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Iconic designer Dries Van Noten stages his swan song show in Paris, retiring from fashion

Jun. 22, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The curtain fell and the disco ball was raised celebrating 38 years and 150 collections of Dries Van Noten, who staged his final fashion show Saturday at Paris Fashion Week. The Belgian fashion maestro, a member of the influential “Antwerp Six” known for his innovative and...

Energized Austria wins and makes Lewandowski's Poland the first team to go out at Euro 2024

Jun. 21, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria boosted its last-16 hopes at the European Championship by defeating Poland 3-1 on Friday and eliminating the Poles in the group stage. Gernot Trauner, Christoph Baumgartner and Marko Arnautovic scored for Austria while Krzysztof Piatek had Poland's first-half...

Dior's cats and dogs: Kim Jones unleashes a star-studded, art-inspired Paris collection

Jun. 21, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kim Jones ’ starry collection for Dior was the fruit of an encounter with ceramicist Hylton Nel, whose pottery and ceramics, including animal motifs, gave the spring collection for the Parisian powerhouse a fun, arty—and domesticated lift. Here are some highlights...

Kylian Mbappé not included in France's starting lineup vs Netherlands at Euro 2024

Jun. 21, 2024 13:55 PM EDT
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Kylian Mbappé not included in France's starting lineup vs Netherlands at Euro 2024.

As France reels from alleged rape of a Jewish girl, antisemitism comes to fore in election campaign

Jun. 21, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The alleged rape of a 12-year-old Jewish girl in a suspected antisemitic attack has sent shockwaves throughout France and thrust concerns about antisemitism to the forefront of campaigning for the country’s legislative elections. The anti-immigration National Rally...

Issey Miyake’s wind-inspired show takes flight at Paris Fashion Week

Jun. 20, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Diaphanous origami-like sculptures that floated like spring seeds caught in the wind captured the essence of the subtle, rich, and exquisite display from Issey Miyake at Paris Fashion Week — one of the strongest in seasons. Here are some highlights of Thursday's...

Masked Mbappé trains for Netherlands match at Euro 2024, coach optimistic he'll play

Jun. 20, 2024 13:35 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Kylian Mbappé trained wearing a blue, white and red face mask with the rest of his teammates on Thursday ahead of France's game against the Netherlands at Euro 2024. France coach Didier Deschamps said he assumes his star player will be available for...

France star Kylian Mbappé trains with blue, white and red mask over nose injury at Euro 2024

Jun. 20, 2024 12:46 PM EDT
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — France star Kylian Mbappé trains with blue, white and red mask over nose injury at Euro 2024.

French prime minister seeks to step out from Macron's shadow in the upcoming early election

Jun. 20, 2024 09:42 AM EDT

LE PECQ, France (AP) — Thrust into an early election sprung by his boss, France’s prime minister hopes to emerge from the campaign not only still holding the job that President Emmanuel Macron gave him less than six months ago but also as more of his own person. The 35-year-old...

Pharrell at Louis Vuitton celebrates the diversity of human skin in Paris UNESCO show

Jun. 19, 2024 17:54 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With just over a month before the Paris Olympics, Louis Vuitton celebrated the beauty of humans and their skin in a star-studded menswear showcase at the headquarters of U.N. cultural agency UNESCO in Paris. Models wearing garb in all the hues of human flesh paraded around a giant...