Susannah Frankel

Susannah Frankel is Fashion Editor at The Independent.

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Front row of celebrities (from left): Nancy Shevell; Sir Paul McCartney; Kate Moss; Mario Testino; the rapper M.I.A; the actress Charlotte Ramplin; the actress Salma Hayek; François-Henri Pinault, the chief executive of luxury goods firm PPR

Paris Fashion Week: Star-studded front row adds to Stella McCartney's simple and sporty spring/summer 2013 show

You have to hand it to Stella McCartney, she gives good front row. In a season where A-listers have elsewhere been less present than might be expected, they were out in their droves for the designer’s spring/summer 2013 show at the Paris Opera yesterday.

Ready to Wear: If you like Miu Miu, you'll love the next series of The Killing...

"Guess what I'm watching?" texts my friend and The Independent's unofficial Denmark correspondent, designer Peter Jensen. "The Killing, series 3. And it's fucking good." The series had premiered in its home country that evening.

Models present creations by Celine during the Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection show

Soft touch: Catwalk's working mum returns with warmer classics

It was the turn of the Céline designer Phoebe Philo to take to the Paris catwalk yesterday after one season's absence.

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Suits you: The two former menswear designers set to dominate the season

"Paris face-off: Hedi Slimane, Raf Simons in the spotlight," read the headline of fashion bible Women's Wear Daily's Paris preview earlier this week. As the season gathers momentum it is true that these two former menswear designers, who now head Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior womenswear respectively, and whose debut ready-to-wear collections are being shown only days apart, look set to dominate the proceedings in the French capital and the international collections as a whole.

Condé Nast: So much more than a pretty face

The best fashion shoots can be classed as art, and no one has done more to champion such creativity than Condé Nast. Susannah Frankel introduces a book which proves that great photography never goes out of style

Christian Dior: Simons brings a breath of fresh air to a famous label

A breath of fresh air blew through not only an old status label but also French fashion as a whole when Raf Simons showed his debut ready-to-wear collection for the house of Christian Dior in Paris yesterday.

Ready To Wear: The future of fashion is bright, white, sporty and full of holes

To wear or not to wear, that is the question. Here are at least some of the trends that emerged at London Fashion Week, spring/summer 2013...

London Fashion Week: Sign of the times

Designers looked back in anger with collections which captured the mood of the moment

Vivienne Westwood: 'You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes'

…and what a life Vivienne Westwood has had. Outspoken, no-nonsense, and still ready to ruffle establishment feathers, the doyenne of British fashion talks to Susannah Frankel about punk, politics and protesting at the Paralympics.

Vivienne Westwood: 'You have a more interesting life if you wear impressive clothes'

…and what a life Vivienne Westwood has had. Outspoken, no-nonsense, and still ready to ruffle establishment feathers, the doyenne of British fashion talks to Susannah Frankel about punk, politics and protesting at the Paralympics.

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