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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Fashion

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Dolce & Gabbana to Meet Pope Francis in Rome

The First Lady has been somewhat of a loyalist to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, choosing a suit from them for her White House portrait.

– 19h

Melania TrumpUS President Trump in Israel, Jerusalem - 22 May 2017US First Lady Melania Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, 22 May 2017. President Trump and his contingent arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

Fashion

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik for Trip to the Western Wall

The first lady has worn Kors on a few key occasions including for the start of a Palm Beach weekend with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie.

– May 22, 2017

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

Eye

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

New retailer dedicated to high fashion modest dressing celebrates hot footwear brand.

– May 19, 2017

Fashion

SemSem to Stage Fashion Show to Benefit the International Rescue Committee

The designer is focused on enhancing positive energy, and bolstering equal education for girls and women, and gender equality for all.

– May 16, 2017

Jewelry from Michael Aram.

Accessories

Michael Aram to Relaunch Jewelry

Designer Michael Aram has taken back the license to create his jewelry line.

– May 16, 2017

The interior of the new Okapi store in Johannesburg

Accessories

Okapi Opens Flagship in Johannesburg

The label was founded by Hanneli Rupert, daughter of Richemont head Johann Rupert, in 2008.

– May 15, 2017

A rendering of the Place Vendôme Doha.

Business

Mall Development in the Middle East Continues Despite Retail Slump

With the fall of oil prices, the retail sector is a key contributor to GDP growth of economies in countries across the Gulf region, from the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabia.

– May 15, 2017

A rendering of the Al Maryah in Abu Dhabi.

Business

Retail on a Roll in Brand-Savvy UAE

Next year in Abu Dhabi, Macy’s will open its first international store, while Bloomingdale’s bows its third.

– May 15, 2017

Dubai's skyline.

Business

A Retail Reboot for the Middle East

A new retail era is unfolding in the Middle East, with spaces that encompass western and local ideas and strategies built around tourism.

– May 15, 2017

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017

Fashion

Marchesa to Stage Two Runway Shows During Arab Fashion Week in Dubai

Through a partnership with Ginza Fashion, Marchesa recently opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on the first floor of the Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.

– May 8, 2017

Sheila Vance, founder of Sama Eyewear, at her new boutique in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Business

Sama Eyewear Expands in the Middle East

With a new boutique in Saudi Arabia, Sheila Vance is growing her brand’s global retail footprint

– May 5, 2017

The Sauce botique at the Four Seasons resort in Dubai.

Business

A New Concept for Dubai’s Original Concept Store

Dubai’s original concept store, Sauce, opens a small new boutique at the Four Seasons”

– May 4, 2017

Carmen March, Joana De Noronha, Sara Battaglia, Carmen Borgonovo and Amina Muaddi with Net-a-porter's fashion retail director Lisa Aiken during the company's new designers tour in Dubai.

Business

Net-a-porter Eyes Emerging Designers

During a visit to Dubai, fashion director Lisa Aiken introduces latest discoveries.

– April 28, 2017

A look from Lufthansa First Class competition winner Sheila Madge, Designs by Sheila Madge Bakker.

Fashion

South African Fashion Weeks See Spurt of Young Designers

The two fashion weeks saw a slew of new faces.

– April 19, 2017

Men's

Perry Ellis Signs Deal for Original Penguin in Southern Africa

The deal is effective with the spring season.

– April 17, 2017