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Retailer has been using Ms O’Shaughnessy in their campaigns since 2011

INTERVIEW : How many fantasies can one man have?

The photographer Helmut Newton has a thing about scars. And surgical appliances. And breasts. But that doesn't make him a sexual fantasist. Oh no. By Helen Birch

Culture clash of the catwalk Titans

TAMSIN BLANCHARD

Magazine 'filth' under attack

Women's magazines have become so obsessed with sex that they should be consigned to the top shelf, the boss of a leading model agency said yesterday.

FASHION: AN ELLE OF A DECADE

When British Elle was launched in 1985, it perfectly reflected the spirit

FASHION: A REVOLUTIONARY OF REALISM

Frank Horvat's naturalistic pictures showed Fifties women as they really were. They also changed the future of fashion photography

In lurve with London all over again

London: hey! It's swinging! It's groovy! Not since Sixties chicksfrolicked down Carnaby Street has the capital been so cool - or so say the American fashion glossies.

Smile, you're on candid camera

Just when the model Chrystele thought she was off duty - snap! Another ad campaign was born. Tamsin Blanchard on the marketing of the Oasis high street chain

Out of Vogue, but not out of the window

Christa Worthington reviews the fall of a Conde Nast editor

DOING THE CYBERCATWALK

Cybermodels, home shopping by computer, digitally manipulated photographs: is this the future of fashion? Annalisa Barbieri discovers an industry vainly struggling against the inevitable

Try me: FASHION ON THE NET

The latest fashion magazine to be launched will not result in further destruction of the rainforests, or prove a burden on your pocket.

Creative solace in a magnolia tower

SECOND THOUGHTS

Young pretenders of England's new model army storm New York

From TAMSIN BLANCHARD

Who's afraid of the catwalk?

Robert Altman got it wrong, argues Natasha Walter. Men, not women, are today's fashion victims

A woman who adds flair to the party of Blair: Tamsin Blanchard asks why Cherie Booth has had a make-over

SINCE Tony Blair became leader of the Labour Party, Cherie Booth - political wife, 40-year-old mother of three, high-flying barrister - has been subjected to non-stop prattle about the dress she wore at the Blair victory party, about her running mascara, her feathered haircut.

Fashion: Dressing women is not a man's job

THE legend of Coco Chanel has inspired countless books and magazine articles. The scurrilous rumours of Chanel's private life, her humble beginnings and the rise of the House of Chanel are well-documented. But Chanel: The couturiere at work (by Amy De La Haye and Shelley Tobin, V&A pounds 16.95) takes a rigorous view. The book is dedicated to the innovations of the designer and her extraordinary influence in womenswear.
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker