2003 – The first season of reality contest America’s Next Top Model premieres on US television.
2004 – The group Designers Against Aids is launched to promote awareness of the disease. Designer Marc Jacobs and clothes store H&M go on to collaborate with the charity.
2005 – The Istanbul Cevahir Shopping Centre opens. It is the largest mall in Europe, and the sixth largest in the world.
2008 – First Lady Michelle Obama wears a dress by Jason Wu at the inaugural ball for President Barack Obama.