fashion

French fashion designer Thierry Mugler dies at 73

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French fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who launched his eponymous label in 1974 and became one of the most celebrated designers worldwide over following decades, a fame enhanced by his best-selling perfume 'Angel', has died at 73 from what his agent said were 'natural causes'.

Hubert de Givenchy, maker of style icons, dies aged 91

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Frenchman who dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and was famous for his take on the 'little black dress' died at Renaissance chateau.

Macron mingles with fashion royalty in bid to woo designers

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Designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier went to Elysée for dinner as French president seeks to boost one of France’s most profitable sectors.

Traditional French beret heads upmarket

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Makers of the headgear once popular among 19th-century peasants and which has long symbolised a now bygone rural France have for decades been in decline, but now one is making a comeback with models for fashionistas that can fetch up to 1,000 euros.

French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel dies aged 86

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Rykiel,who died of complications from Parkinson's disease, found success with clothes designed for women 'on the go' and unlike many designers was also a writer.

Top French fashion brands set to become Chinese-owned

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Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot’s parent company announces deal that underlines growing Chinese presence in French fashion industry.

French designer Courrèges dies aged 92

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André Courrèges, who battled Parkinson’s disease for 30 years, revolutionized fashion in the 1960s and helped popularise miniskirts.

French government likely to back bill of law banning too-thin fashion models

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French health minister hints at support for MP's proposed law to outlaw anorexic models, with employers who breach it facing fines and jail.

Patissiers are new foody stars as sweet pastry passion sweeps France

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The art of the patissier is enjoying a startling commercial rennaisance in France, with a boom in pastry stores, TV shows and recipe book sales.

France strips Galliano of Légion d'Honneur after anti-Semitic jibes

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President Hollande orders British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted of making anti-Semitic remarks, be stripped of Légion d'Honneur award.

Yves is out at Saint Laurent

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A decade after retiring Yves Saint Laurent declared haute couture dead, the late stylist's YSL clothing business has decided to drop his first name.