The customers of traditional French fashion house Dior are typically female. But until now all head designers working here were men. Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to fill that position.
The House of Dior has named Maria Grazia Chiuri as its new creative director. The French fashion house hopes to replicate the sales success engineered by Chiuri for Italian label Valentino.
As New York Fashion Week kicks off, two luxury powerhouses are buckling down on unhealthy modeling practices. Their new charter requires medical certificates and lays out work restrictions for young adolescent models.
From see-through tops to transsexual models, Paris Fashion Week has taken a decidedly direct approach to gender issues featuring both daring debuts and tried classics.
Producer Janine Jackowski puts films by and about women to the fore. Including Maren Ade's prize-winning Toni Erdmann.
The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. The influential person had been closely linked with the institution.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Bauhaus is one of Germany's most successful cultural exports. But these days, 22 of the world's leading architecture offices are American, 17 British - and only three German.
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
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