Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday, july 10th for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry. "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ...(and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella Curiel told reporters.
The $1.5 billion, S-shaped bridge that will link Ningbo and Shanghai is graceful testimony to the huge sums that China is investing in infrastructure to keep raising the potential of the world's fourth-largest economy.
Italian fashion designer Valentino marked the 45th anniversary of his design house on Saturday, July 7th, breaking with tradition and unveiling his haute couture collections for women in Rome instead of Paris.
Two armed robbers tricked their way into one of the British capital's most exclusive jewellery stores and stole millions of pounds (euros, dollars) worth of designer gems, British police said Friday, July 6th.
From John Galliano's celebration of 500 years of painting at Christian Dior to Jean-Paul Gaultier's irreverent take on European and Indian royalty, the latest round of haute couture shows for winter 2008 began and ended on an upbeat note.
For people who are swimming in money, now there's an 80,000 dollar bathing suit made of pure gold. A Tokyo jewellery store Wednesday, July 4th unveiled the swimsuit along with a dress and matching shawl all made of thread spun with 24-carat gold at a workshop in Japan's ancient capital Kyoto.
It rained on Karl Lagerfeld's parade for Chanel on Tuesday, July 3rd with a vengeance. The heavens opened, turning the garden venue in Saint Cloud in the outlying Paris suburbs into a quagmire before the show had even begun.
It was the hottest ticket in town on Monday, July 2nd night. Over a thousand guests, press and celebrities converged on the Chateau at Versailles for a birthday bash to mark sixty years since Christian Dior founded his prestigious fashion house.
Christian Dior's new designer Kris van Assche unveiled Sunday, july 1st his debut collection for the 60-year-old House, returning to the drop-dead elegance of its founder and 1950s style Hollywood razzmatazz.
Christian Lacroix says he still treasures the memory of his first haute couture show in July 1987 as he prepares to send out his latest collection on Tuesday, July 3rd marking his house's milestone 20th birthday.