Colleen Barry

Armani moves his Milan runway show to an empty theatre over concerns of new virus alert

In a last-minute change, Giorgio Armani held his Milan Fashion Week runway show behind closed doors on Sunday due to concerns raised by the coronavirus.

24 Feb 2020

How much to show? Armani rails against revealing trends of baring skin by fellow designers

How much to show and how much not to show, that is the fashion question this season.

22 Feb 2020

Benetton fires photographer Olivier Toscani over his remarks on 2018 Genoa bridge collapse

Photographer Olivier Toscani made a career out of provocative advertising campaigns for Benetton, the Italian clothing maker famed for its colourful knitwear. 

08 Feb 2020

China's virus outbreak gives business a chill, blocks three brands from Milan Fashion Week 

Italian fashion officials forecast a nearly 2% drop in first-half revenues due to the virus emerging from China, which is also preventing three Chinese fashion houses from travelling to Milan.

07 Feb 2020

The show goes on all across Europe for maligned opera legend Placido Domingo 

Even as his US career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses.

13 Oct 2019

Opera singer Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation amidst sexual harassment allegation

Plácido Domingo received a standing ovation at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his first performance since nine women accused him of sexual harrasment.

26 Aug 2019

Kevin Spacey surfaces after winning case, recites Tinti's The Boxer at Roman museum

Kevin Spacey read a poem about a worn-out, dejected boxer at an unexpected performance at a Rome museum, weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against him collapsed.

04 Aug 2019