Karl Lagerfeld's backdrops for his collections for Chanel are usually a witty reference to the house's emblems, but his choice of gleaming grey columns for his haute couture show on Tuesday was enigmatic.
A French court ordered eBay to pay 38.6 million euros (30.6 million pounds) to luxury goods group LVMH for allowing the sale of fake merchandise, in a ruling immediately appealed by the online auction website.
A French court on Monday June 30th ordered online auctioneer eBay to pay nearly 40 million euros in damages to Louis Vuitton for selling fake luxury goods, in a ruling cheered as a victory for copyright protection.
Though America stands poised for its first black president in history, the fashion world descending on Paris for this week's couture-show summit will be treated yet again to a "white-out" on the catwalks.
With a military salute, crowds thronging the streets and the cream of global couture in attendance, France's "prince of fashion", Yves Saint Laurent, was given a grand send-off at his funeral Thursday June 5th.
After the furs, tartans and velvets wheeled out for Milan's men's fashion shows this week, Paris from Thursday 17th January delivers its own vision of menswear for next autumn and winter over four days of catwalk shows.
With only days to go before the haute couture collections for summer 2008, the workrooms of Marcelle Guillet tucked behind the Bastille opera house in Paris are a hive of activity putting the finishing touches to orde...