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No style icon but an image-maker: why Margaret Thatcher was the wrong fit for the V&A

Margaret Thatcher, pictured in 1981 in a pussy-bow blouse. Photograph: Cinetext/Allstar Collection/Allstar In a newspaper article in January 1975, Margaret Thatcher described private property as “one of the main bulwarks of individual freedom”. So it seems appropriate that her handbags, suits and necklaces will be sold for cold, hard cash to the highest bidder, rather […]

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What’s your favourite band T-shirt of all time?

Teen spirit: Victoria Cecilia of Gliss wears her favourite band T-shirt ontage in 2013. Photograph: Dosfotos/PYMCA/REX Shutterstock Time to check under your armpits for holes. The BBC is asking “What is the greatest band T-shirt of all time?” for a new poll, the results of which will be announced on 27 November, AKA Wear Your […]

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Jourdan Dunn breaks rank and calls Victoria’s Secret ‘BS’

Jourdan Dunn on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in 2014. Photograph: David Fisher/REX Shutterstock/David Fisher/REX Shutterstock Forget smug sunrise yoga shots and cloying inspirational quotes. Occasionally, models are truth-tellers on social media – or Jourdan Dunn is, at least. Having previously tweeted about Dior in less-than-glowing terms – the fashion equivalent of a cardinal openly dissing […]

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H&M’s Balmain launch prompts scuffles on Regent Street

 Scuffles broke out on Regent Street in London as impatient shoppers jostled to get into H&M for the launch of a collection by the designer label Balmain. A police car was parked on the pavement and officers tried to calm the crowd on Thursday morning. Some had started queuing outside the high street brand’s flagship […]

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10 of the best colourful scarves for Guy Fawkes night

Bonfire bright: 10 of the best colourful scarves for Guy Fawkes night It’s scarf season. And where better to wear yours than at this season’s bonfire-night celebrations? The brighter the better, especially if you lose your mates somewhere near the catherine wheel Photograph: MATCHESFASHION.COM Echarpe wool, £125, by A.P.C. frommatchesfashion.com Check open weave, £80,whistles.com Photograph: […]

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how Phoebe Philo made trainers high fashion

After years of stoically wearing four-inch stilettos, in recent times, fashion editors are taking pride in walking with ease, as trainers have become more fashionable – even among the manicured and glossy. High fashion’s adoption of trainers has a lot to do with one woman – Phoebe Philo, the Céline creative director, whose pared back, […]

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this season’s spectacles are big, bold and ugly

There are people who think spectacles are for seeing: sensible people, or anomalies, if this autumn’s spectacle trend is anything to go by. This season, vision is secondary. Rather, it’s about being seen, and glasses are bigger, brighter, bolder and uglier than ever before. Trawling through France on a painfully unfun holiday in her new […]