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AN INDUSTRY GRIEVES

NEW YORK -- Upon the news of Gianni Versace's death, his friends and colleagues -- from royalty to rock stars -- reflected both on the singular vision of glamour and sexiness that permeated...

– July 16, 1997

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BARNEY'S NEW DIP UNSETTLED

NEW YORK -- Barneys' new $110 million debtor-in-possession loan is still up in the air. A hearing to resolve which creditors have priority claims over others for a piece of the DIP loan was...

– July 15, 1997

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MAN POWER

PARIS -- Get ready for more gender bending. Only this time around, it's not the androgynous sort, as the men's wear fabrics shown during last week's couture were softened by lots of feminine details. Here,...

– July 15, 1997

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SWATCHES

CAD GRAD: Lana Weber of the University of Idaho was the first-place winner in the active sportswear category in the 1997 Computer-Integrated Textile Design Association CAD Scholarship Competition. Students...

– July 15, 1997

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DESPITE A GOOD START, OUTERWEAR FIRMS KEEP ENTHUSIASM IN CHECK

Byline: Eric Wilson

NEW YORK -- It's hold-your-breath time in the outerwear market.
Retailers' initial orders are significantly heftier than in...

– July 15, 1997

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OWNERS OF GIGLI'S BUSINESS WEIGHING OFFERS TO BUY IT

Byline: Sara Gay Forden

MILAN -- Just two months after signing his business over to a European closed-end fund called Euromed Strategic Fund Ltd., Romeo...

– July 15, 1997

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WILMER WEISS, GIFTED VISUAL MERCHANDISER, DEAD AT 71

NEW YORK -- Wilmer Weiss, a bespectacled, ponytailed retail veteran who brought flair to visual presentation and fashion merchandising at some of the nation's top...

– July 15, 1997

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ICI BUY FUELS DUPONT POLY PUSH

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- DuPont's planned acquisition of ICI's industrial chemicals division is the linchpin in the fiber maker's bold plan to consolidate its power in...

– July 15, 1997

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STAR WARS

There was hardly any question that the aliens would conquer the box office over the weekend. The real intergalactic struggle was between reigning champion "Men in Black" and newcomer "Contact."
While...

– July 15, 1997

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BOB DOLE WORKING FOR FTL

Byline: Joyce Barrett

WASHINGTON -- Fruit of the Loom chairman William Farley has hired one of the biggest guns in town, former presidential candidate and Senate Majority Leader Bob...

– July 15, 1997

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STRAWBRIDGE'S CUTS DIVIDEND TO 0.2% OF A MAY CO. SHARE

NEW YORK -- Strawbridge & Clothier has cut its planned dividend of May Department Store shares to 0.2 percent of a May share from the 0.29 percent announced on...

– July 15, 1997

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POLO JEANS NAMES ROSS KLEIN A MARKETING VP

NEW YORK -- Ross A. Klein has been named to the new post of vice president of marketing and retail promotions at Polo Jeans Co. here.
He reports to Mindy Grossman,...

– July 15, 1997

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