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PLAYING GENDER GAMES
THE MIX OF MASCULINE AND FEMININE CONTINUES FOR LATE FALL AND HOLIDAY DELIVERIES.

Byline: Deirdre Mendoza

LOS ANGELES -- It's a guys-and-dolls kind of season for fall II and...

– July 30, 1997

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A QUESTION OF RESPONSIBILITY
THE BROILING BATTLE OVER "JOINT EMPLOYER" STATUS ESCALATES.

Byline: Kristi Ellis

LOS ANGELES -- UNITE wants to make manufacturers "joint employers" with their contractors, and...

– July 30, 1997

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NINA RICCI UP FOR SALE

Byline: Sarah Raper / with contributions from Katherine Weisman

PARIS -- Nina Ricci is on the selling block.
Executives at competing beauty firms confirmed that they have been...

– July 30, 1997

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TRASH BAGS: HAULING IN BUSINESS

Byline: Deirdre Mendoza

LOS ANGELES -- Anita Ko, a 22-year-old accessories designer, refers to her younger, carefree days -- you know, when she was around 19 or 20 -- as the...

– July 30, 1997

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MISSONI: PASSING THE TORCH

Byline: Sara Gay Forden

MILAN -- Ask Angela Missoni why she thinks her family's colorful knits have become hot again and she'll tell you it isn't merely by chance.
"Of course, you...

– July 30, 1997

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8000 SUNSET

Byline: Gail Woods

It's easy for visitors to Los Angeles to assume that the scene along the West Hollywood section of Sunset is all about attitude and flash. But traveling east, past rock 'n' roll...

– July 30, 1997

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WALL ST. GIVES IDOL WELCOMING NOD

Byline: Catherine Curan / Thomas J. Ryan

NEW YORK -- Wall Street applauded the hiring of John Idol as chief executive officer of Donna Karan International Monday, which sent...

– July 29, 1997

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GUESS SUES UNITE FOR BREACH

LOS ANGELES -- The litigation continues to grow in the battle between Guess Inc. and UNITE, which has been attempting to organize the jeans and sportswear maker for a year.
In the...

– July 29, 1997

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LUXE BROADENS ITS SCOPE

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- While moderating fiber costs are helping luxury goods check nicely for fabric suppliers, executives said that sales are also being sparked by a demand...

– July 29, 1997

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ANDREW HONG

NEW YORK -- Andrew Hong, a former shop owner and founder of Bear USA, an activewear manufacturer, died of cancer Wednesday at Beth Israel Hospital here, according to his family. He was 57.
Hong, who...

– July 29, 1997

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COURT OK'S CLOTHESTIME CH. 11 PLAN

Byline: Thomas J. Ryan

NEW YORK -- Beating out two rival reorganization plans, Clothestime Inc.'s own plan was approved by bankruptcy court last week, bringing the 266-unit...

– July 29, 1997

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

NEW YORK -- Gender bending. It's been happening on the runways for the last few seasons, and for fall '98, luxury fabric designers are continuing the look. They're giving ultra-feminine materials...

– July 29, 1997

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