From Rooney Mara's gothic gown to Marc Jacobs' LBD, Susannah Frankel picks the best looks from New York's big night out
If you wait till the sun’s out, you’ll miss all the best of the spring/summer clothes. Eliisa Makin chooses the best pieces to buy now, wear later
Celebrities dominate the front row, but what's it like for everyone else at Fashion Week? Not as glamorous as it looks, says Harriet Walker
New York Fashion Week comes to a close today and, as always, who sits front row at which show has been getting almost as much attention as the clothes themselves.
London Fashion Week's relentless march into autumn 2011 – and, eventually, your wardrobe – paused yesterday morning to celebrate one of its most illustrious sons.
Given the notoriously icy "editrix" of US Vogue Anna Wintour once dismissed Sienna Miller as "toothy", it seems unlikely that she was crying into her designer water yesterday following the news that her fierce rival at French Vogue is to stand down.
The US 'Vogue' editor says being sacked is a blessing. Is she right?
British designer Alexander McQueen spent his career "harnessing his dreams and demons", fashion's elite were told at his memorial service today.
Forsyth is revealed as a compulsive control freak while Queen Mary emerges as a force of nature
It has been 10 years since A Positive View ran its last charity photo exhibition, but it's been worth the wait: 130 signed works are set to go on show at London's Somerset House, with vintage photography from the likes of Magnum's Elliot Erwitt sitting alongside contemporary works by artists such as film-maker Wim Wenders and a suite of pieces by photographers from South-east Asia and West Africa – all juxtaposed against a series of images by homeless photographers taking part in Crisis's Skylight education project. All profits from a subsequent Christie's auction of many of the works will go to the homeless charity. Wednesday to 6 April, apositiveview.com
Colourful, retro and skittish shows challenge the traditionally understated elegance of Italian labels
Earplugs at the ready. News, now, of a musical collaboration to make Dame Shirley Bassey's duet with Dizzee Rascal look conventional.
It's hot, then cold, then hot again. Who's to know how we should be dressing in a world that no longer has any discernible climate? Designers, that's who. They know the importance of a trans-seasonal wardrobe more than most, and that's why they were showing their cruise collections in New York last week.
This is Sarah Connolly's year: the cross-dressing mezzo made her Royal Opera debut (at last), has a sure-fire Glyndebourne hit on her hands and, coming up, a starring role at the Last Night of the Proms. About time too, she tells Michael Church
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala was hosted by Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour and co-chaired by fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of American Vogue and doyenne of fashion magazine bosses, is among those honoured in the world of arts and media.