Ricci’s new collection ‘King for day’ mixes fashion and royalty

He’s dressed the Pope, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Bocelli and even Nelson Mandela during his career. Stefano Ricci, the Florentine fashion designer, who does not hesitate to sew diamonds on ties, rents the Royal Palace of Caserta, also known as Italy’s Versailles, as a runway for his “King for a day” collection.

Macron in Versailles for speech to both houses of parliament

Emmanuel Macron arrives at the Versailles Palace where he has gathered both houses of parliament for what has become an annual address on his plans for overhauling wide swathes of French society and institutions. IMAGES.

Abu Dhabi just opened their Louvre museum – take a look inside

Louvre Abu Dhabi just opened 10 years after the project was announced in 2007. The art museum, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, cost over £1 billion to make.

Abu Dhabi is renting the name “Louvre” for 30 years andy paid France £399 million to do so.

They also loaned 300 artworks from France, which cost £571 million. Just like Paris, the museum has a Da Vinci portrait, “La Belle Ferronniere,” which is also on loan.

There are more than 620 pieces and artefacts on display including Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, and Picasso. There’s also a Napoleon painting from Jacques-Louis David.

Only 235 pieces are from the museum’s own collection. Loans come from 13 French museums like Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, and Versailles.

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‘Less numerous, but strengthened’: Macron proposes cutting French parliament by third

President Emmanuel Macron has proposed reducing the size of the French parliament by one third, among a set of “profound changes,” as he set out his agenda for his term to the Senate and National Assembly in Versailles.

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First Meeting: Macron welcomes Putin to Versailles

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in France to meet new French leader Emmanuel Macron. Macron, who in the past has been critical of Moscow, is hosting Putin at the Chateau de Versailles, just outside Paris.
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