SALES AT HERMES

hermesCANAL-LUXE would make no sense if we did not keep you inform on private fashion events or offers going on in Paris. So how about we let you in on an ongoing sale for an iconic French brand that does not even hold sales in their local boutiques.

Armed with some patience and a reliable credit card, you might have the chance of acquiring “les carrés de soie” at half off and further discounts for the other collections. They restock items daily but the sale ends on Friday, 15 January, so head on over. Next time if you wish to receive the dates earlier, please register you on to the webzine Canal-Luxe. Doors open at Continue reading

ANDRE COURREGES DIED YESTERDAY

courregesFrench fashion designer Andre Courreges, symbol of a style revolution in the 1960s, has died at the age of 92, his company announced on Friday. Courreges, who stopped working in the 1990s, passed away on Thursday after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, the Courreges company said in a statement.

Courrèges was influenced by modern architecture, technology, new fabrics, and modernism and futurism in art and design. Several designers lay similar claim, including Coco Chanel, who worked with and knew many modern artists, and Mary Quant, whose career parallels those of Courrèges in some ways (both Courrèges and Mary Quant lay claim to the invention of the miniskirt). Continue reading

ANOREXIA PUNISHED

anorexiaLast Thursday French lawmakers adopted a bill forcing ultra-thin models to provide a doctor’s certificate confirming they are healthy and the magazines that Photoshop their silhouette to tag the images as “touched up”.

The bill stipulates that models must obtain a medical certificate stating that their health, “assessed in particular in terms of body mass index, is compatible with the practise of the (modelling) profession”.

Breaches of the law will be punishable by up to six months imprisonment and a fine of 75,000 euros ($82,000). Continue reading