For thousands of years, the rose, and especially the Provence rose, has been a leading fragrance ingredient, and this month its scent is at the heart of new launches by Dior and Lancôme, both sourcing it close to home.
A book surely destined to make a brilliant TV series is Miss Dior, A Story of Courage and Couture, the dark yet beautiful tale of Catherine Dior, muse and sister of Christian and a brave member of the French Resistance.
The international runway season ended this week after four weeks of shows in four fashion capitals. This season, we pick the 12 most important from live catwalk shows in Europe, with New York closed to foreign editors.
The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54.
A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
Just as more and more brands opt for being super digital, Christian Dior is keeping it very real; and live, as it did Monday night, when it unveiled its pre-fall 2021 collection to an audience of 1,000 in Shanghai.