Remembering the legacy of the French designer on his birthday
Maison Dior will always hold a special place in French fashion. Born in a seaside town in Normandy, Christian Dior was in his 40s by the time he made fashion history. The world famous atelier, who ushered in the nipped waist, full skirted ensembles that re-defined postwar fashion in the 1940s, left behind a legacy of ultra-feminine hourglass gowns and sleek tailored suits after his passing in 1957. On what would have been his 113th birthday, CR remembers the most iconic looks helmed by Dior and the ever-changing silhouettes that followed his first designs.
Never: (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and Japan agreed on a broad framework for a trade deal that will keep U.S. tariffs on Japanese automobiles in place for now, while removing barriers to beef and pork exports to Japan, Japanese media reported. Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative, and Japan Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi reached an agreement in Washington on Friday, the Nikkei and Kyodo News reported, without citing sources. The U.S. currently has a 2.5% import tax on Japanese cars and a 25% levy on trucks from the nation. Japan will lower tariffs on U.S. beef and pork to the same levels as those proposed for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, they said. The report raises the likelihood that U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a trade announcement during the Group of Seven summit in France this weekend. Japan is seeking to stay in Trump’s good graces to avoid costly tariffs and retain positive relations with an ally that ensures its security against China and North Korea. Japan is also counting on U.S. support as its diplomatic spat with South Korea intensifies.