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Hubert de Givenchy, maker of style icons, dies aged 91 | Fashion

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer whose understated style represented a golden age of elegance, has died aged 91. Givenchy dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and is famous for the “little black dress”. He died at the Renaissance chateau near Paris that he shared

Chanel’s enchanted forest show angers environmentalists | Fashion

The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has been criticised by environmentalists after reportedly chopping down several old oak and poplar trees for his Chanel catwalk show. Campaigners said the grand couturier’s attempt to present Chanel’s green credentials had badly backfired and revealed the fashion house was “completely divorced

Paris: legal reverse for car-free promenade by Seine | World news

When pedestrians reclaimed a stretch of once traffic-clogged dual carriageway on Paris’s right bank a year-and-a-half ago, it was a symbol of the leftwing mayor’s anti-pollution fight to push cars out of the French capital. But a court ruling has raised the spectre of traffic potentially being

World weatherwatch: from drifts in Paris to drought in Cape Town | News

Natural disasters and extreme weather The French capital’s heaviest snowfall since 1987 caused major disruption, even closing the Eiffel Tower for days Skiing in Paris near the Eiffel Tower, which had to shut because it was structurally risky to salt the walkways. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty ImagesSix inches (15cm)

Swollen Seine peaks in Paris | World news

City faces lengthy cleanup as water reaches 5.84 metres, just shy of levels seen in 2016 The Vigicrues flooding agency said the river would stay at its high level throughout Monday. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/ReutersThe swollen Seine has peaked at more than four metres above its normal level,