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Get your hands on a Don Draper: Mad Men costumes to go on sale

The cast of Mad Men, series 1. Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock Lauren Cochrane The phrase one man’s trash is another’s treasure comes into its own when that man (or character) is Don Draper. The Mad Men antihero’s cast-offs – and those of his fellow characters, including Peggy Olsen, Pete Campbell, Joan Harris and Stan Rizzo – […]

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Alexander Wang to leave Balenciaga? The rumours continue

Alexander Wang in 2012, the same year he took over Balenciaga. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP In the control-freak world of high fashion, when a label allows a rumour to fly without squashing it, that’s almost as good as a confirmation. Asked about persistent rumours that Alexander Wang’s next show for Balenciaga in early October will be […]

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Rent hikes force major London fashion studios to shut up shop

The Trampery London Fields. Photograph: Joshua Tucker/PR A studio complex in Hackney, which houses London Fashion Week designers Lou Dalton, Jonathan Saunders and James Long, is set to close. The Trampery, on Hackney’s Mare Street, has been hit by a 400% rent increase, from £125,000 per annum to £500,000 from September. This coincides with London […]

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users of Honest Company’s sunscreen say it fails at basic protection

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company says its sunscreen lotion works fine – but has the lowering of its zinc level made it less safe? Photograph: Heather Kennedy/Getty Ouch! Some customers of Jessica Alba’s the Honest Company are taking to social media saying that they have been burned both by the sun and the company, whose sunscreen, […]

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Fur, fluff and pom-poms put the shaggy into shoes

A model takes the Gucci princetown slippers for a walk at Milan fashion week autumn/winter 2015. Photograph: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Hannah Marriott They have been compared to Norfolk terriers, the cast of Fraggle Rock and Andre Agassi’s mullet, but the hair-balls everyone in fashion is talking about right now are, in fact, next […]

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is most popular show in V&A’s history

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty saw such high demand that the Victoria and Albert museum opened overnight for the first time. Photograph: Mike A retrospective of the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen was the most popular show ever staged at the Victoria and Albert museum, deputy director Tim Reeve has said. More than 480,000 tickets […]

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High street stores suffer worst summer for six years

Fashion retailers saw sales at high street stores drop by 1.4% in July, while homewares sales fell by 1.1%. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian The UK high street has endured its worst summer in six years, as volatile weather and the lure of restaurants and holidays kept shoppers away. Underlying sales, which exclude new […]

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Top model agencies investigated over cartel allegations

Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell share the catwalk in 1999. Photograph: Tim Rooke/Rex Shutterstock Hannah Marriott A handful of leading modelling agencies – which, between them, represent Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Yasmin le Bon – are reportedly being investigated over allegations of price fixing. According to the Mail on Sunday, the offices […]

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Through the Looking Glass show breaks Metropolitan museum record

Art work by Andy Warhol and a dress by Vivienne Tam are displayed as part of China Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images Agence France-Presse A New York exhibition exploring Chinese influence on western fashion has become a summer smash-hit, attracting a record 670,000 […]

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Hermès reports 20% jump in income despite slowing Chinese economy

Hermès, which is famous for its silk scarves, above, and leather bags, says sales in Asia excluding Japan grew by 7% in the first six months of 2015. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters The luxury goods maker Hermès has reported a 20% rise in operating income to €748m for the for the first half of 2015, despite […]