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11 MIN From Vanity Fair Cannes Film Festival after-parties at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to lavish gatherings at Le Bristol Paris, the Oetker Collection has hosted some of history’s greatest celebrations. Genevieve Fox traces the evolution of the super-soirée.

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French revolution

12 MIN For many years the cradle of the artistic avant-garde, Paris is re-emerging as a leading capital of the art world, with a thriving contemporary scene that once again puts the city of light at the cutting edge. Adrian Dannatt reports on the French capital’s cultural renaissance.

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Wendy Parkinson at Hyde Park

2 MIN Misty, evocative and insouciantly stylish – photographer Norman Parkinson captured this unforgettable image of his fashion-model wife just yards from the modern-day location of The Lanesborough in London.

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