The Luxury Index 2008

A-Z Guide

A complete guide to the people, places and products that are changing our perception of luxury while influencing and inspiring savvy consumers around the world
By Leah Bourne, Betsy Kroll, Paige Reddinger and Kristina Zimbalist More »

  • Fade to Black

    Reflecting the season's somber mood, onyx and black enamel lend a graphic backdrop to diamonds
    Photographs for TIME by Anthony Cotsifas More »

  • 10 Questions for Patrick Demarchelier

    On the occasion of a major retrospective at Paris' Petit Palais, the iconic fashion photographer talks to Kate Betts about his first job, his favorite subject and those famous portraits of Diana More »

  • New No-Frills Fine Dining

    In a difficult economy, great chefs are forgoing fancy details to focus on the food More »

  • Imaginary Trends

    Want a cyber-BMW or an Armani dress made of pixels? In the virtual world at least, luxury loot is flying off shelves More »

  • Bag Man

    British designer Stuart Vevers is taking the Spanish luxury brand Loewe by storm — from heritage to handbags More »

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