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Friday 17 February 2012
Thousand-pound python skin Gucci handbags can be added to the list of things that remain popular despite the economic gloom.
Monday 12 December 2011
The doyen of French embroidery, François Lesage worked with many of the fashion world's élite haute couture designers, including Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert Givenchy, Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
Monday 05 December 2011
How inspiring that the two best-dressed women at last week’s British Fashion Awards were fortysomethings. And even better that, they were among the most beautiful – if not the most beautiful – women in the room.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Monday 30 May 2011
Gucci is 90, and to mark its birthday, the luxury label is paying homage to the classic designs that made it great, says Susannah Frankel
Wednesday 25 May 2011
When Christian Louboutin sued Yves Saint Laurent for trademark infringement last month in a legal tussle over a pair of shoes, it was clear the accused, one of the grandest labels in France, would not take the slur lying down.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Oft dubbed the Oscars of the fashion industry, the annual Met Ball was this year a particularly flamboyant affair. The gala dinner traditionally held to launch a major show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute this year celebrated Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, a retrospective of the late British designer's work.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Puma, the sporting footwear company, has sprinted to its "best ever" first-quarter results and even grew sales in Japan, despite the tsunami disaster. The brand, which is owned by the French luxury group PPR, grew its sales by 9.3 per cent to €773m (£686m). This helped its operating profits edge up to €111m.
Monday 07 March 2011
Y Not?" asked the front page of Women's Wear Daily the morning after last week's Gucci show in Milan.
Susannah Frankel: 'My favourite jeans are Current Elliot in vintage denim – so strait-laced a Sindy doll might have worn them'
Saturday 05 March 2011
There's a fine line between shopping with healthy enthusiasm and displaying signs of out-and-out addiction. For me, this is tested most regularly by the desire to own more pairs of jeans than is strictly necessary. Strange to relate, then, that the discipline with which I have chosen not to invest in denim this season is unprecedented.
Saturday 26 February 2011
Strange as it seems today, Marlene Dietrich caused a scandal in the 1930s when she first wore trousers. And Yves Saint Laurent's 'Le Smoking' tuxedo for women also made fashion history in the mid-Sixties. This spring, androgynous style has been updated with colour and a slimmer silhouette; accessorise with retro shades and minimalist courts...
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Friday 24 December 2010
Supreme self-publicist and maestro of the sartorial shock, Alexander McQueen was couture's equivalent of Damien Hirst. Brash, blunt and a feminist's nightmare, he became the darling of the front row with his spectacular shows and ability to create jaw-dropping moments. These included women's mouths encased in savage steel mouthpieces and the image of a starving Ethiopian printed on a jacket. One of his earliest collections was called "Highland Rape".
Tuesday 07 December 2010
The British Fashion Council will honour the career of Alexander McQueen tonight. The celebrated British designer, who died in February, will receive a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design at this year's British Fashion Awards at the Savoy Theatre in London. McQueen won British Designer of the Year Award four times.
Monday 15 November 2010
Thursday 28 October 2010
In a trademark challenge that would be run-of-the-mill but for the threatening roar of motorcycle engines in the background, the Hells Angels are suing Alexander McQueen, the luxury fashion house, and the Saks department store company for allegedly purloining their skull-and-wings logo for profit.
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