Banksy’s subversive art draws tourists and locals in Paris

British graffiti artist Banksy, known for his politically charged sketches on walls from London to New York to Gaza City, has descended on Paris, painting a series of murals that are sparking debate among residents and tourists.


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Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Couture Week

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PARIS—Twice a year in Paris, the world’s top couture designers, and a handful of haute jewelers, present gems most people could never afford and designs that show just how far you can go with a needle and thread in the name of making a lasting impression—both for better and worse.

Sometimes tacky, and often completely OTT, Couture Week shows both how wrong you can get it with thousands of Swarovski crystals at your disposal or too much satin, as well as sometimes unleashing original visionary design. This week, showcasing fall 2018 designs, revealed both extremes to full effect.

As the July shows proved, big and bold is back, and while some European designers seem to have run out of steam, foreign creatives, like China’s Guo Pei and Japan’s answer to Iris Apfel, Yumi Katsura, stole the show, sending walking bird cages and churches down the runway—in Guo Pei’s case—and bright green kimonos in Katsura’s, even though the last person to wear one in Paris, of note, was Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s.

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Ada Kokosar Debuts Solo Shoe Collection During Paris Couture

After debuting last season with a shoe range for Cesare Paciotti and earlier this year with a collaboration with Dodo Bar Or, Ada Kokosar presented the first solo footwear collection of Midnight 00 by Ada Kokosar at the Meurice during Couture Week. The fashion consultant took over the hotel’s Belle Etoile suite overlooking the Tuileries garden, filling it with plants until the luxury accommodation looked like it had been overrun by nature during Sleeping Beauty’s century-long nap.
What is unique about these slippers is the high-gloss finish brought by the PVC that Kokosar drapes on each draped-and-embellished design. “As a reference, I wanted to take the most iconic and utopian shoe of all times, Cinderella’s glass slipper,” she said, showing off a glossy mule with flourishes of soft fabric peeking at the edges and decorated with a bejeweled crescent moon — the brand’s emblem. Heels and flats came in soft yet saturated shades of lilac, peach or pink fabric — silk satin, duchesse or super-soft cotton. Most striking of all was the transparent ruffle that encases shoe and ankle in a shell-like cocoon. Cherry on this highly iced cake? “The PVC makes the shoe last for a very long time: it

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Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller shows dresses inspired by Hubert de Givenchy’s most iconic designs worn by famous names from Audrey Hepburn to Meghan Markle. Rough cut (no reporter narration).


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Male Corsets and Golden Cowboy Boots: The Paris Menswear Shows Delighted In Blurring Gender

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PARIS—Since when has Men’s Fashion Week in Paris been a glamorous, hipper-than-hip event? And since when have the outfits been hotter and pinker than those designed for this city’s legendary Folies Bergère cabaret show?

The answer might be since this season, when the “Homme” Spring/Summer 2019 collections (June 19-24, 2018) had it all. More usually attended by a well-groomed, insiders’ club of male buyers and reporters, the once duller-than-Sunday-lunch menswear collections were anything but this season. What’s more, they attracted the in-crowd to bear witness. Everyone from Naomi Campbell to Rihanna and Kanye West sat front row.

Some of this had to do with the fashion world’s equivalent of musical chairs or new blood. Some came down to the creative minds charged with forever reinventing fashion, and currently pushing the bar in getting men to rethink “acceptable” dressing-up codes.

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Banksy paints Paris with murals about immigration

PARIS (Reuters) – Banksy has painted walls in Paris with murals on the theme of migration – a political act by the “hit-and-run” graffiti artist as governments row over how to treat people fleeing to Europe.


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Sculptor Giacometti’s Paris studio opening to public

PARIS (Reuters) – More than 50 years after his death, art lovers can see sculptor Alberto Giacometti’s Parisian studio exactly as he left it, right down to half-finished sketches and his ashtray.


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Kim Kardashian Tries on New Jewelry in Paris Years After Robbery

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Nothing holding her back. Kim Kardashian was not afraid to show off a little bling while visiting Paris for the first time since her 2016 robbery.

“@mrkimjones lacing me with that new @dior jewelry,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 37, wrote alongside a photo of herself trying on a lavish Dior bracelet on her Instagram Story Thursday, June 21.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week Week on June 21, 2018 in Paris, France.
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Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel in October 2016 as thieves gagged her and stole more than $ 10 million worth of jewelry. Ten suspects were arrested in connection to the crime in January 2017 while another suspect was taken into custody in April of this year.

The KKW Beauty founder reflected on her return to the City of Lights on her app Friday, June 22. “I went back to Paris to witness Kanye‘s BFF, Virgil Abloh, make history with his first collection and runway show for Louis Vuitton during Mens Fashion Week. It was such an emotional trip!” she wrote. “For me, it was the perfect time to come back to a place where I fell in love, but also a place where I suffered great trauma. The trip was actually only 12 hours because right after the show, we had to fly home for Teyana Taylor’s listening party the same night!”

She continued: “Emotionally, I feel calm. I’ve truly put the experience behind me, and have learned and grown from it. Because of this, mentally coming back to Paris wasn’t difficult for me. It feels refreshing to face my fears and overcome them. For me, there’s no point in staying in a f–ked-up state of mind. ‘Feel it, go through it and move on’ has always been how I try to live my life. I would never suggest to anyone how to grieve, I can simply say what has worked for me.”

“I’m so happy I went back,” Kardashian concluded. “It was the perfect experience coming back to a city I love so much.”

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Big Apple fashion house Proenza Schouler, which snubbed New York Fashion Week last year for Paris, is returning to NYFW in September — but fashionistas should temper their excitement. “It is nice to have been missed, and I think people are excited that we are back,” cofounder Lazaro Hernandez said at the French-American Luxury Exchange…
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Mystery dinosaur skeleton sells for over $2 million at Paris auction

PARIS (Reuters) – The 9-metre long (30 ft) skeleton of a unidentified type of dinosaur, believed to be that of a new species, fetched more than $ 2.3 million at an auction staged on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday.


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How to master a weekend getaway to Paris

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If you’re the kind of person that loves to tick more and more destinations off your bucket list, there’s a high chance that the City of Lights is somewhere at the top of that list – and if it’s not, you need to move it ASAP. Yep, Paris is the best. From the French cuisine to the architecture, to the people and the places, Paris is the ultimate city break for those who want to fall madly in love with a destination (it’s a real problem, y’know). However, with so many guides and travel bloggers telling you to go this way and go that way, how do you really master a weekend getaway to Paris? Luckily, we have all of the answers…

Where to stay

If you’re looking to see the Paris you’ve seen so many times in movies, it’s best to book a hotel that is in the center of the city. This way, you will be able to walk to the nearest attractions, and you will be able to experience Paris on foot. What could be better? Well, booking a hotel on the outskirts could equally be what you want. If you want to experience the true Midnight In Paris vibe, it’s best to stay outside of the city so that you can find hidden coffee shops down side streets, mingle with the locals, stay away from the tourist traps and drink the night away with Ernest Hemingway. Oh wait, he’s busy with Owen Wilson that night.

How to get around

If you’ve chosen a hotel in the center of the city and you’ve got a good pair of sneakers on you, there’s a high chance that you won’t need to spend money on transportation – as you can simply walk the whole way. Yet, if you want to explore more of the city and don’t want to walk away with torn calf muscles, there are various ways to get around. Amazingly, Paris is home to one of the oldest subway systems in the world, and it traverses the whole city. Of course, it will get busy – especially at the weekend – but the prices are low, so why not? If underground carriages aren’t quite your thing, you could swap the tunnel for the tides, as there is a Batobus that travels along the Seine every single day. The best part is that it stops at all of the major attractions.

Where to visit

Trying to fit in every single attraction in Paris into one weekend is an impossible task – which means that before you leave, you need to work out what you want to prioritize. It may be that you can’t leave Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower in all of its glory. It may be that you need to get a bit of culture in your life and visit the Louvre (or just pose in front of it like Jay-Z and Beyonce). It may be that you want to get your blood pumping at Disneyland Paris, or it may be that you want to be like Quasimodo and check out the Notre-Dame de Paris. Unfortunately, this decision won’t be easy, as there are so many amazing attractions in Paris. Yet, if you make a coherent plan before you go and stick to it, you’ll be able to fit in as much as you possibly can.

Paris is one of those travel destinations that you just have to visit at least once in your life, so why not do it all in one weekend? If you know how you can master a weekend getaway to Paris!

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Paris exhibit takes a look at ‘forgotten’ Impressionist Cassatt

PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris museum is shining a light on the work of Mary Cassatt, an American woman whose paintings made a profound and often-overlooked contribution to the male-dominated Impressionist movement in France.


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London’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Open Theatrically Throughout the U.S. This September

Trafalgar Releasing has announced the North American theatrical release of the highly acclaimed musical, An American in Paris, coming to movie theaters across the USA onThursday, September 20 and Sunday, September 23.
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The Designer Lighting Up Paris Fashion Week

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If there is profundity to be found at Paris Fashion Week, it happened early with the Anrealage presentation.

Rimmed with LED lights, the constructed triangular arena made of chrome and concrete allowed models to be viewed from all sides as they came bounding from backstage like cyber-punk cowboys at a dystopian rodeo. Meticulously synchronized lights flashed and dimmed, from one hue to another revealing that each garment looked entirely different depending on the light cast.

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The Cooper Hewitt Teams With Peclers Paris on Exhibition

FLYING COLORS: Forecasting agency Peclers Paris has partnered with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum of New York for its upcoming exhibition “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.”
Peclers – which conceives 45 new hues each season through a multistep process – has a dedicated space within the exhibit, where visitors can learn how colors are made. A video shows every step of the three-month process, including meetings of creatives and the testing of colors with especially selected paper and ink. People can also see what hues were concocted for spring-summer 2018 and create their own color harmonies through a digital platform.
The Cooper Hewitt exhibit, which is billed to explore “the elusive, complex phenomenon of color perception and how it has captivated artists, designers, scientists and philosophers,” is to run from May 11 through Jan. 13, 2019.
Concurrently, the agency has invited people to its social platforms where they can share how the spring-summer colors inspire them.
Peclers has been a color expert for 48 years.

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Paris Fashion Week Is Dressing Heroines for Battle

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If there’s a war to be waged on behalf of humanity, consider calling the design houses of Esha Sethi Thirani and Alleira Batik to dress our heroines for battle.

Part of the Oxford Fashion Studio group show, each designer presented structured and architectural details—a stiff bell sleeve here, a puffed shoulder there, a precisely draped cape—that exuded strength without sacrificing femininity.

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Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Fashion Week

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PARIS—Inside the dimly lit interiors of the Hotel de Ville, classical music played as Anna Wintour held court, standing in the murky shadows. Lesser mortals waited on benches set between the easels decorating Thom Browne’s Fall/Winter 2018 runway, like an artist’s studio.

A procession of models wearing dog’s heads were drawn by a female painter, while others showed-off Browne’s deconstructed designs that recast the idea of the feminine in this collection that was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s official portraitist, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, a rare female painter who succeeded in an 18th century male-dominated milieu.

Another model wore a bulging plastic sculpture that resembled a woman’s body splitting at the seams, bringing to mind some of the over-sized, provocative women painted by Le Brun from the society of her day.

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The 5 best cafes in Paris

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Ah Paris, the city of culture, romance – and most importantly, home to some of the best food in the world. The cafés in Paris are famous for their baked goods (we all love a good croissant in the morning), their coffee, mellow music and outside seating areas down quaint cobbled streets. The only problem is… there are so many to decide between. So how do you know which café in Paris to choose? Well, here are the top five cafés in Paris.

KB Caféshop

As the world changes, so, unfortunately, does Paris. Nowadays, the locals are more often getting their soy-hazelnut-mocha-frappuccino from Starbucks or other large coffee chains and losing their sense of authenticity. But the KB Caféshop in Montmartre aims to stall this movement, offering locals and tourists a taste of traditional Parisian cafés in the best way – through coffee. The café offers one of the largest arrays of coffee beans and coffee options that you won’t know which one to choose from. Sit down, read the paper, or people watch along the streets of Paris while you sip your traditional French coffee.

Café de Flore

Once the playground of artists and writers such as Hemingway, Simone de Beauvoir, Pablo Picasso and Jean-Paul Sartre, Café de Flore embodies the Bohemian spirit and Parisian lifestyle. This café is one of the oldest and most popular coffee houses in Paris and is steeped in history. Covered in artwork and paintings, the Café de Flore offers its customers everything from traditional teas and coffees to croissants, desserts, and cakes.

Coutume

Coutume was the love-child of a French-Australian couple who wanted to bring Parisians some of the best coffee in the world. Whether you want to go for a spot of breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, this little café has everything – and even gives you the option to buy a ‘speciality’ coffee, where the server simply makes you whatever they want! They roast all of their beans in the café, and they pride themselves on their fresh produce. With its industrial-style and modern setting, it’s perfect for the modern man or woman.

Café Craft

In a city full of artists, writers, and freelancers, finding somewhere to drink good coffee, have a bite to eat and tap away on your laptop is hard to come by. The café Craft has been designed for exactly those kind of people. With its modern setting, delicious smells and yummy eats, this ‘espace coworking’ has everything you could need from a café/office, and comes complete with wide tables, chargers and high-speed Wi-Fi for all of your working (and caffeine) needs.

Le Peloton

If you know your French, it’s pretty easy to guess the theme of this café. Le Peloton is one of the city’s first bicycle cafés that is decked out in bike artwork and actual bikes, as well as their iconic yellow chairs. It is perfect for a little sit down after a day of sightseeing. They serve some of the best flat white coffees in the city, and also one of the tastiest oat and raisin cookies in the whole of Paris.

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Paris Hilton admits she feels closer to fans than her family as ‘fame is lonely’

PARIS Hilton may be known all over the world – but she says fame has left her lonely.

The 37-year-old socialite says she knows her army of social media fans more than her friends and family and says she’s “becoming accustomed to being f***** over.”

Paris reveals how fame left her isolated and with major trust issues in new doc, American Meme
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Hotel heiress, Paris, revealed all in new documentary The American Meme which plays at Tribeca Film Festival in New York this month.

She became a household name after her  sex tape, called 1 Night in Paris, leaked online.

Paris also starred in reality series The Simple Life, which ran from 2003 to 2007, alongside Nicole Richie.

After her TV career, she tried her hand at music with her self-titled debut album Paris in 2006.

She also tried acting appearing in numerous films including Zoolander, House of Wax and The Bling Ring.

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In a clip of the doc on The Hollywood Reporter, she says: “I’m constantly traveling; 250 days a year I’m on a plane, in a different country. So it gets really lonely sometimes.”

She added: “‘I love my fans just as much as they love me.

“I feel closer with them than I do most people that I know. They’re really like my family.”

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The hotel heiress, who is worth £70 million, said: “I don’t really trust people. I’ve just grown accustomed to being fucked over.

There’s not a day that goes by that I’m not either texting or FaceTiming or emailing with my Little Hiltons [fans].

“I can truly be myself around them. I know they’re not judging me, they’re not trying to use me.

“They just genuinely love me.”

Last month we revealed how the heiress was left devastated after nearly losing her £1.4million engagement ring in the middle of a nightclub.


Her 20-carat diamond ring flew off her hand while partying with pals in Miami.

Paris, who was at the nightclub with hubby-to-be Chris Zylka, started a search party for the missing rock, while her fiancé started the search at nearby tables.

She revealed she and Chris are likely to marry THREE times in various global locations.


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Cara Delevingne passionately kisses Paris Jackson after cosy romantic dinner with godfather Macaulay Culkin

CARA Delevingne and Paris Jackson know how to make an impression after they were snapped passionately kissing in Los Angeles days after posting a cosy selfie from bed together.

The pair – who first hit it off at last May’s MTV Movie & TV Awards – is believed to of first became an item in December after they spent the Christmas break travelling across Europe together.

Cara Delevingne and Paris Jackson were snapped sharing a romantic kiss
Cara Delevingne and Paris Jackson were snapped sharing a romantic kiss
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The group visited the Argentinean steakhouse Carlito’s and at the end of their meal were pictured outside smoking.

During the cigarette break, the 25-year-old model was seen asking Paris to dance and the happy duo twirled their way around the pavement before locking lips.

Cara was then seen sitting on Paris‘ lap as they laughed with child actor Macaulay and his Disney star girlfriend Brenda Song.

It comes after the pair shared snaps of their girls’ night in on Paris’ Instagram account on Monday.

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Cara wore a mini dress and boots in Miami over the weekend
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Giving fans a rare glimpse into her home, the only daughter of Michael Jackson captioned a shot of Cara: “A R T.”

The model-turned-actress jumped on the bed, surrounded by kitsch artwork curated by Paris, who is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson.

Cara and Paris watched 2015 romantic movie Carol as they tucked into fresh strawberries.

They reportedly met at the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards and have struck up a close friendship with constant rumours of a romance.

Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has fuelled romance rumours with Cara since late last year
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The duo first fuelled romance rumours when they were spotted leaving a night club hand-in-hand in November 2017.

The following month Cara invited Paris as her guest of honour to the Christmas Burberry X Bash in London – where they were again seen trying to sneak out together.

The Sun then reported that the pair spent much of the Christmas break together as they hopped between London, Italy and the Czech Republic, where Cara was filming her new Amazon series Carnival Row.

A source said at the time: “They’re both really into their music and have been spending nights singing and jamming on the guitar.

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“It’s early days, and Cara doesn’t really have time for a proper relationship due to her non-stop filming commitments with Carnival Row, but there’s no denying there’s a spark.”

The women have been seen looking close during fashion week in London last month and were once again spotted holding hands as they went for dinner.

Cara has said of her “liquid” sexuality: “As a child I used gay as a bad word, as in, ‘That’s so gay.’ All my friends did.

“[My parents] have been so, so supportive. I’m obviously in love, so if people want to say I’m gay, that’s great. But we’re all liquid – we change, we grow.”


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GRAND DESIGNS: Chanel has set May 3 as the date of its cruise show in Paris. The collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, will be shown at the Grand Palais, as reported.
Chanel last month reaffirmed its commitment to the venue, signing on as the exclusive private sponsor of the renovation of the Grand Palais with plans to pledge 25 million euros toward the works, which are due to be completed in time for the Summer Olympics in Paris in 2024.
France is proving a popular destination for this year’s crop of cruise shows. Louis Vuitton will head to the south of France for its display on May 28, but has yet to disclose the exact location, while Gucci will stage its show in Arles on May 30.
Prada, meanwhile, will unveil its cruise collection in New York on May 4, but has kept details about the location under wraps.

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Paris Fashion Week: Why twinning is winning and faux is hot

The DJ twins from Tokyo, the fugly trainer trend and everything else you need to know from the last stop of AW18 Fashion Month…

Gare du Nord, Paris: the last stop on the epic month long tour of the capitals misleadingly called Fashion Week. The French capital is always the setting for some of the ‘wow-est’ moments of the month, to refresh our jaded eyes and chafed feet (although less chafed this season, thanks to the Fugly trainer trend, or dad trainers – as seen at Maison Margiela below). And AW18 didn’t disappoint. Here’s what we learnt at Paris Fashion Week AW18…

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The DJ twins from Tokyo

The Paris Fashion Week AW18 street-style game is strong. The City of Light is, after all, one big Instagram opp – from the grand backdrops of the Louvre and the Grand Palais to the dappled light of the Jardins de Tuileries and the chic cobbled streets. And every season there’s always one style star who seems to be, literally, popping up for pics in front of every marble column. This season, it was two – the identical twins from Tokyo known to the Gram as @amixxamiaya. Their names are Ami and Aya Suzuki, and they’re DJs/models/on the list for every designer invite in town, thanks to their razor-sharp pink bobs and uncanny way with a quick change. At Chanel, they were dressed in red patent macs, electric blue polo-necks and plastic rainhats from the SS18 collection. A couple of hours later, there they were at Miu Miu, resplendent in complementary floral duster coats and crystal-strap Mary Janes. This clearly takes Wonderwoman changing skills – bet they’re not doing it in a phone booth (cute idea for a pic, though…?)

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The Lady Returns

No, no, we don’t mean the posh oldster magazine. We’re talking about the seductive spirit of classic Sixties films like Luis Bunuel’s Belle du Jour that wafted through some of the biggest shows. After a Milan filled with splashy, brash 1980s vibes and OTT sports references, the slinky elegance was a welcome note. At Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere persuaded the Louvre to give him the keys to its previously-closed Cour Lefuel. The giant marble space with huge bronze figurines of lions provided a sumptuous backdrop for his new Vuitton lady. After last season’s eclectic mish-mash of boxing shorts and embroidered tailcoats, this collection was a more cohesive lineup – knee length pencil skirts came in tweed and houndstooth check, with rows of buttons down the sides. There were softly curved shoulders and a pleated, tiered capelet detail finished off many of the tops and dresses. There were even chain-link belts, and skirts heavy with gold chain-link embroidery. Of course, Ghesquiere mixed in some edge – in the form of black leather, sweatshirt references and a series of coloured lace-front corsets, worn with skinny trousers.

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But Puffas Also Rule

Trust Demna Gvsalia to make a mountain out of a molehill…on a set that resembled a skateboarders’ dream mountain, covered in graffiti, his models started out in skinny, draped 1980s body con dresses. They gradually accumulated outerwear as the show wore on. Pile after pile of sweatshirts, parkas, and puffas layered on top of each other until you wondered how they were still managing forward momentum. Elsewhere, Sacai’s Chitose Abe produced a standout collection full of her signature hybrid designs, including plenty of spliced parka and puffa details. Karl Lagerfeld got in on the act with the chic-est take – a slim-fitting black evening puffa, complete with gold buttons and Chanel braiding. Meanwhile, off the catwalk, the fugly dad trainer was everywhere – our own fashion director Jayne Pickering couldn’t be prised out of her platform Filas and Balenciaga’s Triple S (as well as rip-off versions of) was everywhere. Bliss for those poor tired Frow feet…

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Faux Real

The anti-fur lobby have been ramping up the protests in recent seasons – and luxury brands are listening. Claire Waight Keller’s slinky Givenchy show was inspired by film noir and the dark, gritty glamour of early 1980s Berlin nightlife. There were standout fur coats galore at Paris Fashion Week AW18 this time around – from leopard jackets trimmed with black leather, to luxurious long shaggy cream and black coats knotted at the waist with caramel leather belts. And they were all faux! This is a big move for a historic French house at the heart of European luxury. Chanel’s furry autumnal jackets were faux (the house no longer uses fur). Back in London, so was the floor-length rainbow cape modelled by Cara Delevingne at Christopher Bailey’s last Burberry show (a house that’s often been targeted by fur protesters). Apparently, producing faux fur fabric of a high enough quality for luxury fashion is more expensive than using the real thing. But that’s a problem for another day…the main thing is, this was a big move forward for Paris Fashion Week AW18.

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Less of the pyrotechnics and flashy stunts – this season’s sets made use of the grandeur of beautiful buildings (like Vuitton’s Louvre coup) or created a thoughtful mood. Still jaw-droppingly extravagant, of course, but Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel forest carpeted in autumnal leaves and filled with trees was so tranquil, it really did feel like being in chilly Hamburg on a crisp early winter day. At the UNESCO building for Loewe, JW Anderson conjured up a cloistered drawing room feel with fireplaces and sculptures by Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo. Props to Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen – each audience chair was literally wearing a chunky Arran-knit sweater, complete with personalised label. A lot comfier than the usual concrete seating – and all ready to be whipped off and worn out into the chilly night after the show. Now that’s thoughtful…

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One of the week’s biggest talking points was Hedi Slimane’s Celine debut next season – what will the label be like under his grunge/muso/vintage-heavy direction? And where will Phoebe Philo-philes get their understated fix now? Stay tuned…

 

 

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Everyone is Talking About These Denim Bustiers in Paris

It seems like everything Virgil Abloh does garners a buzz, and perhaps the buzziest look from his Off-White show in Paris was a bustier top and matching mini shorts dreamed up in pale blue tapestry denim that Bella Hadid wore to open the show. With a crisp white button-down top tucked underneath, it’s a styling trick we’re sure to see repeated everywhere soon. And the theme of the show? “West Village,” which Virgil Abloh attributes to Sex and the City and a present-day version of Carrie Bradshaw as his muse. And we can certainly envision Bradshaw walking down Bleecker Street in the very bustier, short shorts, and button-down top Hadid wore—perhaps with the boots swapped out for heels.

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Right Now, You Can Buy The H&M Collection That Just Debuted in Paris

Welcome to Runway Matters, where we’re delivering notes straight from the runway so you can quickly digest the most important trends and noteworthy moments from the F/W 18 shows.

Walking into the H&M show during Paris fashion week was completely transportive. As guests arrived, they were asked to remove their shoes and place them inside cubbies for retrieval after the show. Then, handed a pair of traditional Japanese Tabi socks to change into. Walking up the grand stairs of the Musée des Arts Décoratif, there were giant paper lanterns hanging overhead and horigotatsu tables set low to the ground. Guests were then served sake and sushi and an assortment of other Japanese cuisine specialties. The entire experience was pretty spectacular and left no question about the inspiration behind the Studio Collection. When the show began, models (with big smiles across their faces) weaved through the tables to debut the pieces—big names like Adwoa Aboah among them. And as it ended, paper cherry blossoms fell from the ceiling. While I could go on, I’m going to boil the whole experience down to two important takeaways, below.

Speaking to the development of the collection, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative Director, Pernilla Wohlfahrt, explained how Japan became a source of influence. “Japan itself is so inspirational. The whole city of Tokyo is, with the energy, and also the landscape in a place like Kyoto with mountains. As a country it’s really inspiring.” The design team took a trip there a year ago to begin the creative process. The Japanese inspiration, while undeniable, wasn’t literal but observed in nuanced ways. The prints were developed from broken-up letters in the Japanese alphabet done with brushstrokes—a tribute to the history and heritage of Japan. And current street style also inspired the design team which carries though to the silhouettes and styling. There’s an emphasis on layering with dresses over pants, and fringed pieces over tops and trousers. Wohlfahrt added that she thinks that “fashion needs to be a mix of of old things and new things,” which is why you’ll find evidence of each in the collection.

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In a step many fashion brands have been taking, H&M’s Studio Collection became available for purchase immediately following the runway show. Instead of the six month gap that has traditionally existed between first viewing a collection and actually being able to buy it, customers can order the pieces on the spot. Which means, if inspiration strikes you, it’s only a matter of days before you can wear the fashion plucked straight from the runway. Shop our edit of pieces from the collection here.

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Stolen painting by French master Degas found on bus near Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French customs police have found a painting by 19th century master Edgar Degas that was stolen nine years ago from a museum in Marseille in the luggage compartment of a bus near Paris, the government said on Friday.


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Sustainability and Technology Front and Center at Paris Fabric Fairs

PARIS — Sustainability and technology remained the headline topics at the recent editions of the Première Vision Paris, Texworld Paris and sister trade shows Apparel Sourcing and Avantex here.
Visitor numbers were largely flat, coming off a high base following a run of strong editions, with a dip in Asian visitors attributed to the Lunar New Year. PV Paris attributed a 5 percent dip in American visitors to current challenges related to the transformation of the retail landscape.
A number of mills at Texworld had upped their sustainability criteria, with 71 exhibitors participating in the show’s Sustainable Sourcing itinerary. “Traceability is becoming the biggest issue in the U.S. and European markets,” said Lenzing senior vice president for Europe and the Americas Marco Schlimpert. The company showcased its Ecovero eco-responsible viscose fiber, which launched last May and is seeing brisk demand, as well as its Refibra technology, which involves upcycling cotton scraps, for example from garment production, in addition to wood pulp to produce new virgin Tencel Lyocell fibers using closed loop production. Within the re-branded Texworld Denim section, meanwhile, Pakistan-based Rajby Industries, whose biggest clients include H&M, Inditex and Mango, debuted new sustainable cottons that use up to 50 percent less water

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Mixing Up the Paris of the 1920s

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When work is relentless and overwhelming (yes, even drinks writers get stretches of that, in between the cocktail-sipping, the rare whisky-judging and the tax-deductible wallowing in low and decrepit dives that just happen to have excellent jukeboxes); when the news, all mendacity and greed and cold-eyed slaughter, is one emotional hand-grenade after another, lobbed straight into your foxhole; when everything is grim and grey and galling, I like to send my mind on vacation.

Now, sensible souls, when they do such a thing, direct their thoughts to times and places they have been happy. They’ll think of that perfect personal day, the beach vacation, the candlelit date, the little restaurant in Barcelona, the Springsteen concert, the night their team came back from behind to win it all. I tend to send my mind somewhat farther back, to places it has never experienced in person.

Say, like Republican Rome under the Consulate of Cicero, where I could sip Falernian wine and listen to Lucretius recite atomic theory hammered into verses of fire or be by turns charmed, beguiled and stricken with pathos by Catullus’s matchless lyrics. Or Restoration London, where I could sit in the corner of Will’s Coffee House drinking Rack Punch and listening to John Dryden and his fellow wits bat the words around like shuttlecocks.

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FandangoNOW Pairings: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit

FandangoNOW Pairings: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit

We are inundated with choices of what to watch at the multiplex or in our own living rooms. To help narrow your decision, here are some recommended double features to pair with this week’s new releases: The 15:17 to Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit.

 

The 15:17 to Paris / United 93

 

 

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The True Story Behind the Movie The 15:17 to Paris

On August 21, 2015, in what seemed like the blink of an eye, three childhood friends from Sacramento performed an extraordinary feat of heroism aboard a passenger train in France. In directing The 15:17 to Paris, the challenge for Clint Eastwood was to turn this relatively brief encounter into a compelling 90-minute narrative. To do so, he recruited those same three men, none of whom had any formal acting training, to play themselves on film.

Those heroes-turned-actors are Spencer Stone, a former U.S. Air Force Airman, Alek Skarlatos, a former Oregon National Guardsman, and Anthony Sadler, a senior at California State University at the time of the incident. On that August day, the trio was riding on a Thalys train headed towards the French capital when a man armed with an assault rifle and pistol opened fire, wounding a passenger. A struggle to restrain the gunman ensued, with Stone and Skarlatos instinctively deciding to charge at the assailant, and Sadler not far behind.

Despite several injuries, including a slashed neck and thumb for Stone, the three friends managed to overpower the gunman with the assistance of a British passenger. The four were hailed as international heroes and received various honors for their valor. The movie, the screenplay for which was adapted from the three men’s co-authored memoir of the same name, largely stays faithful to the story. Here’s where it sticks to the truth and the few facts with which it takes liberties.

Fact: The three men met as boys at a private Christian school.

Stone and Skarlatos both had some troublemaking tendencies growing up and could often be found shooting authentic-looking replica guns around their neighborhood for a paintball-like game called Airsoft. The boys’ mothers, also close friends, opted to enroll them in a Christian middle school, where they met Sadler and all became companions.

Fact: Stone didn’t qualify for the Air Force’s Pararescue troop because he lacked depth perception in his vision.

Not only did Stone fail to get into his dream unit after months of dedicated training, but he had to watch pararescuemen conduct their battlefield training in one of the base’s buildings next to his training facility. As the memoir puts it, “He was constantly confronted with his failure.”

Fact: In the days preceding the attack, Stone wondered whether the men might be destined for something significant.

In the film, Stone asks Sadler, “Do you ever feel like life is pushing us toward something, some greater purpose?” It may feel like fabricated dialogue, tailored for dramatic effect, but Stone really did express the sentiment aloud to his friend while they were perched on a roof in Italy.

Fiction: Lisa, who Stone and Sadler met in Venice, was from Los Angeles.

The filmmakers changed the hometown of the friend Stone and Sadler met while on a gondola in Venice. That decision was likely made to set up a conversation in which Sadler riffs on how uncanny it was that three Californians would meet on a boat in Italy — creating a more compelling reason for Lisa (played by Alisa Allapach) to travel alone with two strangers. But as Stone and Sadler describe in their book, “Lisa told them she was from New York, and that she’d been in Venice for a few days.”

Fact: The three friends considered not going to Paris.

Lisa really did attempt to put the men off from going to Paris. And she wasn’t the only one. Multiple people they encountered during their travels in Europe cautioned them that the City of Lights was overrated, including a woman they met in a Berlin hostel who said that “Paris is just really expensive” and that its residents were “actually kind of rude.” Based on these conversations, Stone, Skarlatos and Sadler were uncertain about visiting the French capital. They struggled to find a reason to leave Amsterdam — the city they most enjoyed during the trip. But ultimately, the trio opted to give Paris a shot, and the rest is history.

Fact: The Thalys train shooter changed in the bathroom prior to initiating his attack.

The assailant, 25-year-old Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani, did not enter the train car wielding weapons while shirtless. He was in the restroom preparing for the attack and stepped out to find a 28-year-old French banker, who first engaged the gunman. Another passenger, the 51-year-old French-American Mark Magoolian, then succeeded in wrestling El Khazzani’s assault rifle from him, before, as shown in the movie, El Khazzani used a concealed pistol to shoot Magoolian in the back.

Fiction: Stone charged down the train car at the gunman before he knew the rifle was jammed.

In the movie, Stone decides to run down the narrow train aisle directly towards El Khazzani, who has just retrieved his Kalashnikov assault rifle. It’s a scene in which Stone, while hustling as fast as he can, basically looks like he expects to get shot. But according to Stone’s own description of the event to reporters days after the incident, it went down in a slightly different way.

“It looked like it was jammed or it wasn’t working, and he was trying to charge the weapon,” he told press gathered at the U.S. embassy in Paris. “Alek just hit me on the shoulder and said, ‘Let’s go.’”

Fact: The three friends’ hometown, Sacramento, threw them a parade to celebrate their heroism.

Although they had already received France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, as well as recognition on late-night talk shows and national media, the three childhood friends were given a heroes’ welcome upon their return to Sacramento. Approximately 10,000 people gathered, according to the mayor.

“I just want to say how overwhelming this all is,” Sadler said to a crowd at the time. “We’ve been all around the world these past couple weeks. But I just want you all to know, all the thanks we’ve received everywhere, it doesn’t feel anything in comparison to being in front of our home crowd like this.”


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Paris atelier provides safe haven for exiled artists

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris, whose bohemian culture attracted some of the world’s finest painters at the turn of the 20th century, is opening its doors to a new wave of talent, driven its way this time by war and poverty.


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Watch Exclusive ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Video: Sitting Down With Heroes

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Three lifelong friends were faced with a completely unanticipated, completely frightening situation that threatened the lives of everyone on board a speeding train. How did these self-admitted "ordinary guys" become extraordinary heroes?

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Celebrity calendars were chock-full of fancy gatherings this week, thanks to the rounds of Haute Couture presentations taking place in Paris and the string of afterparties going on in Park City, Utah around the Sundance Film Festival.  The indie actresses who found themselves deep in the …

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Covered on the catwalk: modest fashion struts its stuff in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Models in brightly colored pant suits and ankle-length dresses graced a Paris catwalk this week in what organizers said was the city’s first show of modest fashion that highlights styles popular with Muslim women.


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Here’s the Best Street Style From Day 4 of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

With Paris Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2018 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the best street style spotted on the fourth day of the global industry event.

You’ll be quick to notice all of the usual high-profile glitterati in attendance – including Luka Sabbat (slide #1), Future (slide #18) and Bella Hadid (slide #20) – alongside industry big wigs and spectating fashionistas. Key looks include a Heron Preston windbreaker and ALYX chest rig getup (slide #4), Tommy Wiseau-inspired vampire shades (slide #6), hot pink trapper hat (slide #8), graphic T-shirt paying homage to the late street style photographer Nabile Quenum (slide #14) and Michelin Man-esque Craig Green x Moncler puffer trousers (slide #19).

Flip through the street style highlights from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 Day 4 above and be sure to follow all of our coverage from this fashion month.

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Paris Insider Addresses: Adrian Moore

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“The Paris food scene, post-‘bistronomy’ (that word makes me cringe), seems to be particularly vibrant and diverse at the moment, with lots of tiny tables that defy definition and shine with unique personalities,” said Adrian Moore, author of Taschen’s “Inside Chefs’ Fridges.”
One of the food critic’s new hotspots is Mr. T, a pocket-sized Upper Marais eatery founded by Guillaume Guedj, “the discreet and very bright owner of two Michelin star-rated Passage 53,” with Enguerrand Cantegrel and chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, respectively, the former head waiter and number-two chef at Passage 53.

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“Guillaume travels widely, has an open mind and eats out in lots of exceptional restaurants around the world. Mr. T (a tongue-in-cheek nod not to the A-Team, but to Miyazaki’s nickname) fills a void in the Paris foodie-verse: a cool bolt-hole where you can also eat well and have a good time,” said Moore.
Manning the stove, Miyazaki serves up dishes meant to be shared (think sea bass ceviche and chili pepper jelly, baby squid “tacos” and foie gras “Oreos”) accompanied by excellent mescal and bourbon-based cocktails.
The wine list leans toward biodynamic “and they have a ‘secret’ cellar of stellar bottles

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EXCLUSIVE: Winona Ryder Named L’Oréal Paris Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has tapped Winona Ryder to appear in a campaign tied to a massive rebrand of its U.S. hair business, WWD has exclusively learned.
A “robust, 360-campaign” comprising digital, social, TV and print advertising is set to launch Sunday during the Golden Globes with a TV commercial featuring Ryder, said Anne Marie Nelson-Bogle, senior vice president of marketing at L’Oréal Paris.
Titled “The Comeback,” the campaign is tied to the repositioning of the majority of the L’Oréal Paris hair-care products, including shampoos, conditioners and treatments, plus a few new products, under a new franchise called Elvive.
The Elvive platform focuses on damage prevention, a message L’Oréal is hoping U.S. consumers — fond of curling irons, blowouts, dry shampoo and bleach — will relate to. L’Oréal research found that eight in 10 women in the U.S. have damaged hair — and 18- to 34-year-olds in particular overindex in hot-tool-related damage.
“Everyone does love a comeback, and we will be communicating that damaged hair deserves one, too,” said Nelson-Bogle of the new campaign. “For Winona, we know that from TV sets to the red carpet, her hair has gone through many transformations — her hair is dry and damaged.”
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The Paris Vintage Shoe Store That’s a Resource for Top Designers

PARIS — Situated among orthopedic shoe stores, natural wine bars and bobo restaurants, La Petite Fripe sells vintage footwear to fashion designers and their Parisian muses.
The pocket-sized boutique, located in the 11th arrondissement’s trendier zone, exclusively sells unworn, dead stock vintage shoes. While only open since September, the store has quickly culled a fan base including girl-about-town Clara Cornet, model Louise Follain and actress Pauline Jacquard. It has also become a sourcing ground of inspiration for footwear designers at some of Paris’ leading fashion houses, with designers accounting for half the shop’s sales.
Founded by antique and vintage dealer Lhassan Oubakrim, La Petite Fripe’s shelves have recently housed an assortment of Eighties metallic mule pumps, dandy loafers and embroidered mukluk boots. Shoes are typically priced around 80 euros, with boots hitting the highest price point at about 280 euros.
Here, Oubakrim speaks with WWD on about his store.
WWD: What is your work experience prior to opening this boutique?
Lhassan Oubakrim: I have been a bargain hunter and an antique dealer for years. I love unexpected discoveries and the feeling of finding one amazing piece amongst a mountain of s–t. It is both my work and my passion.
I had another shop before. The first Petite Fripe was on

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Li Edelkoort to Open Paris Gallery to Spotlight Artists, New Voices

WATCH THIS SPACE: Having first opened a private art salon in Paris more than three decades ago, Trend Union founder Li Edelkoort will soon take her career full circle by unveiling a public design gallery in her company’s headquarters.
Set to open its doors Jan. 18 at 30 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, the space will showcase design and arts and crafts — “what deserves to be shown collected and cherished at this moment in time,” according to the trend forecaster. To that end, a Heartwear pop-up shop will be among the planned events.
Created in 1993 by Edelkoort and some of her fashion designer friends, Heartwear is a nonprofit that collaborates with artisans by helping them scale up their creations without compromising their design integrity, culture or environment that they live and work in. With the assistance of department stores and magazines, Heartwear develops high-level goods with broader distribution. The nonprofit’s aim is to create a lasting connection with a collective or region. Khadi cotton from India and indigo-colored textiles from Benin are two of the projects that have been executed. To try to help the specific regions become self sustainable, profits are reinvested in those where the artists are based.
Trend Union will also

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Brioni to Show in Paris in January

MILAN – Brioni’s first collection by new creative director Nina-Maria Nitsche will be presented in Paris on January 20 during the city’s Men’s Fashion Week. This will not be a runway show but a presentation.
Nitsche was appointed to the role at the storied Italian men’s wear wear company in June, succeeding Justin O’Shea, who was pushed out after only a six-month stint. The brand is now helmed by former Agent Provocateur chief executive officer Fabrizio Malverdi, who joined Brioni in April, charged with accelerating the international expansion of the elite Italian tailor following a period of turmoil. He succeeded Gianluca Flore.
Before Brioni, Nitsche had joined Vetements in September 2016 but left when the company relocated to Zurich from Paris earlier this year. She was previously a veteran at Maison Martin Margiela, which she joined in 1989, working closely with the founding designer for 23 years. After Margiela’s  resignation, in 2009, Nitsche took over the creative direction of the brand.
O’Shea staged his first and only collection for Brioni in Paris during Haute Couture Week in July 2016. Under previous creative director Brendan Mullane, Brioni had shown in Milan, both through the runway and presentation formats. Mullane, who reported to then-ceo Francesco Pesci,  helped

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Movie News: Kevin Hart Going 'On the Run'; Watch First 'The 15:17 to Paris' Trailer

On the Run: Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, above left) is attached to star in On the Run, described as an action comedy about an assassin who discovers that his intended target isn't who he thought it would be. Aeysha Carr will write the original screenplay; her resume as a producer and writer includes TV's The Carmichael Show and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. [Deadline]

 

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Macron’s climate summit in Paris finds new money, tech help

PARIS (AP) — World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected.
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Designers Turn Out for Paris Rwanda Benefit

FESTIVE SPIRIT: It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas as guests flowed into Yannick Alléno’s three-star restaurant, the Pavillon Ledoyen, on Thursday night Numéro editor in chief Babeth Djian’s annual dinner for Rwandan children, with proceeds going to Les Amis des Enfants du Monde (Friends of the Children of the World).
Designers including Olivier Rousteing, Alber Elbaz, Alexandre Vauthier, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christan Louboutin — who took Djian for a spin on the dance floor — got into the festive spirit.
Sparkle and black was the dress code with outfits ranging from Karidja Touré’s peak-shouldered silver and black jacket by Mugler to the matching, jewelry-loaded, black and gold Saint Laurent ensembles sported by rising rock star brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman of Wild Belle who had been flown in by the house for the event. “I love bells,” deadpanned Elliot Bergman, whipping out his phone to share a photo of a set of bronze bells he has on display in a Paris gallery. The group is recording their third album, “a back-to-roots affair,” between Chicago and Los Angeles.
Dressed in a sheer gold leaf-embroidered black gown layered over a T-shirt by Louis Vuitton, French actress Ana Girardot, who has

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Macaulay Culkin Steps Out With Brenda Song in Paris

Paris adventures! Macaulay Culkin was photographed with his girlfriend, Brenda Songand his goddaughter, Paris Jackson, in Paris on November 22.

The trio enjoyed dinner with Seth Green and his wife, Clare Grant, at the Joël Robuchon’s restaurant L’Atelier last month.

Culkin, 37, and Song, 29, were first spotted holding hands in September at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, where they were on a double date with Green and his wife.

“They were spotted holding hands and being cute with each other,” a source told Us at the time.

Scroll through the photos of the couple’s trip to Paris below.

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Members of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal played a brief, surprise set in Paris Monday honoring the victims and survivors of the Bataclan terrorist attack two years ago. 

Singer Jesse Hughes and guitarist Dave Catching performed a solemn cover of Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer" and their 2015 song, "I Love You All The Time." Musicians such as 

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US cities, states defy Trump, still back Paris climate deal

BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.
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Jesse Paris Smith remembers the exact day she became a climate activist. Late on a school night, in a Manhattan deli, frantically skimming the New York Times to finish a last-minute homework assignment in 10th grade.

"I loved nature, so these words like global warming, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels struck me," Smith, 30, says while sitting in a Midtown Manhattan conference room.

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Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger, 74, spends several nights in Paris and ‘hooks up’ with sexy film producer Noor Alfallah, 22

MICK Jagger spent several nights with a sexy film producer 52 years his junior when the Rolling Stones played in Paris.

The rocker, 74, and Noor Alfallah, 22, first hooked up at a private flat in the suburbs two Sundays ago.

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The next day a chauffeur drove her back to her hotel. They repeated the routine on Tuesday and Wednesday.

US-born socialite Noor, 22, watched the Stones perform at the city’s U Arena the next night and they enjoyed three more dates last week.

A source said: “Mick still has his ­legendary charm but even the band were surprised someone as young and beautiful as Noor came to Paris to see him.

“They are both single and seemed to have a lot of fun together, so everyone just let them get on with it.

 

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Noor Alfallah, 22, watched The Rolling Stones perform in Paris and has been on dates with Mick Jagger
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Mick Jagger ‘still has his legendary charm’ and spends time in Paris with sexy producer
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Noor Alfallah, who has hooked up with Mick Jagger, is pictured by a car in Paris as she heads back to flat
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Noor Alfallah walks through Paris in stylish black boots and ‘wows Mick Jagger’ on date
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Noor Alfallah, whose dad is Kuwaiti, is pictured on holiday in a bikini

“Mick is showing absolutely no sign of slowing down. He certainly had a smile on his face and famous twinkle in his eye.

“Noor is very confident and well educated so she fitted in well at all the upmarket places they went together.”

Great-grandad Mick was seen arriving at her hotel the day after she watched him perform.

A week ago they had dinner with his backing crew at the Caviar ­Kaspia.

 

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Noor Alfallah, pictured soaking up the sun, ‘fitted in well’ with Mick Jagger in Paris

The following night they dined alone at La Stresa.

Noor, whose dad is Kuwaiti, was ­pictured in leather jacket, skirt and thigh-length boots as she left behind Mick, who was flanked by guards.

The Stones finished their 14-date No ­Filter tour in Paris on Wednesday.

Jagger is believed to have met film graduate Noor through a mutual pal, producer Brett Ratner.

The private Paris flat is where Mick often stayed with his ex L’Wren Scott, who killed herself in 2014.

 

Mick is dad to eight children with five women.

His youngest is ten-month son Deveraux by ballerina ex Melanie Hamrick, 31.

Last night Noor declined to comment.



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Listening to Paris Jackson Sing Is Like Listening to Michael Jackson

ICYMI, Paris Jackson is having a bit of a moment. From taking on neo-nazis in awards show speeches to encouraging body positivity, the 19-year-old keeps winning us over. And now, thanks to an Instagram video of Paris singing, we like this free spirit even more.

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The magic took place at West Hollywood’s Soho House over the weekend, where her cousin Austin Brown was performing.

Brown shared what happened with Jackson during his performance, captioning his Insta post of the video, “Nothing better than when your little cousin knows the words to your record ‘Smile’ and wants to sing it with you. Love u so much @parisjackson thanks to everyone who came out to watch @mannythedrummer and I rock out.”

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Paris Jackson singing

Paris Jackson singing

Two things are readily apparent upon watching this clip. First, Jackson has a fantastic set of pipes. You been holding out on us, P? Second, the tone of her voice sounds so much like her late father, Michael — aka the King of Pop. It could only be a matter of time before she takes the stage of her own accord to carry on his legacy. And, hey, we’re here for it.

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Paris has paid tribute to her famous father before, a recent example of which is one of her tattoos. The ink reads “Applehead,” which was apparently an affectionate nickname Michael’s kids called him.

Can a matching music career be far behind? Here’s hoping!

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Paris exhibition charts Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’

PARIS (Reuters) – Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art.


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Claire Waight Keller unveils her new Givenchy girl at Paris Fashion Week. But what’s she like?

Well, we’ll give you a clue. She’s soft but edgy – and a whole lot 1980s. Read on for the full story on the Paris Fashion Week debut everyone’s been waiting to see…

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Last week at the Dior show in Paris, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri kicked off proceedings with a copy of the 1971 Linda Nochlin essay ‘Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?’ on each seat. Chiuri is of course the first female designer to lead the house, her spring 2017 debut accompanied by a blizzard of headlines to that effect. On Saturday at Paris Fashion Week, fashion took another leap forward towards, um, the 21st century (newness-obsessed industry aimed at, paid for and supported by women, but run by men? Oh, the irony). Another powerhouse woman, ex-Chloe designer Claire Waight Keller, unveiled her first collection for another historic French house at the Givenchy show in Paris. And boy, was it a well-shod leap. But more of that in a minute.

Waight Keller’s take on the easy, breezy Chloe girl was a success, but Givenchy is a much more refined, structured affair. It’s the house that basically invented the LBD – Hubert’s impeccable designs for his close friend Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s are as iconic as the actress herself.  In recent years, previous Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci had us weak-kneed with desire for his darkly glamorous, gothic designs. So Waight Keller had her work cut out. And she definitely cut it – from the shoulders, to be precise.

Givenchy show

Combining 1980s and 1960s references from the archive, the new Givenchy show was a grown-up take on the big-shouldered 80s silhouette that’s popping up on catwalks everywhere, peppered with the odd moment of pure Sixties-Audrey heaven – like a black lace-sleeved dress with three perfect gathered satin bows down the front.

Givenchy show

There were roomy sleeveless shirts, padded at the shoulder to give them a triangular, 1980s silhouette, shirt dresses spliced with sections of knife pleats, blouson jackets in denim and leather, skinny leather trousers with splits at the ankle and some delightfully Dynasty graphic prints.

Givenchy show

Givenchy show

 

Givenchy show

Givenchy show

Waight Keller’s experience with the floaty flou side of things came through in ruffled dresses, one in delicate tiers of peppermint green chiffon and edged with scarlet lace.

Givenchy show

A standout blue-on-blue striped look,  gathered at the shoulders, managed to look graphic but waftily romantic at the same time – quite the feat.

Givenchy show

Of course, we’re saving the very best till last. And we’re talking about the accessories. Namely – cowboy boots. But not your old beaten-up tan leather pair from Portobello, mais non. These are a luxurious, Paris-chic hybrid – plunging into a V at the front, but with a narrow high heel, and trimmed with snakeskin. Black or caramel – this will be our dilemma when these hit the shops. If they don’t all sell out before they actually get there, that is.

Givenchy show

Givenchy show

On the bag front, boxy miniature styles (some attached to belts) with slim gold double chains and square brass Givenchy-logo clasps have ‘It-bag-in-the-making’ stamped all over them. Not literally, of course – Waight Keller is far too chic for ironic slogans.

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With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, OMEGA officially opened its ‘Her Time’ exhibition at the historic Hôtel de Sully, with the help of the brand’s new ambassadors, Kaia and Presley Gerber.

It was a bit of a family affair, as parents Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber also attended the party.

Kaia and Presley are following in their mum’s footsteps, as Cindy has been an ambassador of OMEGA since 1995. In fact, the model introduced them to the stage, saying: ‘My journey with OMEGA has been incredible and I know that Kaia and Presley will enjoy working with the brand as much as I have. They are both talented in their own unique ways and I’m so proud that they will be the next ambassadors for these fantastic watches.’

To mark the announcement, a special portrait of the entire family was revealed. Captured by the renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh on Malibu Beach in California, it is the first official picture featuring all four family members together, including Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, and Kaia and Presley Gerber.

A family portrait taken by Peter Lindbergh for OMEGA / portraits taken by Peter Lindbergh for OMEGA

To begin the opening of the exhibition in Paris, OMEGA’s President and CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann told guests: ‘OMEGA’s women’s watches reveal some of the most beautiful designs in our history. There is so much variety and artistry, and I’m so proud to bring this exhibition to Paris, which is one of the world’s homes of fashion. Of course, to also be here with Cindy and her family is a special privilege and thrill.’

Having already been showcased in Milan, Moscow, Shanghai and Sydney, the ‘Her Time’ exhibition displays OMEGA’s evolution of women’s timepieces and changing styles, from early Lèpine pendants and the iconic Ladymatic, through to ‘secret jewellery watches’ and today’s latest creations. The watches are also complemented by examples of vintage artwork and classic OMEGA advertising, all of which show women in a variety of lifestyles and fashions throughout the years.

A family portrait taken by Peter Lindbergh for OMEGA / portraits taken by Peter Lindbergh for OMEGA

After viewing the exhibition, guests were able to enjoy an exclusive set from the German DJ Robin Schulz, an OMEGA friend and Speedmaster fan who brought an energetic end to the night’s events.

The “Her Time” exhibition can be seen at the Hôtel de Sully from the 30th of September until the 15th of October 2017 from 9am to 7pm each day.

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