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Iconoclastic couturier and living legend, Azzedine Alaïa is currently the subject of a retrospective dedicated to his work, an exhibition that also marks the reopening of Paris’ pre-eminent fashion museum, the Musée Galliera.
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Royal? Yes. But forget that she’s the daughter of the ruler of Fujairah and judge Madiyah Al Sharqi on her talent alone.
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Article Image - Miracle Man
It’s hard to imagine that Bottega Veneta was on the brink of bankruptcy when Tomas Maier took over as creative director but during his thirteen years in charge, he hasn’t just created riches, he’s brought much needed respect back to the luxury goods label.
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Article Image - The Magic Touch
With the ‘Sartorial Touch’, Tod’s introduces a new customisable handmade shoe collection in exclusive leathers that allows you to literally leave your mark, or at least your initials, on your shoes.
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Article Image - Pushing the Limits
His bold designs have been worn by Lady Gaga, Madonna and have appeared in a Mugler collection and a Testino shoot. Assaad Awad’s kinky leather gear made his name but now he’s moving on to subtler things.
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Ever since Christian Grey showered his lover with gifts in E.L. James’ BDSM bestseller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, Agent Provocateur has become a household name. But behind the brand there is a man with much bigger things on his mind.
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Article Image - Sole Sister
Shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard is pioneering the way forward with a sole that might just change footwear, forever.
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Article Image - Tod’s World
During our visit to the Tod’s Brancadoro factory in the small Italian village of Cassette d’Ete, we discovered how the Italian shoe maker persuaded the world that leather shoes with gommino soles were chic.
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Article Image - Fresh Faces
When Sandra Ghattas decided to tap into what she calls ‘the Lebanese designers’ boom’, she didn’t expect that within a month, Beirut Designers’ Week, the country’s first such event, would be sold out.
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Article Image - Stitch by Stitch
A charitable organisation dedicated to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Palestinian embroidery, while also providing financial support for destitute refugee families in Lebanon, Inaash is run by a team of passionate volunteers.
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CL is a young South Korean singer making music the millennial way: with millions of followers on social media. But making it in the brick and mortar world has a whole different set of challenges.
Visa pour l'Image returns for a 29th time with all the best photojournalism from around the world. This year, some of the best works at the two-week festival in the South of France offer a timely reminder of the human cost of war in Iraq.
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