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Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer, dies aged 98 – CNN

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter. “The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected …

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, who created his label in Paris in the 1970s, died on Sunday, the brand that still carries his name said. Aged 81, Takada died of complications linked to COVID-19 at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western …

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S. T. Dupont Celebrates 145 Years With New Luxury Collections – Forbes

S. T. Dupont is celebrating its 145th anniversary this year, and some fascinating new products are making their debut in recognition of this milestone, including the Conquest of the Wild West shown here. Founded by Simon Tissot-Dupont—hence the “S. T.” in the brand name—the company is known for such luxury items as lighters, pens and other …

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Google has built a stunning, searchable archive of 3,000 years of world fashion | Quartz

Google’s latest project may be the most widely accessible and comprehensive fashion collection on the planet. All you need to view it is an internet connection. “We Wear Culture” is a collaboration between Google and more than 180 museums, schools, fashion institutions, and other organizations from all parts of the globe. It’s part of Google’s …

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Anura Rafael Write Time – The 245’000 CHF Wristwatch That Transforms Into A Fountain Pen – Oracle Time

This luxurious limited-edition writing instrument-cum-timepiece combines the art of calligraphy with the art of watchmaking. The unusual creation is the brainchild of watchmaking engineer Anura Rafael, who has for over 15 years worked on numerous horological projects for some of the world’s best-known brands. The “Write Time” is Anura’s first creation since launching his new brand, under …

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