Princess Sirivannavari Nariratan's grandmother Queen Sirikit of Thailand was a devoted customer of the French couturier Pierre Balmain and that relationship was celebrated with her granddaughter's first catwalk collection in Paris on Saturday, September 29th at night.
Spanish designer Estrella Archs, who has recently been named creative director at Cacharel, sent out a flurry of pretty but unfussy frocks onto the runway for her own label collection here on Sunday, September 30th, boding well for her new job.
German retail sales posted a surprise drop of 1.4 percent in August from the previous month, and shed 2.2 percent from August 2006, preliminary data released Friday, September 28th by the national statistics office showed.
German retail sales plummeted in August, official data showed Friday, another sign that a long-awaited contribution to the eurozone's biggest economy was still some way off. Retail sales fell by 1.4 percent from July, and by 2.
Decadent 17th century French and Italian aristocrats might well have been able to pick out something to their taste from the offerings of Dolce and Gabbana in their ready-to-wear collection for next spring-summer.
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.
Italy's anti-anorexia ads have divided France's powerful fashion industry -- with the high end couture federation deeming them "scandalous" while its ready-to-wear cousin hails a fresh move to keep skinny models out of fashion.
After one of northern Europe's wettest summers on record, fashion designers showing in Milan this week are confidently predicting more seasonal sunshine next year for their airy, light-as-a-feather creations.
Gucci, which Texan designer Tom Ford put on the international fashion map with his steamy, overt sexuality, has taken a step back in time to revisit the more restrained 1950s for its collection for next summer.
The French founder and former boss of the cosmetics chain Marionnaud was fined Wednesday, september 6th for illegally peddling thousands of free samples of luxury perfume by Kenzo, Dior and Yves-Saint Laurent.
Sony Corp will buy Toyota Industries Corp's stake in its small-sized liquid crystal display joint ventures, in its latest step to focus on its core operations. The two firms said on Wednesday they will merge ST Liquid Crystal Display Corp.