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  • CEO Drexler Amasses $350 Million as J. Crew Struggles

    Mickey Drexler has amassed more than $350 million from the leveraged buyout of J. Crew Group Inc. even as he struggles to revive sales and restore the apparel chain’s fashion cachet.

  • Welcome to Baku, the Filthy-Rich Capital of Azerbaijan

    Baku's newly opened Fairmont Hotel occupies one of three flame-shaped skyscrapers whose curved facades, come nightfall, transform into giant video screens depicting blazing fires. From the 27th floor, there’s a lovely view of the Azerbaijani capital and its crescent-shaped bay in the Caspian Sea. One evening, an employee joins me at a window near the elevator and directs my gaze to a 162-meter pole topped witha national flag the size of two tennis courts. With evident pride, she tells me it’s the tallest flagpole in the world. In 2010, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev marked its unveiling with an elaborate ceremony featuring scores of goose-stepping soldiers.

  • Donna Karan Charity, Veuve Clicquot Polo Raise Money for Haiti

    When fashion designer Donna Karan went to Haiti after the devastating earthquake last year, the artistic spirit of the people deeply moved her.

  • Burberry Designer CEO Shows Shift to Creatives in Luxury

    For years, fashion and luxury-goods companies have resisted putting creative and commercial control in one pair of hands. With the appointment of Christopher Bailey as chief executive officer, Burberry Group Plc aims to prove it can make the formula work.

  • Karan, Sean Penn for Haiti; Lilly’s Lechleiter: D.C.

    Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Donna Karan and Sean Penn were at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Cultural Center last night for the opening of “Discover Haiti,” an exhibition of products and artwork from the beleaguered island.

  • Scene Last Night: Bebe Neuwirth, Cheyenne Jackson, Donna Karan

    Bebe Neuwirth had advice for freezing New Yorkers.

  • Michelle Obama Joins Karan, Beene in 50-Year Fashion Show

    A glimpse of Michelle Obama’s election-night dress reminds us of how history can mark haute couture and vice versa.

  • Goldman, Druckenmiller, Karan Boost South Africa School Charity

    The son of a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc . executive, Jacob Lief emulated the fundraising strategies of charities with Wall Street ties to help schools in South Africa.

  • Dan Loeb, Karan, Mohapatra, Julie Macklowe: N.Y. Scene

    After attending Sean Parker’s party in Davos on Jan. 25, where the walls were decorated with laser- eyed taxidermy, hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb spent last night amid tens of millions of dollars of art.

  • Gergen, Tim Gunn Join Horsey Set at Sheila Johnson Resort

    A horse-drawn carriage stood before the main entrance of the Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg, Virginia. Horseback riders in top hats trotted among guests as they sipped Prosecco at the opening-day reception Aug. 29.

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