Fashion: Classical studies

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No zips, no buttons, no Velcro to be seen - this summer will be one long toga party as designers turn out clothes that would grace a Roman statue. Getting dressed has never been such a challenge

Opposite page: white cotton dress, pounds 157, and white cotton bustier dress, pounds 160, both by A F Vandevorst, from Browns Focus, 38-39 South Molton St, London W1, 0171 629 0666, Koh Samui, 65 Monmouth St, London WC2, 0171 240 4280

Left: cream silk wrap dress, to order, by Roland Mouret, enquiries 0171 251 8861

Brown jersey statue-print T-shirt, pounds 209, and blue silk statue-print T-shirt, pounds 599, both by Jean Paul Gaultier, from Galerie Gaultier, 171- 175 Draycott Ave, London SW3, 0171 584 4648, and Lisa Couture, 15

Watergate Row, Chester,

01244 401123

White burnt top, by Shelley Fox, from a selection at Whistles, 12 St Christopher's Place, London W1, 0171 487 4484; white burnt skirt, to order, by Shelley Fox, enquiries 0171 251 8861; white leather bowling shoes, pounds 76, by Camper, 35 Brompton Rd, London SW3, enquiries 0171 584 5439