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With swirls and cages, Dior goes surrealist for Haute Couture week

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PARIS Christian Dior plunged spectators into a surrealist dreamworld on Monday at Paris' Haute Couture week, as models dressed in black-and-white hypnotic patterns took to the runway under sculptures of body parts suspended from the ceiling. | Video

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Richemont bids for control of Yoox Net-A-Porter as luxury expands online 22 Jan 2018

ZURICH Cartier owner Richemont on Monday offered up to 2.8 billion euros (2.47 billion pounds) for full control of Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) to compete better in an expanding online market for luxury goods.

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Burberry sales slip in Christmas quarter 17 Jan 2018

LONDON British luxury brand Burberry reported a 2 percent drop in retail revenue for the Christmas quarter after sales in Europe slipped against a year ago when a fall in the pound had helped its home market.

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Colour returns to Hollywood's red carpets but Time's Up still strong 15 Jan 2018

LOS ANGELES After making a strong statement in black dresses at the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment, actresses brought a burst of colour back to the red carpet last week but said the message of the Time's Up campaign will continue throughout Hollywood's awards season.

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Male models say top fashion photographers harassed them - New York Times 14 Jan 2018

NEW YORK Male models and assistants who worked with high-powered fashion photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino say they were subjected by them to molestation, sexual advances and unnecessary nudity, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

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China cracks down on foreign companies calling Taiwan, other regions countries 12 Jan 2018

SHANGHAI China's aviation authority on Friday demanded an apology from Delta Air Lines for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website, while another government agency took aim at Inditex-owned fashion brand Zara and medical device maker Medtronic Plc for similar issues.

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Luxury group Kering to spin off Puma to its own shareholders 11 Jan 2018

FRANKFURT/LONDON Gucci-owner Kering plans to spin off German sports brand Puma to the French conglomerate's shareholders to focus squarely on its luxury brands.

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Claws are out in logo row between Puma and fashion designer Plein 11 Jan 2018

FRANKFURT Sportswear firm Puma has won an injunction to stop fashion designer Philipp Plein from selling clothes in Germany bearing a tiger logo similar to its own leaping cat, Puma said on Thursday.

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Donatella Versace says won't be watching U.S. TV series on brother's murder 10 Jan 2018

MILAN When a long-awaited U.S. television series about the murder of Gianni Versace hits the small screen in a week's time, one key character will not be watching - the fashion designer's sister Donatella.

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Versace TV murder series treats family with kindness, producer says 10 Jan 2018

LOS ANGELES The producer of an upcoming American TV series about the murder of designer Gianni Versace has defended the show from criticism, saying the family is treated "with respect and kindness." | Video