Historic brands oftenrevisit the past for inspiration, but perhaps not one does it as imaginatively as the French fashion house Chanel.While reinventing Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s tailored tweed ja
Hermès has long been famous for its classic leather goods and accessories, including the Birkin bag, the H belt buckle, and a line of quietly distinctive ties.
In 1987, when many American diners would have blanched at the idea of eating raw fish, Nobu Matsuhisa opened a small Japanese restaurant in Beverly Hills.
Zino Davidoff demonstrated his independence in the summer of 1989, when the Cuban government demanded 51 percent ownership of his namesake cigar company.
In no field of endeavor is the friction between tradition and innovation more evident than in the making of fine wine; and no label presides more completely over past and future than Dom Pérignon,
Considering the process for producing Scotch whisky, which is crafted by hand and then aged for years and often decades, it is not surprising that change usually comes slowly to the industry.
Peter Lyngdorf has almost single-handedly brought digital audio into the realm of high fidelity. In 1998, the Danish acoustic engineer spearheaded the creation of the first all-digital amplifier.
Over the course of a four-decade career, Philippe Starck has stamped his name on everything from toothbrushes and tableware to electric cars and yacht interiors.
Even the most carefully considered wardrobe requires a few versatile components to lend the wearer a touch of personal style.
Weighing in at 50 pounds, about half of which is wool, Sharapova stands indifferent to an admiring crowd of international journalists.
The rocks that are the centerpieces of the rings, cuff links, pendants, and bracelets in a new collection from the David Yurman brand (212.752.4255,
While most innovations serve society well (see “Luxury’s Most Innovative Brands,” page 75), others lend new and terrible meaning to the concept of creative destruction—the process by which new sys
With his Porsche Panamera Turbo reaching near-breakneck speeds, Dieter Burmester casually navigates the afternoon traffic on a stretch of autobahn just outside Berlin.
Sandy Paul’s love of carousel animals sprang from a thwarted wish. “It started when I was 4 or 5 years old, and my dad wouldn’t buy me a pony,” she says.
Acclaimed as the Pilatus PC-12 and its newer NG variant may be, they are single-engine turboprops, and so they have their limitations.
At last september’s Monaco Yacht Show, the Italian shipyard Benetti presented 27 megayacht concepts from independent designers.
The country sport of deer stalking is a time-honored tradition in the Scottish Highlands.
Some of the most thrilling sport sedans are the ones built by the Japanese marques specifically for track and rally competition.
In the Piedmont region of Italy,where Cristiano Creminelli’s family has been curing artisanal meats since the 1600s, chubs of salami might be redolent with Barolo or white truffles.“In Italy, we
Few images are as ingrained in the collective American memory as the “Visor” photograph.