Dettori tests positive at Longchamp, faces drugs inquiry

Frankie Dettori wins the Gold Cip at Royal Ascot in Britain in June. Photo: EPA

Frankie Dettori, one of the outstanding jockeys of his generation, failed a drugs test when riding at Longchamp in France in September, his lawyer announced on Tuesday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Celebrity model Coco Rocha at Longchamp store opening

Gao Yuanyuan and Sophie Delafontaine

French fashion house Longchamp flew in top model Kate Moss when it opened its store in Central last year. For the grand opening of its flagship store on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, this Wednesday, celebrity model Coco Rocha was booked.

The model officiated at the store opening in the afternoon and was also at the party later in the evening.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:27pm

Top riders in two-horse race

Orfevre and Christophe Soumillon walk back to the stables after a final gallop in Lamorlaye, north of Paris. Photo: AFP

Racing's two most charismatic jockeys, Christophe Soumillon and Frankie Dettori, have had relatively low-key seasons but, at Longchamp today, they both have chances to turn their seasons round.

Soumillon, 31, and the Dettori, 10 years older, clash on the co-favourites in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which they have won five times between them.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:02am

Business model

Hongkongers love celebrities and over the years the city has welcomed big names including the likes of actress Angelina Jolie and fashion icons Donatella Versace and Giorgio Armani. But when fashionistas got wind that supermodel Kate Moss would be attending the Longchamp store opening recently, it created a frenzy.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Flagship launch brings out hipsters

Longchamp Asian flagship store opening party

Where: 8 Queen's Road Central

When: March 29

8 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Megawatt smiles from Kate Moss, but model is lost among the fashion groupies

About 1,000 guests flooded into the Longchamp store on Queen's Road Central on Tuesday, trying to catch a glimpse of supermodel Kate Moss.

Moss left town yesterday after a three-day trip for the opening of the French handbag brand's Asian flagship store. Longchamp has also employed her to design several lines of leather bags.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Out shopping

Winter warmers

Brunello Cucinelli is known for timeless cashmere pieces but its boots (above; HK$9,995) are just as stylish. Made from distressed leather, they feature cashmere trimmings and lining. The boots are available at Brunello Cucinelli, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2311 3068.

Mixed blessing

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Style bites

Golden opportunities in Central

14 May 2008 - 12:00am

Tune in

The fashion and music worlds have always been closely linked, with designers fitting out rock stars in their latest clothes. French accessories house Longchamp has taken a less travelled route with its latest collection, MG by Longchamp.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Role reversal

Inspired by its signature Le Pliage bag, accessories brand Longchamp has launched its debut collection of ready-to-wear clothing. This line of modern, feminine silhouettes includes separates such as trench coats, feminine cardigans, trim leather jackets and pleated skirts in neutral colours such as grey, black and white, combined with bright red, royal blue and metallic silver.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Bagging the fish

The inaugural Garden Foo bag collection made its debut at a show at the IFC's Atrium late last month. A collaboration between French brand Longchamp and London's Me Company, the colourful range was celebrated amid fresh peonies, Green Dragon cocktails and a mini pond, from which guests could scoop out their

own goldfish.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Luggage of love

Classic Longchamp Le Pliage suitcases and bags have been given a make-over by British artist Tracey Emin. The luggage label has collaborated with Emin to celebrate its 10th anniversary by creating a range of limited-edition pieces.

31 Oct 2004 - 12:00am