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Gaultier walks on the wild side at Haute Couture show

04 Jul 2019

PARIS Models stormed the runway in animal prints, neon dresses and designs that played with optical illusions at Jean Paul Gaultier's Haute Couture collection on Wednesday, set to a banging 1990s euro dance soundtrack.

Spring flowers inspire Louis Vuitton menswear collection

20 Jun 2019

PARIS Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest menswear collection on Thursday, using a picture-postcard scene of Paris as the backdrop for models parading in pastel colors and flowery statement pieces that evoked the joys of spring.

'All-aboard' the Chanel Express for debut Viard collection

03 May 2019

PARIS Chanel's new creative chief Virginie Viard delivered her first solo collection for the storied French luxury label on Friday, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld with a show that drew inspiration from old-fashioned rail travel.

'Upcycled' fashion and Oprah star at Stella McCartney catwalk

04 Mar 2019

PARIS British designer Stella McCartney showcased multi-coloured "upcycled" dresses made of vintage T-shirts at her Parisian catwalk show on Monday, where U.S. media mogul Oprah Winfrey put in a rare appearance on the front row. | Video

A journey to Japan for Gaultier's Haute Couture fashion show

25 Jan 2019

PARIS French designer Jean Paul Gaultier evoked a sea journey to Japan at his latest Haute Couture fashion show on Wednesday, in a riot of colours and pleats that drew celebrities including actress Catherine Deneuve and model Irina Shayk to the front now. | Video

STMicro shares slump on concerns over Apple supplies

09 Mar 2017

PARIS Shares in chipmaker STMicroelectronics slumped on Thursday, making them among the worst performers in Europe, on concerns that it could be late on supplying some components for Apple's next-generation smartphone.

French magnate finally finds Paris home for artworks

27 Apr 2016

PARIS French luxury goods magnate Francois Pinault is finally achieving his ambition of opening a museum in Paris to house his vast private art collection a decade after he ditched previous plans over red tape and opened a gallery in Venice instead.

Paris, jolted by Brussels attack, sends Eiffel Tower salute

23 Mar 2016

PARIS The Eiffel Tower lit up with the colours of the Belgian flag on Tuesday evening in a show of solidarity with Brussels after deadly attacks in the Belgian capital sent a shudder of recognition through Paris.

Paris, jolted by Brussels attack, sends Eiffel Tower salute

23 Mar 2016

PARIS The Eiffel Tower lit up with the colors of the Belgian flag on Tuesday evening in a show of solidarity with Brussels after deadly attacks in the Belgian capital sent a shudder of recognition through Paris.

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