Ten years after the death of Italian designer Gianni Versace, French dancer Maurice Bejart is dedicating a special ballet to him next month in the famous Scala in Milan, the city authorities said Tuesday, June 19th.
Designer Stephane Rolland is leaving French couture house Jean-Louis Scherrer after ten years at the helm to create his own company. Rolland, who before joining Scherrer had headed Balenciaga's men's ready-to-wear, told AFP on Monday, June 18th that he was leaving on good terms.
In an old bank converted into an apartment building, young people bump into each other in a hallway designed by Philippe Starck. Is it happening in Soho or Greenwich Village ? Actually, this is New York's financial district, which is quickly turning into an upscale residential area.
The Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre, whose training as an architect had a crucial influence on his approach to fashion, died Sunday June 17th in a Milan hospital after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. He was 62.
Italian lifestyle and luxury brands company Burani Designer raised 104 million euros (70 million pounds) as part of a listing in London, saying on Friday it wanted to expand into beachwear, underwear and cosmetics.
Animal rights activists strutted naked through Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district Friday June 15th as they urged a boycott of fashion giant Burberry for using fur. Three women walked up to the Burberry store on the Ginza strip of high-end boutiques wearing nothing but a banner reading : "The naked truth : Burberry butchers bunnies."
Valentino will next month break with a 17-year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris. Instead, to mark the 45th anniversary of his design house, the veteran 75-year-old designer is returning to Rome to present his made-to-order creations for autumn-winter 2007-08 on July 7.
Household products and cosmetics giant Procter and Gamble has signed an agreement to build a massive cosmetics plant in central Poland, a spokeswoman for the Polish subsidiary of the US multinational said Wednesday June 13th.
An Indian-born celebrity fashion designer has been charged with 13 more counts of sexual assault as six new victims were added to his rap sheet, Los Angeles justice officials said Tuesday June 12th. Anand Jon Alexander, 33, is now accused of 46 sex crimes against a total of 18 victims aged between 14 and 27, officials said.
With fur back in fashion, the illegal fur trade is also on the rise, wildlife crime experts said Thursday June 7th at a world forum in The Hague on regulating wildlife commerce. "Unfortunately, fashion takes cycles and fur is back in," said John Sellar, a wildlife crime expert.