A new show at the Royal Academy will reveal how a group of Hungarian exiles in Paris changed the face of modern photography. Charlotte Cripps reports
Elle Macpherson's consultant was falsely accused of leaking to the press, and lost her job and reputation
David Lynch aficionados will soon have a new temple to worship at. The cult auteur's latest project is designing a club in Paris. Club Silencio gets its name from the fictional establishment featured in Lynch's lauded 2001 movie Mulholland Drive. Lynch has designed the entire interior of the club, including some striking pieces of furniture. A surreal wooden-speaker stack seems to resemble a nightmarish appropriation of the face of a child's cuddly toy – the eyes being the two circular speaker cones. He's also designed several bespoke chairs and an asymmetrical double sofa, footstool and side- table combination.
Vodun:African Voodoo is an exhibition of the amazing private collection of Voodoo art collated by African and tribal art expert Jacques Kerchache.
It is a fortune that even Cleopatra might have blushed at. Elizabeth Taylor, who immortalised the amorous pharaoh in the lavish 1963 movie of the same name, died leaving behind enough money to buy a pyramid or three of her own with personal riches estimated at up to $1bn (£625m), it was claimed yesterday.
The death of Elizabeth Taylor has been heralded as the end of an era. Why don’t today’s stars shine as brightly? Steve Rose says it’s not just the pictures that got small
With the death of Elizabeth Taylor, the last of the Hollywood greats is finally gone. True to form – never a lady, barely ever a girl – this tough broad supreme battled on against ill-health for decades after her contemporaries overdosed on barbiturates, booze and self-loathing. And at a time when professional beauties seem terrified to show any sign of ageing lest they be shunted into character cameos in favour of some fresher flesh, Taylor was fascinating for being far less interested in leaving a good-looking corpse than in wringing every drop of the juice from every inch of the ride.
Cartier owner Johann Rupert had the luxury jewellery market sewn up. Then Bernard Arnault bought Bulgari, writes John Lichfield
Wallis Simpson's stunning jewellery goes to auction today. Who would wear gems unmistakably associated with a moment in history? Carola Long finds out
After a late night in Mayfair, at the Cartier Awards, Nicky Henderson could probably think of better ways to spend his morning than he did yesterday. For a start, his vantage point down the all-weather gallop was flayed by a savagely cold wind. In summer sun, the Berkshire downland here unfurls in a golden tide; now it lay trapped, muddy and murky, under heavy grey skies. Not even this, however, was sufficient to discourage a claustrophobic inquisition.
C-B's book of portraits Tête-à-Tête came only six years ago. However, this selection, from an exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, has the edge in both design (usually a single picture to a double spread) and reproduction (tritone instead of duotone).
'Away from the music-business star system, you find more measured people to be around'
Lap up the cool vibe and ocean views
What do coral reefs, Italian Renaissance city states and Twitter have in common? Steven Johnson's achievement in Where Good Ideas Come From is to establish such connections entirely convincingly. The book is subtitled "a natural history of innovation", and delivers precisely this, shedding equal light on evolution in the natural world and in human culture and technology.
A £3 million collection of jewellery once owned by Wallis Simpson went on display today ahead of its auction.
Elliott Erwitt, the photographer famed for his sublime (and often ridiculous) images, is the star of a new exhibition