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The World’s Richest Royals

Thailand’s King Bhumibol remains the world’s richest royal for the third year in a row, despite his country’s riots and turmoil. Royal assets are held under Thailand’s Crown Property Bureau, which benefited from stock market and real estate gains in 2009. As a result, his fortune remains stable at $30 billion, at least for now. [...]

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Prada tears strip off buy claims by tycoon

A Chinese tycoon said he has been quietly buying up shares in Italian fashion house Prada in an attempt to become the biggest shareholder, but the company describes his claim as being completely unfounded. Lu Qiang’s bid was reported by the Economic Observer newspaper yesterday. However, Lu may abandon the plans, saying Prada has raised [...]

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InterContinental Times Square opens in New York

InterContinental opened its much-anticipated New York property in the heart of Manhattan July 12, the latest in a string of high-profile openings for the city. The firm says that along with being the largest new-build hotel to open in the city since 2002, the 607-room InterContinental is also one of the most environmentally responsible hotels [...]

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LVMH Chief Bernard Arnault Is France’s Richest Man

LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, the man behind some of the world’s top luxury labels, has been officially named France’s richest man. Arnault’s fortune is estimated at 22.7 billion euros, ($28.6 billion) following a 55% increase in his net worth weekly magazine Challenges reported. Arnault took over the top slot from Gerard Mulliez and family, the [...]

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Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2010 Campaign

Yet another Fall 2010 advertising campaign has emerged, this one from French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent and starring supermodel Daria Werbowy. The newads were shot by husband-and-wife team Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, while YSL designer Stefano Pilati played creative director. Werbowy was shot on the spiraling staircase inside the Hôtel de Clermont-Tonnerre, [...]

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Dita Von Teese strips for Gaultier

Dita Von Teese has taken her famous burlesque act to the couture capital, Paris. During Jean Paul Gaultier’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection show, Ms Von Teese appeared on the catwalk in a black slinky dress. The famous actress then walked down the catwalk and stripped off her robe revealing a black skeleton-looking bodice. Then came the [...]

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