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The immaculate confection

The Trench: A versatile classic for wet weather, warmer winters, cold springs and everything else in between. Burberry's version has become the benchmark, with its 156-year heritage and sturdy gabardine, cut to flatter any shape. £850, Burberry London, burberry.com

The capsule wardrobe: Fashion changes, these endure

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Raise a glass to Gaultier

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Vivienne Westwood sports a money print dress for her catwalk show

Westwood strikes pure gold in Paris

Dame Vivienne trawls the past for inspiration

Marc Jacobs: The shoes looked Pilgrimesque, apart from the rhinestone buckle and flowers; the calf-length skirts and A-line wool coats matronly were it not for psychedelic print. The construction of each ensemble was a triumph of the imagination at Marc Jacobs. Contained within the collection – leather and lace, print and sparkle, cropped, long and oversized.

Seven days of chic in New York

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Summer Breeze: The new fashion season

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Fashion at the museum brings in the crowds

Prepare to queue for glimpses of finery created by top designers

Following a racist and anti-Semitic outburst in a Paris café at the end of February, John Galliano was sacked from the house of Christian Dior

Fashion Review Of The Year: 2011

From blushing brides to dramatic falls from grace, Susannah Frankel charts the highs and lows of the international style set in 2011

Saunders with two looks from his spring collection

What Women Want: Jonathan Saunders

Fashion editors queue up to wear Jonathan Saunders’ cleanly cut and uplifting designs. And his spring collection – part 1950s housewife, part Miami-resort vibrancy – is his finest yet. Harriet Walker meets him

Profits power ahead at Giorgio Armani in 2010

Giorgio Armani, the designer goods firm, has posted a surge in profits and sales, despite "difficult trading" conditions.

Designer John Galliano to face French trial in June

Former Dior designer John Galliano will go on trial in Paris on June 22 on charges that he made racist insults, accusations that rocked the fashion world and cost him his coveted job.

Ready To Wear: Vivienne Westwood still cuts quite a grand entrance gown

The Fashion Museum in Bath remains among this country's best-kept secrets.

Galliano label Dior scraps Paris show

The John Galliano fashion label is dropping a plan for a catwalk show in Paris Fashion Week and will instead host a simple presentation of its latest collection.

Dior suspends designer Galliano after cafe spat

Fashion house Christian Dior SA suspended creative director John Galliano today after he was detained and accused of an anti-Semitic insult, in a bombshell development days before Paris catwalks heat up for fashion week.

Galliano goes on red alert

The designer John Galliano can always be relied upon to dream up some of the catwalk's biggest and most beautiful dresses.

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