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Kenzo Takada First Painting Exhibition

Designer Kenzo Takada, who founded the upscale Kenzo label, has tried his hand at painting, with a Paris exhibition of eight self portraits. The paintings shown at the Studio 55 gallery feature the designer in a series of flower-printed kimonos that recall the kinds of prints his label is known for.

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The World’s Most Expensive Shopping Streets

New York City’s famed 5th Avenue is no longer the most expensive street to lease a retail store According to a new report from Colliers International. The average annual rent on Manhattan’s luxury shopping destination fell 10.7 percent from a year earlier to $1,250 a square foot as of March. In first place now is [...]

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Matisse, Picasso and other works stolen in Paris

Five works including paintings by modern masters Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso have been stolen from a Paris museum. The canvases – worth a total of 100 million euros ($123m) – were discovered missing from the city-run Musee d’Art Moderne when it opened its doors. Museum officials found a broken window and a sheared-off padlock, [...]

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LVMH Chooses SANAA for La Samaritaine Project

Japanese architecture firm Sanaa, winners of the prestigious Pritzker prize, will plan the conversion of iconic Parisian department store La Samaritaine to other uses, owners LVMH said in a statement. The firm, founded by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, is to present plans by the end of the year for converting the art deco building [...]

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Paris is the most expensive city in the world

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 [...]

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Sofa invasion in Paris metro

After beauty retailer Sephora targeted the French capital’s metro system with vending machines, it is now furniture giant Ikea that has chosen the tunnels for an unusual advertising campaign. The Swedish chain has furnished the Saint-Lazare, Champs-Elysées Clemenceau, Opéra and Concorde metro stops with lamps and sofas from its new Ektorp and Karlstad collections. With [...]

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