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Man About Town: Savile Row Re-Energises
You can trace the energy to Florence at the Pitti Palace but then again this past July on the closing night of the Haute Couture Week there was a special celebration at the British Ambassador's Residence. It was an entente cordiale between British bespoke represented by those magicians from Savile Row and Parisian haute Couture. The event was co-hosted by the Ambassador Sir Peter and Lady Westmacott and Didier Grumbach, president of the Chambre Syndicale de la haute couture in Paris. The reception showcased an exhibition of bespoke evening dress cut by members of Savile Row Bespoke Association formed in 2004 to promote the art of bespoke tailoring.

"The evening was a dazzling triumph", stated Andrew Scharf, one of people invited to the soiree. "What the Row succeeded in doing was presenting a unified face and persona of excellence in one of the world's fashion capitals. I belie...

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Business schools have begun suddenly to question if they are meeting the goals of MBA employers. There are two principal reasons: First, a flush of recent corporate scandals; and secondly the dearth of suitable jobs for MBA graduates graduating between 2000 and 2003.

"Scandal is an issue that is stifling way companies," says Patrick hawker, dean of the Wharton School. "Ethics used to be a given so that we can get on with the creative aspects of the business."

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