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  • Fendi Touts Dolce Vita as Owner LVMH Relies on Brand

    Think of Rome and you might picture the birthplace of western civilization, the Vatican or Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. Luxury-goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA wants you to dream of Fendi.

  • Sanofi, Alkermes Name, Pandora: Intellectual Property

    Sanofi sees an attractive opportunity in the rampant market for counterfeit Viagra: luring men away from dodgy online pharmacies with an over-the-counter version of a competing erection drug.

  • Lagerfeld Tribute Lures Finance Fashionistas, Chanel Dress Fans

    When Elizabeth Peek greets Karl Lagerfeld tomorrow, she’ll presumably pass fashion muster in a white, sleeveless Chanel dress designed by the man himself.

  • Who Made That? A Sad Child, on a Post-it, at the Top of Dior

    Victoire de Castellane doesn't like classic. The creative director of Christian Dior's fine-jewelry line likes asymmetry, bright colors, snakes and flowers, and tries to forget she is using precious stones, such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires, so she can work "as if I were five years old," she says. "Jewels are like characters to me. I was a sad child, and with them I would travel to a different, marvelous world."

  • Scene Last Night: Soros, Falcone, Lutnick, Lagerfeld

    A busy brace of nights featured arts and letters and Dior variously at gatherings for the Kenyon Review, Alicia Keys’s AIDS nonprofit and an artist named Wool in a suit of unknown fabric.

  • H&M Teams With Balenciaga’s Wang for Designer Collaboration

    Hennes & Mauritz AB, Europe’s second-largest clothing retailer, is teaming up with Alexander Wang in its latest collaboration with a fashion designer, bringing on board the creative director of Balenciaga.

  • Henkel Hires Lagerfeld in Campaign to Narrow Gap to L’Oreal

    Henkel AG has hired fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld for its hair-care division’s biggest event-marketing campaign, which aims to help Schwarzkopf shampoo gain ground on larger competitor L’Oreal SA’s brands.

  • Scene NYC: Chilton, Krawcheck, Royce, Lagerfeld, Chiquet

    Just outside the New York Botanical Garden’s transporting exhibition of flowers from Monet’s Giverny, a tuxedoed hedge-fund manager last night recalled his own favorite flower.

  • Chanel’s Wertheimer Family Seen With $19 Billion Fortune

    Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, with his shock of white hair, black glasses and leather gloves, will be the center of attention in Paris next Tuesday when he debuts the luxury-goods company’s latest ready-to-wear collection during the city’s Fashion Week.

  • The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

    When Ferran Adrià—who has been called the world's greatest chef by enough people that it might be true—appears at a gastronomic conference at Harvard University on Sept. 8, it will be as a "brand ambassador" for his native Spain. The Spanish government earmarked €9 million in 2009 (then about $13 million) to promote gastronomic tourism and indigenous food products internationally, and the Spanish tourist office, Turespaña, estimates that more than 10 percent of the 52 million tourists who visited Spain last year were drawn by its food and wine. Thus it's sending Adrià—whose legendary El Bulli restaurant in Cala Montjoi, not quite 100 miles north of Barcelona on the Costa Brava, is open only six months a year, costs about $340 per person, not including wine, and is all but impossible to get into—around the world promoting a simple message: If you like to eat and drink, come to Spain.

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