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Silver Streak

NEW YORK -- Sunglasses are looking sleek this season with frames of silver metal and steel. Metal frames go back a very long way -- to the days of the first eyeglasses in the 13th century. But now they're showing up in new shapes, with a variety of...

– December 5, 1994

Retail

Ames Gets Back on the Beauty Trail

MOUNT POCONO, Pa. -- Ames Department Stores Inc. is back in love with beauty.

Three years ago, Ames grew fascinated with housewares, toys and other hard lines and decided to deemphasize cosmetics, since the category didn't fit into the new...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Correction

Walter and Lee Annenberg, who dined with Barbara Walters, Sid and Mercedes Bass and Cecile and Ezra Zilkha at La Grenouille Wednesday, were misidentified in an item on page 16, Dec. 1.

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Gatt Vote: Yes

WASHINGTON -- A new era of trade is about to dawn.

As the GATT Uruguay Round won its final Congressional approval Thursday night, retailers and manufacturers braced for what could become a whole new way of life.

The pact -- passed by the...

– December 2, 1994

Fashion

Hoeshst Ups Poly Staple Price

NEW YORK -- Hoechst Celanese Corp. said Thursday it was increasing prices on polyester staple fiber for apparel, home fashions, nonwovens and high-loft fiberfill applications by 8 to 10 percent, effective with shipments of Jan. 2.

A company...

– December 2, 1994

Media

Memo Pad

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

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