Life and Style Kate Moss at the Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2011 show in Paris

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Twist in the tails: Gaultier lights up the Paris catwalk with his traditional flair

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.

Ready To Wear: These hats are so lovely they could quite turn your head

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.

The star of forthcoming fictional bio-com The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines before he even arrived

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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".

Raf Simons will step down from his post at Jil Sander after the label’s autumn 2012 show in Milan

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Creative director quits at Jil Sander – fuelling speculation he's set for the hot seat at Dior

American journalists rarely attend London Fashion Week, instead preferring Milan or Paris - but US Vogue Editor Anna Wintour made a visit to London for the spring/summer 2003 season. This week brought 50s style outfits back into fashion, with designers such as Russell Sage adding small details to familiar shapes – a pleat here; a bow there.

The return of London Fashion Week

From today, the biggest names in the fashion world will descend upon the capital for London Fashion Week 2012.

Azzedine Alaïa and Naomi Campbell at the Groningen Museum in The Netherlands

Ten people who changed the world: Azzedine Alaia, a furious fashion talent

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

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Diary: Kelvin's breathless ascent to the moral high ground

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.

John Galliano worked at Dior for 15 years before being sacked last March after a racist outburst; right, Raf Simons

Jil Sander's golden boy tipped to fill Galliano's flamboyant shoes at Dior

Raf Simons would bring a more purist aesthetic to the grand French fashion house

We love: ‘Dior Couture’ - Featuring the fabulous creations of Christian Dior himself, Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano, this is a beautiful tome for fashion fantasists - more than 100 gowns from the Dior archive have been shot by the world-renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Out December 6, Rizzoli

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Christian Dior shows there's life after Galliano – and before Jacobs

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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