Do you remember that ongoing tax case that Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana were the subject of? Just to refresh your mind, in April last year the design duo were cleared of all charges of criminal tax evasion but today the story resurfaced and there's a twist. According to Reuters, the designers will be forced to stand trial after all.
'Milan judge Giuseppe Gennari gave the green light for prosecutors to bring the fashion duo to court over allegations of tax evasion totalling around 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion),' the title revealed. Gabbana took to Twitter on Friday writing, 'Everyone knows that we haven't done anything.'
Christy Turlington Burns, one of the renowned 'supers' from the nineties is using her own experience of childbirth to help the lives of others. During the birth of her first child six years ago she began to hemorrhage, but was lucky enough to have the staff and equipment to support her so well that she never really considered it a big deal. That was until she learned that hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternally related deaths - and from then on the 41 year old supermodel decided to use her resources to help reduce the hundreds of thousands of women that die from the condition.
Turlington Burns set to work, becoming an advocate for maternal health within humanitarian group CARE, and furthermore decided to fund her own documentary in the hope of saving lives. "I had a sort of experience that was a little bit of survivor's guilt," she told Reuters, "I was fortunate, but think of all the women around the world who aren't". Together with actor-turned-film director husband Ed Burns, she began making the documentary entitled "No Woman, No Cry", visiting Tanzania, Bangladesh, Guatemala and parts of the United States.
With Hassan bin Ali al-Nuaimi - nephew of the ruler Ajman - so close to rescuing the financially doomed Lacroix, could it be that the French luxury goods company will be acquired and go onto expand into the private jet and yacht market? Reports suggest that wealthy al-Nuaimi has plans to turn the label into a fully fledged lifestyle brand, exclusively for the richest people in the world, as he tells Reuters - "The idea is not to focus on fashion by itself. We are discussing different activities in leisure... private jets, hotels, high-quality yachts, palaces, and interior decoration. We will focus on very exclusive areas and don't want to sell his name cheap in the market". With his $70million cheque at the ready, and Christian Lacroix in his favour, only time will tell before we may possibly be able to shop, sleep and travel, Lacroix style, or at least lust after it.