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  1. July 27, 2012

    Holiday horrors

    We may be at full Olympic throttle (or overload, depending on your perspective), but do not let the thrills and spills of...

  2. January 31, 2012

    The Global Fund must come of age

    The Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria has proved to be one of the world’s most important and innovative multilateral...

  1. August 12, 2011

    Lunch with the FT: Diego Della Valle

    The Milan headquarters of Tod’s is an austere building in the centre of the city that discreetly bears the name of the Della...

  2. May 13, 2011

    The clues in Carla’s clothes

    The Cannes Film Festival has had its first few star-studded days yet it seems to me that the most pressing question thrown...

  3. May 13, 2011

    Cannes you feel the love tonight?

    Jurors Johnnie To, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Linn Ullmann, Robert De Niro, Martina Gusman, Olivier Assayas, Nansun Shi Tin...

  4. May 4, 2011

    France: En route to a fight

    Window on the world: Nicholas Sarkozy and his Italian-born wife, Carla, arrive in the south of France last August for a...

  5. March 25, 2011

    Why expats don’t get tinnitus

    I’ve lived in Paris for nine years now, but I’m still often not sure what goes on here. The other evening I was sitting...

  6. December 28, 2010

    At home with the Sarkozys

    There is a new fad sweeping Paris this holiday season – home cooking. It might be down to a belt-tightening mood brought...

  7. May 18, 2010

    The public image: Sixt's promotion of small French cars

    Client: Sixt Agency: Jung von Matt and in-house Territory: Germany and France Verdict: Sixt, the German car hire company,...

  8. May 17, 2010

    The public image: Sixt

    Client: Sixt Agency: Jung von Matt and in-house Territory: Germany and France Verdict: ★★★☆☆ Sixt, the German car hire...

  9. May 15, 2010

    Dressing for the red carpet

    From left: Eva Herzigova at Cannes in 2000; 2006; in Versace in 2009; and Dior in 2008 Actress and model Eva Herzigova has...

  10. April 10, 2010

    Elysée pours petrol on flames of affairs rumour

    If Nicolas Sarkozy, French president, wanted to keep his private life out of the public eye, he has a funny way of going...

  11. April 9, 2010

    Elysée pours petrol on flames of rumour

    If President Nicolas Sarkozy wants to keep his private life out of the public eye, he has a funny way of going about it....

  12. November 30, 2009

    Guest Column: Disparities around the world can and must end

    Today, World Aids Day, is one day when HIV and Aids do not sit in the shadow of seemingly more important or more urgent...

  13. September 12, 2009

    Outside Edge: How Sarkozy fashioned a tall tale

    Fashion is, in large part, an art of trompe l’oeil: it can make people look thinner (head-to-toe black); more powerful...

  14. August 15, 2009

    Mad Men and their trousers

    Tomorrow, season three of Mad Men, the much-fêted television series about male advertising executives in the 1960s who...

  15. July 27, 2009

    Sarkozy taken ill while jogging at retreat

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, was taken to hospital yesterday after becoming unwell while exercising at his weekend...

  16. July 26, 2009

    Sarkozy leaves hospital after health scare

    Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, was released from hospital on Monday after undergoing tests following his collapse...

  17. July 14, 2009

    Can she be human enough for two?

    To judge from the media coverage of recent weeks, you would think it was Sarah Brown rather than her buttoned-down husband...

  18. May 15, 2009

    Sarkozy’s war on virtual piracy

    Since shortly after his election in 2007 – or roughly since his marriage to the singer Carla Bruni – Nicolas Sarkozy, the...

  19. April 25, 2009

    Can the middle-aged wear leggings?

    It’s become a bit of a truism to say children make you feel your age – that without the example of a steadily growing...

  20. January 31, 2009

    TV choice - Karl French

    Nelson Mandela no longer endures media interviews, but he did allow a film crew to trail him for several months and the...

  21. January 24, 2009

    French rivals bury handbag hatchet

    One of France’s longest-running corporate feuds is nearing a close after billionaire rivals Bernard Arnault and François...

  22. December 9, 2008

    Fashion and the reformist role of Arab first ladies

    When an Israeli official was asked recently about prospects for peace with Syria, he argued that Bashar al-Assad wanted to...

  23. December 8, 2008

    Fashion’s reforming role

    When an Israeli official was asked recently about prospects for peace with Syria, he argued that Bashar al-Assad wanted to...

  24. December 5, 2008

    Collapse of Pinnacle puts independent music labels at risk

    The future of many UK independent music labels was under threat yesterday following the collapse of Pinnacle Entertainment,...

  25. October 8, 2008

    Of Thee I Sing, Grand Theatre, Leeds

    There is one good reason why opera companies shouldn’t do operettas and musicals: they are not equipped for the style. And...

  26. August 30, 2008

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Demi Moore's stitch in time

    Who would have thought Demi Moore (below), seemingly more-youthful-than-ever Hollywood movie star, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy,...

  27. August 30, 2008

    Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Demi Moore’s stitch in time

    Who would have thought Demi Moore, seemingly more-youthful-than-ever Hollywood movie star, and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, suddenly...

  28. August 23, 2008

    Espressos, tea with the FT and an exceptionally striking morning

    From Mr Steve Gallacher. Sir, Saturday morning. Up before the family, feeling virtuous, croissants and espresso with the...

  29. August 2, 2008

    Carla’s breath of summer

    Thanks to an inexplicable design incompatibility between an iPod, a hire car’s cigarette lighter (has anyone used one of...

  30. July 26, 2008

    Piste, deck and boardroom

    One of the advantages of having a supermodel for a wife, as Nicolas Sarkozy recently discovered, is that she knows about...

  31. July 26, 2008

    Piste, deck and boardroom

    O ne of the advantages of having a supermodel for a wife, as Nicolas Sarkozy recently discovered, is that she knows about...

  32. July 25, 2008

    Parallel visions of Sarkozy

    In the course of about 72 hours this week, in the most reform-resistant country in the west, President Nicolas Sarkozy of...

  33. July 24, 2008

    Dizzy France

    Are the political fortunes of Nicolas Sarkozy on the turn? The embattled French president has certainly had a good week....

  34. July 12, 2008

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Carla Bruni Comme si de rien n'était Dramatico Which is Sarko's favourite song? The jaunty Latin one where France's first...

  35. June 2, 2008

    Delta heralds new Lancia era

    Lancia will on Tuesday unveil the Delta, the company’s first all-new model in five years, aimed at relaunching Fiat’s...

  36. June 2, 2008

    Delta heralds new Lancia era

    Lancia will tomorrow unveil the Delta, the company's first all-new model in five years, aimed at relaunching Fiat's...

  37. May 23, 2008

    Life through a filtered lens

    To anyone used to the carnivorous style of political news coverage common to British or US television, watching the French...

  38. May 22, 2008

    Life through a filtered lens

    To anyone used to the carnivorous style of political news coverage common to British or US television, watching the French...

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