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Tottenham issue hands off warning to Barcelona for playmaker Christian Eriksen

The Danish midfielder scored a hat-trick to fire his nation into next summer’s World Cup Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Tottenham have told Barcelona to forget about signing Christian Eriksen as they consider him ‘non-transferable,’ according to reports in Spain. The Danish midfielder has established himself as a key player under Mauricio Pochettino and has scored 34 Premier League goals during his time in north London. And the Catalan giants, who failed with a summer move to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, have set their sights on the 25-year-old. According to Mundo…

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Tottenham's Christian Eriksen heaps praise on former coach and Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp ahead of north London derby

Eriksen signed for Spurs in August 2013 for a reported £11.5 million fee Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen has credited former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp with playing a major role in developing his creative talents. Spurs face the Gunners in the north London derby on Saturday and victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side would pull them seven points clear of their fiercest rivals. Eriksen is likely to be key at the Emirates Stadium given he has arguably been Tottenham’s most consistent performer this season behind the sensational Harry Kane. The…

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Christian Louboutin on Cardi B and His ‘Red Bottoms’

PARIS — The name Christian Louboutin, the flash of a shoe’s red sole — these things have become shorthand for luxury, fabulosity and sex appeal, a kind of synecdoche of success. “There is a type of joke that’s often said in Paris,” Mr. Louboutin said, sitting behind his desk at his offices in the First Arrondissement, not far from Les Halles, “that my name almost became like Frigidaire.” That is to say, a brand name turned byword. Mr. Louboutin and his trademark red soles (he has defended them against imitators…

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Christian Dior and Gucci owners drop super-skinny models

The fashion houses behind brands including Christian Dior and Gucci have said they will stop using underweight models for their catwalk shows. LVMH and Kering, two of the biggest fashion firms in the world, made the move amid criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. Models must be bigger than a French size 32 for women, which corresponds to a UK size six or US size zero. The firms will also not use models under the age of 16 for adult clothes. Kering’s billionaire chairman Francois-Henri Pinault said the firms hoped…

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Celebrating 70 Years of Christian Dior

PARIS — On Monday night, on one of those spectacular Paris summer evenings when the light shimmers off every surface and the sun doesn’t set until around 10, hundreds of fashionably dressed people gathered in the garden of the Musée des Art Décoratifs, enjoying Champagne and hors d’oeuvres as a newly shorn and platinum blond Cara Delevingne looked on from above, standing in the open French doors of a second-floor reception room. Although the guests (who included the actor Robert Pattinson and the model Bella Hadid) mingled among topiary versions…

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A Legendary Photographer Visits an Isolated Christian Community in Ethiopia

We were very tired,” Sebastião Salgado recalls. He was on a 500-mile, 55-day hike though some of the most inaccessible passages in the Ethiopian highlands, a region known as the roof of Africa, where the elevations range from a few thousand feet to almost 15,000. “We had to climb, to climb, to climb,” he says in his Portuguese-accented English. Finally he and his porters and guides reached a village. “It was about 2 p.m., very hot. Very few people.” But “slowly, slowly people start to come out,” says Salgado, one…

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