WWD reports that last Friday the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in Paris featured a motorcycle customized for Chanel in Toulouse, France. However this motorcycle is not made to be sold, Karl Lagerfeld was only shooting the press kit for Chanelâ€™s pre-spring collection â€œStarting Pointâ€ with the models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini.
Roberto Cavalli is launching a made-to-measure service for clients who want that certain cocktail, evening or wedding dress in tune with the spirit of the Italian fashion house. Called Roberto Cavalli Saint-HonorÃ©, the service will offer entirely handmade dresses in a special private space above the Rue Saint-HonorÃ© store. No more than 35 dresses are [...]
The French police have made arrests in connection with last year’s multimillion-dollar robbery at Harry Winston jewelers and recovered some of the stolen rings, necklaces and watches. The robbers, some dressed as women and wearing wigs, had grabbed $118 million worth of loot Dec. 5 at the store on Avenue Montaigne in Paris.
Saudi Arabian princess Maha Al Sudairi, the wife of Saudi Arabia’s interior minister Naif bin Abdulaziz, is a well-known figure in French luxury boutiques. Spending 140,000 Euros on clothing and a further 30,000 a week on dry cleaning is not a big deal for her. She loves Paris – but the cityâ€™s high-end shop owners [...]
A Pablo Picasso sketchbook worth several million dollars has been stolen from a museum in Paris. There is no sign of a break-in at the Picasso Museum in the Marais area of the city, yet the red notebook containing 33 pencil drawings disappeared on Monday night, police said. The sketchbook has been valued at $9.8 [...]
Paris’ famed HÃ´tel de Crillon – one of the finest of the luxury Paris hotels – has been put up for sale by its American owner – Starwood Capital – for about â‚¬300 million ($420 million). Built in 1758 as a government building after being commissioned by Louis XV, “Le Crillon” is situated near the [...]