Paris Fashion Week 2021 Returns, Making The Case For In-Person Haute Couture

Paris Fashion Week 2021 Returns, Making The Case For In-Person Haute Couture

A model walks the runway during the Zuhair Murad Couture Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 7, 2021.Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For over a year and a half, the global fashion industry — and haute couture in particular — has struggled without live fashion and film red carpet events. This week, haute couture designers gathered in Paris to show their new collections. Designers, buyers and the international press assembled to see the 33 brands showing their collections on the runway. Some houses opted for…

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American Vice President Kamala Harris’ daughter Ella Emhoff walks the ramp at Paris Fashion Week

American Vice President Kamala Harris’ daughter Ella Emhoff walks the ramp at Paris Fashion Week

Ella Emhoff, the 22-year-old stepdaughter to Vice President Kamala Harris, made her Paris Fashion Week debut walking the runway for Balenciaga. After making waves at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Emhoff took things international to Paris on Wednesday for Balenciaga couture’s Fall/Winter 2021/2022 show. She sported a black suit with an oversized matching shawl, complete with pointed black boots, a sleek bun and glasses. “truly amazing </3,” Emhoff wrote on Instagram of her experience, expressing gratitude to the fashion house for inviting her to join. Emhoff is the…

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French lawmakers approve bill to tackle fourth wave of coronavirus

French lawmakers approve bill to tackle fourth wave of coronavirus

PARIS, July 26 – The French parliament on Monday approved a bill which will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers as well as require a bolstered health pass in a wide array of social venues as France battles with a fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Visitors heading to museums, cinemas or swimming pools in France are already denied entry if they cannot produce a pass showing that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a recent negative test. The pass has been required for large-scale festivals or…

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Putin says Russian navy can carry out ‘unpreventable strike’ if needed

Putin says Russian navy can carry out ‘unpreventable strike’ if needed

MOSCOW, July 25 – The Russian navy can detect any enemy and launch an “unpreventable strike” if needed, President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday, weeks after a UK warship angered Moscow by passing the Crimea peninsula. “We are capable of detecting any underwater, above-water, airborne enemy and, if required, carry out an unpreventable strike against it,” Putin said speaking at a navy day parade in St Petersburg. Putin’s words follow an incident in the Black Sea in June when Russia said it had fired warning shots and dropped bombs in…

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England will soon abandon almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Will this action boomerang like The Netherlands ?

England will soon abandon almost all Covid-19 restrictions. Will this action boomerang like The Netherlands ?

On Monday, England will do away with all of its legal coronavirus restrictions in what many people have dubbed “Freedom Day”. Masks will no longer be compulsory indoors, social distancing will be abolished and more than six people will be allowed to mix inside homes for the first time since September last year. But with 50,000 new COVID-19 cases per day occurring in the United Kingdom currently – the highest numbers since Britain’s third wave in January – is this the right time to be doing it? Prime Minister Boris…

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Dutch coronavirus average hits two-week low, but Covid hospital total still rising

Dutch coronavirus average hits two-week low, but Covid hospital total still rising

The moving average for new daily coronavirus infections in the Netherlands fell below seven thousand for the first time in two weeks. At the same time, the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients rose for the twelfth straight day, with three consecutive days where over 80 new patients were admitted into care. New data from the RIVM showed that another 4,665 people tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection, a figure which has not below five thousand since July 7. That pushed the seven-day moving average down 11 percent in a…

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EU sends four fire-fighting planes to tame Sardinia fires

EU sends four fire-fighting planes to tame Sardinia fires

BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – The European Union is sending four forest firefighting planes to Sardinia in response to a request from Italy to help tame fires that have swept across parts of the island, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of people. Two of the Canadair planes, amphibious planes used to pick up water to drop on fires, are provided by France from the European Civil Protection Pool and two by Greece from the resources of the rescEU programme, the European Commission said. Seven Canadair aircraft were already at work…

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“Spain is a safe tourism destination”: Tourism Minister Of Spain

“Spain is a safe tourism destination”: Tourism Minister Of Spain

MADRID, July 9 – Spain is a safe destination for tourists even though COVID-19 cases are rising, Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Friday, citing its vaccination programme and the number of hospitalized patients being kept under control. “Governments must not raise alarms,” she said in an interview with RNE radio station. “We cannot measure the epidemiological situation only based on cumulated incidence,” she said. Maroto’s comments come after French Junior European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune advised French people on Thursday to avoid Spain and Portugal for their summer holidays.

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Coronavirus risk level in several Dutch regions could be downgraded next week

Coronavirus risk level in several Dutch regions could be downgraded next week

The number of people diagnosed as being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has fallen acutely over the last five days, and the drop could be enough to reduce the warning levels in over a half-dozen regions of the Netherlands. Domestic authorities divide the country into 25 different security regions. This past Wednesday, the Dutch government categorized 23 of them at the “Severe” risk level, the worst of four. The other two, Drenthe and Zeeland, were categorized at the second-highest level, “Serious”. The risk levels are assessed based on number of…

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Germany tightens rules for unvaccinated travellers from Spain, Netherlands

Germany tightens rules for unvaccinated travellers from Spain, Netherlands

BERLIN, July 23 (Reuters) – Germany is classifying Spain and the Netherlands as areas with a high incidence of coronavirus, which means that unvaccinated travellers returning from those countries will have to quarantine for at least five days. The move coincides with the summer school break in Germany, when many families vacation on the sunny Mediterranean beaches of Spain or the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. While nearly half of Germans are exempt from the quarantine rules because they have had two COVID-19 shots, only about 2% of those…

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