Paris is a city made for strolling. When you arrive, follow the route from the Hotel de Ville to the Arc du Triomphe, through the Louvre, the Tuileries and up the Champs Elysees to gain an idea of how the city links together. If you've got lots of energy, keep going from the Arc du Triomphe to La Defense and the leafy neighborhoods of Neuilly-sur-Seine.
A three-day auction of art and furnishings that belonged to the late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is seeing sale prices far exceeding estimates, with dollar amounts almost as spectacular as the range of items being sold.
The Yves Saint Laurent boutique on Madison Avenue on Manhattan's Upper East Side is always the epitome of luxe cool, even on a recent warm August afternoon. Its impeccably polished black cabinets are filled with the latest must-have accessories, among them a python Muse handbag that retails for $3,295 and $760 red sandals with four-inch heels. Chic, unsmiling clerks fiddle with the clothing, which includes a $17,000 hand-painted floral gown.
Daring in her fashion choices and her roles -- this summer she plays Agent 99 in "Get Smart" -- Anne Hathaway is the perfect candidate to answer questions about developing your own unique personal style.
Hilary Swank covered up with a winter white coat over her Yves Saint Laurent evening dress as a chill wind blew though the red carpet Dublin premiere of P.S. I Love You. Asked outside the Savoy Cinema if she had enjoyed filming in Ireland's County Wicklow, Swank told reporters with a smile: "I enjoyed the Guinness."
In February 2007, Robert Duffy sensed something was wrong with his longtime business partner, the fashion designer Marc Jacobs. "Something was going on in his personal life, but I wasn't 100% sure he was back on drugs," says Duffy, who was overwhelmed with work at the time and hoped his intuition was off.