"Fast and Furious." U.S. cruise ships. A star-studded private celebration of Chanel. The triple tsunami of global capitalism that pounded socialist Cuba this month has spawned a fierce debate about the downside of detente with the United States. Artists, writers and intellectuals who believe deeply in Cuba's opening to the world are questioning their government's management of an onslaught of big-money pop culture.
Models wear creations by Australian designer House of Cannon at their show for Fashion Week Australia in Sydney on Friday, May 20.
Kuomintang (KMT) Central Policy Committee Director Alex Tsai (蔡正元) married Queena Hung (洪菱霙) in an elegant, low-key ceremony in Taipei on Saturday.
Anna Fernando struts down the black-and-white tiles of a trendy coffee shop in the Lebanese capital, dressed in high heels and a strapless ball gown of caramel gauze ribbons.
Spring colors, breezy fabrics, high necklines and long hemlines: The International Modest Fashion Week opened Friday in Istanbul as Turkey sought to be seen as a creative hotspot for conservative wear around the world.
She may be one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but deep down Julia Roberts is like every woman: dying to kick off her high heels.
Hundreds of cows and bulls walked the ramp in a north Indian town Saturday in a bovine beauty pageant aimed at promoting domestic cattle breeds and raising awareness about animal health.
The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme.
Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first Miss Africa Continent.
Globalization has provided a comprehensive cross-cultural milieu, which gives designers access to a global, mobile community. In this new era, Taiwan-based designers draw inspiration from multiple cultures and industries. Their collections usually present the contradictory aesthetics of modern art with blended identity.