I always thought of Max Mara as one of the smaller luxury brands, but with over 2,000 stores in 90 countries, and designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Dolce & Gabbana having worked for them, I'm surely wrong.
Achille Maramotti founded the brand in Italy after the Second World War, with Mara being a shortened version of his surname and Max apparently inspired by a Count Max known for being seldom sober but always stylish! Max Mara clothes were soon to get a reputation as stylish beyond short-lived trends, meaning that buying them was a good long-term investment.
Indeed, Maramotti did rather well with investments, finishing his life as director or deputy director of four financial establishments, helming a group that owns 23 different labels and 38 companies, and listed as one of the top 300 richest men in the world.
Also an art lover, his private collection can now be seen by appointment in its own museum in the Italian countryside.
Pelouse Reuilly welcomes "Foire du Trone" the oldest funfair festival in all Europe
Get ready for the "Foire du Trone" which has returned from March to May, on the Pelouse de Reuilly in Paris. With its 350 attractions and 80 rides, the Foire du Trone will satisfy the most demanding children and adults during its 1058th edition! Wow, This one of the oldest and most festive festivals in all Europe.
The idea of eating churros, candy floss and toffee apples tickles you? No worries, your wish will soon become a reality since the 2015 vintage of the Foire du Trone is in preparation. The most popular carnival in French settles back on the Reuilly pelouse and waiting for its 3 million annual visitors.
The Fun Fair brings together all generations. It is a true cultural event which meets all ages, all socio-professional categories, all religions ... and that the common thread is to have fun with family or friends.
The "Foire du Trone" festival offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes and styles, so the thrill seekers will be served with roller coasters, haunted houses and other thrilling rides. Families with children will also be spoiled with the famous Big Wheel, amusement rides for children or the Lottery stands.
In addition to the traditional and breathtaking rides such as the Big Wheel, the Star Flyer...this year, two new thrilling rides are awaiting the brave: the Spin Ball and the Starlight which will provide unprecedented thrills.