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The impeccable French Couturier PHILIPPE VENET dies aged 91

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Philippe Venet, the French designer, and partner of the late Hubert de Givenchy has died in Paris. He was 91. Venet famously worked as an assistant to Elsa Schiaparelli from 1951 to 1953, and then worked beside Hubert de Givenchy at his couture house’s “tailleur” atelier through 1962, when Venet launched his own couture house. “As Monsieur … Continue reading



William Hurt …. one of the very finest ‘gay for pay’ actors ….. dies aged 71

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    In the 1980s’ William Hurt was one of Hollywood’s sexiest and most successful stars who was nominated for Academy Award for Leading Actor three years running.  In 1987, in his third attempt, he won for his remarkable performance In Kiss of The Spider Woman as Luis Molina, an effeminate homosexual in prison for … Continue reading



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