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Luxury group Hermes sees first-half operating profits remaining near record levels

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PARIS Luxury handbag maker Hermes International expects first-half operating profits close to the record level reached last year, as Hermes posted solid second quarter sales that augured well for the rest of the luxury sector.

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Star of 'Borat' and 'Bruno' returns satirical gaze to U.S. 11 Jul 2018

LOS ANGELES Sacha Baron Cohen, the British comedian who ridiculed Kazakhstan and Middle America in "Borat" and satirized the fashion industry in "Bruno," is heading back to television for the first time in a decade with a comedy series about the United States. | Video

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Burberry gears up for major new collection 11 Jul 2018

LONDON British luxury brand Burberry reported quarterly sales growth of 3 percent on Wednesday ahead of the first collection in September from the group's new designer, which should help energise its turnaround.

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Old fashion - Vintage boom buoys RealReal and jolts luxury labels 10 Jul 2018

PARIS/NEW YORK Second-hand fashion, once confined to thrift stores, is outstripping sales growth in the primary luxury goods sector, helping market leader The RealReal expand its business and prompting international labels to look at tie-ups.

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Fendi channels shimmering scales and latticework at catwalk show 04 Jul 2018

PARIS Italian fashion label Fendi played with textures in its Haute Couture collection in Paris on Wednesday, overlaying see-through bodices with fur trimmings and creating shimmering, scaly skirts.

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Gaultier lights up fashion week with provocative ode to smoking 04 Jul 2018

PARIS With sultry tuxedos and a gown that appeared to waft down the catwalk like cigarette smoke, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated smoking in all its forms on Wednesday in a fashion show filled with tongue-in-cheek digs at overly rigid attitudes.

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Chanel recreates stroll down the Seine in catwalk ode to Paris 04 Jul 2018

PARIS Models strutted past Parisian landmarks, including the green book stalls that line the river Seine, at Chanel's fashion show on Tuesday, as the luxury label mocked up an entire cityscape to present its latest Haute Couture collection. | Video

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Armani glams up fashion week with lashings of gold and bubblegum pink 04 Jul 2018

PARIS Black and gold trouser suits and dreamy gowns laced with velvet or overflowing with feathers led the parade of eveningwear glamour at Italian designer Giorgio Armani's Haute Couture show in Paris on Tuesday.

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Dior to recast blockbuster retrospective for London's V&A 01 Jul 2018

PARIS Renowned French couture label Christian Dior will stage a major retrospective of its influential styles and glamorous gowns at London's Victoria & Albert museum in 2019, after a blockbuster first run in Paris.

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Saudi woman designs abayas for freer lifestyles 29 Jun 2018

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia When Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ended on Sunday, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah's seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles. | Video