Kate Moss turns 40 today, and is still treading the boards for designers from A(lexander McQueen) to Z. Well, to Louis Vuitton, at least. Alexander Fury celebrates the life and career of the fashion’s longest-lasting catwalker.
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Sunday 17 March 2013
It's been a bad fashion week for Hermès, Dior and Bvlgari
Friday 18 January 2013
Couturier sacked by Dior for making anti-Semitic remarks takes temporary job at Oscar de la Renta
Friday 21 December 2012
The hedonistic partying ways of young starlets like Rihanna have nothing on the club kids of the Eighties – as the Victoria & Albert Museum's summer exhibition will attest.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
You might not think of Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, Jordan and er, Charlotte Brontë as being like-minded souls, but these women – along with actresses Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon – all eschewed traditional white on their wedding days and decided to think pink.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The designer shoe brand Jimmy Choo has finally hired a new chief executive – after Joshua Schulman and its joint founder Tamara Mellon both left last year.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Jean Paul Gaultier showed his haute couture collection in Paris yesterday to typically spectacular effect. This was a vintage show heavy on cages – in gold leather or inky black dripping with jet – gender-bending tailoring and corsetry of the sort that made the couturier famous in the 1980s. Remember this is the man who put David Beckham in a skirt and Madonna in a conical bra.
Monday 02 April 2012
The season is almost upon us and all those interested in hats – and there's no better time of year to celebrate their flamboyancy, of course – might like to pay a visit to the genteel city of Bath for inspiration.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Even Rooney Mara's dress didn't turn as many heads on the red carpet as Admiral General Aladeen, "Supreme Leader" of the Republic of Wadiya. The star of forthcoming fictional bio-com The Dictator, Aladeen (aka Sacha Baron Cohen) made headlines before he even arrived. The Academy reportedly threatened to revoke Cohen's invitation if he turned up in character, but backed down when Aladeen delivered a statement on Wadiya state TV threatening "unimaginable consequences", and complaining that his diary was now "as empty as a North Korean grocery store".
Friday 24 February 2012
Creative director quits at Jil Sander – fuelling speculation he's set for the hot seat at Dior
Friday 17 February 2012
From today, the biggest names in the fashion world will descend upon the capital for London Fashion Week 2012.
Saturday 31 December 2011
Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers
Monday 19 December 2011
The annual midwinter observance is upon us. I refer, of course, to Festivus – the "festival for the rest of us" created by the fiercely anti-religious Frank Costanza, the Christopher Hitchens of the sitcom Seinfeld. The appeal of its central rite, The Airing of the Grievances, speaks for itself. Yet this column seeks only the best in others, so let's begin with Kelvin Mackenzie. No article from 2011 delighted me like his Daily Mail blog of last week, headlined "Who Will Say Sorry To Rupert?" Oddly this wasn't a Kelvin mea culpa for picking a (superinjunction-related) fight with Jeremy Clarkson in front of a horrified Murdoch at a party last summer, days before he mysteriously vacated his Sun column.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Raf Simons would bring a more purist aesthetic to the grand French fashion house
Monday 05 December 2011
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Saturday 01 October 2011
Despite the frenetic rumours surrounding the identity of the next creative director at Christian Dior, which dismissed the British designer John Galliano in February after he was arrested for anti-Semitism, the French fashion house demonstrated a cool head as it presented its ready-to-wear collections in Paris yesterday.
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