The owner of Italian fashion designer Gianfranco Ferre turned in a 44 percent fall in first half operating profit on Wednesday August 27th , hit by adverse exchange rates and lower sales of the group's autumn/winter collections.
Billowy summer dresses pinned with gold shells and flared trousers from a bygone era of languid glamour dominated Gucci's pre-spring show at a 17th century hilltop villa in designer Frida Giannini's native Rome.
The U.S. military has had "very, very preliminary" discussions about what to do with its Guantanamo Bay naval base if and when it shuts the prison that has come to define the once-sleepy fuelling station, the base commander said on Wednesday.
By Deepa Babington FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters Life!) - New York-based designer Diane von Furstenberg sent models traipsing down a lush garden runway in breezy chiffon dresses and ruffled headbands to mark her first fashion show in her native Europe.