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Loewe fuses high and low, tailoring and couture, to wow Paris Fashion Week

Mar. 01, 2024 18:40 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A green labyrinthine art gallery surrounded Loewe’s luminaries on Friday where they breathed crisp air from enveloping woodland on Paris’ eastern edge, among the ancient stones of Chateau de Vincennes. The gallery-decor walls were lined with the framed, wooded...

French actor urges lawmakers to investigate sex crimes and sexism in the film industry

Feb. 29, 2024 18:06 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The woman leading a push for a reckoning about sexual abuse in France's world-renowned cinema industry urged lawmakers Thursday to establish a commission to investigate sex crimes and sexism in the sector. With French film-making in the spotlight ahead of the Oscars...

New designer Chemena Kamali reboots Chloe with a 1970s-tinged debut at Paris Fashion Week

Feb. 29, 2024 16:15 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Chloe revisited its vibrant 1970s essence, infused with late Karl Lagerfeld’s indelible influence, while propelling the brand into a new era for the debut show of its new designer Chemena Kamali on Thursday at Paris Fashion Week. Despite Lagerfeld’s lasting...

Looking for a leap year lift? Check out this silly French newspaper that only publishes on Feb. 29

Feb. 29, 2024 10:23 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Read all about it, right now — or you'll have to wait another four years. Satirical French newspaper La Bougie du Sapeur only comes out on Feb. 29. It's a leap year-only publication, filled with cringe-worthy puns and commentary on events of the past four years. ...

Paris Fashion Week blends history with the future in fall ready-to-wear collections

Feb. 28, 2024 17:51 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Paris Fashion Week’s fall shows, headlining with Balmain, traversed an encyclopedic range from history to the future, blending tradition with cutting-edge innovation. Designers delved into archives on Wednesday to reinterpret the past while projecting forward with...

French Senate approves a bill to make abortion a constitutional right

Feb. 28, 2024 15:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France’s Senate on Wednesday adopted a bill to enshrine a woman’s right to an abortion in the constitution, clearing a key hurdle for legislation promised by President Emmanuel Macron in response to a rollback in abortion rights in the United States. Wednesday’s...

Bill to enshrine abortion rights in France's constitution passes the country's Senate, clearing a key hurdle

Feb. 28, 2024 14:28 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — Bill to enshrine abortion rights in France's constitution passes the country's Senate, clearing a key hurdle.

France's navy finds a body and looks for 2 people missing on the treacherous English Channel route

Feb. 28, 2024 13:46 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French maritime authorities say a body has been found and searches are underway for two people feared missing on the treacherous English Channel crossing route used by migrants hoping to reach Britain from France. In a statement, the maritime authorities overseeing...

Dior celebrates the 1960s and the origins of ready-to-wear at Paris Fashion Week

Feb. 27, 2024 17:33 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Sculptural figures resembling cane warriors, clad in billowing dresses that evoked skeletal forms, stood sentinel on Dior’s runway Tuesday, presenting a visual metaphor for the protection of vanishing cultures. The display marked another chapter in Maria Grazia Chiuri ’s ongoing...

New Orleans hat seller honored by France for service in WWII

Feb. 27, 2024 17:01 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 99-year-old New Orleans businessman best known in the city as a proprietor of his family's landmark hat store on St. Charles Avenue was honored by the president of France on Tuesday for his military service during World War II. Samuel Meyer, who still puts in...