Style Counsel: Read all about it, darling

Real fashion pundits have ditched the Prada bag and the Gucci killer heels (they are so over) and moved on to literature. Melanie Rickey takes a look at two new fashion books.

Well-cut, cool clothes were always Calvin's forte. And he has another - Gabriella

When Gabriella Forte left Armani to become Calvin Klein's president, the all-American designer gained a valuable asset from his rival.

Galliano marks corset's return

When Christian Dior launched his couture house in 1947, many applauded the New Look for heraldeding a return to full skirts and generous use of fabric after the austere war years. But women also atacked the couturier for returning them to the uncomfortable confines of corsetry.

en vogue

Yves Saint Laurent's style has stayed the same for over 30 years but his classics still look timeless. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Justine Parsons

Cellar circus makes vintage Galliano

Fine lace and butterflies pillaged from the painted world of the gypsy

Galliano's star turn

Galliano's star turn

Galliano shows how to dress like a star and dance all night

IT WAS almost two hours late and Madonna could wait no longer. She stormed out two minutes before John Galliano's show began.

Galliano takes top accolade in British fashion awards

AMONG the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum yesterday, John Galliano was presented with the title of Designer of the Year at the Lloyds Bank British Fashion Awards, writes Tamsin Blanchard.

Letter: Beyond the pale

Sir: I have looked despairingly at the morasse of sludge (pale) and drudge (paler) that the high street is offering us mousey-haired matrons - never mind those who are looking at designer labels ('Dear Giorgio Armani', 17 May).

FASHION / Brides revisited

THESE are wedding dresses that dreams are made of. Romantic, theatrical and completely at odds with what bridal magazines have been proposing recently. In the world of weddings, restraint has prevailed, partly as a post-Princess Diana backlash. Instead, brides have favoured simple, pared-down dresses; a white Armani trouser suit was perfect if you could afford it. But fashion, always years ahead of bridal fashion, is now seeing satin and crinolines sweeping back.

Paris show of British designer John Galliano

Frilling stuff: sweeping skirts, so huge they threatened to engulf photographers crouching by the catwalk, brought a whiff of faded aristocracy to the Paris show of British designer John Galliano.

Fashion: Kaftanesque

THE KAFTAN - and its sawn-off sister worn with trousers - has come out from behind the heated hostess trolley. Designers to whom Demis Roussos is a hazy childhood memory are giving the Kaftan centre stage in their summer collections. So too are those old enough to join in with'When forever has gone'. The list includes Corinne Cobson, Karl Lagerfeld, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta. All showed Kaftans for this spring. And Miss Selfridge and Jigsaw have high street versions.

Largerfeld fights for credibility: In Paris, it is autumn. Karl Lagerfeld is fighting for his credibility. Eve prepares to take to the catwalk and face a sceptical audience

Eve, an up-and-coming model from Canada, backstage at the Karl Lagerfeld show for Chloe in Paris at the weekend Has the 'Kaiser' lost his marbles?

Flamboyant Galliano showing wins acclaim

JOHN GALLIANO, the British fashion designer, made a triumphant return at the spring collections in Paris with a high-energy late-night show.
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