Paris: Keep Your Love Locks Out, You're Ruining Everything

Parisians are over you and your need to express your love with padlocks on their bridges like some whimsical literary novel protagonist. You are not an imaginary person and those locks are heavy, dude — so heavy that their weight crumpled one Parisian bridge, moving City Hall to encourage selfies. In the grand scheme… » 8/13/14 9:50am 8/13/14 9:50am

Paris Cops Charged with Raping Canadian Tourist in Police Headquarters

Preliminary charges have been made against two members of Paris' elite anti-gang police unit for raping a 34-year-old Canadian tourist inside the police headquarters after a "drunken night out." The woman had met the off-duty officers at an Irish pub not too far from 36 quai des Orfèvres, the police headquarters, and… » 4/27/14 1:00pm 4/27/14 1:00pm

​Anne Hidalgo Elected First Female Mayor of Paris

For the past few months, two women have been vying for the chance to make (more) history as the first woman to be mayor of Paris and today, Anne Hidalgo, candidate from the incumbent Socialist party and deputy mayor to Bertrand Delanoë triumphed. The Spanish-born Hidalgo won fairly comfortably, claiming 54.5% of the… » 3/30/14 4:45pm 3/30/14 4:45pm

Video of Rihanna Being Swarmed and Mobbed by French Fans Is Terrifying

The narrative: Rihanna's car approaches her hotel. A few fans get close, peering inside. Peering turns into pounding on the windows. A few fans turn into a crowd. A crowd turns into a screaming throng, crushing and pushing as she emerges from the vehicle. Warning: This will make you feel anxious. » 2/25/14 12:00pm 2/25/14 12:00pm

Sorry, Paris: New York Is Now the Most Fashionable City in the World

It's long been the goal of many an aspiring fashionista to travel to Paris, the most stylish city in the whole wide world. Unfortunately, this goal may now have to be revisited, not because France isn't worth your time (it is!), but because Paris has been knocked down a peg and might no longer be the the global… » 2/04/14 12:10pm 2/04/14 12:10pm

Chloé, for the Modern Day Mary Poppins in You

You want practical? Designer Clare Waight Keller gives you practical with Chloé's Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear collection. If you're looking for functional and straight-laced (with a bit of a wink, this is Chloé), you've come to the right place. This collection shows that all you need to get shit done is expert… » 3/04/13 10:50am 3/04/13 10:50am

Vivienne Westwood, For The Punk Wife of Bath in You

Inspired by an illuminated manuscript from the 1300s, the original "Queen of Punk," Dame Vivienne Westwood, swaddled this year's Paris Autumn/Winter 2013 runway looks in sackcloth cloaks and oversized coats that wouldn't be out of place in The Canturbury Tales. The models were even brushed with sallow plague-y… » 3/02/13 3:45pm 3/02/13 3:45pm

Dior Haute Couture, for the Gamine Garden Party Girl in You

It's Haute Couture week in Paris, and yesterday's Dior Haute Couture presentation for Spring/Summer 2013 — designed by Raf Simons — was chock full of the kind of exquisite hand-stitched floral gowns you might expect. But there were also some surprises: Jolts of neon, rhinestone-studded lips, asymmetrical hemlines.… » 1/22/13 12:00pm 1/22/13 12:00pm