The exuberant creations of Christian Lacroix, who lost his prestigious house last year, are to get a second life as part of France’s national heritage. The French culture ministry said Tuesday that the owners of the label had confirmed a donation of 11 outfits for the country’s Decorative Arts Museum. A further 3,000 haute couture [...]
An engraved Guerlain bottle from 1870 fetched the record sum of â‚¬45,600 at an auction in the city of Arcachon, in the southwest of France. The flacon, engraved with the house’s original address, Rue de la Paix, was initially expected to fetch â‚¬20,000 to â‚¬30,000. Organized by Arcachon auction house Toledano, the sale took place [...]
Karl Lagerfeld has released a teaser for the short film “Remember Now,” which has been filmed for the label’s Cruise Collection show in Saint Tropez, May 11. “Remember Now” was also shot in the glamorous town in the south of France, where fashion aficionados from around the world will come together for one of the [...]
Paris is the most expensive city to live in according to the latest survey from Economist Intelligence Unit, a sister company to The Economist. The survey assesses the cost of living by comparing housing, food, clothing, transport and utility bills and the like in 132 cities around the world. The study is aimed at helping [...]
Karl Lagerfeld has has just been tapped to receive the LÃ©gion d’honneur, the highest decoration in France, on the eve of the latest Chanel fashion show. Lagerfeld was notified of the honor prior to the fashion show in Paris by French President Nicolas Sarkozy. A date for the official ceremony has yet to be set.
In the sun-drenched south of France, the world’s largest vineyard has launched a new, simplified brand called “Pays d’Oc”, creating the number one French wine export to compete against New World brands. Languedoc-Roussillon covers 35 percent (or 260,200 hectares) of all French vineyards, making it the biggest producer worldwide. As of the 2009 vintage, soon [...]