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Fashion: Donatella and Demi, women in black

Paris is art, ideas, imagination. Milan is, give or take the brilliant Dolce e Gabbana, slickness, flashiness and commerce. Except this time - this time it is emotion, a wake for Gianni. Fashion's most famous mourners will be there. And then there is his sister Donatella. Her moment has come through tragedy. But, asks Tamsin Blanchard, will she rise to it?

Guest-list reflects glamorous world of glitz and celebrity

Diana 1961-1997; the media

So, where have all the men gone?

Ms Britain is desperately seeking love. Catherine Pepinster on the generation of women forced to live the single life

Grey matter: how Liz grew up

There comes a moment when a woman must stop dyeing and start to live an honest life. Elizabeth Taylor's time has come.

Going, going, gone... Diana's dresses raise pounds 3.5m

There was not a drag queen in sight as more than 1,000 people jammed Christie's Park Avenue salerooms at the auction of Diana, Princess of Wales's wardrobe of 79 dresses and ball gowns worn primarily on state occasions from 1981 to 1996.

Hide and chic

Is it worth it? : Millionaire Hell's Angels take note, pounds 3,800 buys the last word in biker gear

Obituary: Michel Molinari

When Willie Landels, the long-standing editor of Harper's & Queen, said to Norman Parkinson, "You are the great English fashion photographer", Parkinson replied, "What about Michel?" Michel Molinari was the great English fashion photographer of his period. His intense, moody portrait photographs of the mid-Fifties to the early Seventies achieved a startling intimacy with his models.

What Katy did

When Vogue asked Kate Moss, then 18, to pose for a downbeat set of pictures, the press reacted with horror - but a new kind of British fashion photography was born. By Robin Muir


Hell hath no fury like a fashion maven slighted - unless it's a society hostess who's been eclipsed by a rival. The Costume Institute Ball, the annual charity gala held in New York tomorrow night, involves both species. Liesl Schillinger reports on the simmering feuds and icy froideurs surrounding the US fashion glitterati's absolutely fabulous night out

Glamorous British steal Paris's clothes

London Fashion Week: Supermodels paid pounds 13,000 for launch of sport s- wear collection

Fashion: Obsessions

Erwin Blumenfeld had many lives, from ambulance driver to Dadaist, but his obsessive pursuit of 'The Eternal Woman' made him one of this century's greatest fashion photographers. By William Ewing

How to give a woman what she wants (450,000 times over)

Marie Claire's mixture of sex, sensation and high fashion has been one of the publishing phenomena of the decade. Worth crossing the Atlantic for? Juliet Warkentin thinks so; Glenda Bailey thinks so too. By Ruth Picardie

When a babe has a baby of her own

Spare a thought for today's model mother: she's no sooner out of labour than she's back on the catwalk or the cover. But where are the stretch marks? By Ruth Picardie

profile; Glenda Bailey; What she wants

She's loud, she's focused. Suzi Feay on the latest British editor to seduce the US

Obituary: Artur Barbosa

Artur Barbosa will be best remembered for the work that he least enjoyed doing - his cover illustrations for the books of Georgette Heyer, which he produced for 17 years, and those for George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman novels from 1969 to 1994. There is a quality in these illustrations that sets them apart from the run of the mill and gives a distinction to the books they so ably helped to market. But Barbosa was an artist of many parts who would have succeeded even if his wish as a young man - that he might never have to draw or paint again - had been granted.
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