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The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

May 17–22

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Presenting the top stories of the past week in fashion, culture, media, beauty, lifestyle and events from the Middle East and the rest of the world

FASHION

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Sportswear with the most stylish application took centre stage in Monaco this week, where Nicolas Ghesquière showed his first ever Cruise collection for Louis Vuitton. Read the full story here

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As a fashion entrepreneur and consultant held in high regard to the style industry, Yasmin Sewell shared her insightful 'Buro Asks' answers exclusively with Buro 24/7 Middle East. Read the full story here. 

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Alexander Wang united Balenciaga's past and present with a special presentation in the Chinese capital of Beijing. Read the full story here 

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Oscar de la Renta unveiled his Cruise 2014/15 collection, offering up a colourful variety of styles, graphic prints and embroidery. Read the full story here. 

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Russian designer Vika Gazinskaya launched her 'Co-Lab' creations at & Other Stories in London, to high praise indeed. Read the full story here .

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Buro 24/7 Middle East sat down with Benjamin Comar, International Jewellery Director at Chanel, to discover more about its latest collection. Read the full story here. 

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Louis Vuitton unveiled its Cruise 2014/15 lookbook, shot by Juergen Teller. Read the full story here.

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Controversial photographer Tyler Shields pulled the ultimate in fashion stunts, as he unveiled his new photo shoot that involves an Hermès Birkin, an actress and alligator. Read the full story here. 

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It was reported that the Met Gala organisers are turning their attention to Asia for the famed Metropolitan Museum of Art's next exhibition theme. Read the full story here. 

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A year after completing its acquisition of Harry Winston, the Swatch Group is now looking to build the luxury diamond jewellery company into a billion-dollar brand. Read the full story here. 

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Dior Homme unveiled its new Autumn/Winter 14 lookbook. Read the full story here

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The CFDA announced its new award category that will see crowd-sourced results with its 'Instagrammer of the Year' award.  Read the full story here.

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The Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience second season dates were announced. Read the full story here.

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A special sale of Angelica Huston gowns at Decades was revealed, and included in the 150-piece collection is a Mollie Parnis gown Huston wore while attending the Cannes Film Festival with Jack Nicholson in 1974.  Read the full story here

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Up-and-coming model Mica Arganaraz posed in Prada for the brand's new advertising campaign, shot once again by Steven Meisel. Read the full story here.

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Following on from the success of brands such as Balenciaga, Burberry and Dior showing collections in China, quintessential Parisian label Céline has followed suit. Read the full story here.

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The fun-loving designer, Ashish whose signature sporty chic designs include tons of sequins and glamour, unveiled his latest collection for high-street giant, Topshop. Read the full story here. 

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It was revealed that Chanel will open a store in Aspen this summer for just ten days, located at the Casa Tua eatery and private club.  Read the full story here. 

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On Monday, the Region of Tuscany signed an agreement with Prada for the creation of a new connecting road in the Arezzo area, set to be completed by 2017. Read the full story here.

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23-year-old Rita Ora confirmed a collaboration with Adidas via Instagram. Read the full story here.  

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67-year-old style and music icon Marianne Faithfull is the latest model to pose in front of the camera for Saint Laurent's creative director Hedi Slimane. Read the full story here

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LIFESTYLE

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Emaar Properties and Dubai Municipality announced plans to develop a mixed-used beachfront lifestyle development in Al Mamzar, Dubai. Read the full story here.

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Christie's Geneva event set world auction record with Winston Blue diamond.  Read the full story here.

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President Obama spoke at the opening of 9/11 Museum in New York.  Read the full story here.

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An innovative building design was constructed in China, in the shape of a huge traditional teapot. Read the full story here. 

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Smart streets and solar powered roadways could be coming to a city near you via new technology. Read the full story here.

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New York restaurant Junoon, which has held a Michelin star since opening in 2011, is now set to open its second location in the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai later this year. Read the full story here.

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After much anticipation, New York City's famous and award-winning Clinton Street Baking Company opened its doors in the Burj Views, Downtown Dubai. Read the full story here

 

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All eyes were on the French Riviera this month as Hollywood celebrities and international movie stars hit the red carpet in Cannes, and now, the new Silencio nightclub which has popped up to welcome them on the Cote d'Azur. Read the full story here.

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As voted by the readers of Ultratravel, The Telegraph has announced the winners and runners-up of 20 different luxury travel categories. Read the full story here.

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If you have ever wondered what Dubai looks like from above, a new video taken by a Team BlackSheep drone helps reveal it, as the device captures breath-taking aerial footage of the city. Read the full story here.

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It was revealed that Apple's brand value has fallen by 20% in the past year to just under $148billion, leaving the number one position it has held for three years to internet giant, Google. Read the full story here

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CULTURE

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Michael Jackon and Justin Timberlake's revealed a new music video.  Read the full story here.

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Buro 24/7 Middle East conducted an exclusive interview with Sultan Al-Qassemi. Read the full story here.

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The Carters released a star-studded trailer for 'RUN', a film based off their upcoming tour and 2013 collaboration 'Part II (On the Run)'. Read the full story here.

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The first full-length trailer for 'Interstellar' was released, a brand new adventure from 'Inception' and 'The Dark Knight' trilogy director Christopher Nolan. Read the full story here.

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Michael Jackson returned as a hologram at the Billboard Music Awards. Read the full story here

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A new exhibition showcasing famed photographer Mario Testino's eclectic artistic tastes in Turin, Italy – titled 'Somos Libres', meaning "we are free" opened. Read the full story here. 

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Giorgio Armani and director Jiang Wen celebrated their new joint film 'Gone With the Bullets' at a party during the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival. Read the full story here. 

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Banks debuted a new song titled 'Drowning'. Read the full story here. 

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Following an exciting discovery of some of his 'lost' work, a dedicated Andy Warhol museum is said to be launching in New York in the future. Read the full story here.

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This week, 20th Century Fox released the official trailer for the upcoming film, 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', shot by 'X-Men: First Class' and 'Kick-Ass' director Matthew Vaughn. Read the full story here

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Ryan Gosling released a teaser trailer for his directorial debut 'Lost River', which premiered this week at the Cannes Film Festival. Read the full story here

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From Blake Lively's stunning monochrome red-carpet moment in Gucci, to Lily Allen's knees en route to Chanel's Vanity Fair bash, Buro 24/7 shared the best Instagram posts from the A-List this past week. Read the full story here

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TECHNOLOGY 

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Adding to their unique range of compact cameras, Japanese brand Nikon introduced two new cameras to its 1-series camera system - the J4 and the S2. Read the full story here

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After the global success of the dating app Tinder, development agency Nodes announced its new project 'Networkr' - a professional networking app. Read the full story here

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Microsoft revealed the new Surface Pro 3, designed as a tablet which can fully replace your laptop. Read the full story here

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Developer Bradley Griffith unveiled 'Silicon Feelings' - a website which shows emojis people are tweeting all over the world, in real-time. Read the full story here

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MEDIA

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This week the 26th annual 'Sunday Times Rich List' was revealed, profiling the 1,000 richest individuals and families in the UK and the wealthiest 250 in Ireland. Read the full story here.

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The Dallas-based department store Neiman Marcus, popular throughout the world via its online store, launched its web presence in Arabic. Read the full story here.

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Pharrell teamed up with comedian Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island comedy team to feature in a humorous 'ode to hugs'. Read the full story here

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There was a media frezy as it was revealed that The Warner Brothers Music Group are facing a major lawsuit as 3,000 former interns file legal complaints. Read the full story here

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BEAUTY

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Set to launch in September in select markets with a campaign shot by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Charlotte Casiraghi has become the latest face for Gucci Cosmetics. Read the full story here.

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Buro went behind the scenes at Dior's recent Cruise 2014/15 show in Brooklyn, New York, where Creative and Image Director Peter Philips made his debut for the brand. Read the full story here. 

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Alexa Chung was revealed as the face of Nails Inc. Read the full story here. 

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Burberry announced that it plans to launch a skincare line next year. Read the full story here.

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EVENTS

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'Saint Laurent' and 'The Prophet' premiered with red carpet events at the Cannes Film Festival. Read the full story here.

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Inspired by the iconic Russian dolls, matryoshka, Natasha Zinko's new capsule collection landed in Brown's Focus, London. Read the full story here.

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On Sunday, the Cannes Film Festival premiered Alice Rohrwacher's 'Le Meraviglie' (The Wonders), starring Italian beauty and D&G model Monica Bellucci. Read the full story here. 

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A set of dramatic looks hit the red carpet on Wednesday in Cannes, for the highly anticipated premiere of 'Two Days, One Night' by the Dardenne brothers. Read the full story here.

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The A-list joined Karl Lagerfeld for a glamorous fête in France this week, as Chanel joined forces with 'Vanity Fair' for a dinner on the seafront. Read the full story here

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The stars came out onto the red carpet in Cannes to view the new drama film by Michel Hazanavicius, 'The Search'. Read the full story here

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De Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi once again proved to be the life of the party, throwing his famous soiree at this year's Cannes Film Festival, drawing in actors, models and designers. Read the full story here

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Gemme Couture held a private sales event this week in Bahrain, hosted by The Overdressed at the Tea Garden in Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa. Read the full story here

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'All About Women' celebrated everything that is Hermès and the fairer species this week, as the brand took a carnival to Wall Street. Read the full story here

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CARS AND BIKES

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Bentley released a short documentary filmed solely on an Apple iPhone 5S and edited in the back of a Bentley Mulsanne using an iPad Air. Read the full story here.

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A mountain bike has been created for the most glamorous of adventurers, and is being cited as 'the most expensive mountain bike ever made'. Read the full story here. 

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Spanish motorcycle maker Bultaco announced plans to build an electric motorcycle more than three decades after the original company ceased trading. Read the full story here

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