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Roland Mouret Gets his Name Back

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Designers who have lost their names: Helmut Lang, Jil Sander, J. Lindeberg, and Roland Mouret. No, wait, scratch that last one because—in a move heretofore rarely seen in the fashion industry, Mouret has bought back his name. "It took time," he told WWD, "but I am really happy. And I am so proud that I continued working—even without my name. My advice to young designers is to carry on no matter what—everything is possible." Mouret lost his name to his backers, Sharai and Andre Meyers in 2005. According to WWD: "Mouret declined to disclose how much he paid for his name, and said only that it was a fair price. 'When you put all of the emotions aside, what we paid was right,' he said. [WWD]