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Dispatch from New York: Christian Dior Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum

After acclaimed stops in Shanghai, London and Paris, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City this September. For those of us who have been yearning for a...
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Coco Chanel: The Life and Times of an Icon, Part II

The Chanel story continues in the second article in a two-part series, as Chloe Govan reveals the rise and fall of the fashion icon turned wartime traitor in her final years… (Read the first...
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Dance-Inspired Jewellery by Van Cleef & Arpels

For decades Van Cleef & Arpels has drawn inspiration from dance. The maison’s collection of high jewellery pieces with feminine figures reflects the poetic flair of ballet. The use of various techniques such as...
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An Exhibition Dedicated to Brussels Designers in Belgium’s Capital

Belgian fashion is a major phenomenon on the international scene... But did you know that Brussels is a hotbed for fashion? Through the talent of 32 designers, a new exhibition called Brussels Touch features this...
CoCo Chanel

Coco Chanel, The Life and Times of an Icon

In the first of this two-part series, Chloe Govan explores Coco Chanel’s journey from an orphanage childhood of abject poverty to the founder of a classic, multimillion-euro fashion brand. From a poorhouse in Saumur, to...
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My Life in Paris: Shop Til You Drop

Theodora Brack goes wild for animal-print outfits in the irresistible online sales. In my defence, I was feeling a bit restless, intoxicated as I was by a bucket of coffee and the early morning news...
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Parisian Walkways: Passage Verdeau in the 9th Arrondissement

Jeffrey T Iverson takes a stroll among the flâneurs in Passage Verdeau in the ninth arrondissement to discover a world of art and antiquities evocative of the Paris of Émile Zola. Stepping out of the...
Clement Street and Arguello Boulevard

Carrefours of France in San Francisco: Clement Street and Arguello Blvd

Sometimes the carrefours of France in San Francisco are a surprise. Hidden, subtle, with no historical French hints, but there is an esprit if one looks for the clues. The corner of Clement Street and...

50 Years in Fashion: An Interview with Jean Paul Gaultier

As his legendary catwalk career comes to a close, Jean Paul Gaultier – one of France’s finest, not to mention freakiest, designers – shares with Chloe Govan the highlights of his five decades in...

Teen Competition Joins France’s Sustainable Fashion Efforts

As the fashion capital of the world, France has long been known for its clothing and designer styles. But instead of just focusing on couture, France has shifted its focus to sustainable fashion, hoping...