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Once you were the office baby - now there are layers of bright babies under you. Everywhere, youth reigns supreme. Worried? You bet, says Hester Lacey

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Fashion: DEGREES OF EXPERIENCE

Graduate Fashion Week begins tomorrow. More than a thousand students from 37 colleges will present their work in front of industry bigwigs on the look out for the Next Big Thing. But the week's shows aren't just about displaying the talents of future Alexander McQueens or John Gallianos: the clothing industry is the third-biggest employer in this country and eager graduates are likely to find themselves in any one of a huge range of jobs. We caught up with four of last year's fashion graduates from Central Saint Martin's College of Art, and found that students from the class of '96 have ended up in some unlikely roles - from trainee buyer for a high-street chain, to print designer, fashion editor and assistant at a prestigious Paris fashion house

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2Oh, please! Warn any friends who may be visiting the capital not to rely on the knowledge of black-cab drivers, who are unaware of the hippest places in town. Don't, whatever you do, ask to be taken to the fashionable Met bar at the Metropolitan Hotel, or, like a friend of a friend of mine, you might well end up in the plush, gilt, but ever-so- untrendy surroundings of the London Metropole Hotel on the Edgware Road! Hello, Mr black cab driver, get with the in crowd, eh?, and familiarise your cheeky-chappy selves with Park Lane.

Shy Stella McCartney strides into top Paris house of fashion

Stella McCartney, 25, daughter of ex Beatle Sir Paul, has succeeded Karl Lagerfeld as chief designer at the French house Chloe, to the amazement of the British fashion establishment.

LONDON FASHION WE; EK: A CAPITAL A TO Z

For weeks, London's fashion world has been preoccupied with one thing: how to get into the Alexander McQueen show at London Fashion Week, opening today. McQueen isn't the only star attraction, though - both Jasper Conran and Vivienne Westwood make their return to the capital's catwalks; while Miu Miu, Prada's younger and more accessible line, arrives in London for the first time. For an insight into who will be who over the coming season, read our A to Z of London Fashion Week

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