The Year in Review: Alexander McQueen

Supreme self-publicist and maestro of the sartorial shock, Alexander McQueen was couture's equivalent of Damien Hirst. Brash, blunt and a feminist's nightmare, he became the darling of the front row with his spectacular shows and ability to create jaw-dropping moments. These included women's mouths encased in savage steel mouthpieces and the image of a starving Ethiopian printed on a jacket. One of his earliest collections was called "Highland Rape".

Vivienne Westwood handbags stolen by moped gang

Smash-and-grab raiders snatched thousands of pounds-worth of Vivienne Westwood handbags, police said today.

London Fashion Week - Vivienne Westwood Red Label

It was the biggest and glitziest show of the week last night at Olympia, where Dame Vivienne Westwood showed her a/w09 Red Label collection.

New York Fashion Week: Carolina Herrera

Footage from Carolina Herrera's runway show yesterday

The Oscars Red Carpet

Best Actor? Who cares. Best Film? Whatever. On Sunday night, the real struggle for Hollywood domination on will take place on the red carpet.

Ready To Wear: Fashion's true colour

"The one thing the women who buy our clothes have in common is that they are strong, even severe," says Alber Elbaz, the feted creative force behind the Lanvin label. "They are independent and free. They are not going to wear banana or pistachio."

Your health questions answered

Can teething cause a fever? And how can I learn to swallow again?

Versace's 'little princess' niece inherits ailing fashion empire

The grave-eyed, strong-jawed young woman known to her uncle Gianni Versace as his "little princess" came of age with a bang yesterday, inheriting 50 per cent of the Versace fashion empire which last year enjoyed sales of $486m (£268m).

Galliano's magic touch shines out

AN AWFUL lot rested on John Galliano's signature collection shown in Paris last night. His show for Christian Dior, which took place earlier in the week, was poorly received, fuelling speculation that the designer may be in danger of losing his magical touch.

Fashion: Chain Reaction

First there was Alexander McQueen's chunky chain-mail armour, then there was Donatella Versace's pounds 6,825 mesh-sleeved dress (shown here). Now you can buy silky metallic slips, square-necked tunics, gowns with fluted sleeves - a whole medieval wardrobe, in fact

Letter: Glorious Galliano

Letter: Glorious Galliano

Fashion: Dior remembered his mother. But what's Galliano's excuse?

Yesterday in Paris John Galliano showed his summer ready-to-wear for Dior. And very beautiful it was. But, asks Tamsin Blanchard, why this obsession with the past? Junya Watanabe, by contrast, has seen only the future. And it works. For the designer who is supposedly at fashion's cutting edge, John Galliano certainly does love to live in the past. Yesterday, on a wintry Nineties Paris day, his clothes were all from summers long, long ago. Ranging from beautiful to ravishing, his collection for Dior was, like his show in the summer, redolent of the Belle Epoque. But this time no corsets.
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