Miss France wins Miss Universe crown

A 24-year-old woman from Paris won the Miss Universe crown on Monday, in a three-hour show in the Philippine capital that focused on diversity and overcoming life struggles, besting 85 hopefuls from all over the world. Iris Mittenaere, who is pursuing a degree in dental surgery, won the 65th edition of the annual competition hosted for the third time by the Philippines. “I was very surprised I won, I feel blessed,” said Mittenaere, who had been described on the Miss Universe website as hoping “to advocate for dental and oral hygiene” if she won.

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Valentino showcases ethereal haute couture collection in Paris

By Miranda Alexander-Webber PARIS (Reuters) – Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased his debut solo haute couture collection in Paris on Wednesday, presenting an ethereal spring/summer 2017 line. It is the first time Piccioli has designed the haute couture collection on his own, after his former creative partner Maria Grazia Chiuri became Dior's first female creative director. Chiuri debuted her Dior haute couture line in Paris on Monday.

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Down-and-out chic makes the Paris haute couture catwalk

Paris fashion can't get enough of its new enfant terrible Demna Gvasalia, whose rebel Vetements label has been ridiculing its conventions for the last two years. The post-Brexit down-and-out Europe look was one of a parade of Paris stereotypes Gvasalia — tongue very much in cheek — sent down the escalators of the Pompidou Centre art gallery. Down the runway came the ferociously snooty fur-coated upper class matron, black bouncer, German tourist in see-through rain mack and shorts with brown socks and trainers, the office worker in ill-matched suit and anorak as well as the Filipina nanny in her Sunday best knock-off Chanel suit.

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Paris Fashion sparkles in Chanel’s hall of mirrors

By Johnny Cotton PARIS (Reuters) – Paris sparkled under Chanel's stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. With a reflective runway and mirrored pillars topped with white lilies, Paris's fashion pack could see themselves and enjoy designer Karl Lagerfeld's creations from all angles. Model and Chanel muse Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, closed the show in a dusky pink gown, its bouncing ruffles tumbling to the floor.

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French lingerie show says knickers to Victoria’s Secret

It wasn't exactly brassieres at dawn, but the French lingerie industry was not going to take a provocation from Victoria's Secret lying down. The brash US lingerie label flew a jet full of supermodels into Paris in November for its annual Las Vegas-style fashion show, seeking to build a bridgehead into the lucrative European market. The French resistance snapped into action with a rival show called “Lingerie, Mon Amour” (Lingerie, My Love) late on Sunday as Paris haute couture week began.

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Sons and daughters of stars are fashion’s new royalty

From Lily-Rose Depp and Will Smith's daughter Willow — the faces of Chanel — to the Beckham boys and Sylvester Stallone's two daughters modelling for Dolce & Gabbana, celebrity offspring are luxury labels' new not-so-secret weapon. With their huge followings on social media and instant name-recognition, these millennials born in the limelight have become the perfect avatars for advertising campaigns. British actor Jude Law's daughter Iris is the new face of Burberry having followed her brother Rafferty in modelling, while the daughters of singer Lionel Richie, Cindy Crawford and even Bob Dylan's grandson have all embarked on catwalk careers.

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Dior blasts sweatshirt culture in rave Paris show

Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women models turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks. With so-called co-ed shows with both male and female models almost becoming the rule for men's fashion weeks — the reverse rarely applies — Dior's Kris Van Assche cried halt. Called “Hardior”, a play on the hardcore ravers that inspired him and the storied brand's handmade traditions, Van Assche's autumn-winter collection married classic super-tailored black Dior jackets with short, ankle length trousers.

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Exclusive: Lingerie maker Victoria’s Secret looks to uncover supply chain issues

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret, famed for its racy bras and thongs, has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining the ranks of fashion companies addressing human rights and deforestation, its parent company said. In a new policy statement, parent company L Brands said it aimed to eliminate sources of wood pulp, used to make rayon, viscose and modal, that contribute to rainforest destruction or violate the rights of local people. L Brands is the latest in a growing number of U.S. fashion companies to commit to investigate its supply chain for products from destructive regions and stop using those sources by the end of 2017, according to Rainforest Action Network (RAN).

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Paris fashion embraces nature and its inner country bumpkin

Some of the coolest names in street fashion went into the woods in their Paris menswear shows Thursday, and their millennial customers are in for a big surprise. Throw off your gritty urban rat race uniforms, they pleaded, and embrace nature and your inner country bumpkin. Off-White designer Virgil Abloh — Kanye West's fashion guru no less — urged his fans to “change our consciousness… and start seeing things” as he sent his models through a winter birch forest.

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Louis Vuitton unveils Supreme collaboration at Paris Fashion Week

Louis Vuitton unveiled its accessories collaboration with fashion brand Supreme at Paris Fashion Week on Thursday. The French house teamed up with the skatewear brand on a series of bags that it incorporated into its menswear Autumn / Winter 2017 collection. The six-piece collection, according to WWD, includes fanny pack, backpack, holdall and messenger bag styles, all decorated with the sport brand's logo.

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