Growing Old Gracefully

Classic design may be timeless, but evergreen luxury brand CÚline is due to collect her senior citizen's bus pass. The fashion house turns 60 in December and has launched a range of commemorative goods to celebrate the occasion.

The venerable label began life as a purveyor of children's shoes. In 1945 Frenchwoman CÚline Vipiana started making bespoke footwear for the well-heeled nippers of Paris. But when her young female customers turned teenage, she found they were still demanding her services. So the house of CÚline came out with a Young Girl shoe collection. By the time...

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