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In Fashion: How Liz Claiborne, Inc., Became One of the Industry’s Biggest Successes

March 12th, 2012

Episode 26 of 660 episodes

Jerome Chazen, a founder and former chairman of Liz Claiborne, Inc., recently wrote a book titled, My Life at Liz Claiborne: How We Broke the Rules and Built the Largest Fashion Company in the World. Indeed, Liz Claiborne -- now known as Fifth & Pacific Cos. -- grew from revenues of $7 million in 1977 to more than $2 billion in the early [email protected] asked Chazen, who stepped down as CEO in 1996, to discuss the highs and lows of running a successful fashion business in a highly competitive industry. (Podcast with transcript)

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