Category: People

Carla Bruni, First Chanteuse

Italian born beauty Carla Bruni, before she was known as the First Lady of France and wife of Nicolas Sarkozy, had a very cultural life. Before she entered the world stage of French politics, Madame Sarkozy had a modelling career for the finest European fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Gianfranco Ferré as well as life as a renowned folk singer. So should you listen to… Read more →

For the Love of Hermès

Who doesn’t love anything Hermès? CBS News takes a look behind the incredible success of the French luxury goods and fashion house of Hermès, founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837. Now sixth generation members of the founding families, Axel Dumas (CEO) and Pierre-Alexi Dumas (Creative Director), are in charge of leading the former riding gear leather goods-only company into the 21st century. And… Read more →

French Cinema Stars Get Financial Blow

France’s main cinema body has jumped into the heated debate over salaries paid to France’s biggest stars by cutting subsidies for films whose actors are paid too much, the French press is reporting. The state-owned National Centre of Cinematography (CNC), which helps finance French productions, was set up to ensure homegrown films could compete with Hollywood blockbusters. But in recent years,… Read more →