Coco Chanel's style epitomizes timeless elegance. In the 1920s, the French designer changed the world of fashion with her "little black dress". Even today, Chanel is still chic.
German designer Karl Lagerfeld's latest ready-to-wear show for Chanel has been condemned by environmental activists who believe it included ancient trees. The French luxury brand has promised to replant 100 new oaks.
Coco Chanel, Ernest Hemingway and the billionaire Rockefeller family were just some of many illustrous guests. The Ritz hotel in Paris has seen many of them. Now it is auctioning off many items that no longer have a place at the hotel.
Highlights from the first day of the high-profile haute couture week in Paris include spring and summer collections by Schiaparelli and Iris van Herpen.
The director of the German Film Museum, Ellen Harrington, has a particular connection to '2001, A Space Odyssey'. In an interview with DW, she talks about why she rented a whole cinema to see the film and why she still finds it so fascinating.
Kamila Shamsie's tale of family and faith in the modern world beat out five other contenders for the prestigious award. Shamsie thanked the award's founders for promoting women's voices in literature.
Acclaimed Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died. He guest-conducted for many major orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony.
Two years after The Floating Piers, landscape artist Christo is back with a 20-meter-high work, The Mastaba, made of thousands of oil barrels. Despite its size, it's not the most daring project in the artist's career.
So far, it has been difficult to get a hold of documents of the renowned composer. But that will be much easier after the Wagner National Archive has been digitized.
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