White plastic stacking chairs of the cheap café and garden furniture variety: Who knows who originally inflicted this ugly, unloved piece of non-design on the planet, or when. Anyway. There we were at Miu Miu, when—to the mild surprise of press and international buyers—we arrived to discover that our posteriors were to be pressed to […]

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One thing you can trust in with Karl Lagerfeld is his preternatural ability to put his finger on topics du jour. To assemble in the Grand Palais and see a giant space rocket in front of us was to know he’d done it again. What was this—a Chanel show about to blast off on a […]

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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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