Rare, 25-carat pink diamond found among Imelda Marcos collection: Christie's

David Warren, a member of Christie's, appraises jewelry of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos during the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) appraisal of the confiscated jewelry collection from the Marcos family inside the Central Bank headquarter in...
24 Nov 2015
A rare 25-carat, barrel-shaped pink diamond has been found among the jewelry collection of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, Christie's said on Tuesday after the government asked the auction house to appraise her collection...

France marvels at class of woman who made Proust swoon

A gown is pictured during an exhibition of the wardrobe of Elisabeth, Countess Greffulhe, the 20th century's first great fashion trendsetter, at the Palais Galliera in Paris
13 Nov 2015
She was France's great high society beauty, who so drove Marcel Proust to distraction that he went to his grave begging for a photograph of her.   The crowned heads of Europe were equally in awe of her, with many dropping in on...

Alexandria Creativity Center teaches fashion design

Alexandria Creativity Center
10 Nov 2015
The Alexandria Creativity Center in the Al-Attarin district is giving a class in fashion design on Thursday evening.   The class teaches the preparation stages, the choice of appropriate colors, fashion trends, the appropriate...

Colored diamonds set to break records at Geneva auctions

  by Benjamin Simon | The Sotheby's "fancy vivid" blue diamond has been tipped as a possible world record beater, with the auction house listing its projected sale price at between $35-$55 million (32-51 million euros)
08 Nov 2015
Huge blue and pink diamonds, the star attractions at major jewel auctions in Geneva in the coming days, are expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars and possibly set new world records.   The anticipated sales prices for the two...

Video: Kris Jenner on the art of motherhood

Certain markets around the country will get a chance to sample Kris Jenner's new talk show this summer.
04 Nov 2015
Kris Jenner and her clan of six children have a social media reach, on Instagram alone, of 208.2 million. If that were a country, it would be bigger than Brazil.She's a reality TV star and producer, the ex-wife of celebrity lawyer...

River Seine provides floating catwalk for Paris fashion show

River Seine provides floating catwalk for Paris fashion show
01 Nov 2015
Models strutted down a floating runway in Paris Thursday as fashion and culture intersected aboard a glass boat cruising down the River Seine.   Known for organizing catwalk shows in venues such as the Grand Canyon's Skywalk,...

VIDEO: Can a social media website boost Egypt's fashion?

20 Oct 2015
Courtesy of CNN's Africa Now CNN interviews the founders of Slickr, a combination of Facebook and Instagram that aims at connecting the Egyptian fashion industry to its customers.

Kimonos get rock 'n' roll makeover at Japan fashion week

by Ammu Kannampilly | A model displays a creation by Japanese rock star and kimono designer Yoshiki (L) during Tokyo Fashion Week on October 17, 2015
18 Oct 2015
Tokyo fashion week drew to a close at the weekend showcasing a sexy new twist on the kimono, as the Japanese classic makes a quiet comeback into women's wardrobes.   In a departure from the heavy silk usually used to make the...

H&M unveils mission to ban animal testing in global cosmetics industry

H&M to launch beauty line this fall 
08 Oct 2015
H&M has jumped on board with a bold campaign aiming to eradicate animal testing throughout the fashion and beauty industry.   The retailer has teamed up with the animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) on an...

H&M's latest look: Hijab-wearing Muslim model stirs debate

Hajib-wearing model Mariah Idrissi in a scene from H&M video
07 Oct 2015
This is the first time H&M, the world's second largest retailer, has featured a Muslim model wearing a hijab in a video designed to encourage consumers to recycle their clothes. And it's opened up the debate on Muslims in...