Italian designer Valentino received a standing ovation from a packed room for his last ever ready-to-wear show in Paris on Wednesday, October 3rd, having announced his retirement after 45 years in the business.
A little black dress and a Soviet painting, gold embroidery and Russian icons: fashion and art are brought together at an exhibition devoted to French fashion house Chanel that opened here on Thursday, September 18th.
Gucci, which Texan designer Tom Ford put on the international fashion map with his steamy, overt sexuality, has taken a step back in time to revisit the more restrained 1950s for its collection for next summer.
After one of northern Europe's wettest summers on record, fashion designers showing in Milan this week are confidently predicting more seasonal sunshine next year for their airy, light-as-a-feather creations.
Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, said on Thursday September 13rd that its sales had risen by 11.0 percent in the first five months, from April to August, of its 2007-8 financial year.
Alessandra Facchinetti has been appointed to design all the women's wear lines for Valentino after the Italian couturier who founded the label announced his retirement, the fashion house said Wednesday, september 5th.
Legendary Italian designer Valentino, who has dressed the world's most glamorous women for decades, announced his retirement Tuesday september 4th, saying it was time to bid farewell to the world of fashion.