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A look at the ideas, products and destinations driving the luxury industries, trickling down to other markets and, ultimately, influencing the way we live now

A ARTIST COLLABORATIONS Fashion has always been linked to art, but this season more than ever, it seems the two are hooking up. Stella McCartney asked Jeff Koons to create a print for her spring collection, and Diego Della Valle of Tod's asked illustrator Michael Roberts to try his hand at a company logo. The prize for most daring alliance goes to Louis Vuitton for employing conceptual artist Vanessa Beecroft to create an installation of 40 nearly nude models in the atrium of the new Champs-Elysées flagship.

B BAGS 2005 will go down in the books as the year of the...

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