Animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it bought stock in retailer Talbots Inc and will take its case against what it calls cruel Australian wool farming directly to shareholders.
Italian fashion house Prada is not in talks over the sale of a minority stake. Media reports had mentioned potential third parties taking a stake in the fashion firm, whose designer Miuccia Prada is known worldwide for her trend-setting creations.
For the past few days articles and rumours have been flying around on the Internet that designer Jean-Paul Gaultier was ready to leave his position with Hermès. Contacted by FashionMag.com, the luxury fashion house categorically denied the story.
Schoolgirls in Hamas-run Gaza have been told to wear traditional full-length robes and headscarves in what is being seen as the latest move towards enforcing conservative Islam in the besieged enclave.