At fabulous “Tribute to Cinema” event, Moët & Chandon revealed its iconic muse before a Dazzling Array of International Who’s Who, including Thandie Newton, Joseph Fiennes and Melanie Laurent: the beautiful Scarlett Johansson. MoÃ«t is the very first champagne company to introduce a Hollywood celebrity ambassador as the face of the world’s most loved champagne.
The supermodel Kate Moss has auctioned a kiss for charity. Kate sold the smooch for Â£5,000 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a specialist children’s hospital in London, at a fundraiser on Wednesday night. She now plans to meet the lucky man, a banker , at his workplace to give him a smacker.
An 8th-century tortoiseshell vanity box, said to be a gift from the Tang Dynasty palace to Japanâ€™s Emperor Shomu, will be auctioned in Hong Kong and may fetch more than HK$40 million ($5 million). The octagonal box, measuring 35.6 centimeters across and embedded with mother-of-pearl and amber in shapes of flowers, is the highlight of [...]
Indian carpet made of pearls and gems today fetched a record $5.5 million at the first series of auctions held by Sothebyâ€™s in the Gulf state of Qatar. The 5-foot-8-inch by 8-foot-8-inch Pearl Carpet of Baroda had been commissioned in 1865 by the Maharajah of the former Indian state of Baroda, possibly as a gift [...]
Artworks belonging to the late Gianni Versace sold at a London auction for more than twice the presale estimate, the second time in a month the public sale of a famed fashion designerâ€™s items had defied the economic slump. The 545-lot sale of the contents of Villa Fontanelle, Versaceâ€™s early 19th-century mansion on the shores [...]
A small brown leather armchair once owned by Yves Saint Laurent has reportedly sold for Â£19.4 million (nearly $28 million), making it the most expensive piece of 20th-century design to ever be auctioned. The armchair, by Irish designer Eileen Gray was only expected to reach around Â£3 mllion at Christie’s in Paris. It was bought [...]