There was an almost militaristic air; an atmosphere of girls marching to a beat at Christian Dior. They were really young-looking, too, striding out in—among other things—stiff, slouchy denim and soft, washed-out workwear. Somewhere in the long, single-file parade there was a boiler-suit; an item perhaps carrying a faded cultural trace of World War II factory […]

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  The excitement surrounding Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut at Christian Dior was palpable—the first woman ever to take charge as creative director of this storied house, which for so long has stood for “femininity” in the psyche of French culture. But what does “femininity” mean in today’s world? Chiuri is a grown-up professional, who comes from long experience […]

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The Allure Homme Sport fragrance range includes three versions: a cologne, the limited-edition Eau Extreme eau de parfum and the limited-release eau de toilette. Chanel also offers a range of grooming products that complement the fragrance. Perspective participation Marketing fragrance and personal care products has its challenges, as the category is not easily portrayed without […]

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ARRIVING in the slipstream of a global superstar such as Rihanna, there was a possibility you would be crushed as casually as the slender delphiniums that forested Christian Dior’s majestic domed show space within the Louvre, such was the surge of fans desperate for a glimpse of their beloved RiRi. All credit to her star-like […]

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Dior in Brooklyn. Who would’ve ever imagined those two proper nouns together in a single sentence? Alexander Wang broke the outer-borough barrier back in February when he showed at the Navy Yard’s Duggal Greenhouse. But Dior, the storied French house and LVMH bigwig Bernard Arnault’s baby? It happened tonight, and the likes of Rihanna, Marion […]

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