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UPDATE:And finally ...

London Fashion Week closed on Saturday with the traditional showing of the MA graduates of Central St Martin's. In all, 30 students showed capsule collections of between seven and 14 outfits that summed up their current creative flow, and displayed their various strengths - and (their few) weaknesses.

Ferre borrows romantic ideals of Dior classics

Gianfranco Ferre has turned to the timeless style of Christian Dior for his spring-summer collection, injecting freshness and ebullience to bring it bang up to date.

History in the dressmaking

John Galliano, new boy at Givenchy, resisted the temptation to put on an alternative catwalk show. Marion Hume watched him reinvent classic couture style

Wild boy brings dreams to life

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Wild boy Galliano secures place in fashion history

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All Paris awaits the coming of the plumber's son from Streatham

John Galliano, under the Givenchy label, is set to take next week's couture shows by storm, writes Marion Hume

Galliano's star turn

Galliano's star turn

Givenchy classics bid Paris adieu

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The catwalk to Givenchy

FASHION: In which we take an English designer who has achieved something very un-British and a Siberian supermodel who has reached somewhere very un-Eskimo and follow their road to Paris Illustrations by Richard Gray

La couture

July in Paris: at the haute couture shows, where ordinary people have no place and ordinary prices no role, where modern contingencies do not intrude, the illustrator Richard Gray records, in classical style, the view from fashion's Parnassus

Can Galliano's Paris match avoid the pattern of failure?

When a creative fashion designer joins forces with a hard-nosed businessman, it usually adds up to trouble

Streatham style comes to Avenue George V. Marion Hume on John Galliano's ascension

At 3pm sharp on Tuesday, hundreds of faxes were simultaneously transmitted worldwide by France Telecom. They carried the announcement that John Galliano, the 35-year-old son of a Streatham plumber, was to succeed Hubert de Givenchy, 68, as the new designer at the haute couture House of Givenchy.

Galliano takes the helm at Givenchy

TAMSIN BLANCHARD

Le Grand's exit

Hubert de Givenchy shows his last couture collection this month. It is a poignant end to a remarkable era
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