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FASHION / The Female Eye: Lillian Bassman's photographs graced the pages of Harper's Bazaar in its glory days of the Forties and Fifties. And as it relaunches this month, there is an elegant symmetry to her arrival in London, bringing new interpretations of her best work

WHEN David Bailey was starting out in the late Fifties, he saw Lillian Bassman's photographs in the American edition of Harper's Bazaar and was greatly impressed. The memory stayed with him until 1984, when we were putting together fashion pictures for 'Shots of Style' at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and I was sent to visit her in New York. She was sympathetic, if only mildly interested in her past achievements, and we soon became friends. But there was a problem. When she closed down her studio in the Seventies, it was just before museums and galleries started to show interest in fashion photography, and she saw no reason to save a vast archive accumulated over 30 years. From the Forties and Fifties she had kept just a handful of prints. They were enough to create a renewed interest in her work, but much was missing.

FASHION / 'Come on, guys, it's only me. Little Liz Tilberis': What they always say about Liz Tilberis is that she's so nice, not at all the typical fashion maven. But things change. Her first issue of Harper's Bazaar is out this week; the fight with Vogue is on, and the gloves are off

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

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Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

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Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

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Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

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Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

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The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee