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French lawmakers gather for a historic vote that will make abortion a constitutional right

Mar. 04, 2024 08:13 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A bill to enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the French constitution goes to a historic vote on Monday, as lawmakers gather for a joint session of parliament at the Palace of Versailles. The measure was promised by President Emmanuel Macron following a...

Paris Fashion Week: Valentino puts on opulent study in black, as McGirr unveils McQueen debut

Mar. 03, 2024 17:45 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The gilded salons of a grand 18th-century townhouse were the hallowed venue for Valentino’s latest fashion display on Sunday – an ode to black. This monochromatic collection gleamed and glistened under crystal chandeliers amid myriad textures and materials, inspired by great...

French police hunt an assailant who attacked a man leaving a Paris synagogue

Mar. 03, 2024 14:16 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French authorities were searching for an assailant who attacked a man leaving a synagogue in Paris, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said. Darmanin said late Saturday that the alleged attack on Friday evening targeting a man in his early 60s was “a new antisemitic...

A young girl died in France after a boat capsized on the English Channel crossing migrant route

Mar. 03, 2024 10:45 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A young girl died after a boat capsized on the treacherous English Channel crossing route used by migrants hoping to reach Britain, French authorities said Sunday. A statement from the prefecture responsible for the north of France said a small boat...

A fusion of eras, cultures and styles hits Paris Fashion Week runways

Mar. 02, 2024 10:38 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — On a rain-soaked Saturday at Paris Fashion Week, the luxury world saw a spectacle of contrasts, where the audacious spirit of punk melded with quiet luxury and historical elegance. Displays blurred the lines between rebellion and refinement, presenting collections that navigated...

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...