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Picasso trial: So how did French couple come by £50m art hoard?

Electrician and wife say they were given 271 paintings, collages and sketches as thank-you gifts but descendants of Pablo Picasso accuse them of fraudulently obtaining the haul<p>A retired odd job man and electrician and his wife stand trial on Tuesday, accused of illegally possessing 271 works by …

The Best Dressed at the 2015 BAFTA Awards:

Softcore Ruin Porn: Abandoned Buildings Made Sweet, Not Scary

“Ruin porn”–photographs of decrepit, abandoned buildings–has become an Internet trope so popular that behavioral scientists have investigated why we’re so obsessed with it. Those addicted to decay never face a shortage of haunted-looking abandoned house pictures around the web.<p>French photographer …

The Best Red-Carpet Trends from the 2015 Grammy Awards

We’re officially in the homestretch of awards season and today film and music shared a double bill. The British contingent represented at the BAFTA Awards in London with demure evening frocks and fanciful jewels, but where red-carpet wins are concerned, the night belonged to the Grammys.<p>Italian …

Red Carpet

Supermodels let loose: tales from the frontline of fashion

Working as Naomi Campbell’s agent earned Carole White no shortage of tasty anecdotes for her memoir. Here are seven of the best<p>Carole White, Naomi Campbell’s model agent immortalised in Channel 4 show The Model Agency, has written a memoir. Published on 12 February, Have I Said Too Much? tells the …

Karl Lagerfeld

Spring 2015 Couture’s Greatest Hits

24 Hotels With Spectacular Indoor Pools

Inspired by the ancient Roman baths, indoor swimming pools have become common hotel features, social hubs and even architectural wonders. Nowadays, …

Bon Voyage


Backstage Luxury Loft - Zermatt, Switzerland Just...

Just a short walk from Heinz Julens’ luxury hotel in Zermatt lies the architect’s newest project - an arty 5-bedroom loft with private cook/maids and …


Wow! Painting bought for $5,212 in 2013 sells for $5.2 million

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> An art enthusiast paid $5,212 in 2013 at a London auction for a painting of an 19th-century English landscape.<p>That price was well above Christie's auction house estimated value of $760 to $1,200.<p>This week, however, the painting's price jumped dramatically -- 1,000 times its …

Fine Art

Paris Haute Couture Spring 2015 Street Style

Shearling coats, monochromatic looks, and statement-making accessories reign supreme outside the couture shows in Paris. See the best street style from couture week here.

Valentino Spring 2015 Couture

The 10 Dresses from the Spring 2015 Couture Collection That Are Meant for Red Carpet Moments

The couture collections may be done for the season, but between benefit and awards season, there are plenty of red carpets calling out for smoldering sartorial situations. Here, we present ten options that we hope to see on chic celebs about town.<p>View all images of Red Carpet

Spring 2015 Couture’s Greatest Hits:

Valentino Spring 2015 Couture Runway

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Armani Privé Spring 2015 Couture Backstage

Haute Couture


Street Style: Spring 2015 Couture

Leave it to the fourth day of spring 2015 couture for outerwear that was neither drab nor sad but packed a powerful punch of pizzazz. Stylish coats came in all shapes and sizes, from highlighter yellow accents to buoyant yeti fur to canvas—replete with trippy illustrations. Here, see the top …

Street Style

Chanel Spring 2015 Couture Backstage

The ladies and gents outside the men’s shows in Paris know how to bundle up in style: Photo by Le 21ème.

Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture Backstage

A look backstage at the Christian Dior spring 2015 couture show.

Christian Dior

La Vue - Zermatt, Switzerland Overlooking...

<b>La Vue - Zermatt, Switzerland</b><p>Overlooking Zermatt, La Vue combines contemporary styling and supreme comfort with the authentic charm of an alpine …

A new 'human' piano is unveiled in Budapest

A ‘revolutionary’ piano, created by Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi, promises ‘sound beyond time’. What does that even mean?<p>Promotional websites are brilliant, aren’t they? With promises of a “revolutionary piano” and its strapline “Sound Beyond Time” (I have literally no idea what that means) …