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Inside The New Waldorf Astoria Washington DC, The Former Trump International

The nation’s Capital has a new Waldorf Astoria and it’s every bit of luxury that guests would hope for. Set on Pennsylvania Avenue, a few blocks away from the White House and located in the Old Post Office and Clock Tower Building, it’s central and historic — one of the reasons why Hilton decided to […]

Why Montenegro Is a Mediterranean Haven for Stars

Decades after the wars that ravaged the former Yugoslavia, the Balkan country of Montenegro is now a top tourist destination, which some have called the “Monte Carlo of the Adriatic.” It’s there you’ll find luxe getaway resorts like the Regent Porto Montenegro in Tivat, Nikki Beach Hotel & Beach Club in Radovići, the One&Only Portonovi, […]

Cannes: amfAR’s Star-Studded Gala Honors Robert De Niro, Raises Millions

The amfAR gala, the social and celebrity highlight of every Cannes Film Festival, returned in all its pre-COVID glory Thursday night. With all pandemic restrictions lifted in France ahead of this year’s festival, the charity event from the foundation for AIDS Research could again pull out all the stops in a glitzy and star-studded evening. […]

Cannes: Sabrina Elba, Jasmine Tookes and More Stars Stun in Tony Ward Couture

Lebanese couture designer Tony Ward, who has been called the “Architect of Detail,” hits a major milestone this year as the fashion house, started by his father Elie, celebrates its 70-year anniversary in 2022. This moment also marks 25 years since Tony launched his own label within the company. “25 years is a lot but […]

LoveShackFancy’s Founder on Building Her Fairy-Tale Brand and Binge-Watching ‘Bridgerton’

Florals, pinks, pastels, ruffles and Bridgerton-esque vibes all describe American fashion brand LoveShackFancy. With a hint of a bygone era, its founder Rebecca Hessel Cohen has been able to create a brand of attractive silhouettes, with a sartorial story of whimsical hand-dyed fabrics. But more than just a fashion brand, she has created a culture […]

Niv Sultan Hits Paris Fashion Week and Talks ‘Tehran’ Season 2: “The Danger is Way Bigger”

In person, Israeli actress Niv Sultan is not anything like her character Tamar Rabinyan on the Apple TV+ series Tehran. She’s delightful, a contrast to her tough Mossad computer hacker agent character on the show. Catching up amid Paris’ most recent fashion week, Sultan opened up about breaking into acting, attending her first Paris Fashion […]

Inside the Givenchy and VTMNTS Runway Shows at Paris Fashion Week

Givenchy unveiled its newest collection from Paris’ La Défense Arena on Sunday night. Creative director Matthew M. Williams made it a show of menswear and womenswear combined with strong feminine silhouettes and a nod to American Parisian influences. In his second runway show for Givenchy, the American designer seems to have found his footing with the […]

Maluma on His “Very Self-Centered” ‘Marry Me’ Character, Fashion Line and Hennessy Collaboration

Juan Luis Londoño is one of Latin music’s top singers, known around the world as Maluma. His chart-topping songs have a smooth reggaetón sound. He’s sold over 18 million records and his Papi Juancho world tour continues this year. He can now add feature film actor to his pop culture resume. Marry Me — his […]

Alicia Keys on Her New Double Album ‘Keys,’ Unveiled at Dubai’s Expo 2020

In September, Expo 2020 kicked off in Dubai, and over the last three months, 192 countries have brought in top music and theater names to perform, as well as science and engineering experts to sit on panels and give speeches. Initially supposed to take place Oct. 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021, Expo 2020 was […]

The Spa Town Where Victoria Beckham Goes for Her “Annual Check-Up”

From Marlene Dietrich to Victoria Beckham, stars have long gone to Germany’s southwestern spa town of Baden-Baden for getaways. In a recent Instagram post, Beckham wrote that she and husband David Beckham were in the city in this fall “having our annual check-ups, MRIs … gosh checking literally everything. It is absolutely incredible.” Other visitors […]

Chanel Shows Its Cruise 2021-22 Collection Live From Dubai

In a live show presented in Dubai, Chanel hosted its Cruise 2021/22 collection last night under starry humid skies. It was the house’s first physical cruise show since the pandemic hit and around a thousand people attended a COVID-controlled environment in Dubai’s Harbour Creek overlooking the city’s downtown skyline. The collection debut in Dubai was […]

Paris Fashion Week: 44 Luxury Brands Design Looks to Honor Alber Elbaz

AZ Factory closed out the whole Spring-Summer 2022 season for Paris Fashion Week, with fans packed into the Carreau du Temple to honor renowned designer Alber Elbaz, who shockingly died at the age of 59 from COVID-19 in April of this year. It was only in January that Albaz launched his brand, AZ Factory. Some […]