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10 of the best new art exhibitions in Europe for autumn 2017

William Kentridge: Thick Time – Installations and Stagings, Salzburg<p>Get immersed in the imaginative work of South African artist William Kentridge at Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne. Featuring his multimedia, cinematic installations, with playful animation and tricksy, theatrical filming evocative of …

‘Broad City’ Season 4 Is Packed With Political Fashion

Expect plenty of Pussyhats — and, yes, that blue bandage dress.<p>Winter is coming for the women of <i>Broad City</i>. Comedy Central’s hit stoner sitcom returns this Wednesday for season 4, and for the first time, we’ll see Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) and Ilana (Ilana Glazer) take on the slushy, snowy streets of …

Broad City

Gucci Announces Collaboration With New York Icon Dapper Dan

EVER since Alessandro Michele took the reins of Gucci back in 2015, he has been an emphatic advocate for the power of collaboration, working with …

Hip Hop Culture

Rihanna and the Fashion X Games

A year ago Rihanna took her fashion line Fenty x Puma, only in its second season, to Paris — perhaps in search of some design legitimacy; perhaps because Puma is owned by Kering, which is based in the city; or perhaps because she’s Rihanna, and she can.<p>Whatever the reason, she had a surprisingly …

Gucci Is Now Collaborating With Dapper Dan

In fashion, the line between inspiration and appropriation is often a blurred one. In the case of Gucci and Dapper Dan, however, it's reached a rare amicable resolution. And it seems to be a win for all involved. The Harlem fashion icon, best known for remixing high-fashion pieces into new ones …

Gucci

21 things to smell before you die: the ultimate 'bucket whiff'

Following the opening of the Le Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris – “the first scent-centric attraction of its kind” – we take a sniff of some of the most distinctive scents around the world.<p><b>Which smells have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.</b><p>1. Roses in Morocco<p>Located about six hours’ …

12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

The luckiest person on Earth? Meet the man who films the world's most beautiful places for a living

Has 2017 already left you in need of a rapid escape to a tropical beach? For João Cajuda, jetting off to beautiful shores is just another day at the office. The Portuguese writer and videographer literally earns his keep by travelling to some of the world’s most beautiful places and shooting videos …

Social Media

The 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime

This weekend, architecture lovers across the city can enjoy free access to more than 800 of London's historic buildings as apart of the annual Open House London event.<p>A spiral stair no wider than your shoulders. A whispering gallery. A raven by Norman stone. When we are very young, we experience …

Travel like the Obamas: take a tour of Richard Branson's most luxurious retreats

The secret to a cheaper (and better) trip to Rome

I’ve been in Rome this week. It was a fascinating visit that was inspired by next month’s Michelangelo exhibition at the National Gallery and themed around the artist’s works, from the Sistine Chapel frescoes to lesser-known sculptures in different locations in the city. And being here has reminded …

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

City breaks with kids: Rome

The Eternal City may be stuffed with classical treasures, but it also has plenty to intrigue kids – who will love the ready availability of pizza and ice-cream<p>Rome offers several offbeat, not-too academic museums and art galleries. The Centrale Montemartini (€7,50, under-6s free) is always a hit …

A New Book Features Rarely Seen Photos of Audrey Hepburn

More than two decades after her death at the age of 63, Audrey Hepburn continues to be a subject of endless fascination. A new coffee table book, out today, celebrates her timeless style and features more than 200 rare images of the Hollywood screen legend like we’ve never seen her before. Written …

Making Gucci, McQueen and Saint Laurent sustainable

To call Marie-Claire Daveu impressive is an understatement. Over the last twenty years Daveu has earned three educational diplomas, acted as Technical Advisor to former French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and worked as French politician Nathalie Koscuisko-Morizet’s Chief of Staff. Then, in …

A documentary about Cara Delevingne is in the works

A documentary about Cara Delevingne is being made, reports <i>Variety</i>. Titled <i>The Cara Project</i>, the film will follow the stars journey from the world of modelling to that of acting.<p>While Delevingne has always spoken about her dream of being an actor, the two years have seen her career take off – she’s …

Fashion (UK)

Confirmed: Comme des Garçons is the subject of next Met show

Late on Friday, US <i>Vogue</i> announced what we all hoped to be true – the theme of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s next Costume Institute show will be the work of Comme des Garçons and Rei Kawakubo. Set to open on the 4th of May, it will mark only the second time the institution has paid tribute to a …

Chanel channels Che Guevara in new Cuba-inspired campaign

“This is all about my vision of Cuba. But of course, what do I know about Cuba? It is very childish, my idea,” said Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel’s Cruise 2017 show. Staged in its capital Havana in May, the show saw the inimitable designer reimagine the nation’s history and heritage through Che Guevara …

Cuba

Isa Genzken Is Deconstructing the Runway, and Rebuilding It In Strange New Ways

Toys, aircraft-window panels, and her own medical X-rays are just some of the materials that have tantalized the German artist Isa Genz­ken, whose inventive, mercurial output over the past 40 years continues to thwart attempts at categorization. Painting, assemblages, and skyscraper-like …

Art

Runway: The Spectacle of Fashion Is a Must-Read New Book for Fashion-Show Obsessives

We live in an Instagram-first world, and fashion has taken to the social media platform in a big way. But it wasn’t always so, and that’s why Alix Browne, the features director at <i>W</i> magazine, has put together a new book, <i>Runway: The Spectacle of Fashion</i>. Browne began attending fashion shows in the …

Should You Wear Makeup on a Plane?

Lesson one: Put down that heavy foundation.<p>Whether you like it or not, air travel attire has gone casual—everything from comfy chic to a 7.5-foot scarf. So with flights filled with sweatshirts, leggings, and sneakers, it’s easy to wonder if it’s time to pare down your beauty routine, too—especially …

Skin Care

Major Impressionist Art Collection Coming to Paris's Fondation Louis Vuitton

The only thing more interesting than the paintings are the story behind them.<p>One of the most important modern art collections in history is finally going to be on display in all its glory, after 119 years of being kept private, hidden, and scattered. At long last, a number pieces from Russian …

Art

HBO's 'Westworld' Filming Locations You Can Visit

We're a Game of Thrones–obsessed office, but while we wait impatiently for the next season, HBO's Westworld is sating our need for rough-and-tumble TV. Set in a futuristic park made to look like the wild west (and tended by android "hosts"), the show has caught our eye with its sweeping panoramas …

National Parks

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Budapest to Berlin: stranger on a train

Returning home from a beery few days in Budapest, Ed Cumming decided to try the train. Soon he was lost in Berlin<p>In early June, when everyone in Britain was arguing about Europe, I found myself in Budapest. I had fond memories of my only previous visit, in 2013, when I’d been there for a literary …

Wembley

European city tours with locals: five of the best websites and apps

Who better to explore a city with than an enthusiastic, knowledgeable local? Smartphone-based digital wizardry means finding the right guide or tour is now only a tap away<p>Who could resist spending two hours sampling Athenian street food with Dimitris, a “passionate arts and crafts lover” and “jolly …

Apps

12 Things to Ask For When You Check into Your Hotel Room

If the question of asking for an upgrade is the only thing running through your head at check-in time then you’re losing out. Hotels have plenty of …

Hospitality

Why You Should Visit Wroclaw—The Polish City You’ve Never Heard Of (And Probably Can’t Pronounce)

Wroclaw in the Silesia region of southwestern Poland was a hotbed of 1980s anti-Soviet resistance. It retains a proper rebellious streak. But that melds with a chill vibe befitting an ancient university town (the city has a population of approximately 635,000—135,000 of them students).<p>The city was, …