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The British fashion designer John Galliano, already suspended by Christian Dior for allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks, has been captured on video saying "I love Hitler" and glorifying the Holocaust.

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Get the look: Fifties sweetheart

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Galliano's glamour in spiritual home of Dior

The audience at a Christian Dior couture show expects the clothes to be presented with a theatrical flourish, and John Galliano delivered. Held at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where Dior himself set up his grand salon, yesterday's show felt like a turbocharged take on the original couture shows of the late Forties and Fifties.

Too haute to handle: Decidedly sultry couture shows

Even in a recession, sex sells. At the Paris couture shows, where designers turn fantasy into reality, the mood was decidedly sultry. Carola Long reports

A briefs history of time

The changing shape of our bras and knickers over the past 100 years offers intimate insight into women's lives. Harriet Walker delves into the nation's drawers

Colin Jordan: Leading figure in British fascism

Colin Jordan, who has been described as the grandfather of post-war National Socialism in Britain, was an ardent admirer of Hitler who for decades carried the flag for Nazism. Despite his long devotion to the cause, few rallied to his standard. His decades of activism none the less made him a prominent figure in the ultra-right undergrowth which included the National Front, British National Party and a myriad of other groups.

The V&A's new Theatre Galleries: An encore for lost treasures

As the museum prepares to raise the curtain on its new galleries next week, Charlotte Cripps gets a sneak preview of the star turns waiting in the wings

Galliano pays homage to Dior archive

John Galliano is in bohemian mood for Christian Dior in Paris this season. Bohemian, at least, by the standards of a grand house such as Dior's, and compared to last season's overtly sexy, Eighties-style collection, which featured short skirts and bustier tops.

Fashion for the well-heeled Barbie doll

Christian Dior was the first big name to show at the spring/summer 2009 collections in Paris yesterday and, suffice it to say, that the label currently best-known for dressing Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in suitably demure style has just turned up the voltage.

Wide boys: Kris Van Assche's Dior Homme collection features trousers as baggy as his predecessor's were skinny

"Of course they are hard to wear," says the designer Kris Van Assche, on the voluminous trousers in his debut collection for Dior Homme shown in July last year. "But then, at the beginning, everybody thought that stretch black jeans were hard to wear." Now, thanks to the legacy of Van Assche's predecessor, Hedi Slimane, the slim silhouette dominates menswear, from mod-inspired suits to the ubiquitous skinny jeans.

Rich seams: Haute couture is riding high again

Critics have predicted its death for years - but haute couture is riding high again

Galliano makes elegant case for haute couture

John Galliano, the Christian Dior designer, kicked off the round of couture shows in Paris yesterday with an elegant visual argument for haute couture's place in the modern world.

Sarkozy leads global tributes to Saint Laurent

President Nicolas Sarkozy was joined by fashion giants from around the globe yesterday in paying tribute to the iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent, who has died aged 71.

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