Former Louis Vuitton chief executive, who has died aged 66, at the opening of the company’s new ‘Etoile’ store in 2012. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/ Bloomberg

Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world’s biggest luxury brand by revenue, has died, Louis Vuitton parent LVMH said(...)

Former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s wife Maureen arrives with her daughter for her trial in Richmond, Virginia yesterday. Photograph: Jay Westcott/Reuters

Less than a month before her husband’s inauguration as Virginia governor, Maureen McDonnell sent an email to a senior member of his staff.“I need to (...)

The outlook for the luxury goods industry darkened on Friday as poor results from industry leader LVMH showed how the strong euro and political protes(...)

LVMH  and eBay have settled a long-running court battle over the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on the US company’s online auction website. Photo: Bloomberg

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and eBay have settled a long-running court battle over the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on the US company’s onlin(...)

Footballers’ wives school of chic: Fiorentina Restaurant on Parliament Street

Do Italians eat like Italians any more? The food writer Katie Parla told me once that processed food was marching across the Italian food world as (...)

Louise Wilson, winner of the Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator in 2012, died last Friday. Photograph:  Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Tributes have been paid to Prof Louise Wilson, course director of the MA in fashion at Central St Martins in London, who died suddenly on Friday while(...)

At the launch of the Hennessy/National Gallery of Ireland inaugural  portrait prize, from left: judges Donald Teskey, Janet McLean, Cristín Leach Hugh and Dr Declan Long. The portraits shown   are Evie Hone by Hilda van Stockum  and Seamus Heaney by Jackie Nickerson. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Hennessy Portrait Prize, aimed at raising the public profile of contemporary portraiture, has been launched b(...)

A model walks the runway during the Louis Vuitton show at the conclusion of Paris fashion week yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

As Paris fashion week closed yesterday all eyes were on Nicholas Ghesquiere, the new creative head at Louis Vuitton, making his debut collectio(...)

Gucci’s  performance is likely to reinforce concerns among investors about the long-term growth prospects of mega- brands. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sales growth at Italian luxury brand Gucci almost ground to a halt in the fourth quarter, hit by over-expansion in China where demand weakened (...)

I have a soft spot for denim, but am not in the mood for jeans. How can I weave that most durable fabric into my spring/summer look? Denim i(...)