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New Yves dawning: After a decade in the doldrums, Yves Saint Laurent is back on top

It might have been an iconic brand, but Yves Saint Laurent needed a fresh look and some must-have pieces to get back in the black. Luckily, creative director Stefano Pilati and CEO Valérie Hermann are dynamic people...

£19million for a leather chair?

Designer furniture defies common sense and economic logic, reports Annie Deakin

London calling for Jones' Clash show

Mick Jones, guitarist from The Clash, is standing in his lock-up in north Acton. He is sifting through and boxing up his collection of rock paraphernalia, including stained Clash clothing, and the famous pink Clash flight-cases, to be exhibited in Chelsea in March. It is his alternative to the upcoming "British Music Experience" opening at the O2 next month, and the feeling couldn't be less corporate.

Sale of the century: The YSL auction

Forget the credit crunch when the world's most expensive chair sells for €21.9m. The Yves Saint Laurent auction in Paris this week broke record after record for art sales and raised €400m for charity. John Lichfield reports

The unique sell of YSL: Fashion king’s art auction

The sale of one of the world’s best private collections could raise £267m

Hit & Run: Suits you, madam

You’ve heard of boyfriend jeans and boyfriend blazers - if you’re worth your fashion salt, girls, you’ll already own both. Or better still, you’re wearing them. But an entire wardrobe that matches your boyfriend’s? Such notions went out with his and hers hand towels… Didn’t they?

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Saint Laurent's 'meaningless' art is put up for sale

Unique collection will test global market

Harrods chief executive leaves after less than a year

The chief executive of Harrods has left the iconic London department store after less than a year in the role.

Timeless style – updated: Yves Saint Laurent

The turtleneck, the tailoring, the tulip skirt... it's all classic Yves Saint Laurent – but with a twist. Creative director Stefano Pilati tells Susannah Frankel why nothing in fashion should stay the same. Not for long, at least

The colours of money: Designers fight credit crunch gloom in Paris

On the Paris catwalks, designers turned to fantasy and even humour for an uplifting antidote to hard times. And the effect was exhilarating, writes Susannah Frankel

£300m: Fashion king's art collection in sale of century

Auction houses go to war for the right to stage the biggest private-owner sale ever

The boys are back in town

The Eighties were back at the men's shows. Will regular guys buy into red braces, pastel blazers and leggings? Jefferson Hack on the key looks for next summer
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