Brownswood House, a 19th-century estate in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, and No 21 Rue Bonaparte in Paris’s Latin Quarter share one thing in common – Ei(...)

French painter Pierre Soulages (left) and French president François Hollande attend the inauguration of a museum in Rodez. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Some 300 protesting farmers, steel workers and temporary entertainers confronted riot police in the small hilltop town of Rodez, in south-central Fran(...)

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Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images
All about Yves

In the early 1950s, a young Algerian man arrived in Paris, armed with an array of fashion sketches. Within a year, the 18-year-old student of haute(...)