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Models walk for the Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2014 collection

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Final collection wasn’t subtle but it had a sophisticated power

Paris Fashion Week: Marc Jacobs leaves Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brand after emotional show

Designer leaves fashion house to focus on his brand with inspiring final collection

Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2014 show took place in front of an art gallery style backdrop

It’s not art, it’s shrewd Chanel, and it looks like a billion dollars

The sales figures (a billion by recent estimates) have become an art form in themselves

Cara Delevingne on the runway for Stella McCartney

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Paperback review: Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life, By Justine Picardie

Justine Picardie’s account of Coco Chanel’s eventful 87 years on this earth is written in a flowing, luxuriant style suitable to its subject. Here’s a selection of phrases from the first few pages: “perfumed and warm”, “a cocoon of luxury”, “jewel-coloured lipsticks”, “silk-lined tweed jackets”, “pearls and camellias”.

Another of Watanabe's evocative designs that perhaps herald a new approach to fashion

Slash fashion: Forget flim-flam and cheap frills, in Paris the intellectuals have taken over the catwalk as Japanese designers reign supreme

Two labels, Junya Watanabe and Rei Kawakubo, of Comme des Garçons, stand head and shoulders above most other designers in Paris. In fact, in the world. Their clothes are often dismissed as "intellectual" – frequently a pejorative term in fashion, when flim-flam and cheap thrills (or frills) are often preferable to clothes that question and provoke. That is intellectual, of course, but first and foremost they make fantastic fashion that propels us to something new. It is no coincidence that many of the ideas hurrahed in the collections of other designers can be traced back to the catwalks of these two Japanese giants.

Jonathan Anderson - or JW Anderson, if you read the labels stitched into his garments – isJonathan Anderson - or JW Anderson, if you read the labels stitched into his garments a hot ticket of the week

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LVMH already owns brands including Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon and Marc Jacobs

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