Legendary dandy Oscar Wilde once declared "One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art," a sentiment endorsed by designer Christian Dior, who acknowledged dandyism as a significant influence on his fashion.
Christian Lacroix, arguably the most extravagant couturier in Paris, never intended to be a fashion designer. His dream was to be a museum curator, a wish come true this week via a breath-taking walk through two centuries of fashion.
From hair cropped short, to smoking cigarettes and making-up in public, the Roaring 20s revolutionised women's wear and lifestyles like no other era before, according to a show kicking off in Paris this weekend.
One of the world's poorest countries, Myanmar is also home to a hidden treasure: rubies, sapphires and other gems, among the finest in the world, whose trade is thriving despite the political unrest gripping the country.
A little black dress and a Soviet painting, gold embroidery and Russian icons: fashion and art are brought together at an exhibition devoted to French fashion house Chanel that opened here on Thursday, September 18th.
Mandy Moore Album: Wild Hope Single: Extraordinary NEW YORK (Billboard) - Even though Mandy Moore's first musical exploits were as a teen during the 2000 bubble-gum boom, she appeared to possess greater gifts that lent promise to adult artistic potential.