Life and Style

Clockwise from top left: Active Pure Detox mask, £29.50, Givenchy, houseoffraser.co.uk

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

TAMSIN BLANCHARD

Wild boy Galliano secures place in fashion history

TAMSIN BLANCHARD

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

TAMSIN BLANCHARD

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
Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk
Nepal earthquake: One man's desperate escape from Everest base camp after the disaster

Escape from Everest base camp

Nick Talbot was sitting in his tent when the tsunami of snow and rock hit. He was lucky to live, unlike his climbing partner just feet away...
Adopting high fibre diet could dramatically cut risk of bowel cancer, says study

What happened when 20 Americans swapped diets with 20 Africans?

Innovative study in the US produces remarkable results
Blake Lively and 'The Age of Adaline': Gossip Girl comes
of age

Gossip girl comes of age

Blake Lively is best known for playing an affluent teenager. Her role as a woman who is trapped forever at 29 is a greater challenge
Goat cuisine: Kid meat is coming to Ocado

Goat cuisine

It's loved by chefs, ethical, low in fat and delicious. So, will kid meat give lamb a run for its money?
14 best coat hooks

Hang on: 14 best coat hooks

Set the tone for the rest of your house with a stylish and functional coat rack in the hallway
Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?