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Milan fashion has jungle beat - 03/03/2009

Top designers appealed to animal instincts at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, using motifs from the wild wrapped in leather and fur for their autumn-winter collections. Gucci's skintight black...

London fashion beats recession blues - 02/26/2009

Designers in London this week showed few signs of bowing to the economic crisis with collections displaying a heady mix of tailoring, gems, luxurious fabrics, strong colours and fun detailing....

Brazil's Carnival kicks into high gear with parades - 02/23/2009

Brazil's five-day Carnival got into high gear Sunday with its famous parades in Rio de Janeiro adding choreographed extravagance to lusty street parties and fancy-dress balls already underway....

Hollywood actors reject contract offer - 02/22/2009

The main Hollywood actors union on Saturday rejected a final contract offer from major studios, raising the possibility of potentially damagin entertainment industry labor dispute. The Screen...

Designers offer elegance and cool on London catwalks - 02/22/2009

London lived up to its reputation Sunday with a traditionally strong mix of classic tailoring with a twist and funky fashion with established labels and new talent battling for attention on the...

Austerity and irreverance at London Fashion Week - 02/22/2009

LONDON, February 22, 2009 (AFP) - Vivienne Westwood took her inspiration from naughty schoolgirls for her latest collection on Saturday as London Fashion Week swung into action with a mix of...

Iranian drama breaks hearts at Berlin fest - 02/11/2009

BERLIN (AFP) - An Iranian drama about an emigre who returns home looking for love joined the hunt for the Golden Bear for best picture at the 59th Berlin Film Festival Saturday. "About Elly" by...

London terror drama at Berlin festival - 02/10/2009

A drama about two very different parents brought together in grief after the London train bombings of 2005 joined the race for the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival Tuesday at the event's halfway...

Jacko sued by 'Thriller' video director Landis - 02/08/2009

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Former "King of Pop" Michael Jackson is being sued by the director of his seminal 1983 video "Thriller" over unpaid royalties, US media reported. Several reports said Jackson...

A new ethical wardrobe for recessionary times? - 02/06/2009

PARIS (AFP) - If the trendspotters have it right, recession is helping the fashioning of a new politically-correct wardrobe, a trend labelled "Slow Wear". Much like the Italian-born "Slow Food"...
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