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SPICE TRADE

NEW YORK -- When it comes to foreign intrigue, designers are jumping on a fast train to Morocco, spicing up spring's bare dresses with paisley patterns and the earthy tones of curry, pepper and cumin....

– December 16, 1997

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SOFTER BLENDS KEY ACTION AT EXPOFIL

Byline: Kate Scott

PARIS -- The 1999 spring/summer yarn collections at the 38th semiannual Expofil trade show here took on a softer, lighter look, combining classic comfort...

– December 16, 1997

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GN'S BALMAIN DEBUT

Byline: Katherine Weisman

PARIS -- Few people had heard of Andrew Gn when Pierre Balmain managing director Georgina Brandolini picked him in June to become the artistic director for the...

– December 16, 1997

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VON FURSTENBERG SAID TO BE NEAR APPOINTING FALK

NEW YORK -- Diane Von Furstenberg may have found her chief executive officer: Limited alumnus Susan Falk.
Neither Von Furstenberg nor Falk could be reached for...

– December 16, 1997

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HOLYWOOD

If you thought the Scientologists were taking over Tinseltown, then watch for an even larger religious awakening at the box office this winter.
Between Martin Scorsese, who introduced his epic "Kundun"...

– December 16, 1997

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ANALYST SEES MORE CHANGE AHEAD FOR DOMESTIC INDUSTRY

Byline: Stuart Chirls

NEW YORK -- Less will be more in 1998, as dramatic change continues to transform the domestic textile and apparel industries, an...

– December 16, 1997

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VUITTON TOWER RISING AGAIN, DESPITE FEUD

NEW YORK -- Construction has resumed as the saga of the ill-fated Louis Vuitton tower on 57th Street continues.
The tower should have been completed last month, with the...

– December 15, 1997

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LABOR CREDITS RETAIL PROGRESS WHILE NOTING SWEATSHOP CASE

WASHINGTON -- As the Labor Department linked The Limited, Kmart, Wal-Mart and Nordstrom to two Chinatown sweatshops on Friday, it also said retailers are...

– December 15, 1997

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OVER THE TOP

As always, this year's collections featured their share of theatrics. Here, a glimpse at some of the more outrageous looks that hit the runways in 1997.

– December 15, 1997

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MORE THAN NOVELTIES FOR YULE

Byline: Rosemary Feitelberg

NEW YORK -- Socks with wreaths and other holiday motifs aren't the only hot legwear items at retail this Christmas season.
In addition to novelty...

– December 15, 1997

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ROWLEY IN PACT WITH STILE MODA FOR MEN'S WEAR

NEW YORK -- Cynthia Rowley has signed a licensing agreement with Italian sportswear manufacturer Stile Moda SpA to produce and distribute her first full-fledged men's...

– December 15, 1997

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HOLIDAY HITS: VELVETS, CASHMERE, COLOR

Byline: Karyn Monget

NEW YORK -- Special items and a consumer willingness to spend -- whether it's at discount or luxury price levels -- are building what looks like...

– December 15, 1997

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