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Head space: Architect Jamie Fobert

Jamie Fobert is one of architecture's bright sparks, and boasts Givenchy and Antony Gormley among his clients. He talks to Rob Sharp about his philosophy and his current projects

Haute couture: Class of 2008

They're young, well heeled, with a passion for fashion. If it's bright and cool, they want it. Meet the new force in haute couture

Perpignan 19 Wasps 12: Lewsey injury deepens English gloom in build-up to All Blacks

As Lawrence Dallaglio was quick to point out, results may yet prove otherwise but there is a whiff of decay in English rugby which an impending joust with the All Blacks is hardly likely to dispel. Wasps were desperately undercooked in 28-degree heat close to the Mediterranean and, by their own admission, are way off the peak of yeoman power with which they won the Heineken Cup in 2004.

After trouble and pain, the boy wonder can let feet do talking

Wayne Rooney has handled his metatarsal crisis with dignity but spare a thought for the unfairly maligned Manchester United, writes Sam Wallace

Our Man In Paris: Designs for winning

ORGANISERS OF the Paris 2012 Olympics bid have ordered matching outfits from Givenchy before an International Olympic Committee delegation tours the French capital next month. Women will wear trench coats and black and white trouser suits. Men will wear suits, with a lining wittily displaying the map of Paris.

Luxuries group adds Pink to its growing portfolio

BRITISH TAILORED shirts became the latest addition to LVMH's portfolio of luxury goods yesterday when the company announced it had bought a majority stake in Thomas Pink, the leading shirt-maker and retailer.

Before the week is out...Wear this

Next week Givenchy is launching its latest lipstick and nail varnish range, which claims to include a magic formula for lips. All down to a "triple-acting complex composed of microspheres, a polymer weave and powder microparticles", apparently. But don't be put off by the scientific twaddle. What you'll really be buying this for is the gorgeous Rouge Miroir packaging (it was designed by sculptor Pablo Reinoso) and the handy mirror on the lid. You'll want to show this lippy off so keep it in your bag and reapply regularly, as obviously as possible.

Fashion: Couture shock

In the past three years the rarefied world of haute couture has been turned on its head. And illustrator Richard Gray was there to capture the drama

Fashion: Haute house atmosphere

Models stride down the catwalk in pounds 10,000 creations so outlandish that no one could ever wear them (and so heavy they can hardly be lifted). But, as the photographs of Gerard Uferas reveal, the haute couture collections are also a twice-yearly celebration of exquisite craftsmanship and sublime design. By Susannah Frankel

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McQueen banishes models from the catwalk

IN A WORLD where models are the new superstars, Alexander McQueen made the bold move of doing away with them altogether in Paris yesterday.

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