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Julia Restoin Roitfeld: Provocative dressing, baby blogs - and why this model will never change her mind
Sunday 18 August 2013
I was shot by Mario Testino when I was 10 As a kid I was always posing for photos; even on holiday my mum [Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris] would take as many photo-posing moments as she could. We were trained in posing – and I hated it. But maybe that's why I can have fun when posing as a model now; I don't over-analyse or try too hard.
Sunday 14 July 2013
Wear, what, why, when?
Wednesday 03 July 2013
It sometimes feels like things get lost in translation at the haute couture.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Lasers aren’t just for astronauts and Bond film baddies. Precision-engineered fashion is the latest hi-tech trend to hit the high street, says Emma Akbareian
Tuesday 07 May 2013
A new book tells the story of a ground-breaking fashion magazine, says Naomi Attwood
Thursday 14 February 2013
Unable to rely on the male equivalent of the ‘Kate effect’, British label Reiss has chosen to update its younger offering, says Lee Holmes
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Forget skinny malinks and clothes horses – the UK's first Plus-Size Fashion Weekend promises to show a different side of the industry
Friday 14 December 2012
Behind our host for the evening his name hangs in large, stylised typography on the sleek backdrop, looking like the logo of a branded clothing line and giving us the impression that we’re here for a runway show rather than a set of delicate, distinguished pop songwriting from the apex of pop’s greatest contemporary dynasty – son of Loudon Wainwright III and the recently departed Kate McGarrigle, brother of Martha and father to a child with Leonard Cohen’s daughter Lorca.
Monday 12 November 2012
Be it for reasons of practicality or avant garde fashion gone wrong, the ugly shoe is a constant presence in our lives. New York Magazine has collated a gallery of the worst offenders.
Monday 12 November 2012
Maison Martin Margiela is the latest name in a series of designer collaborations. See you in the queue, says Gemma Hayward
Sunday 30 September 2012
Photographers capture a model striding down the catwalk, sporting a brand new creation by Japanese designer Tsumori Chisato, who yesterday unveiled her spring-summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Monday 09 July 2012
The Paris couture shows may not be the stuff of our rather pedestrian existences but luckily there's one easy beauty trend to take away from them: face lace. That's right, lace on the face.
Friday 09 March 2012
It's been quite a week for top jobs in fashion. After six months of speculation, Hedi Slimane's appointment as Yves Saint Laurent's new designer, replacing Stefano Pilati, was announced during Paris Fashion Week.
Friday 27 January 2012
The father of Amy Winehouse has accused a top fashion designer of cashing in on the late singer's death by using her as the inspiration for his latest catwalk show.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Karl Lagerfeld transformed the interior of Paris's Grand Palais into a private jet for the spring/summer 2012 Chanel haute couture show yesterday. Perhaps he felt it would make the handful of clients wealthy enough to invest tens of thousands of pounds in a single, hand-worked garment feel at home. Certainly, Chanel besuited guests appeared delighted as they walked through the metal walkway and circular lounge to their airline seats. Drinks were served from silver trolleys, all beneath a blue sky projection scattered with clouds.
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