PARIS (Reuters) – Paris fashion week was a Lanvin love-fest this season as designer Alber Elbaz showcased a tassel-laden collection inspired by Morocco and kicked off a retrospective of France’s oldest surviving couture house.
Lanvin’s Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show, which drew a newly blond Kim Kardashian to the front row on Thursday night, was a study in refined chic despite the liberal use of decadent velvets and satins and its pervasive Bohemian spirit.
A French magistrate has issued international arrest warrants for three men living in Oslo, Ramallah and Jordan, suspected of carrying out an attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982 that killed six people, a judicial source said.
BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Germany’s economy grew by a robust 0.7 percent in the last quarter of 2014, well above forecasts, while France continued to wallow, official data showed on Friday.
The revival of Europe’s largest economy followed stagnation over the previous two quarters. It had been expected to expand by 0.3 percent.
PARIS (Reuters) – The mayor of Paris said the French capital had the “heart” for a potential 2024 Olympics bid but further reflection was needed as a feasibility study put the potential cost at 6.2 billion euros ($7.05 billion).
Paris, still smarting after a loss to London for the 2012 Games, is one of several cities mulling a candidacy for 2024, including Istanbul, Budapest, Berlin and Hamburg. Boston and Rome have already announced their candidacy.
LILLE, France (Reuters) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who was tipped to become French president before being accused of sexual assault by a New York maid in 2011, will testify to a criminal court on Tuesday over his alleged role in sex parties with prostitutes.
The allegations that he participated in a French sex ring have dogged the once prominent Socialist ever since criminal charges were dropped against him in the New York case and he settled a civil case with chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo.
PARIS (Reuters) – When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic. In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share offering of its young European arm. It was the continent’s largest-ever IPO to that point and analysts said Euro Disney stock promised “good long-term returns.”
Zemirou bought in, and has regretted it ever since. Her original 1992 investment would have lost 95 percent of its value by now. “It’s too bad they didn’t give us paper share certificates,” said the grandmother and former high school principal, who still has 100 shares worth about 3 euros ($3.4)each. “At least we could have framed them, as souvenirs.”
PARIS, Feb 2 (Reuters) – When Edith Zemirou bought Euro
Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and
her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic.
In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share
offering of its young European arm. It was the continent’s
largest-ever IPO to that point and analysts said Euro Disney
stock promised “good long-term returns.”
PARIS (Reuters) – Jean Paul Gaultier kicked off his haute couture show in Paris on Wednesday turning fashion on its head with a wedding gown – usually reserved as the final look – worn by a model with curlers in her hair.
Granted, the curlers were arranged in a chic bouffant atop the model’s head, and took nothing away from the elegance of the diaphanous silk tulle gown.
PARIS, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Karl Lagerfeld’s show for Chanel
under the soaring glass canopy of the unheated Grand Palais on a
chilly Tuesday in Paris majored on bare midriffs, a floral
dreamscape and eye-popping shades of electric blue, tangerine
and canary yellow.
Life-sized grey paper buds opened to reveal exotic
multi-coloured blooms, and clusters of oversized hand-stitched
flowers hanging heavily from hems of coats, exploding from
shoulders or swinging from full skirts cut below the knee.
PARIS (Reuters) – In the northeast of Paris, steps from the roar of the ring road, hundreds of thousands of aluminum birds soar across the angular carapace of the new Paris Philharmonic, their inlaid wings a lyrical counterpoint to the otherwise colorless spot.
With the opening of a new symphony hall far from the capital’s elegant boulevards on former slaughterhouse grounds, Paris hopes to inspire a new generation of music lovers while revitalizing the Porte de Pantin area linking the city and under-served suburbs.