Sex and the City,” the New York City public school system and her current off-Broadway role.

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Manish Arora’s flower dress.

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Scoops: Flower Power at Arora… Schwab to Halston?…

For the finale of his show, Manish Arora sent out a wild mechanical frock covered in a variety of opening and closing carnivorous blooms.

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Tallulah and Jasset Ormsby-Gore

Fashion Scoops

Big Wigs at Viktor & Rolf

New York drag queen Lady Bunny confounded onlookers when she and her rather enormous blonde wig turned up at Viktor & Rolf.

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Coco and Bianca Brandolini

Fashion Scoops

Front Row at Giambattista Valli

“Meet my brother, don’t we look alike?” said actress Tallulah Ormsby-Gore.

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Daily Stock Wrap: March 9, 2009

The day’s top gainers and losers.

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Neapolitan to Open Men’s Store

New 1,000-square-foot unit will be located next to existing women’s boutique.

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Randa Inks Licenses for Marc Ecko Labels

Cut & Sew, Avirex and Signature by Levi Strauss all sign accessories deals.

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Burlington Coat Factory Copes With Labeling Flap

Executives at Burlington Coat Factory are mad about the negative publicity they are dealing with.

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