Italian fashion pioneer Nino Cerruti dies aged 91: ‘Italy’s chicest man’

Pioneering Italian fashion designer Nino Cerruti, who introduced “casual chic” into men’s fashion and in his heyday dressed Hollywood stars, has died at the age of 91.

He died at the Vercelli hospital in the north-west region of Piedmont, where he had been admitted for a hip operation, the Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported on its website.

“A giant among Italian entrepreneurs has left us,” said Gilberto Pichetto, Deputy Minister for economic development.

Nino had a piercing gaze, a true curiosity, a capacity to dare

Giorgio Armani

Cerruti, who created the first deconstructed jacket in the 1970s, was one of the leading figures in men’s ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th century, with a look that was at once stylish and relaxed.

“I want men more free in their elegance, more elegant in their freedom,” he once said.

Tall and slim, Cerruti always insisted on being the first to try

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People & perfume: The business of fragrances

Indian celebrities are not far behind. In August last year, actor Salman Khan launched a daytime fragrance called ‘FRSH’ in association with Myntra.

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Indian celebrities are not far behind. In August last year, actor Salman Khan launched a daytime fragrance called ‘FRSH’ in association with Myntra.

The business of fragrances is booming. Once the domain of beauty labels, it has extended to singers, athletes, actors and politicians introducing their own line of fragrances. The reasons are more than a few—business proposals, to stay in the limelight or psychological closeness.

Celebrity endorsements with fragrances started in 1952 when Marilyn Monroe wore ‘Chanel No. 5’, and has continued with many fragrances being named after celebrities or celebrities launching their own labels. For instance, musician Billie Eilish launched her own perfume ‘Eilish’ in November 2021, which is a vegan, cruelty-free fragrance made with clean ingredients, and has notes of amber, cocoa, vanilla, and warm spices. British actor Elizabeth Taylor’s fragrances ‘Passion’ (1987) and ‘White Diamonds’ (1991) have been a huge

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Kanye West and Gap Team Up With Balenciaga on a New Collection

Kanye West announced on Friday that he’s found a brand new way to bring affordable luxury to the masses, teaming up with his favorite high-fashion brand Balenciaga on a collection for the Gap.

In 2020, the rapper signed a ten-year deal with the retailer, debuting his first design from the partnership — the instantly sold out $200 Round Jacket — on Gap’s website last summer. This new endeavor officially titled Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga is set to be released in June, followed by a second collection coming out later in the year. “It is a vision come true to work with Gap and Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, to make incredible product available to everyone at all times,” West told Vogue.

Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia added “This is a very different challenge. I’ve always appreciated the utilitarianism and the accessibility of Gap. I share some

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Best UK deals at M&S, John Lewis, Currys and more

We've compiled every single sale worth scrolling through. (Getty Images)

We’ve compiled every single sale worth scrolling through. (Getty Images)

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The January sales are now in full swing, and if you’re in need of a pick-me-up, we highly suggest having a scroll.

John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Currys, Aldi, Boden and many more have continued their winter sales, offering up to 60% off a number of categories, including fashion, tech and homeware.

So, if you want to bag yourself a bargain, we’ve rounded up all the best deals to take advantage of right now.

Aldi is pretty affordable as it is, but their Winter Sale across their sought-after SpecialBuys range means that you can nab an extra 30% off home and kitchenware. 

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