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‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban

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Gucci is under fire for selling a so-called ‘Indy Turban’ for a whopping $800, just weeks after the Italian fashion house was forced to recall ‘blackface’ turtlenecks after a huge social media backlash. The luxury label was called out for ‘cultural appropriation’ when the headwear made its runway debut at Milan Fashion Week in February. Read More

French fashion group Kering pledges to hire only over-18 models

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PARIS (Reuters) – Kering, the French fashion group whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it would only work with models aged over 18, as the fashion industry aims to tighten up its ethical guidelines. Kering said on Wednesday that from 2020 onwards, it would only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults Read More

US won’t start war with Iran… at least that’s what prominent coup enthusiast Rubio says

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The pullout of non-emergency government staff from Iraq is not a “prelude” to an attack but a precaution, Senator Marco Rubio has explained on his Twitter. Many users, however, perceive it to be laying the groundwork for war. Rubio took a break from tweeting non-stop in support of the US regime-change activities in Venezuela on Read More

French fashion group Kering sets guidelines on animal welfare

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FILE PHOTO: Gucci logo is seen in a store at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten Read More

Gucci owner Kering agrees record Italian tax settlement

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MILAN/Paris (Reuters) – French luxury goods group Kering said on Thursday it had agreed to pay a record 1.25 billion euros ($1.40 billion) to settle a dispute with Italian tax authorities centered on its fashion brand Gucci. FILE PHOTO: People looks at the Gucci’s flagship store window in Montenapoleone street downtown Milan, Italy December 8, Read More

Alibaba pays $250 million to settle lawsuit over pre-IPO counterfeiting warning

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday it will pay $250 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit faulting the Chinese e-commerce company for concealing a regulatory warning about its ability to stop counterfeiting before it went public in 2014. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company’s Read More

Gucci owner Kering close to settling Italian tax case for 1.3 to 1.4 billion euros: sources

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MILAN (Reuters) – French luxury group Kering is close to agreeing to pay between 1.3 billion and 1.4 billion euros ($1.5-1.6 billion) to settle a dispute with Italian authorities over unpaid taxes by its fashion brand Gucci, three sources told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Gucci logo is seen in a store at Fiumicino airport Read More

Gucci owner Kering close to settling Italian tax dispute for 1.3-1.4 billion euros: sources

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Kering is seen during the company’s 2015 annual results presentation in Paris, France, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau MILAN (Reuters) – French luxury group Kering is close to agreeing to pay between 1.3 billion and 1.4 billion euros ($1.5-1.6 billion) to settle a dispute with Italian authorities over unpaid taxes Read More

Notre-Dame billionaire donations hit €600m

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More French billionaires have stepped up with donations for repairs to the Notre-Dame Cathedral after it was damaged by fire on Monday, taking the total to €600m. French luxury and cosmetics group L’Oreal, along with its owners, the Bettencourt Meyers family, have pledged to donate €200m (£173m) for repairs to the Notre-Dame Cathedral. The family’s Read More