The price of platinum reached a record high point of 1 503,50 dollars an ounce on the Platinum and Palladium market here on Tuesday, December 18th, having breached 1,500 dollars for the first time late on Monday December 17th.
More than four years after their priceless garments were plundered in the looting that followed the US invasion, Iraq's premier dress designers are back in fashion -- of the ancient Mesopotamian variety.
Several clerics sitting as MPs in the Iranian parliament have criticised the Tehran police chief for showing excessive zeal by ordering a crackdown on women's high boots, a newspaper said on Wednesday, December 12th.
Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.
Isabella Blow, the idiosyncratic British fashion stylist known for her garish hats and red lipstick, killed herself by taking 20 times the fatal dose of weedkiller, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday, December 5th.
MUMBAI (Reuters) -India's software and real estate sectors could suffer from a rising rupee and slowdown in the West, but rural growth and infrastructure investment will power economic expansion of 10 percent over the next three years, a top DSP Merrill Lynch executive said on Wednesday.
Fair-trade and green-friendly goods are becoming increasingly popular with lovers of luxury, with distinctive products as much as politics driving demand, according to French fashion and consumer experts.
France's prestigious luxury fashion house Emanuel Ungaro is bringing in a 23-year-old Colombian-born Briton who works in the US to freshen up its women's collections, the company's chief executive said Friday, November 30th.