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Anna Dello Russo at Milan Fashion Week

Put the boot in: boot cut jeans

Unfairly maligned as 'mum jeans', the boot cut is fighting back. But, asks Rebecca Gonsalves, did the figure-flattering style ever really go away?

Richard Gere in ‘American Gigolo’

He was never just a gigolo...

The minimal look that made Richard Gere such a heart-throb is back in fashion. We could all learn from him, says Lee Holmes

Paolo Di Canio gestures towards fans during his time at Lazio

Errors and Omissions: ‘Dux’ on Di Canio's bicep? There's a problem in that construction

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GQ's Buzz Bissinger

Men who shop 'til they drop

If you believe the image portrayed in both the media and in cinemas (Confessions Of A Shopaholic, anyone?), addiction to spending is a solely female affliction. But the tale of Buzz Bissinger, a US author who has revealed an addiction to Gucci clothing, has shed light on what a damaging effect the disorder can have on men.

Get it on: Are you man enough to wear flowers on your shoes this season?

From camouflage to getting the Gatsby look, we reveal how to shop the new season...

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Sound Of Change Live: Beyonce and Florence Welch to headline charity concert

Beyonce, John Legend and Florence + The Machine are to headline a stadium charity show to raise funds for women's health, education and justice around the world.

Janet Jackson in 1987

Alexander Fury: I've long been obsessed with Rhythm Nation

Wear, what, why, when?

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The royal blue silk jumpsuit looked as elegant as the intricate tulle dresses on the Valentino catwalk – and strapless too – another trend to emerge from the runway last week. Comme des Garçons sleeves were overblown and at Kenzo cotton jumpsuits were printed. At Loewe, they were constructed from leather.

Trends in pictures: Paris, je t'aime

The final round of international collections saw the strongest trends – including feathers – come home to roost

Ram-raiders smash Mercedes through doors of Gucci's Sloane Street store

Ram-raiders have used a Mercedes to smash their way into Gucci's flagship London store in Kensington.

Burberry Prosurm a/w 13

Plastic: A clear winner

With Perspex heels and vinyl bags, fashion has gone plastic fantastic for spring – just make sure you're up to the scrutiny, says Rebecca Gonsalves

Cara leads Chanel's autumn/winter 2013 show during Paris Fashion Week

Boots and chains mark Lagerfeld’s global domination

Karl Lagerfeld does not do things by halves. The Chanel designer has previously transformed the grand expanse of Paris’ monumental Grand Palais into a wind farm, an underwater lagoon and once even filled the landscape with giant crystals erupting from the ground.

After autumn’s Seventies flavour, designers have taken the Sixties as inspiration for spring

Let’s twist again: 2013’s 1960s redux

This spring, go back to the future with the space-age and swinging signatures of London’s hippest decade, says Gemma Hayward

Check mate: Some things are best in black and white

(Clockwise from top) Striped tights, £15, emiliocavallini.com

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