The Paris haute couture shows opened with pared-down collections and sober comments as the financial woes of designer Christian Lacroix forced even the world's most extravagant fashion scene to face economic reality.
The haute couture shows for spring-summer 2009, which begin on Monday, have slimmed down in response to the global financial crisis, spread over three days instead of four and with fewer catwalk presentations.
Lebanon's Elie Saab is one of the designers with most reason to lament if the Oscars ceremony is cancelled over the screenwriters' dispute, as custom-made red carpet gowns form the core of his couture collection.
A pair of Doc Martens for Cinderella, thigh-high boots for the princess in Beauty and the Beast -- 25 European designers have given Disney's heroines a fashion makeover for a Paris auction to help UNICEF.
Africa's two-yearly fashion fest in Niger is to feature emerging designers from South Africa and Mozambique at the southern tip of the continent, to stylists from Uganda, Ethiopia and Morocco, organisers said Tuesday,...