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Cannes during the film festival may traditionally have been the stomping ground of movie stars, but last night's amfAR Gala undoubtedly belonged to the models.

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The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off yesterday with a fittingly glamorous opening act.

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The high street brand reveals its new designer collaboration is with French house Balmain

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Alexander McQueen pictured in 2003

In the annals of British fashion history, Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) is the only designer who fully warrants a place on the reverse of a banknote.

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Taylor Swift has been teasing fans for weeks with details of her new music video which includes a very fashionable cast.

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From Jennifer Lopez to Taylor Swift and Britney Spears, see what the stars wore to the Las Vegas music awards

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Rihanna's debut outing as the new face of Dior was unveiled today in teasers from the upcoming Secret Garden campaign.

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Fake tanning has something of a Marmite effect (ahem) on public opinion – here's how to get it right.

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In Cannes via LA, this collection seems to have been lost in translation.

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From Elsa to Cinderella, retailer launches Disney-inspired dresses
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A collective of models appear together in a revealing shoot for the new issue of Glamour Iceland to promote body diversity.

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Reese Witherspoon has bought the film rights to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and would make an excellent female lead.
The award-winning actress is the latest star to debut a clothing brand, which is inspired by her Southern upbringing
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Last night New York played host to its glitziest bash, the annual Costume Institute Gala.

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GALLERY: The pictures that show 70s fashion puts today's to shame
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Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London, on 2 May 2015.

Kate Middleton's immaculate appearance outside the Lindo Wing has inspired shoppers.

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The dresses from last night's Met Gala might seem like the kind of gowns most of us can only dream of owning, well not anymore.

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Left: Spormax; Right: DKNY, both spring/summer 15
Sleek monochrome is a deliciously cool alternative when the temperature rises
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Model wears Valentino, spring/summer 15 collection
This season’s clashing kaleidoscope of colours is not for faint-hearted
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Good news for the surfer looking to balance their hobby with their busy working life (sort of)
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The luxury French fashion house has partnered with the British football club.
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Chloé, spring/summer 15
Part sandal, part ballet slipper... It’s time to get tied up
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ShoppingNew season styles: our edit of the best buys
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Cover starW Magazine cover star Jane Fonda on being a fashion icon at 77
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Models and signs backstage at Delpozo s/s’15
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Alex saysThe overriding trend for next season? How about confusion....
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Beauty review The new technology that's ultra-hygienic
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WeirdUnderwear retailer tailors racy briefs and G-strings for the male body
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Lucille midi dress £250, Self Portrait, self-portrait-studio.com; studded heels £49.99, Zara, zara.com
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A Hermes crocodile skin bag, an example of fashion’s current love of exotic skins
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Purity face toner, £28, aroma-works.com
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Met Gala 2015
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The team behind the new design of high heels includes a rocket scientist, an engineer, an astronaut, a fashion expert and an orthopaedic surgeon
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Valentino, Spring/Summer 2015
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Protein World
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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has been transformed into a 'environmental crime fighting cartoon'
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From Maisie Williams in Dazed to Emilia Clarke in Vogue, some stars appear full in-character and others unrecognisable
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Tartan, 1998: Expressive of his Scottish roots, tartan was a McQueen signature. His A/W 1995 Highland Rape show explored the decimation of the clans by the English; this is from Joan (A/W 1998), dedicated to Joan of Arc, the kind of powerful woman McQueen was frequently drawn to. Jacket by Alexander McQueen, from the collection of William Banks-Blaney
GALLERY: Exclusive photoshoot featuring the legendary designer's most iconic pieces
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Violet femmes: Purple at Christopher Kane, left, and Burberry for Spring/Summer '15
After the spring/summer 2015 Prada show, we knew purple would be big
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'The First Book on fashion', commissioned by 16th-century accountant Matthäus Schwarz, has inspired a new set of photographs of fictional male dandies, by artist-photographer Maisie Broadhead
Instead of Instagram filters and digital cameras, Matthäus Schwarz's medium was watercolour on parchment
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Morf is the top that can be worn 24 different ways
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Kate Moss will make a cameo appearance in David Walliams' The Boy in the Dress
The British supermodel is seen wearing absolutely nothing and seemingly make-up free
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A new costume designer takes over Season 3 and gives Robin Wright’s wardrobe a boost in her role as First Lady
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From Jo Malone and Diptyque to Burberry Brit and Jimmy Choo
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BeautyTreat your body and skin during cold season
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Pugh in his studio in Dalston. He says: 'I have the freedom to be honest, even if it does sometimes get me into trouble.'
Interview The Sunderland-born designer's work is some of the most powerful and empowering in the industry
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Simplified shapes and stripped back colours are the perfect way to ring in the spring
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