As his iconic 1960s portraits go on sale at Bonhams, David Bailey, the man who made photography glamorous, reflects on five decades of louche living
Banned from TV on its release in 1973 for being offensive, this documentary made by the photographer David Bailey features interviews with the artist and his Factory acolytes conducted in the spirit of Warhol's own pioneering techniques – Bailey in bed with his subject, for instance, with no obvious script (or questions) to hand.
Marie Helvin says she has been on a diet all her life but judging from a close look at her, it's surely been worth it. Still fabulous at 57, Helvin is in the process of decluttering her life, and to that end is auctioning off many of her clothes and dresses, including the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedding outfit from her 1975 marriage to David Bailey. A photograph included in the lot shows the couple with their witnesses: Tina and Michael Chow, Michael Roberts and Cathy Damon, another supermodel of the day. A little piece of fashion history with an estimated value of £300 -500.
Artists and the Royal College of Art are among the victims of the postal strikes. Each year the RCA invites hundreds of world-renowned artists to design postcards, which are then mixed in with others by art students. The whole lot are then put on display and sold anonymously for £40 each. In the past, Anish Kapoor, Grayson Perry and David Bailey have taken part. This year's Secret exhibition opens on 13 November.
Socialite Tamara Beckwith used to beg Bob Carlos Clarke to take photos at her parties. Now she’s setting up a gallery in his memory.
It's brutal and bloody, yet some designers are trying to rebrand animal pelts as the latest eco fashion must-have. Sanjida O'Connell reports on an unlikely alliance
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about The Kate Moss Years - the two-part Channel 5 documentary covering the life and times of Kate Moss that concluded last week - was the fact that the subject herself barely made an appearance. The odd moment of archive footage aside - David Bailey interviewing Moss in a greasy spoon for his excellent model documentary a good 10 years ago now; Kate appearing for, well, about 30 seconds on breakfast TV even longer ago than that; and the endless flashing of a filler snap of her aged about five aside, she was, for the most part, conspicuous by her absence.
First-round stoppage in spectacular professional debut provides a rare talent with the perfect launchpad