French designer Christian Lacroix

Christian Lacroix to end clothes designing

Luxury brand Christian Lacroix is to cut most of its staff and close its main clothing design business after a court approved a restructuring plan. The French fashion house will shed 100 staff, leaving just 11 employees to manage its accessories and perfumes. The fashion label has never made a profit and earlier this year [...]

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Haute Chocolate

This week, more than 400 exhibitors are in Paris, France for the 2009 Paris Chocolate Festival. The theme this year is opera. The event kicked off last night with a chocolate fashion show where dresses are created by a combination of top fashion designers and chocolatiers. Walking the runway wearing the chocolate fashions were models, [...]

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Louis Vuitton Petanque Set

Louis Vuitton has honored the South of France’s defacto official sport, Pétanque by creating a limited-edition pétanque ball set. The Luxury collection was created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the sport pétanque. The set includes a leather-encased set of nine monogrammed balls and a cochonnet, or jack.

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Kenzo’s Field of Poppies

Kenzo – whose symbol is the poppy – keeps innovating following its concept of bringing nature into the urban space. A field of 200,000 poppies will spring up in the middle of the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, France, on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September. The LVMH-owned brand has held similarly floral festivities in [...]

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The Most Expensive Potato in The World

Coming in behind saffron, macadamia nuts, beluga caviar, and white truffles, the fifth most expensive food in the world isn’t some exotic fish or endangered tropical fruit: it’s a rare variety of potato. Grown in France, the La Bonnotte potato sometimes achieves a market price of an astounding €500/kilo (US $300/lb). It is cultivated exclusively [...]

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The Deauville Villa Vuitton Store Opening

Louis Vuitton’s mock Tudor store in Deauville, France has gotten a facial lift. Renamed the Villa Vuitton, the 960-square-foot boutique is typical of Normandy architecture and carries accessories and leather goods over two floors. To celebrate the opening Louis Vuitton launched a limited edition Neverfull bag with “Deauville” written in purple on the front with [...]

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