He has changed the way we think about fashion today - and the British Fashion Council will honour him with at this year's Awards
'Versatile', 'flattering', 'always in fashion'… So runs the received wisdom on black, and this season it will be everywhere again. Alexander Fury is not convinced
Today Chanel opens an exhibition exploring its founder's life and style. Alexander Fury takes an exclusive tour with Karl Lagerfeld's right-hand woman
In the packed schedules of Paris’s spring/summer 2016 shows, the ideas that really stood out were from designers who took us on a journey to their own private universe.
Stellar showings summarise the new spirit of modernity that’s revitalising the stuffy world of haute couture, says Alexander Fury
Haute couture today is about spectacle. And the most spectacular of spectacles, inevitably, comes courtesy of Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. I'm not talking sunglasses there, although they are one of the motivating factors behind the few houses still staging the elaborate, labour-intensive and usually loss-making couture shows. There aren't many women in the market for five-figure frocks.
As with clothes, there is a fashion tome to suit every taste. Some will become an invaluable, well-thumbed resource for students and fashion fanatics, while others present a moment of fantasy to be displayed with pride on a coffee table already groaning with beautiful books.
Kristen Stewart has been unveiled as the new face of Chanel.
This season’s beauty is a tale of two cities, take your pick from urban grunge and old-school glamour, says Emma Akbareian
You don't need to wear a suit to look smart in the summer: a mix-but-don't-match sports coat comes into its own this season
There is more haute couture in Paris this year than for some time. But is it relevant?
Gavignet claims second leg victory after facing stiff competition from Josse on Dublin to Plymouth leg
Fusion Pro Glide, £15.99, Gillette, available nationwide
Keira Knightley is to star in a new film about the life of Coco Channel, directed by Karl Lagerfeld.
Chanel make-up, which in the past has included the sort of coveted treats that inspire waiting lists (see their nail polishes Jade and Particulière), has some rather daring new products in their summer 2013 collection, out next month.
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