Armani Net Up 80% on Growth in Asia

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Lifted by gains in China, net profits at Giorgio Armani SpA jumped 80 percent to 161 million euros, or $212.5 million, in fiscal 2010, compared with 88.8 million euros, or $123.4 million, in 2009.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Zhang Ziyi and Elena Anaya


Christian Dior, Elle Magazine Celebrate Spanish Muse in Cannes

An intimate dinner at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc honoring Pedro Almodovar’s latest muse, Elena Anaya, capped off a busy week of social events.

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The installation outside Comme des Garçons, while Rei Kawakubo keeps a watchful eye from behind the door.

Fashion Features

Rei Kawakubo Surprises at NY Launch of ‘Binky & Sheba PLAY’

“The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and the Comme des Garçons designer celebrated their T-shirt and tote collaboration.

clock May 23, 2011Venessa Lau

Elena Anaya


Elena Anaya Is Comfortable in Her Skin

Starring in director Pedro Almodóvar’s latest feature, “The Skin I Live In,” might just be the Spanish actress’ big break.

clock May 24, 2011Joelle Diderich

L.A.M.B.’s silk dress; Porter Grey’s wool tweed dress (worn as jacket) and Line Knitwear’s cashmere turtleneck. Anndra Neen bracelet; Matt Bernson boots.

Fashion Trends

Fall 2011 Trend: Business Is Looming

Iconic batik and ikat prints are more popular than ever.

clock May 24, 2011Mayte Allende


Macy’s to Open in Outlet Center

The unit slated to open in Gurnee Mills in Gurnee, Ill. will be in a wing getting redeveloped into a setting for full-price stores.

clock May 24, 2011David Moin

Masood Textile Mills in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Government and Trade

Cotton Prices Decline, Volatility Persists

Supply and demand issues remain for growers and sewers.

clock May 24, 2011Mahlia S. Lone and Mian Ridge and Arthur Friedman

A Giorgio Armani in Hong Kong. Sales in China increased 36 percent.

Business Features

Giorgio Armani Net Up 80% on Growth in Asia

In 2010, the designer opened 81 new stores across all his brands.

clock May 24, 2011Luisa Zargani

Geren Lockhart


Yoxi Hosts Team Challenge for Greener Fashion Practices

A new “American Idol”-esque online contest aims to dramatically scale back environmental waste in the fashion industry.

clock May 24, 2011Rosemary Feitelberg

Customers being helped at an Apple store.


Apple Launches ‘Apple Store 2.0’

To mark the 10th anniversary of its retail stores, the company has introduced innovations to its 325 units worldwide.

clock May 24, 2011Sharon Edelson

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the book.

Fashion Scoops

Dolce, Gabbana Fete A.C. Milan… Formichetti Goes Retail…

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana hosted a party celebrating A.C. Milan’s national championship and the book “Milan Fashion Soccer Players Portraits.”

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Memo Pad: Frank Bruni’s New Role… Joe Zee Back for Second Season…

With only a few weeks before The New York Times reinvents its Sunday Week in Review section, the paper has a new op-ed columnist: Frank Bruni.

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Danskin’s surplice sports bra and low-rise bottoms.


Active Market Booms on Color and Function

High-tech fabrics paired with bold colors and updated styling are driving sales this spring.

clock May 24, 2011Karyn Monget


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Jean-Paul Agon Discusses Inventing a New L’Oréal

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