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The Italian tyre manufacturer gathered six of the world's top models and two renowned fashion photographers for celebration photoshoot

Obituary: Michael Hutchence

Michael Kellen Hutchence, singer, songwriter and actor; born Lain Cove, New South Wales 12 January 1960; (one daughter by Paula Yates); died Sydney 21 November 1997.

Turbulent life of the 'world's sexiest man'

The INXS singer, Michael Hutchence, has died in a hotel in Sydney (right).

Fashion: Why Chloe's tomorrow will be stellar as yesterday

Nobody got big in Paris as fast as Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul. Tamsin Blanchard tells you the reason. Guess what it is.

Fashion: Natural instinct for the Next Big Thing - and it happened to be British

Two young friends with hardly any know-how open a shop. Recipe for disaster? Not at all. Koh Samui in Covent Garden, is simply the best - and friendliest - place to buy young British designer fashion, says Melanie Rickey. Photographs by Nicola Kurtz

A tip off the old block

Want to know how to create movie-star eyelashes? Chanel will show you - for pounds 24;

Fashion: Hello, doily!

The hand-knitted, hand-crocheted look is hot on the high street - leaving Granny purling and plaining in her chimney corner. By Tamsin Blanchard. Photographs by Donna Francesca

Canaries to get designer plumage

It may be the only promotion they get for a few years, but at least Norwich City players can relax in the knowledge that they have been elevated to the Premier League of haute couture.

Fashion: Changing Faces

For over three decades the Cover Girl has been the epitome of the clean, blonde, all-American look. Now five new faces, including a dark-haired English schoolgirl, are poised to change all of that

Dot, dot, dash, dash

Clements Ribeiro (hottest young designers of 1997) and Dorothy Perkins (worthy but dull high-street chain, founded 1909) aren't names that usually spring to mind in the same week, let alone the same sentence. Yet this is the second season in which Dotty P's has had the good taste to hire the innovative partnership to design a capsule collection of 12 feminine and wearable but imaginative pieces.

London update

Knitting for victory

Boudoir

Fripperies for the modern woman. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Noelle Hoeppe

Arrivederci, Claudia

The Milan and Paris shows introduced a new breed of catwalk model. Goodbye Claudia, hello Shirley, Esther and Guinevere. By Tamsin Blanchard. Photographs by Gavin Bond

The sharp new face of Dotty P

Dorothy Perkins is shrugging off its 'girl next door' image this season in its latest offering by Clements Ribeiro. Tamsin Blanchard reports. Photographs by Bill Davies

Your new look? It's in the post

As mail-order shopping grows ever more popular, Tamsin Blanchard examines the catalogue catwalk. Photographs: Jon Mortimer

Old guard rallies to Versace's well-worn themes

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