Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about the company's expansion plans.
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about his career in fashion
Tom Ford Chairman, Domenico De Sole talks to CNN's Monita Rajpal about turning around the fortunes of Gucci.
George Foreman talks about his namesake grills, where the idea came from and how they became a success.
George Foreman opens up about his childhood growing up, and how he learned to be a thief in order to survive.
Foreman talks about his fight against Muhammad Ali, how confident he was going into it, and how crushing his defeat was.
Comedian Russell Peters talks about his experience meeting the King of Jordan and being "punked" by him.
Known for his impressions of different accents, Russell Peters talks about how his time in Hong Kong inspired him.
Comic Russell Peters speaks about how important it still is for him to be accepted and praised, even with all his success
The celebrated Australian chef talks to CNN's Monita Rajpaul about food, life and living well.
Tetsuya Wakuda show's CNN's Monita Rajpaul how to cook the perfect crab.
Tetsuya Wakuda on what he had to give up to be one of the most celebrated and creative talents.
David Henry Hwang talks about his latest play and its similarities to the news surrounding the downfall of Bo Xilai.
David Henry Hwang talks about what he's currently working on, a play based on Bruce Lee called "Kung Fu."
Seppuku, transvestites and diplomacy; American playwright David Henry Hwang weaves plots with many strands.
Ivan Lendl discusses what it is like to be Andy Murray's coach.
Czech former tennis champion Ivan Lendl discusses what it takes to succeed.
Former tennis pro Ivan Lendl recalls his greatest hits on and off the court.
Monta Rapjal speaks with UK singer Ellie Goulding about her hit single 'Lights' and finding success in the U.S.
Acclaimed fashion designer Josie Natori tells CNN's Monita Rajpal her definition of what makes a woman sexy.
Acclaimed fashion designer Josie Natori takes us behind the scenes at her factory in the Philippines.
The Indian-born director reflects on the difficulties experienced while shooting her Oscar-nominated film "Water".
Unconventional British designer Thomas Heatherwick gives us a rare look behind the scenes at his London studio.
Salman Rushdie opens up about growing up in India, which inspired his book "Midnight's Children".
Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank opens up about helping children in need in northern India.
CNN's Monita Rajpal faces off with legendary British boxer Ricky Hatton.
This is not worksafe. It's a hyperlink to Hiropon, the pornographic fiberglass creation of Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami.
Talk Asia meets Takashi Murakami, the pioneer behind one of the world's most recognized contemporary art movements.
Talk Asia meets photojournalist Steve McCurry, who opens up about his three decades behind the lens.
CNN's Sumnima Udas speaks with burlesque icon Dita von Teese, who reveals the formula behind her successful career.
Award-winning actor Adrien Brody reveals how acting at birthday parties led to a career in Hollywood.
Indian-born artist Anish Kapoor speaks with Talk Asia as he brings his mind bending structures East.
Actor Andy Garcia talks to Talk Asia about illustrious career in film.
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz opens up about rejecting industry competition and staying true to himself.
Star of the Miami Heat gives his verdict on Jeremy Lin.
Basketball supersar LeBron James talks to CNN's Stan Grant about bringing the game to China.
Basketball superstar LeBron James talks to CNN's Stan Grant about the Miami Heat and the Olympics.
Photojournalist Steve McCurry has made a career taking arresting shots from around the world changing how we see things.
French urban artist JR is man of mystery, pasting huge portraits on city streets. He talks to CNN's Kristie Lu Stout.
King of cheap chic Do Won Chang talks to Kristie Lu Stout about his rag trade to riches story.
A pre-teen me once learned how to slow dance to "Surfer Girl."
Superstar DJ Tiesto tells CNN's Anna Coren the secret behind his global success.
The life of a DJ is not just 'party, party, party,' says uber-popular Dutch House music DJ Tiesto. It's glamorous, too.
Chandra Kochhar is one of the most influential CEOs in India. At 47, she became the first female boss of ICICI Bank.
The shoe designer talks to Sara Sidner about his A-list clients and the power of an impressive shoe.
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin tells CNN's Sara Sidner the story behind his shoe's iconic red soles.
Cui Jian has jammed with The Rolling Stones and provided the soundtrack for the Chinese pro-democracy movement.
In a March 2007 interview, Gore Vidal reflects on his career and talks about where he will be laid to rest when he dies.
Designer Diane von Furstenberg has gone from Studio 54 to fashion royalty. She talks to Anna Coren about her life.
Singer Jason Mraz tells Talk Asia politics and geography dissolve into the background when the music begins.
CNN's Kyung Lah speaks to Tamae Watanabe who, at 73, is the oldest woman to climb Mount Everest.
Tian Hao Jiang escaped a factory job in China during the cultural revolution to become a world-renown opera singer.
CNN goes behinds the scenes at New York Fashion Week with designer Alexander Wang.
Alexander Wang has become the hot name in fashion. He talks to CNN's Anna Coren about making moves to conquer Asia.
Victoria Beckham isn't going to moan about her life. She tells CNN's Anna Coren about living in the spotlight.
Fashion designer and media star Victoria Beckham talks about her global ambitions.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Wang Shu on the increasingly important role of architecture and art in China.
Wang Shu is China's first Pritzker Prize-winning architect, and he sees himself as battling against bland conformity.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino on fighting corruption and the country's fractious politics.
Is poverty in the Philippines the fault of Catholic attitudes to contraception? CNN asks the Philippine president.
The Ayala brothers are keen motorcyclists and hope their family company remains a driver for the Philippine economy.
Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala head one of the Philippines' biggest companies. CNN's Andrew Stevens reports.
Architect Frank Gehry talks about how involved he becomes with his designs and the finished buildings.
From truck driver and potter to star architect, Frank Gehry describes his creative journey.
The art duo of Gilbert and George on how their work can ruffle feathers and the benefits of routine.
Artists Gilbert and George talk about creativity in China and how East London is the center of the universe.
Song Byeok had every reason to be pleased with his success. A gift for drawing led to a prestigious career as a propaganda artist and full membership in North Korea's communist party.
Former North Korean propaganda artist Song Byeok has embraced satire since defecting to the U.S. in 2001.
Dissident artist Song Byeok talks about living under Kim Jong il's regime and watching his father die.
Manolo Blahnik is a household name thanks to 'Sex and the City'. The shoe designer talks to CNN about his life.
The eponymous shoemaker talks to CNN's Anna Coren about his greatest achievements.
CNN's Kyung Lah sits down with Japan's World Cup-winning captain to reflect on their win amid tragedy.
Homare Sawa credits playing football with boys as one of the reasons for her development into a top player.
Homare Sawa describes the strange motivation her team had before last year's World Cup.
Boss of fashion brand Uniqlo, Tadashi Yanai, says the government lied to the Japanese people after the 2011 earthquake.
Uniqlo boss Tadashi Yanai describes how he has built one of the world's biggest, recession-proof clothing companies.
The doctor and self-help author has some controversial views on the medical profession.
"Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto gives CNN's Kristie Lu Stout a lesson in sushi and talks about his early years.
A year after 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' was published, author Amy Chua talks about the book's global impact.
The CEO of Nissan and Renault on the advantages of being an outsider in making big decisions.
The CEO of both Nissan and Renault believes 2012 will be a good year for Japan and the auto industry.
Pop impresario Yasushi Akimoto has been criticized for sexualizing teen girls with songs for Japanese supergroup, AKB48.
Producer of Japanese girl supergroup AKB48, Yasushi Akimoto has hit gold with his idea to make ordinary girls stars.
Japan's answer to Johnny Depp may be Joe Odagiri, the reluctant actor and director with an inimitable style.
Artist Subodh Gupta explains how the art scene has changed in India.
Sara Sidner talks with Indian artist Subodh Gupta about his middle-class oriented art, which is drawing high prices.
Thakoon Panichgul's designs are a favorite of the fashion elite and even admired by the U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama.
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke says Beijing and Washington have a lot of work to do together.
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke has caused a commotion with his laid-back style.
Australian PM Julia Gillard explains how her family background shaped her career.
Australian prime minister Julia Gillard explains the circumstances behind her rise to the top job.
Monisha Kaltenborn is the first female CEO of an F1 team, but still faces challenges in the male-dominated sport.
Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO of Sauber F1, provides an insight into the inner workings of an F1 team.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers criticism that she owes her position to her brother, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.
Yingluck Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand, on what is being done to protect the country from future floods.
Singing sensation Charice Pempengco gained a part on TV's "Glee", but found out about it through Twitter.
From Philippines singing contests to Oprah and "Glee", Charice Pempengco has hit all the right notes in her young career.
He's the ambassador who carries his own bags and the can for the U.S. in China.
Action star Michelle Yeoh met Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi while portraying her in "The Lady."
Actress Michelle Yeoh describes taking on the challenge of playing the Noble Peace Prize winner.
While playing the part of Aung San Suu Kyi in biopic "The Lady", Michelle Yeoh felt as if she had "lived" with the Burmese pro-democracy leader for years.
When growing up, Monisha Kaltenborn wanted to go into space, but as the first female CEO of a Formula 1 team she's arguably reached greater heights.
Actor Donnie Yen has helped make Hollywood hits, but tells CNN how the industry has changed since the early days.
Lobsang Sangay has a hard act to follow.
Eric Schmidt is as committed as ever to making sure those at Google "do the right thing."
Hayao Miyazaki is regarded by many as the world's greatest living animator and an icon of Japanese popular culture.
Kim Yuna is one of South Korea's biggest stars and the ice skater who won the country's first figure skating gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games last year in Vancouver.
Indonesia's transition from an autocracy to a vibrant democracy can be an example to those countries in the Middle East experiencing political upheaval, says the country's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford has revealed he received angry letters from his predecessor and rival Yves Saint-Laurent.
What do aluminum sheeting and life insurance have in common?
Artist Damien Hirst doesn't have a problem with money.
From a Chinese pop idol to a champion of ethnic minorities in China, singer Dadawa is a musician like no other.
Film director Feng Xiaogang may have made China's biggest box office hit, the disaster movie, "Aftershock", but he built his reputation in comedies, comparing himself to American director, Woody Allen.
Keisuke Honda is the rising star of Japanese football.
As Japan's fifth prime minister in four years, Naoto Kan hopes the revolving door of Japanese politics will remain closed long enough for him to reinvigorate the country.
Contemporary and often abstract, Minsuk Cho's buildings can baffle, delight and dazzle.
Politics is in the blood of Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak.
For the Oscar-winner and Hollywood A-lister, family takes priority over career goals.
She's been called China's answer to Oprah Winfrey and Anna Wintour, but Hung Huang never had a plan to be the media and fashion empress she is today.
Family, food and faith have guided Kylie Kwong to where she is today.
Stephen Fry is a comedian, actor and writer, who has become something rare in British public life; a national treasure.
A colossus on and off the basketball court, Yao Ming is China's biggest sports star.
For nearly 50 years Ron and Valerie Taylor have been filming sharks at close quarters, bringing the lives of the ocean's most fearsome predators to TV and the big screen.
He's the rock demigod who lives and breathes music, but whose heart beats thanks in part to a pacemaker.
One of the stars of this summer's Hollywood hit, "Inception", Ken Watanabe has fought his way to the top of his profession.
You know you've reached a special level of fame when you're known by just your first name.
Not many winners of the Cannes Film Festival Palm d'Or thank ghosts and spirits in their acceptance speech.
Money has changed the game of golf -- and for the better, says Jack Nicklaus.
CNN was in the Philippines to cover the national elections on May 10. Although it would take three more weeks for the Philippine Congress to officially declare the winners, Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was largely expected to become the country's 15th President.
Han Han is China's rebel writer who has become the unofficial voice for his generation.
Internationally renowned classical musician Sarah Chang has played violin to audiences in some of the world's greatest capital cities. But her virtuosity has also helped gain her access to one of the world's most secretive of places; Pyongyang.
Surrounded by expensive pieces of Chinese art purchased from auction houses in London and New York, Wang Zhongjun, China's 50-year old film mogul, appears the very model of a modern Chinese entrepreneur.
Nancy Kwan is the actress who immortalized "The World of Suzie Wong'" in the 1960 film.
Artist Yue Minjun is the man the behind the rictus grin that has become his work's motif. Part self portrait, part parody, part social commentary, his paintings have made him one the most instantly recognized contemporary artists in China.
A cricketing icon and sporting hero in his native Australia, Shane Warne's life off the cricket pitch has almost been as well documented as his career on it.
Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, has become more than a little accustomed to being adored by millions.
"Movies aren't an actor's medium...actors are just color in other people's paintings," Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey told CNN's Talk Asia.
A classical pianist with a rock star following, Yundi Li has been packing concert halls for nearly a decade.
"Under my um-ber-ella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh."
China's Li Na hit the heights earlier this year when she made it to the semifinals of the Australian Open, beating Venus Williams along the way.
When choosing a career, Johnnie To considered becoming a policeman. However more than three decades after accepting a job at a TV station he's still shooting the Hong Kong underbelly but from behind a camera.
Chinese actress Zhou Xun is a face recognized by millions, but so far, little known outside of China.
With over 20 years as an actor, Lee Byung-hun has a gained a serious on-screen persona. But when the camera is off, the 39-year-old South Korean is more joker than brooding artist.
Is Ai Carina Uemura a Japanese Beyoncé or more an Asian Missy Elliott?
Even when working at his father's gas station when he was a boy, Baz Luhrmann had an eye for great stories.
He is perhaps the most recognizable man in fashion, almost never seen without his dark glasses, a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves.
I always wanted to meet Steve Irwin. He was the quintessential Aussie who took manliness to a whole new level, wrestled man-eating crocodiles, wrangled poisonous snakes and would pick up any of God's creatures to show the world how remarkable animals really are.
After nearly two years in office, Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, remains committed to keeping Australia at the forefront of global affairs.
There's nothing like lobbing a simple little question into a group of foaming football fanatics.
Seiji Ozawa is Asia's most successful conductor, a maestro in a quintessentially Western art form, and a die-hard Boston Red Sox fan. But the affable 74-year-old is used to crossing cultural boundaries.