Gilbert & George at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. ‘They don’t want to let us go back to the hotel for a rest. I’ve found a way to deal with this. Now, I say, would you mind? You see, we have to masturbate.’  Photograph: Jean Picon

The most famous couple in the art world, Gilbert & George seem their habitual debonair selves at a lunch in their honour for the opening of their (...)

 Bernard Arnault: Even the man who owns Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dom Pérignon, and other luxury brands must have gone to school post-natally like the rest of us. Photograph:  Christophe Archambault / AFP /Getty Images

I read an extraordinary thing in the Financial Times the other day, from an interview with the French business tycoon Bernard Arnault, Europe’s riches(...)

 The first service to be held since fire devastated the Gothic landmark two months ago. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Haselt/AFP/Getty Images

A small congregation wearing hard hats will attend mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris on Saturday, the first service to be held since fire devastat(...)

Notre Dame de Paris cathedral under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15th. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

The billionaire French donors who publicly promised large donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a cent towa(...)

The Oscar Taylor restaurant and bar on the coast road, Malahide. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There was a time when developer David Daly’s name or at least that of his company, Albany Homes, was synonymous in Dublin with the construction of tha(...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

A Louis Vuitton store in Bangkok.

French luxury goods group LVMH on Tuesday announced record sales and profits for 2018 and said its fast-growing businesses in Asia had yet to be affec(...)

 Rihanna: the singer was crowned the pope of fashion on social media after last year’s Met Gala. Photograph: Damon Winter/New York Times

Is Rihanna the Coco Chanel of the 21st century? LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the parent company of Dior, Givenchy and Fendi, apparently thinks so(...)

 Iliad founder Xavier Niel is backing entrepreneurs with unconventional backgrounds

Once a prolific car thief who did time in prison, Tally Fofana now has a billionaire’s backing as he seeks to turn knowledge gained from his criminal (...)

Hubert De Givenchy with Audrey Hepburn in the mid-1980s:  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Audrey Hepburn glides through the credits of the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s in a black dress that is in no way little. It’s a long, narrow sheat(...)

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