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From Brooke Shields to Kendall Jenner, why Calvin Klein uses celebrity models to sell clothes

Francisco Costa, creative director of the American fashion label, says Calvin Klein himself began the use of actresses to raise its profile and sales, and sees the worth of dressing ‘really smart women’

5 Apr 2016 - 12:02AM

Francisco Costa, creative director of the American fashion label, says Calvin Klein himself began the use of actresses to raise its profile and sales, and sees the worth of dressing ‘really smart women’

From Brooke Shields to Kendall Jenner, why Calvin Klein uses celebrity models to sell clothes
Model and blogger Jeremy Wong shares his favourite books, films, websites and music
Decorator to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard on making small look big

Small flats can work provided you are inventive, the Los Angelese-based interior designer says. Colour is key, he says, and painting walls and ceiling all in one colour makes a place feel bigger.

4 Jun 2015 - 5:10PM

Small flats can work provided you are inventive, the Los Angelese-based interior designer says. Colour is key, he says, and painting walls and ceiling all in one colour makes a place feel bigger.

Decorator to the stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard on making small look big
Jimmy Choo ready to answer the siren call of China's mall owners

Fans are familiar with the legend of Jimmy Choo. He began as bespoke shoemaker in the East End of London in the early 1990s catering to celebrities, including Princess Diana. Choo opened his first shop in 1996 with Vogue's accessories editor Tamara Mellon. Soon after, his niece Sandra Choi came on board as creative director (a position she still holds). Choo left the company in 2001, and Mellon in 2011, but the company grew selling handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, belts, fragrances and men's shoes from 167 stores in 35 countries. Jimmy Choo PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2014, and is now valued at about £546 million (HK$6.6 billion).

1 Jul 2015 - 1:47PM

Fans are familiar with the legend of Jimmy Choo. He began as bespoke shoemaker in the East End of London in the early 1990s catering to celebrities, including Princess Diana. Choo opened his first shop in 1996 with Vogue's accessories editor Tamara Mellon. Soon after, his niece Sandra Choi came on board as creative director (a position she still holds). Choo left the company in 2001, and Mellon in 2011, but the company grew selling handbags, small leather goods, scarves, sunglasses, belts, fragrances and men's shoes from 167 stores in 35 countries. Jimmy Choo PLC listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2014, and is now valued at about £546 million (HK$6.6 billion).

Jimmy Choo ready to answer the siren call of China's mall owners
Italian label Valextra keeps it simple
Hollie Bonneville-Barden collection at De Beers Diamond is poetry in motion
Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin designs opulent home interiors

Aerin Lauder's interior design book Beauty at Home by Aerin Lauder peeks out from the corner of her hotel suite. With pages depicting chic living spaces, the patina of grandeur and old money is displayed in shades of blue and white in a book filled with grand interiors.

11 Jul 2014 - 12:09AM

Aerin Lauder's interior design book Beauty at Home by Aerin Lauder peeks out from the corner of her hotel suite. With pages depicting chic living spaces, the patina of grandeur and old money is displayed in shades of blue and white in a book filled with grand interiors.

Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin designs opulent home interiors
When Sridevi went back to Bollywood - exclusive 2012 interview with the superstar and her film industry fans

Fifteen years after she stepped out of the spotlight to focus on her family, Indian film star Sridevi, who died on February 24 2018, returned with a new movie.

1 Mar 2018 - 6:26PM

Fifteen years after she stepped out of the spotlight to focus on her family, Indian film star Sridevi, who died on February 24 2018, returned with a new movie.

When Sridevi went back to Bollywood - exclusive 2012 interview with the superstar and her film industry fans
Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan channels six centuries of musical heritage