Agenda: Laduree macarons; Quvenzhane; Wallis; Gastronomical; Enscripted

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

The capsule wardrobe may sound complex – but it's a shopping strategy that will see you through hard times and last for years to come, says Harriet Walker

Raise a glass to Gaultier

It's been quite a week for top jobs in fashion. After six months of speculation, Hedi Slimane's appointment as Yves Saint Laurent's new designer, replacing Stefano Pilati, was announced during Paris Fashion Week.

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

From supermodels to supernatural models, the New York shows brought with them structured sportswear and eclectic layering, says Agata Belcen

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Summer Breeze: The new fashion season

Sugar and spice and all things nice dominate the new fashion season. But, says Susannah Frankel, the trends come with weirdly wonderful twists

A Christian Louboutin shoe at the Design Museum

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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The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
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What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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Dame Harriet Walter interview

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Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
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George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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