Museums and collectors on Thursday February 12th snapped up dozens of designer items fashioned a century ago by ground-breaking French stylist Paul Poiret, the man credited with emancipating women from the corset.
With only days to go before the haute couture collections for summer 2008, the workrooms of Marcelle Guillet tucked behind the Bastille opera house in Paris are a hive of activity putting the finishing touches to orders for the house's unique speciality : artificial flowers.
Valentino, the Italian fashion house whose founder will present his last collection during couture week in Paris this month, on Wednesday, January 9th named Ferruccio Pozzoni as its new head of menswear.
More than four years after their priceless garments were plundered in the looting that followed the US invasion, Iraq's premier dress designers are back in fashion -- of the ancient Mesopotamian variety.
A pair of Doc Martens for Cinderella, thigh-high boots for the princess in Beauty and the Beast -- 25 European designers have given Disney's heroines a fashion makeover for a Paris auction to help UNICEF.
A Bulgarian woman and a Romanian man have the world's best-looking bottoms, according to the jury of a backside beauty contest sponsored by Sloggi, a lingerie firm, a company spokeswoman said Thursday, November 1st.