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

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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From the top: Master milliner Stephen Jones and his remarkable life’s work

A new retrospective traces the extraordinary life and work of Stephen Jones, the man behind the world's most iconic headgear. He gives Harriet Walker a sneak peek, taking her from his punk origins through physics geekery to his royal coronation

A brief history of London Fashion Week

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The greatest show on earth: Why haute couture is thriving

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My Life In Travel: Stephen Jones, milliner

'I'd like to travel around the world like a student'

White Hot: Why Givenchy is more desirable than ever

Givenchy struggled to reinvent itself for over a decade – but today, with Riccardo Tisci at the helm, the label is more desirable than ever, writes Susannah Frankel

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Frills, flounces and French romantics take the place of the A-list

During the New York collections last month, designer Marc Jacobs declared fashion's love affair with celebrity to be on the wane. He promptly put his money where his mouth was by stripping his normally star-studded front row of the A-list contingent entirely. Just two days before the 2010 Oscar ceremony and the powers that be at Christian Dior beg to differ, clearly.

McQueen found dead on eve of his mother's funeral

Fashion world shocked by suicide of Alexander McQueen as Twitter page reveals impact of designer's loss

Warrior class: An exercise in modern masculinity

From matinée idols to military men, the ranks on the Paris catwalks were an exercise in modern masculinity. Tim Blanks salutes the victors

Ready to Wear: Juxtaposition of strong shades is a highly seductive proposition

Raspberry and violet. Aubergine and flame. Plum and chartreuse.

Galliano's glamour in spiritual home of Dior

The audience at a Christian Dior couture show expects the clothes to be presented with a theatrical flourish, and John Galliano delivered. Held at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, where Dior himself set up his grand salon, yesterday's show felt like a turbocharged take on the original couture shows of the late Forties and Fifties.

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