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With the dramatic increase in the popularity of fashion exhibitions over the past decade, this groundbreaking book provides a timely look at the evolution of the practice, taking as its anchor the seminal 1971 Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition “Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton”. The authors’ combined experience of more than 40 years – one in architecture and exhibition design and the other in fashion history and curating – informs this detailed account of the exhibition.

The book focuses on how to create an individual and stylish interiors, like this kitchen, without spending a fortune

iStyle: Chic on the cheap

A new design bible promises stylish interiors on a shoestring budget. Trish Lorenz takes a sneak peak

A career in fashion marketing never goes out of style

Russ Thorne on qualifications that could be a perfect fit for chic students

Wear, what, why when? Black Comme des Garçons is the blue-collar of fashion

Fashion editors love fashion. Sometimes we’re even willing to put it on our backs

Sport on TV: Mark Cavendish's driven round bend but it's all downhill from here

The 100th edition of the Tour de France gives the opportunity for plenty of flashbacks and, perhaps unusually for these pedallers, no drugs are involved. On ITV's highlights package Le Tour de France 100 (ITV4, Wednesday) we were told that a century ago, a certain Hippolyte Aucouturier won the second stage in Marseilles in 14 hours, 28 minutes and 53 seconds. A bit slow? To be fair it was 374km long. There probably wasn't a sprint finish.

Fury's Fashion People: Louis XIV, the power dresser

Louis XIV used fashion as political tool, says our style columnist

Paperback review: Binocular Vision, By Edith Pearlman

If Edith Pearlman rings no bells, you have a terrific treat in store. The short-story writer from the suburbs of Boston emerges in this generous collection of her work as the equal of Updike or Munro.

Jean-Paul Gaultier’s show was unfocused, messy and confusing

Cheetahs and Pussy Faster. It could only be Jean Paul Gaultier

It sometimes feels like things get lost in translation at the haute couture.

<p>4. Kate: The Kate Moss Book</p>
<p>£50, Kate Moss</p>
<p>Since Moss was famously scouted at 14, her professional life has passed into modern folklore. This is a rare chance to see another side of an iconic figure.</p>

Kate Moss and Carphone Warehouse team up for 'fashion tech'

Kate Moss has teamed up with Carphone Warehouse to provide a new range of accessories dubbed “fashion tech”.

Jean-Louis Scherrer: Fashion designer acclaimed by 'Vogue' as 'the Aladdin of Couture'

Jean-Louis Scherrer: Fashion designer acclaimed by 'Vogue' as 'the Aladdin of Couture'

'When he sees me in something he doesn't like he simply refuses to leave the house,' his wife said

Get the look: How to wear sandals

Right, I'm over the worst of it. Made it through the indignity of the pedicure. Toenails Shellac-ed. Even fake-tanned my feet. Summer-sandal me up!

Rich pickings: A crash course in haute couture

Tomorrow the first model will step out onto the Versace catwalk, opening the haute couture shows in Paris, a biannual frenzy of made-to-measure fashion for the world’s richest women.

A Bangladeshi police officer walks between rows of burnt sewing machines in a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh

US suspends Bangladesh trade privileges over poor workers' rights and safety

Move follows series of factory accidents, fires and collapses which have killed at least 1,200 this year

Workers search the wreckage after the Dhaka factory collapse earlier this year

Bangladesh hits back at US decision to suspend trade privileges to the country

Bangladesh has criticised a decision by the US to suspend trade privileges to the country in what has been seen as largely symbolic gesture over working conditions and labour rights.

Valentino Spring/Summer 2014 menswear

Couturiers showing no signs of fatigue in menswear finale

Valentino's military theme and Haider Ackerman's opulence hit the Paris catwalks

The 10 Best camera bags

Whether you’re after a classic case in the style of Lee Miller or something hi-tech, keep your precious kit safe in one of these.

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