A giant merry-go-round occupied centre stage at the Chanel ready-to-wear show on february 29th, but instead of horses there were enormous versions of the house's iconic camelia, quilted handbag, ropes of pearls and earrings with the double-C logo.
The reason they put bubbles in it, wine-growers from Bordeaux and Burgundy have been heard to say, is because the wine is no good. But with 338 million bottles sold last year and exports up 5.3 percent, champagne has come far from humble times.
All eyes were on Alessandra Facchinetti on Thursday for her debut collection at Valentino, the first in the Italian fashion house's history not designed by its founder and the most keenly anticipated show in Paris fashion week.
The estate of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, the legendary German soprano who died in 2006, will go under hammer here next month, with the proceeds to go to charity, the Vienna-based auction house Dorotheum said Thursday February 21th.
The German fashion house Hugo Boss might appoint Hans Fluri as interim head of the company to replace chief executive Bruno Saelzer who stepped down last week, a press report said on Wednesday February 14th.