LUXURY NOW / MODERN CLASSICS

YVES SAINT LAURENT'S SMOKING REVOLUTION

Yves Saint Laurent specialist Laurence Benaïm talks about 'Smoking Forever', an exhibition in Paris devoted to the couturier's trouser suit.

ASSOULINE'S LUXURY LIBRARY

The founder of Assouline Publishing has created a VIP environment for design aesthetes in Paris.

VLADIMIR KAGAN: PERPETUAL DESIGN PIONEER

Vladimir Kagan's pioneering furniture designs, coveted by Tom Ford and David Lynch, are the talk of the town – again.

BENT INTO BEAUTY

Discover how humble plywood became the majestic material of modern design.
ART

ART MARKET HIGH

The staggering results at Christie's November 8th Post-War and Contemporary Art sale in New York confirm the market's hunger for contemporary art.

STONED IMMACULATE

Paris' Yves Gastou gallery continues to shed light on obscure names in modern art with a retrospective of Ado Chale's precious stone designs.