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'A marriage ending feels like a bomb going off'

René Gruau

Artist whose posters epitomised a sophisticated France

Shopping: Why can't a woman dress more like a man?

If strappy party frocks are not for you, knock 'em dead in a classic alternative, says

Arts: Desperately seeking modern

The architect Rem Koolhaas's aim is to `dismantle the gravity which still clings to the 20th century'. How is he doing?

Don't change us, change the world

YESTERDAY THE annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction heard from Italian researchers that women over 40 might now have the same chance of having a baby through IVF as women in their twenties. The breakthrough was conveyed to us through excited newspaper headlines, and indeed it conjures up all sorts of dreams.

Fashion: Ray Of Light

Olivier Theyskens is the latest Belgian to join the fashion elite. And after designing an Oscar-night dress for Madonna, the 22 year old is already famous enough to be shunning publicity, writes Rebecca Lowthorpe. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Justin Smith

Monitor: Liz Tilberis

Tributes to Liz Tilberis, former editor of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, who died from ovarian cancer this week

Obituary: Liz Tilberis

LIZ TILBERIS was a former editor of British Vogue and for the past five years editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar in New York, one of the world's glossiest glossy magazines. She was an insider - at the centre of the fashion world and a close friend of the Clintons and of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Top fashion editor Liz Tilberis dies

THE WORLD of fashion and magazine publishing was grieving last night for Liz Tilberis, the British editor-in-chief of the New York-based Harper's Bazaar after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. A widely loved and respected power in the industry, she is believed to have died in a Manhattan hospital.

The Saturday Profile; Anna Wintour, Editor of American 'Vogue' - The lion in Wintour

IMAGINE THIS scene. You work for American Vogue. You are not important, but you want to be at some point. One day you return to the Conde Nast building on Madison Avenue. You've been out and about, interviewing, and are lugging loads of papers. You enter the lift and press floor 13. It is your unlucky day.

Style: Nicole vs Naomi

Supermodels? Forget it. Now magazines want women with looks and personality on their covers, says Nilgin Yusuf

Fashion: Oxygen

"I do hope that, now she is engaged to Prince Edward, Sophie Rhys- Jones [right] is not going to be expected to become a fashion icon. The mere fact that she is marrying a prince has no bearing on whether or not she has good taste - in fact, in general something closer to the opposite seems to be true."

Fashion: Who shot what

Cover girls: Eva Herzigova on Vogue; singer Jewel on American Vogue; Giselle on Frank; Kelly Preston (and John Travolta) on Harper's Bazaar.

Who Shot What

Cover girls: Jerry Hall and her daughter Elizabeth on Harpers & Queen; Bridget Hall on Harper's Bazaar; Stella Tennant on Frank, Giselle on i-D and Nicole Kidman on Vogue.
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One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

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Smash hit go under the hammer

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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

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A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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