corridor and stairway

The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new…

jewellery boutiqe

Parisian couture jewellery house GOOSSENS opens the doors to its first London boutique in Burlington Gardens, Mayfair French jeweller Robert…

man giving speech on a stage

French entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Alexandre Mars founded nonprofit organisation Epic in 2014 to help change the lives of disadvantaged…

Art historian Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem is the founder of the Parcours-Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a yearly contemporary art festival in Paris, and the B&C…

luxury hotel bedroom

In the final edition of our luxury travel views series, LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai enjoys the Parisian elegance and ease…

interior restaurant

In the second of our four part luxury travels view column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the elegant alpine charm…

sunken terrace

Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private homes, a converted…

vintage ferrari

Modern classic cars, desirable machines from the 1980s onwards, are hotter than ever, with demand not damped by the pandemic…

fine jewellery

The heritage of Parisian jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels is being honoured by an exhibition at the Muséum National d’Histoire…

Exhibition of kitchen appliances

Last week, LUX attended the launch of Gaggenau’s new combi-steam ovens, presented alongside underwater artworks by artist Jason deCaires Taylor…

Restaurant dining

With 21 Michelin stars to his name, Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs. Over the course…

Monochrome image of models backstage

The weird and the wonderful come together in the extravagant creations of fashion designer and Comme des Garçons protégé, Kei…

Lighthouse villa with views over sea

The Thinking Traveller is a villa rental company that offers exclusive access to some of the most desirable properties in…

Artist desk with lamp, paintings and paints

L’École is a school of jewellery arts based in Paris and supported by Van Cleef & Arpels, offering a luxurious…

Stainglass windows lining a corridor

Legendary French designer Philippe Starck gives Mark C. O’Flaherty his radical vision of the future: a time when designers won’t…

Exhibition installation shot

Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Galleria Continua now represents the likes of…

Cosy hotel bar lounge area with fireplace

Located just two hours from Paris, Deauville has long been a chic weekend destination for Parisians and now with the…

One of Paris’ most illustrious tailoring houses has opened the doors to its a new London boutique. LUX takes a…

Cinematic still featuring a bottle of champagne

Last week, Champagne Bollinger celebrated the 40th anniversary of its partnership with James Bond with a special event in Paris…

Woman standing on cliff

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Abstract painting with geometric patterns

Argentinian artist Ruben Alterio is known for his large-scale abstract paintings, created in his Parisian studio, two floors up from…

Man standing in front of street artwork

Philipp Plein is the partying designer for the Monaco private-jet set, who has also retained his status among fashion’s elite….

Luxury fashion installation

In Rome, history, style and a captivating jewellery collection come together in an engrossing new exhibition by home-grown global label…

Installation shot of exhibition with display cases and photographs

Maison Chaumet’s latest exhibition Autrement reimagines selected jewels through drawings from its Parisian archives and a series of transformative photographs…

Model lying in underwear and skirt on the ground

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Model leaning over a mirror wearing a red dress and diamond jewellery

Valérie Messika grew up playing with precious stones. Her father, Andre, was renowned in the diamond industry for decades, but…

Abstract painting of a curved black line

To the majority of people, Dora Maar is Picasso’s lover and his muse, and yet Maar was an innovative and…

Hands drawing on pieces of paper in a workshop setting with shoe insoles

Newly launched shoe brand Maison Baum combines French luxury design with German medical expertise to create a high heel that’s…

Classic car driving along a country road in the French countryside

Ferraris! France! Finish lines! Equal parts grit and glamour, the Rallye des Princesses is a female-only classic car race with…

Mature model Mouchette Bell photographed against a white background

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Portrait of designer Olivier Rousteing

The French label Balmain, known for its 1950s couture, has been turned into a leader of the 21st-century pack by…

Modelling campaign featuring a mature model wearing chic office wear

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

A Hong Kong market place at night photographed by @nelis_vansia

Has Instagram been taken over by fake follower fever, banal mirror selfies and blatant product promotion? Not if you’re one…

Watercolour drawing of a nude woman in bridge pose by French artist and sculptor Rodin

Auguste Rodin is best known for his sensual, turbulent sculptures, but he was one of those rare artists, like Picasso,…

A grand hotel reception decorated in purple with gold and black detailing

Jacques Garcia is the master of decadent design. His portfolio includes the likes of Hôtel Costes in Paris, La Mamounia in Marrakech…

Luxury outdoor restaurant with round tables and potted trees

Why should I go now? Any number of reasons: visiting Fashion Week; dropping by some dealers ahead of next month’s…

stylish contemporary interiors of a lounge space with orange chairs, big glass windows and wooden detailing

Co-working spaces are already well integrated into our urban landscapes. Companies like WeWork provide communal offices for start-ups and self-employed…

Model Emily Ratajkowski pictured wearing white suit surrounded by photographers

The LVMH prize is the most prestigious and desirable award for any emerging designer. Lauren Cochrane reports from Paris on…

tropical luxury island resort

It’s surprising how often ‘luxury’ hotels get even the simple things wrong and lose precious booking revenue because of some…

large abstract painting in pink and blue colours with artist Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar on right handside

This week saw the London opening of Oneness Wholeness, a much-awaited solo show by the young French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar,…

It was hand-painted handbags at dusk at the new, gallery-like Accessories Hall at Selfridges in London as Moynat, the uber-exclusive…

Ramesh Nair worked under Martin Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès until luxury titan Bernard Arnault came calling in…

necklace with gold torso of a woman Anissa Kermiche

Parisian jewellery designer Anissa Kermiche takes inspiration from everyday objects and situations to create wearable pieces of art that are…

Saint-James-Paris-facade-5

Paris is by no means a new luxury destination – the international city of love is home to the world’s…

Balenciaga's envelope dress changed the shape of women's fashion

As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to some of the greatest names in…

poet, model and film-maker greta bellamacina

London-based Greta Bellamacina is one of those people who, once discovered, you can’t stop thinking about. Like a sleeper hit…

Kering Headquarters in Paris refurbished hospital

Plenty, if you listen to Marie-Claire Daveu. She is in charge of Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy, the broadest plan of…

Chloe women

Most people aren’t aware of Guy Bourdin’s close relationship with the fashion house Chloé, but between the late 50s and late…

The Royal Suite

Why should I go now? Paris in the spring; summer fashions adorning the Parisiennes and their offspring and canines; do…

Supermodel alicia rountree

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

Garden maki sushi

Sushi Shop is a ground-breaking global sushi chain, combining takeaway casual, fine-dining quality, experimental cuisine, and collaborations with some of…

Fotofever Paris is a friendly kind of art fair. It welcomes newcomers, whether or not their pockets are deep, and favours fresh faced talent. Ahead…

Head to central Paris and you might just catch a glimpse of Olivia Putman. CAROLINE DAVIES speaks to the designer…

Moynat could justifiably claim to be the world’s most luxurious bag maker, but it doesn’t. It is both historic and…

As Bowiemania takes over the world, our columnist tells how he is putting on a particularly original, global tribute to…