LONDON — European stock markets closed on a down note on Friday, with the exception of the FTSE 100 in London, which edged up 0.01 percent to 6,866.05.
The FTSE MIB in Milan sank 1.5 percent to 21,559.19, while the CAC 40 in Paris was down 0.5 percent to 4,468.98.
The DAX in Frankfurt fell 0.2 percent to 10,009.08.
The euro traded at $1.36 against the dollar, while the pound fetched $1.72, and the Swiss franc equaled $1.12.
Retail and luxury stocks were uneven, with the day’s biggest risers including Mysale.com, 3.6 percent to 2.10 pounds; Italia Independent Group, 2 percent to 30.80 euros; and Yoox Group, 2.8 percent to 20.27 euros.
Among the stocks that lost the most ground were Metro AG, 1.8 percent to 32.55 euros; French Connection Group, 2.5 percent to 0.69 pounds; Burberry Group, 1 percent to 14.58 pounds; and Asos.com, 1.4 percent to 31.86 pounds.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive