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Flat mules and shocking pink: Armani Privé does ‘boss-dressing’

A model on the Giorgio Armani Privé catwalk. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Consider the Cannes ban on flats on the red carpet well and truly overruled. Giorgio Armani, master of red-carpet dressing, showed nothing else with his latest collection of evening wear. At Privé, the exclusive collection that Armani shows at Paris haute couture week, […]

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Yohji Yamamoto: a unique chance to see his archive

A model on the Yohji Yamamoto AW03 catwalk Photograph: Sipa Press/REX Shutterstock/Sipa Press/REX Shutterstock Lauren Cochrane With Savage Beauty’s run at the V&A finishing, the buzz of fashion exhibitions turns to a much smaller venue in Hackney. The Live Archives, a tiny enterprise set up by collector Hoana Poland, is the home of Yohji Yamamoto: […]

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How Back to the Future Part II predicted modern fashion

Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Photograph: Allstar/Universal Here is Marty McFly on a hoverboard, looking totally 21 October 2015. OK, he’s wearing a self-drying jacket, auto lace-up trainers and jeans with the pockets pulled out – not precisely what those of us who inhabit this strange future land have in our wardrobes […]

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The best a man can get? Dollar Shave Club, Harry’s lead shaving’s young turks

A dollar Shave Club razor pack: ‘What we’re doing is helping these guys find the products they want in a really easy way, in an affordable way, and hold their hand as they make these grooming decisions.’ Photograph: Provided The morning skincare ritual of millions around the world owes a lot to a moment that […]

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Would you pay £450 for a book about Gisele?

Gisele Bündchen in her Taschen tome. Photograph: Mark Seelen Lauren Cochrane How much do you budget for your bookshelf? If the trend for books with three-figure price tags continues, it will soon have to be a bit more hefty. Possibly in response to the shelfie, books are the new designer handbags. Obviously, we’re not talking […]

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Zendaya calls out fashion magazine for retouched photos

Zendaya said in an Instagram post that ‘these are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have’. Photograph: Splash News/Corbis Mahita Gajanan in New York Actress and singer Zendaya has spoken out against Modeliste Magazine, after the fashion publication published photoshopped images of the 19-year-old for […]

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Contouring and eyeliner: new cover art for Adele’s 25 is revealed

Adele ‘25’ album cover Photograph: PR company handout Morwenna Ferrier For the cover of her new album, 25, out on 20 November, Adele has done a complete u-turn and gone for a black-and-white close-crop shot (see 21) that focuses on her face (see 19). An early adopter of the failproof feline flick and contouring combination […]

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Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new prime minister, gives good brow (and here’s how)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images In the runup to the election in Canada, it didn’t take long for the focus to fall on the semiotics of the candidates’ grooming habits and, in particular, that of Justin Trudeau, who is now the country’s newly appointed prime minister. Yes, he does great hair […]

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Which James Bond is the best-dressed?

Shaken not stirred: L to R, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig and George Lazenby as James Bond. Composite: Rex/Allstar Jess Cartner-Morley,Morwenna Ferrier, Hannah Marriott, Lauren Cochrane,Simon Chilvers, Helen Seamons Timothy Dalton Timothy Dalton and Maryam d’Abo in The Living Daylights, 1987. Photograph: Allstar/United Artists Look, you don’t get to choose your Bond. Your Bond is the […]

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Thermals as outerwear – complete pants?

David Beckham bodywear for H&M. Photograph: H&M Lauren Cochrane We on the fashion desk know how controversial tights can be. But those who feel the cold easily can take heart. Black tights may not have the fashion nod this winter, but thermals most certainly do. Think of it as the latest underwear-as-outerwear trend: thermals – […]