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CAPSULE: JEAN PAUL GAULTIER X SWAROVSKI

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Perfectly imperfect. There is no better way to describe the collaboration of iconic French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Swarovski’s capsule collection that explores asymmetric styles and contradictions. Gaultier’s fascination with imperfect beauty resulted in his bespoke Kaputt crystal (kaputt meaning broken in German) and this collection with Swarovski. “Swarovski …

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Hermes Q1 Sales Jump on Increased Demand for Accessories

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Paris–Hermès International reported Wednesday that its first quarter sales jumped 25.5% on soaring demand for watches, scarves and fashion accessories. In its quarterly report—that topped most of its luxury rivals—Hermès posted sales of 637.1 million euros (about $918 million) from 507.7 million euros in its first quarter 2010. The sales …