French fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent was one the most influential designers of his time. He redefined haute couture. A new museum in Paris is honoring his legacy, a second one will follow in Marrakesh.
As two museums celebrating the career of Yves Saint Laurent open, DW explores the great couturier's rivalry with another larger-than-life icon of fashion, the German designer Karl Lagerfeld.
He's been designing collections for Chanel for 30 years, photographing fashion, devising advertising campaigns and collecting masses of books. It's nearly impossible to capture icon Karl Lagerfeld in words.
Paris haute couture fashion week has kicked off with designs ranging from copper-frilled skirts to garbage bag gowns. The inclusion of ready-to-wear brands shows the high fashion event is broadening its horizons.
From Orientalism to colonialism and independence, the double auction draws on 120 years of African art, with more than 70 works up for bidding.
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