More than 10,000 diamonds go on show at London's Buckingham Palace this week to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne, in a dazzling display of gems gathered over the centuries as objects of beauty and symbols of power.
A decadent gown made from feathers and a printed lace latex dress designed by some of fashion's luminaries will go on display as part of a new exhibition to celebrate the glitz and glamour of Britain's ballgowns.
Fragrance company Coty Inc withdrew its $10.7 billion takeover bid for Avon Products Inc on Monday evening, saying the world's largest cosmetics direct seller had missed a deadline to start discussing a deal that Coty first proposed in March.
New York's Metropolitan Museum opened its latest homage to the ultra expensive, glamorous world of high fashion Tuesday with an "Impossible Conversations" exhibition of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.
The 18th exhibition at the Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris is centred on the theme of autobiography. 13 artists, including Mélanie Delattre-Vogt, Sol LeWitt, David B. and Yvan Salomone, present their artwork on the theme.
The great Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga, considered a pivotal influence on 20th century fashion, amassed a vast personal archive which has never gone on public show until now, 40 years after his death.