Dita von Teese, the raven-haired reincarnation of striptease artistes from 1940s America, is returning to one of the most famous nude revues in Paris, happy to be back in a city with a respect for her craft.
Footwear retailer Brown Shoe Co Inc (BWS.N) said it will cut jobs and close some stores as part of its cost-reduction initiatives, and expects annual savings of about $22 million, beginning in fiscal 2009.
Michelle Obama, hailed by many as America's new style icon, officially took her place on the world stage on Tuesday wearing an outfit in the nontraditional color of yellow and set fashionistas atwitter.
U.S. handbag maker Coach Inc reported lower quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by the slowdown in consumer spending that made the 2008 holiday season the retail industry's weakest in decades, and cut back on expansion plans.
Tandy Brands Accessories will slash about 17 percent of its salaried headcount as part of its cost-cutting efforts and realign its operations to focus on key products such as belts, small leather goods and gifts.
British luxury goods group Burberry (BRBY.L) beat third-quarter revenue forecasts, helped by heavy discounting, and said it would cut around 540 jobs in Britain and Spain to protect profit in tough trading conditions.
Italy's top designers are squabbling over a pair of padded trousers, with Giorgio Armani accusing Dolce & Gabbana of copying him and the duo in turn saying the doyen of fashion has nothing to teach them.
Luxury goods giant Richemont said Monday that demand fell "dramatically" during the final quarter of 2008, especially in the United States, in the toughest market conditions seen in the group's 20 year history.
Dolce and Gabbana's next advertising campaign is likely to offend with a portrayal of men praying, say the Italian designers who had to withdraw an advert two years ago when it was branded as humiliating women.