They might seem an unlikely duo but Ricky Gervais and the Duchess of Cambridge are teaming up to promote Britain's creative talent to foreign investors as they arrive in London for the Olympics.
Ab Fab's Olympics special trails behind Twenty Twelve
The Athletes Village will be a Heartbreak Hotel of sorts for thousands of unlucky Olympians this summer, but some TeamGB members, possibly in more ways than one.
Win a bottle of champagne
It used to be the place to go for bibs, bottles and buggies. Now Mothercare simply can’t compete with our love of luxury brands. <b>Alice-Azania Jarvis</b> reports
The game of designer musical chairs that is affecting the fashion industry gathered momentum last week when it was announced that Hannah MacGibbon had parted company with the French fashion house Chloé.
Stella McCartney opened the proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday, choosing as her location the Opera Garnier.
London Fashion Week returns on Friday for the twenty-seventh year running.
There was an added surprise bonus for anyone who shelled out for the ultimate party of the season, the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party. Amid the champagne-swilling, the games of ping pong with championship players set up by the gallery, and the right to roam among a guest list that included Stella McCartney, Erin O'Connor, Peter Blake, Grace Jones, Rhys Ifans, Vivienne Westwood, Tracey Emin and the Chapman brothers, Dizzee Rascal turned up to perform a "surprise secret gig" under Jean Nouvel's newly erected, bright red pavilion. Dizzee's performance, which marked the gallery's 40th anniversary, was arranged by the manager and promoter Raye Cosbert. A lot of the exquisitely dressed European heiresses and billionaires were also seen having their heartbeats recorded in the French artist Christian Boltanski's interactive installation The Heart Archive.
We try to see ourselves as others do, but celebrities have no such hang-up
Stella McCartney opened the proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday with a show that went to prove that the return of minimalism to the international catwalks is the story of the autumn/winter 2010 season.
Celine continues its rebirth under Phoebe Philo as the status label to watch
When Forbes magazine recently published a list of the most bankable actress in Hollywood, Naomi Watts was the surprising name at the top of the list.
The funny side of heartbreak
Stella McCartney kicked off proceedings at the Paris collections yesterday with a show that appeared to reference childhood memories of her mother's wardrobe with easy denim separates, fine-gauge knitwear and relaxed tailoring in summery shades straight out of the 1970s.
Stella McCartney once more demonstrated she's the ultimate feel-good designer, delivering Monday a ready-to-wear collection of breezy summer clothes that make looking good easy.