First-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off

Paris (AFP) – The first-ever online Paris fashion week clicks off Monday with the world of glitzy runway shows thrown into an existential crisis by the coronavirus.

Paris haute couture and men’s fashion weeks have been rolled into one, with labels making films to showcase their clothes instead of staging sometimes extravagant shows.

The virus has not just made the traditional catwalk format — where a few hundred globetrotters are crammed into an overlit, overheated room and pummelled with thumping music — temporarily untenable on health grounds.

It has also prompted an unprecedented bout of soul searching within the industry and led usually conflict-averse designers to call for a revolution that puts a brake on its frantic pace.

Some even say that seasons — the frame on which the whole fashion calendar has been anchored — should be swept away altogether.

Gucci’s flamboyant creator Alessandro Michele has slashed his shows

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10 Home and Away spoilers for next week

From Digital Spy

Home and Away spoilers follow for UK-pace episodes on Channel 5.

Next week’s Home and Away episodes see John Palmer suffer a sudden health scare, while Mackenzie Booth has a new love triangle and Jasmine Delaney’s strange behaviour around baby Grace begins to escalate.

Here’s a full collection of ten big moments coming up.

1. John is rushed to hospital

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

After collapsing during the Parata family’s housewarming party, John is rushed into hospital. Results confirm that he has suffered a brain aneurysm and his loved ones anxiously wait for further news.

Although John’s condition is later stabilised, his motor skills have been affected by his health scare and there may be a long recovery process.

2. John makes a difficult decision

Photo credit: Channel 5
Photo credit: Channel 5

Marilyn is distraught by John’s hospital dash and she can’t stop herself from constantly fussing over him. Although

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This week on “Sunday Morning” (June 21)

Host: Jane Pauley


THEME: “Abblasen”: A trio of trumpets (Video)Our welcome-to-summer comes from Austin and Braden Frandino (sons of “Sunday Morning” editor Joseph Frandino), along with their University of Connecticut trumpet professor Louis Hanzlik, performing “Abblasen.”

        HEADLINES: Back on campaign trail, Trump dismisses COVID testing (Video)In Tulsa, Okla., President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Saturday for the first time since the country was shut down due to coronavirus. Speaking to a smaller-than-predicted crowd, he sought to fire up his base by attacking “fake” news about COVID-19 and blaming testing for the rise in U.S. cases. Omar Villafranca reports. 

       COVER STORY: Gov. Andrew Cuomo on confronting a “frightening” pandemic, and thoughts on his political future | Watch VideoNew York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has proactively confronted the coronavirus outbreak in his state, has performed some political jujitsu – asking people to do hard

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Your Horoscope This Week

We’re called to inspire real change in the world on Sunday, upon the arrival of the Solar Eclipse in sensitive Cancer at 2:41 a.m. EST. This powerful new phase allows us to set new goals for ourselves and inspires us to consider the impact of our actions. Our eyes are opened to a new reality beginning Tuesday, while Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions, stations retrograde in psychic Pisces. We’re being given a chance to acclimatize to our new reality and sit with our emotions. We’ll officially let go of the idea of “the way things used to be,” and we’ll feel as though we’ve tapped into a new well of inner strength, which we can use to support others. Charming Venus stations direct in chatty Gemini on Thursday, making us feel more open to bringing love into our lives, and ready to reintroduce playfulness into our relationships. We’ll

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Rishi Sunak hints two-metre rule will be relaxed next week

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak arriving into Downing Street - Jonathan Brady/PA
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak arriving into Downing Street – Jonathan Brady/PA

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has given a major hint that current two-metre distancing guidelines will be relaxed when the Government publishes the findings of a review next week.

“The outcome of that review will be announced this week, obviously that’s something that will make an enormous difference I think to many businesses who are keen to see a change,” Mr Sunak told reporters in Yorkshire today.

“Obviously we need to go through that review but I’m very understanding of the calls for action on that, particularly for our hospitality industry, for our pubs, for our restaurants, (they) are keen to see if there’s some change that can be made there.”

Mr Sunak added that the progress in curbing the spread of coronavirus means that the Government can begin to “kick-start” the economy, starting with high streets.

It comes a day

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Virginia Will Not Enter Phase 3 Of Reopening This Week: Northam

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia will not enter phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening plan on Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond. The governor noted, however, that the rate of positive coronavirus cases and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to decline in the state.

Northam said he plans to release more specifics about what phase 3 of the reopening plan will look like at his news conference on Thursday.

“Our numbers continue to look favorable. Our total case numbers have been trending downward,” the governor said. “The number of hospital beds occupied by COVID patients is trending down, as is the number of patients hospitalized with a positive or pending COVID test.”

The percent of tests that are positive has dropped to 7.4 percent as of June 12. “I want to have more time to see how the numbers look before we

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A look at what didn’t happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:


CLAIM: Photos show the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washingon, D.C., marred by graffiti as a result of riots after the death of George Floyd.

THE FACTS: The photos circulating on social media show a Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica in Los Angeles after it was defaced in 2016. Posts featuring the misidentified photo were viewed thousands of times on social media on Wednesday, with comments expressing outrage about the damage. “The Vietnam Memorial defaced by rioters,” read one Facebook post with nearly 80,000 views. “Total disrespect! There are just no words to express my outrage. This wall honors those who gave their last measure of devotion.” “The Vietnam Memorial?!

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Maison & Objet Moves Fall Fair Online, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin School to Relocate, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

In Pursuit of a More Just World

Nonprofit Rallies Street Artists for a Cause

Italian nonprofit Yourban 2030 has produced a global street art campaign designed to raise funds for Black Lives Matter initiatives and a number of NGOs, as well as to support those particularly impacted by the pandemic. The program, called Color 4 Action, features black-and-white works by artists including Shepard Fairey (known for the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” design), Ron English, Jeremy Fish, and Okuda. Donors who give $25 or more to one of the supported organizations receive a link to download the artists’ coloring book–style drawings.

Design Companies Continue to Step Up

On June 26, East Fork is set to stage its annual fundraiser for Campaign

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