Fashion: Chain Reaction

First there was Alexander McQueen's chunky chain-mail armour, then there was Donatella Versace's pounds 6,825 mesh-sleeved dress (shown here). Now you can buy silky metallic slips, square-necked tunics, gowns with fluted sleeves - a whole medieval wardrobe, in fact

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Black leather dress, pounds 6,825, by Gianni Versace, from Versace, 24-36 Old Bond Street, London W1 (0171 499 1862) Black full-length coat, pounds 855, by Krizia, 25 Conduit Street, London W1 (0171 491 4987); jewelled belt, from a selection by Gianni Versace, as before

Metallic chain-mail dress, pounds 3,500, by Paco Rabanne, to order, as before

PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN PAUL PIETRUS

STYLING BY SOPHIA NEOPHITOU

HAIR BY JENNY ROBERTS

MAKE-UP BY CHRIS ARDOFF MODEL: MARISA HEATH AT TAKE TWO

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