The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach may not start officially until Thursday, but the worlds of art and fashion are already descending on the Magic City for a week of exhibitions, installations and fashion shows.
The Italian luxury label will donate 30% of the proceeds from the sale of four handbag models to fund the restoration work for the floor mosaics and marble walls of the Basilica, badly damaged by the recent flooding.
A richly embroidered jacket by Yves Saint Laurent inspired by Vincent van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was sold at auction Wednesday for 382,000 euros ($420,000), a record for a garment from the celebrated French designer.
A 49-carat diamond which analysts estimate to be worth up to $12 million was among over a dozen jewel-encrusted items snatched from a German state museum in a spectacular heist, the museum confirmed Wednesday.
After stints at Helmut Lang, Gucci and Bottega Venetta, Bellettini joined Saint Laurent as CEO in 2013 to take it to the next level. She talked about identity, creativity and empowerment at the Vogue Fashion Festival.
Robbers made off with three priceless diamond sets from a state museum in Dresden, police and museum directors confirmed Monday, in what German media have described as the biggest art heist since World War Two.