We caught up with the 54-year-old designer for a free-wheeling conversation on becoming a couturier, dominating the red carpet, building a fashion empire and, above all, on what makes this unique fashion autodidact tick.
It was all about elegant modesty at the Fashion Forward Dubai, where shows by local designers provided insight into local modes, mores and moods. Albeit leavened with international creators at FFWD, which ended Sunday.
“Work, live, play, and now learn,” is the mantra of Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, the CEO of Dubai Design District, or D3, the setting for Fashion Forward Dubai, the biggest new fashion and design cluster in the world.
Place Vendôme is no longer just a square in Paris. Soon it will also be Place Vendôme, the most luxurious shopping destination in Qatar, the country with the highest per capita income on the planet, at $140,000 annually.
With a budget estimated at more than 10 billion euros, the redevelopment of the area around the old iconic Battersea Power Station on London’s left bank aims to transform the neighborhood through new housing, offices ...