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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

April 27–May 1


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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|| It was announced that a new exhibition celebrating the life and career of Lee Alexander McQueen will open at the V&A in London next month. Read the full story here ||

|| Pitti Uomo revealed that Z Zegna will be the special guest of the 86th edition of the menswear trade show. Read the full story here ||

|| Emporio Armani released an exclusive watch for the UAE. Read the full story here ||

|| Miroslava Duma joined the Born Free charity initiative. Read the full story here ||

|| Nicolas Ghesquiére joined the world of Instagram. Read the full story here ||

|| Charlotte Olympia opened first stand-alone store in Asia. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 Interviewed Alessandra Rich at her London studio. Read the full story here ||

|| Kenta Matsushige was awarded Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography Prize. Read the full story here ||

|| We took a first look at Guiseppe Zanotti's all-gold anniversary collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Hollywood sweetheart Lupita Nyong'o starred in Miu Miu's latest eyewear campaign video, with a fantastical look at her imaginary bedroom. Read the full story here ||

|| Rodolfo Paglialunga was named Jil Sander creative director. Read the full story here ||

|| Suzy Menkes posted a personal farewell to The Internation New York Times. Read the full story here ||

|| The first full images of Kristen Stewart's new campaign for Chanel were revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| Swarovski and the Austrian Space Forum unveiled the Tiuterra Crystal. Read the full story here ||

|| Kate Moss launched her Topshop collection in London. Read the full story here ||

|| Attention surrounding Lupita Nyong'o seems to simply grow and grow, as it was announced that she will present a CFDA award. Read the full story here ||

|| The innovative mind of Miuccia Prada is being laid bare at Harrods with a vast exhibition dedicated to the designer. Read the full story here ||

|| Natasha Zinko presented her Autumn/Winter collection to the world - full of unusual silhouettes and weightless fabric. Read the full story here ||

|| Karl Lagerfeld is set to open a network of boutiques for his signature brand around the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| First look: John Galliano Spring/Summer 14 lookbook. Read the full story here ||

|| Dolce and Gabbana were found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to jail time. Read the full story here ||

|| Victoria and Albert Museum announced they are to open a wedding dress exhibit this month. Read the full story here ||

|| Fendi launched a new charitable project for its London flagship. Read the full story here ||

|| Roland Mouret announced its moving its 2015 Cruise Collection to London. Read the full story here ||

 

LIFESTYLE 

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|| Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the luxury hotel chain co-owned by Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed, has introduced the hospitality sector's first branded private jet experience. Read the full story here ||

|| We found out why going 'raw' is the ultimate diet from the Dubai-based Comptoir 102 duo. Read the full story here ||

|| Heatherwick Studio unveiled images of Al Fayah Park, a proposed 125,000 square metre public space in Abu Dhabi that will begin construction by the end of this year. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Dubai's Burj Al Arab is set to host helipad weddings. Read the full story here ||

|| Qatar was named the most technology friendly country in the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| The refurbished Hôtel Vernet by François Champsaur in Paris was revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| Gucci announced it was to create its own garden for Chelsea Flower Show. Read the full story here ||

|| The UAE ranked number one globally for treating women with respect. Read the full story here ||

|| Rumours circulated that Amazon could be about to launch its own shipping network. Read the full story here ||

|| A senior official announced the construction of Dubai's Expo 2020 site will be completed by October 2019, in a new report on preparations for the prestigious event. Read the full story here ||

|| A luxury private island estate in Connecticut went on sale. Read the full story here ||

|| Doha's new airport welcomed inaugural flight and works of art. Read the full story here ||

|| Virgin Atlantic's Richard Branson showed his support for this year's UAE's global environment award. Read the full story here ||

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Apple revealed its design for patent head-mounted display. Read the full story here ||

|| A new MacBook Air was launched to the Apple family. Read the full story here ||

|| A new piece of technology debuted that predicts how popular an Instagram post will be. Read the full story here ||

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| France announced its gone green for the World Expo 2015. Read the full story here ||

|| Shigeru Ban conceived a temporary 'paper log house' for victims of the Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) which hit the Philippines in November 2013. Read the full story here || 

 

FILM AND THEATRE

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 || Rumours circulated that Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong'o could star in The Jungle Book remake. Read the full story here ||

|| The trailer for Boyhood, a film that took 12 years to make, was released. Read the full story here ||

|| The Cannes film festival unveiled its 2014 jury. Read the full story here ||

|| According to a source, Steven Spielberg has been tapped to direct a live-action adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl children's book The BFG. Read the full story here ||

 

MUSIC

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|| Never one to shy away from controversy, Lily Allen released her new track Sheezus, from

her upcoming album of the same name. Read the full story here ||

|| Beyonce and Jay Z announced On the Run joint tour. Read the full story here ||

|| Mysterious singer-songwriter/producer, BOOTS, who worked heavily on Beyonce's eponymous album, has now released a new song featuring the singer herself titled Dream. Read the full story here ||

 

ARTS

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|| Artist Daniel Arsham created full mould of Pharrell Williams. Read the full story here ||

|| In 1975, renowned Spanish artist Salvador Dali contributed 10 illustrations to a limited edition of Romeo and Juliet published by Rizzoli, which were revealed by a gallery in the US. Read the full story here ||

|| Tashkeel launched New Media Artist Residency in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Seven Banksy artworks were removed from public walls and are for sale at the Me London Hotel. Read the full story here ||

|| The Andy Warhol Museum announced that it had recovered a set of artwork that the pop artist created on the Commodore Amiga home computer that he was promoting for its 1985 campaign. Read the full story here ||

 

CULTURE

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|| Buro 24/7 Middle East interviewed the exciting new digital art platform - Emergeast. Read the full story here ||

|| Prada announced it is on the hunt for fresh creative talent, with a competition open to all young writers worldwide until June 11. Read the full story here ||

|| The Gap announced it's set to collaborate with Visionaire magazine once again, this time in New York and London respectively. Read the full story here ||

|| The sad news was announced that actor Bob Hoskins passed away peacefully at hospital in England. Read the full story here ||

|| Californian film maker and photographer Michael Shainblum offered a breathtaking look at the beautiful contrast of the city of Doha in Qatar. Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

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|| Rumours circulated that French Vogue's long-time fashion and market editor is set to join the creative team at Maje. Read the full story here ||

|| New research revealed Chinese online shopping habits. Read the full story here ||

|| A new report estimated that 2,256 Emirati students studying in American universities and colleges contributed $66,058,000 to the US economy during 2012-2013. Read the full story here ||

|| The Business of Fashion launched BoF Careers. Read the full story here ||

|| The New York Times began its new video strategy. Read the full story here ||

|| Real estate firm Unibail-Rodamco announced that it has agreed to sell its 7.25% stake in France's oldest property company to Qatar Holdings. Read the full story here ||

 

BEAUTY

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|| Catherine Deneuve talked about her blonde ambition. Read the full story here ||

 

EVENTS

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|| Alserkal Avenue launched the inspiring A4 Space in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| The Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiered in New York. Read the full story here ||

|| Actresses Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann continued to promote their new film, The Other Woman, as they hit the red carpet in stylish ensembles for their New York premiere. Read the full story here ||

|| Noor Dubai raised Dhs 1.3 million through the Art4Sight art auction. Read the full story here ||

|| Hermés presented 'Of Mastery and Time' exhibition at The Dubai Mall. Read the full story here ||

|| Nathalie Trad presented her new clutch collection in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| This week, Ralph Lauren's iconic Ricky XXL bag continued to tour the world as it was installed for one night only in the Palais Galliera in Paris. Read the full story here ||

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| BMW unveiled its new Vision Future Luxury Concept. Read the full story here ||

|| Atlanta's High Museum of Art announced they are to present the 'Dream Cars' exhibition. Read the full story here ||

|| Smart car plates to be introduced on Dubai's roads for restricting speed. Read the full story here ||

|| Pushing the boundaries of transportation methods, one of the first flying automobile concepts was revealed by Terrafugia, a Massachusetts-based design company. Read the full story here ||

|| It was revealed that an electric car sharing service will launch in London in 2015. Read the full story here ||

|| Mini revealed its radical new pick-up truck concept. Read the full story here ||

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