Meanwhile, though, the Labour leader is doing his best to downplay the heroic role of payday crusader Stella Creasy
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Perfect match: How the crossover between fashion and art inspires creations on canvas and the catwalk
Thursday 25 November 2010
Even the most rarefied of fashion designers is unlikely ever to describe him or herself as an artist. That would be rushing in where angels fear to tread. Art is art – a highbrow and only ever a coincidentally commercial pursuit – fashion is fashion, catering to the pretty, privileged and vain. Or so any purists out there might argue. It's a far from modern view, though. Witness the Louis Vuitton flagship store that opened on London's New Bond Street earlier this year with its Michael Landy kinetic sculpture, Damien Hirst monogrammed medicine chest and hugely successful bags designed in collaboration with Takashi Murakami to see how these two apparently very different disciplines benefit one another. Or how about the Prada Foundation in Milan, home to some of the most innovative artworks of the age. The brains behind it – Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli – are presumably more than a little aware that if designer fashion is aspirational, fine art is even more so and any association only serves to heighten the outside world's perception of a brand's status and power.
Saturday 30 October 2010
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A knife killer was jailed for life today in what is thought to be the first case to be dealt with under tough new sentencing powers.
Monday 23 August 2010
Tube travellers endured Monday morning misery today after signal failures caused the part suspension of two lines and delays to two others.
Saturday 17 July 2010
At 12cm long and weighing 14 grams, the goldfinch is a prime target for sparrowhawks and other predators in the avian world.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Three men were jailed for life yesterday after being convicted of conspiring to murder hundreds of people by blowing up transatlantic airliners.
Monday 12 July 2010
Three men were today sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of plotting to kill hundreds of people in a terrorist attack.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Three men were found guilty today of conspiring to murder hundreds of people in a terrorist attack.
Monday 10 May 2010
A man who carried out a horrific acid attack on a 25-year-old over his intimate relationship with a married woman was facing a life sentence today.
Friday 07 May 2010
Jurors trying three men over an acid attack which left a 25-year-old man disfigured retired today to consider their verdicts.
Tuesday 13 April 2010
A Facebook user was disfigured in a revenge-fuelled acid attack over his intimate relationship with a married woman he met online, a court heard today.
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