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Women action heroes kick ass at Cannes as #MeToo gets real

Women are the kick-ass heroes of a new wave of films at the Cannes film festival, where Hollywood’s #MeToo moment may have just spawned its first big budget all-female blockbuster.…

Age cannot wither Brazilian seniors in beauty contest

Brazilian Rosalia Pereira had two reasons to celebrate Thursday: her miraculously rekindled true love 40 years to the day after their first date and being crowned Sao Paulo’s senior beauty…

Pop star Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown’s home during a drug-…

Arab Fashion Week eschews the abaya with resort-couture

As the abaya witnesses a global resurgence, the sixth edition of Arab Fashion Week opened Wednesday with fallen angels, Rococo corsets, cupcake headbands and nary a kaftan in sight. Billed…

Lagerfeld may drop German citizenship over migrant welcome

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who has made no secret of his disdain for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow some one million migrants into Germany, has said he might have…

Kuwait’s first soprano brings Puccini to the Gulf

Amani Hajji is nothing if not stubborn: for 20 years, she has refused to give up on her dream of making opera mainstream in her native Kuwait. A soprano by…

Scandal, protesting stars and bans as Cannes festival opens

The most political Cannes film festival in years opened yesterday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet against industry sexism, two top directors barred from attending and…

Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York’s Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe. Madge,…

Bollywood’s Khan dodges limelight in jail appeal hearing

Indian movie star Salman Khan managed to avoid the spotlight when he returned to court yesterday over his five-year jail sentence for killing endangered wildlife. Khan, one of the world’s…

Russian Embassy in Kuwait organizes ‘costumes in focus’

 The Russian Embassy in Kuwait recently organized a unique theatrical show entitled ‘Cultural Diversity’ at Abdulhussein Abdulredha Theater in Salmiya. The jam-packed venue witnessed performances from the Russian State…

Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the Palme d’Or, were gathered together to celebrate its 50th…

Freak out: Telling a fashion life, Gaultier taps Nile Rodgers

  Deciding how to tell his story as one of fashion’s edgiest designers, Jean Paul Gaultier knew there had to be music. And he knew it had to come from…