"It" curator Vlad Restoin Roitfeld isn't big on self-congratulation. "I don't celebrate if I make a big sale," he assured me at the lavish party for Mother of Pouacrus, his exhibition of hip French artist Nicolas Pol's paintings (£20k-£40k each) at London's Old Dairy, attended by the likes of Tom Ford, Christopher Kane and, er... Johnny Borrell.
She is one of the country's most ubiquitous models. Her image adorns billboards, magazines and television screens – she has five TV commercials running at the moment. She appears in adverts for companies from Dolce & Gabana to Domestos and her credits include shoots with Kate Moss and Mario Testino.
Charlotte Philby celebrates 10 years of Counter Editions
Images of timeless glamour by photographers such as Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Rankin are to be auctioned to raise funds for a homeless charity supported by Prince William.
The director of the National Gallery tells Arifa Akbar why blockbuster exhibitions are a thing of the past
This exhibition almost becomes a homage to Annie Leibovitz. This is no bad thing, but it shows how the Vanity Fair photographers – including Cecil Beaton, Edward Steichen, Man Ray and Mario Testino – have played such an integral part in the magazine's history.
He is one of the best-known photographers on the planet, turning models into superstars and criss-crossing continents to shoot princesses, pop stars and Hollywood players. So just what is the secret of Mario Testino's A-list allure? In an exclusive three-week diary, he takes us behind the scenes of his glamorous life
Anyone who has seen one of Lisa Whatmough's striking creations will not be surprised that she has a fine-arts background and trained as a sculptor. But the grittiness of contemporary art didn't fit with her desire to create beautiful, desirable objects for people to live with. "Creative design is hard in the art world, because it's not seen as particularly worthy," she explains.