June 30, 2017

On the Runway: Emmanuel Macron Raises the Presidential Portrait Stakes

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY For anyone who has ever doubted the extent to which politicians consider their image, the official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron […]
May 5, 2017

Noted: Younger Men, Older Women: A Pairing Becomes More Common

AThe lead-up to the French presidential election has been rife with debates over immigration, terrorism and the European Union, but one nonpolitical factor has fascinated the […]
March 23, 2017

Watch Archives Prove Their Worth

When three guests spent more than $4 million on new Jaeger-LeCoultre watches during a recent visit to the company’s heritage gallery in Switzerland, their host, Philippe […]
March 22, 2017

At Hermès, a ‘Company Man’

The French don’t have an expression for a “company man” but, if they did, it would almost certainly describe Laurent Dordet. The 48-year-old Frenchman has spent […]
March 3, 2017

At a Paris Boutique, a Mother-Daughter Team Survives and Thrives

In fashion, business is often a family affair. But even by that measure, Colette, the Paris-based concept store, is an exception. For most mothers and daughters, […]
March 1, 2017

Emmanuelle Khanh, Who Reinvigorated French Fashion, Dies at 79

Emmanuelle Khanh, who reinvigorated French fashion in the early 1960s with quirky, fluid clothes intended for young, active women, died on Feb. 17 at her home […]
August 3, 2016

On the Runway: Calvin Klein Names Its First Chief Creative Officer

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Calvin Klein named its first chief creative officer on Tuesday as the fashion industry’s extraordinary game of musical chairs at the […]
April 28, 2016

On the Runway: Assessing France’s Olympic Outfits by Lacoste

April 27, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY With only 100 days to go, the Olympic fashion unveil is picking up steam. First Australia revealed its […]