Nestlé beauty takeover, Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Proenza Schouler stays course, Couture’s viablity

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In pursuit of beauty (The Economist)
Nestlé, the Swiss food giant, may take over L’Oreal.

From capitalism to communism (IHT)
“From rampant capitalism to sober communism in a single year – that is the trajectory of menswear for the 2009/10 Paris season.”

Proenza Schouler Stays The Course (WSJ)
“While fashion labels have been trying to figure out what needs to be changed in order to survive this recession, Proenza Schouler says its plan is simple: Stick to the same message.”

Couture Stays Viable in Down Economy (WWD)
Couture is holding up well amid the unstable economy. (Subscription required)