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A VERSACE MOMENT: Gianni Versace wants Richard Avedon to be his house photographer. The designer is in negotiations with Avedon for a five-year agreement that would involve photographing for his company, as well as the Versace family, including...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Simmons Raps with Revlon on Phat Farm Scent

NEW YORK -- Revlon may be going hip-hop.

According to rap music and fashion impresario Russell Simmons, the cosmetics giant is talking to him about possibly developing a fragrance under his Phat Farm apparel brand.

A Revlon spokeswoman...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Almay's Showing Some Style

NEW YORK -- Almay is tired of being the girl next door.

For 66 years, the company has positioned itself as a brand that is gentle, hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin. Now it wants to step out and show its more fashionable...

– December 2, 1994

Beauty

Despite Strong Thanksgiving Sales Warm Weather Wilted November

NEW YORK -- Apparel sales surged Thanksgiving weekend, but overall November was a disappointing month for many chains as warm weather hurt sales, major retailers said Thursday.

Outerwear and sportswear were hardest hit, they said. Specialty...

– December 2, 1994

Eye

Suzy

It was Brendan Gill's big night, and no one knows better than Brendan the Magnificent how to take advantage of that sort of golden opportunity. "What a day this has been," he crowed into the microphone on stage at the 7th Regiment Armory on Park...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Color's New Faces

Long relegated to the sidelines, cosmetics lines from professional makeup artists like Trish McEvoy (in turtleneck) are now the fastest-growing segment of the color industry, with sales expected to reach $100 million next year. For details, see page 6.

– December 2, 1994

Media

Calvin's New Passion

NEW YORK -- Calvin Klein has embraced romantic passion.

Known for his cerebral, sexually ambiguous campaigns for his other fragrances, Klein has gone in a new direction for his Eternity scents. He is going straight for sensuality and...

– December 2, 1994

Media

Magazines Jump into the Bitstream

NEW YORK -- If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what about a moving, sound-enhanced picture that can be manipulated on a computer screen?

Magazine editors and publishers are rushing to bring their messages to interactive media, while...

– December 2, 1994

Beauty

A Gemina Priority: New GFT Chief

MILAN -- Now that Gemina SpA has acquired GFT, it is expected to move quickly to appoint top management at the financially troubled designer-label manufacturer. GFT has been without a chief executive since Clemente Signoroni resigned as managing...

– December 2, 1994

Media

Standing Out In the Yule Glitz

NEW YORK -- Battling for the hearts and wallets of consumers is a Christmas tradition.

According to Leading National Advertisers, department and specialty stores spent $2.6 billion to hype the holiday season last year, a figure experts believe...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

The Gap's Rose Wells Dies at 83

NEW YORK -- Rose Wells, an enduring figure in the fashion and retail industries for more than half a century, died Wednesday at Beth Israel North Hospital, here. She was 83.

Wells, a consultant to The Gap for the last 20 years, reported to the...

– December 2, 1994

Retail

Artists Take Center Stage

NEW YORK -- Makeup artists are moving from the fringes of the cosmetics industry to the mainstream.

Traditionally relegated to making up models and setting color trends, many makeup artists have gone into manufacturing the cosmetics they made...

– December 2, 1994

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