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Who introduced fashion to fetishism? Many lay claim. There's Christian Dior for one, who idolised his mother and tried to recreate modern women in her Belle Époque image. John Galliano based a whole Dior collection around that titillating Freudian conceit.

ARTS: 50 ENO MOMENTS

On Friday Brian Eno will be 50. Singer, songwriter, professor, curator, artist, theorist, diarist and fund-raiser, he has had a singularly plural career. He has invented a major genre, belonged to a great band, and catalysed classic albums by Bowie, Talking Heads and U2. With a little help from Eno, Bono, Dave Stewart et al, Tim de Lisle finds 50 moments in the 50 years that have been decisive, influential ... or just plain Eno-ish

Review: Living in a bottle

Arab Strap / Electric Sound Of Joy

Music: Flying away on Muzak

Bang On A Can are touring Brian Eno's seminal album 'Music For Airports' in its sites of inspiration. John L Walters is highly impressed

Pop: Justified confidence

theaudience 100 Club, London

Fashion: Price is right for the house that Gianni built

Long before Gianni Versace began courting rock stars to wear his clothes, Antony Price was dressing Roxy Music and the Rolling Stones. Now, as the house of Versace looks for a new couture designer to step into its founder's shoes, London-based Price has emerged as a front-runner. Tamsin Blanchard meets a man for whom fashion doesn't end at size eight and whose clients love the way he treats their curves.

Pop: He's back, he's back

Gary Glitter Cardiff International Arena

Rock Review: Why Roni Size really does matter

You Can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you'll never stop people sniping about the Mercury Music Prize. If the judges go for the obvious option, they're accused of ignoring the cutting edge. If they pick the cutting-edge contender (ie, any proponent of dance music), they're condemned for being trendy. And if they pick a classical, jazz or folk album ... well, that never happens.

Play it again, Glam

Facial glitter, platform soles, velvet flares - and Aladdin Sane appearing at the Phoenix Festival? Yes, Glam Rock is back, says Michael Collins

Down the A3 to the Middle Ages

The saturday story; The picture-postcard Utopia that is haven for the rich revealed its uglier side this week: snobbish, mean-minded, selfish, hypocritical. Peter Popham journeyed to a corner of England caught in a time warp: Surrey

'Isn't that Richard Madeley? I thought he was meant to be interviewing OJ Simpson at this very moment...'

If you want to get ahead, publish a diary. With the book-party season in full swing, that seems to be the lesson for thespian and rockular celebrities around town. There's no reason any more to write a real book; just download those mildly pointless encounters with your agent/co-star/American fan/wife/amusingly ordinary neighbour, add some easy-to-write notes about what you had for breakfast and Robert's your avuncular relation.

Pop: New box-sets: the gospel truth

Two shopping days to go. Your only hope is a box-set. Let Andy Gill be your guide

Lives of the Great Songs: Soul with plenty of body: Take Me to the River: Some songs are born great, and some have greatness thrust upon them by clever art-school graduates. Tim de Lisle follows the path of an elastic classic

BEFORE it meant music, rock'n'roll meant sex. It was a bit of slang, used by black Americans, especially in the South. Black music, at the time, was either jazz, blues, or (especially in the South) gospel. When blues and gospel met country & western - the white man's music - the result was steamy enough to be called rock'n'roll. So sex and religion, sin and sanctity, are there in rock's genes, deep in its DNA.

Holland Park: what's school got to do with it?: At first, it was the brave new comprehensive winning the class war; then drugs and demonstrations took over. Now streaming and Latin are coming back. Celia Dodd investigates the life and times of a most unusual school

IT OPENED in 1958, at the dawn of a brave new era, and was soon dubbed the 'flagship of progressive education'. Holland Park comprehensive school in west London promised equal opportunities for all children, from the smart and arty households of South Kensington to the council estates of Shepherd's Bush. Even families who had been privately educated for generations were willing to give it a try.

Arts: Remake, remodel: After five long, lean years, Bryan Ferry has finally found himself again - in other people's songs. It's an old trick, but a day in the studio with him shows that it works

NEW YORK, on an improbably warm afternoon in November. A nondescript street on the West Side, down by the river: women pushing buggies, mechanics fitting tyres, schoolchildren scuffling. A grey building with a stack of businesses listed by the buzzer. Among them, a name that appears in the small print of as many records as any in history: Masterdisk. This is where the stars go, not to record their albums but to have the master-tapes cut. Modern recording is a long-distance run, and Masterdisk is where the runner hits the tape.

Obituary: Vivienne Segal

Vivienne Segal, actress and singer, born Philadelphia 19 April 1897, married Robert Ames (marriage dissolved), 1950 Hubbell Robinson (died 1974), died Los Angeles 29 December 1992.
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