LUXURY NOW / TOP TEN

BAREFOOT LUXURY

With a strict "no shoes, no news" policy, tickle your toes and indulge your senses at these two spectacular Maldivian resorts.
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PALAZZO PINAULT

French luxury-goods pioneer Francois Pinault lifts the veil on his staggering, world-class art collection, and its new home in Venice.

ECOLOGICALLY EXCLUSIVE

Lifted to a luxury level, eco-tourism re-invents itself for a discerning audience.

THE CULT OF CODOGNATO

The most mysterious of the great European jewelry houses, Codognato is the secret address for the style cognoscenti the world over.

HITTING THE HEIGHTS - HAUTE COUTURE

At the vanguard of creative perfection, haute couture incomparably fires the imagination and defines one-of-a-kind luxury.

WOO'S WONDERLAND

Learn how 29-year-old Jennifer Woo turned Chinese retailer Lane Crawford into a booming six-star luxury emporium.

SIMPLY BOLD BY VAN DER STRAETEN

French furniture designer Hervé Van der Straeten's new "Debauche" series derives bold simplicity from a profusion of parts.

VITRA'S SWISS PRECISION

Think you know you a thing or two about design? Compare notes with Vitra's CEO, Rolf Fehlbaum.

THE NEW KITCHEN CULTURE

Luxury has a new domain as kitchens transcend their status from a functional prep space to veritable objects of desire.

JESSICA KAGAN: TALKING BEAUTIES

New York's new jewelry diva Jessica Kagan Cushman mixes traditional craft with modern prose for a beauty that's bad to the bone.