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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 23–30

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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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Buro 24/7 rounded up the best looks from the Cannes Film Festival 2014. Read the full story here. 

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The Fashion Institute of Technology honoured Bobbi Brown and Christian Louboutin. Read the full story here.

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Giorgio Armani invited Christian Pellizzari to show during Milan Fashion Week. 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 followed suit. Read the full story here. 

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Kim Kardashian wore a Givenchy Couture gown, veil and accessories to marry Kanye West at a ceremony this week in Florence, Italy... With the French fashion house also dressing the groom and their daughter. Read the full story here. 

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Frida Giannini addressed rumours that she's leaving Gucci. Read the full story here. 

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It was announced that Dior is to release a new Versailles-based 'Secret Garden' film. Read the full story here

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This week, Tom Ford revealed his new trainer collection – offering high and low-top models in a variety of colours and materials for Autumn/Winter 2014. Read the full story here. 

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Calendar changes were announced for Milan Men's Fashion Week. Read the full story here.

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Christopher Bailey unveiled a series of eclectic influences for Burberry Prorsum's latest Cruise 2014/15 collection, with imaginary literature and hints of safari. Read the full story here. 

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This September, Marchesa will be unusually absent from New York Fashion Week, as the creative directors announced that they will be showing their Spring/Summer 15 collection in London instead. Read the full story here. 

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Further CFDA Awards presenters were announced. Read the full story here. 

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The winner of the first ever LVMH 'Prize for Young Designers' was been revealed, with the prestigious award going to London-based Thomas Tait. Read the full story here.

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New-York based designer Joseph Altuzarra was revealed as the latest designer to collaborate with American retail giant Target. Read the full story here.

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This week, Thakoon announced that he will be creating a footwear line for Thakoon Addition, the high-contemporary complement to the designer's ready-to-wear collection. Read the full story here.

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LIFESTYLE

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Giorgio Armani inked a three-year deal with Germany's FC Bayern Munich to provide a luxury wardrobe for the team's players and management. Read the full story here.

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The Ritz-Carlton hotel based in the Dubai International Financial Centre announced that it is offering a new package to its guests, created to showcase the luxury hotel's burgeoning art collection... Read the full story here.

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Buro 24/7 Middle East exclusively published 'How Nendo won my heart: A column by Khalid Shafar'. Read the full story here. 

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Dubai felt a mild earthquake tremor after being named best city by TripAdvisor. Read the full story here. 

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Dubai-based real estate development company Meraas Holding signed an agreement with Bulgari Hotels & Resorts to bring the designer hospitality brand to the United Arab Emirates. Read the full story here. 

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Prolific Modernist designer Massimo Vignelli – who created New York's subway signage and the American Airlines identity – passed away aged 83. Read the full story here. 

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After weeks of rumours, Apple confirmed that it will be buying the headphone manufacturer and music-streaming service Beats Electronics by Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Read the full story here.

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It was reported that Apple is developing 'smart home' software to turn iPhones into remote controls that can control your home appliances. Read the full story here.

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Comptoir des Cotonniers launched 'Fast Shopping', a new retail experience that allows its European customers to make a purchase in 20 seconds using their smartphone. Read the full story here.

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CULTURE

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It was announced that the Ayyam Gallery Dubai will reveal the twentieth edition of The Young Collectors Auction, along with a special section dedicated to a few rare modern masterpieces.  Read the full story here. 

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Dubai's Salsali Private Museum (SPM) unveiled a solo exhibition by Iranian artist Amir Hossein Zanjani, now on display until August 28. Read the full story here. 

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Set to be released this August, the latest trailer from Michel Gondry's indie film 'Mood Indigo' was revealed. Read the full story here. 

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Tracey Emin's iconic work of art 'My Bed', where the British artist claimed to have spent a week after a bad break-up, went up for sale. Read the full story here.

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Pharrell's 'Girl' campaign continued with an art exhibition he has curated at Paris' Gallerie Perrotin. Read the full story here. 

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It was reported that the legendary rock band Queen is set to release a new album later this year, featuring previously unreleased songs by late singer Freddie Mercury.  Read the full story here.

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Lana Del Rey released another song ahead of her new album 'Ultraviolence', which is set for release in June. Read the full story here. 

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A signed drawing of the boy reporter Tintin from 1937 sold for $3.1 million recently, making it the most valuable piece of comic book art ever sold. Read the full story here.

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Pharrell Williams, Hanz Zimmer and Woodkid have each been confirmed for a new film project organised by the artist known as JR. Read the full story here.

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In an attempt to place the Emirate on the global film map, Dubai launched the 'Film Dubai Production Guide' aimed at international filmmakers. Read the full story here.

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Buro 24/7 interviewed Placebo. Read the full story here.

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MEDIA

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What is the concept of 'cool', and why does it seem to resist definition? In a paper published this week, two business and psychology professors have claimed to defined it. Read the full story here 

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American author and poet Maya Angelou, an elegant commentator on race and gender - best known for her groundbreaking autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, died at the age of 86. Read the full story here.

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It was revealed that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski has written the foreword to a forthcoming book about the life of his murdered wife, Sharon Tate. Read the full story here.

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Forbes magazine released its annual 100 Most Powerful Women, ranking Anna Wintour at number 39 - only four places behind Queen Elizabeth II. Read the full story here.

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A new President of the Ukraine was announced and Nigel Farage's UKIP victory caused chaos and confusion among the established parties at the European elections. Read the full story here.

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BEAUTY

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Buro 24/7 Middle East took an in-depth look at the world-renowned Mandara Spa, which recently opened its doors at The H Dubai. Read the full story here 

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Pharrell Williams revealed details of his new scent, Girl. Read the full story here

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Following the launch of the Sporty, Sexy, Glam makeup and fragrance collections, Michael Kors added six new nail lacquers to each line. Read the full story here

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EVENTS

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Last weekend saw Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana host a private dinner at the Park Hyatt Dubai, attended by a selection of the brand's key contacts in the Middle East. Read the full story here. 

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Hollywood's maverick director Quentin Tarantino showed up in Cannes last weekend celebrate the 20th anniversary of winning the Palme d'Or for 'Pulp Fiction' and presented the award to this year's winner. Read the full story here.

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'Donald By The Yard' was revealed – a new Carine Roitfeld x Donald Drawbertson collaboration. Read the full story here. 

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Miroslava Duma spoke about cultivating Russia's global fashion impact. Read the full story here

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World-renowned US magician David Blaine was announced as one of the headline acts booked to appear in Abu Dhabi this summer. Read the full story here.

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On Tuesday night, Buro 24/7 Middle East joined designers Lilian Afshar of L'Afshar and Madiyah Al Sharqi for the launch of their collaborative insect-adorned clutch. Read the full story here. 

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CARS AND BIKES

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Buro 24/7 Middle East shined a spotlight on five of the best electronic cars in today's 'going green' world. Read the full story here.

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BMW released its new concept: The Roadster Motorcycle. Read the full story here. 

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