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Gala Benefits - fashion's Oscars now has its own feature film

The Met Gala has been transformed from a dusty, fusty benefit into a celebrity-packed multi-million netting extravaganza. As a documentary is released Stateside documenting last year's preparations, and the finishing touches are made to the latest installment, Alexander Fury dissects the most important night of fashion's year.

iStyle: Cruise control

Take summer-holiday packing first-class with luxurious, bold and bright transitional pieces, says Rebecca Gonsalves

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Anna Piaggi - Flamboyant doyenne of fashion writers

Her legendary style was the antithesis of the stereotypical Italian look. For Anna Piaggi, sartorial paradise was not to be found in exquisite understatement, unadulterated luxury or the clashing of a few Florentine patterns.

Join the J.Crew

Michelle Obama's favourite label comes to UK shores with a bang, thanks to a campaign that features a cast of industry style icons

Fashion Review Of The Year: 2011

From blushing brides to dramatic falls from grace, Susannah Frankel charts the highs and lows of the international style set in 2011