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28 Jun 2023
The price estimate makes Gustav Klimt's final completed work "the most valuable ever to have been offered at auction in Europe," according to Sotheby's.
26 Jun 2023
This year's Tunis Fashion Week took place at the Museum of Carthage, a recent recipient of some hefty funding from the European Union. The setting for the 14th edition was chosen by event founder Anis Montacer. He's launching his own label, Outa, with a collection made from recycled plastic waste.
18 Jun 2023
An enormous part of a museum's success depends on its curators. At Paris's Palais Galliera fashion museum, curator Alexandre Samson has declared 1997 a year unparalleled in its influence on global fashion. It was the year Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes for Luc Besson’s film "The Fifth Element", Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela revealed iconic collections and Tom Ford embraced the porno-chic aesthetic at Gucci.
27 May 2023
What are the hidden facets of today's fashion designers? Research and exploration, which spark creativity. Young Ukrainian designer Ivan Frolov digs deep into our propensity to seek the source of our desires. Dutch designer Iris van Herpen immerses herself in the depths of the ocean.
26 May 2023
Modest fashion is a way of dressing that respects specific clothing requirements for reasons of faith and also personal preference. The market for modest fashion is huge – and it's only getting bigger, with both designers and influencers keen to get in on the action. FRANCE 24 went to check out the second edition of Paris Modest Fashion Week.
10 May 2023
Sewing is a gift from God and the result of hard work for this self-taught Mozambican seamstress. Isabel Davide's next step is to establish her own fashion brand.
6 May 2023
In Lomé, the capital of Togo, Jacques Logoh has good reason to be cheerful. The young designer and founder of the Togo International Fashion Festival has made it his mission to ensure the event embodies the values of diversity. Alex and Kim are androgynous models. They're walking for – among others – Fauvette Nacto, in a show that's a celebration of marriage in all its forms.
27 Apr 2023
The EU wants clothing companies to come up with greener business models by 2030, but can we live without fast fashion? Two Polish women are showing how we can rethink our relationship with what we wear.
25 Apr 2023
After the Rana Plaza factory collapse, life-saving reforms were introduced to hold international brands legally accountable for the safety of their workers. But violations still persist.
15 Apr 2023
The latest ready-to-wear collections in Paris are proof that fashion is art in its own right: mere adornment making way for extraordinary craftsmanship, show after show. At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri celebrates the 1950s, specifically the feminism encapsulated by Catherine Dior, Edith Piaf and Juliette Greco.
12 Apr 2023
Ariana Grande calls for people to stop commenting on others' bodies and apparances in plea for body positivity. Yet with size 0 models prevalent on fashion runways, is the body positivity movement all talk and no action?
11 Apr 2023
The US supermodel once nearly died from toxic shock syndrome, but bounced back. With her gold prosthetic legs, she is now a beacon of body positivity.

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