Fashion

Catholics can cope with ‘cultural appropriation’

8 May 2018 18:31

The Met Gala is among the most iconic nights of the fashion calendar. Every year, A-list celebrities flock to New…

Catholic fashion is in vogue – but spare us the rosary beads!

8 May 2018 16:00

Which was your favourite outfit then, for the Met Gala on the theme of Heavenly Bodies – Catholicism and Fashion…

The Jimmy Choo buyout shows that there are still plenty of big-money optimists out there

27 July 2017 16:54

What with yet another warning from the Bank of England this week about rising consumer debt, and my own prediction…

Edward Enninful’s first act should be to purge British Vogue of Sloaney sloths

13 April 2017 17:21

As far as I am concerned, British Vogue under its outgoing editor was complacent, borderline racist and lacked taste, therefore the benchmark for what…

Why London Fashion Week needs to die

22 February 2017 12:15

Twice a year, those fortunate enough to have climbed the emotionally hazardous fashion ladder descend upon London to participate in…

Alexandra Shulman’s reign at Vogue will be defined by mediocrity, idiocy and flip-flops

2 February 2017 16:14

The outpouring of love following Alexandra Shulman’s departure from Vogue was truly touching: she was described as ‘unpretentious’ and ‘very…

Women must be free to wear the bikini – and the burkini

24 August 2016 10:42

‘Let’s play a game. Yohji or Burkini?’ a friend and fellow fashion writer in Paris lazily suggested. We were sitting by…

The V&A must be mad to reject Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe

3 November 2015 13:53

The V&A have defended their decision to turn down the offer of Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe on the basis that it only collects…

I’d love to buy Dolce and Gabbana just to spite Elton John

15 March 2015 23:03

Thank God for Dolce and Gabbana. Where other fashion designers play with their image like Mr Benn, the children’s character…

What’s the opposite of a champagne socialist? Phillip Blond

14 October 2014 11:44

Phillip Blond, sporting tinted specs for this morning’s devolution debate, is famed in the wonkier side of Westminster for his unique…

The Clegg catwalk: DPM takes a page from David Cameron’s style guide

6 October 2014 17:30

What exactly is going on with Nick Clegg’s conference get-up in Glasgow? As of this writing, the Deputy Prime Minister…

Someone rid us of these ridiculous trousers!

28 July 2014 12:39

I think that we have reached the peak of the red trouser craze. A well-heeled reader sends this snap (above) from…

One way to persuade me to vote Ukip

1 May 2014 12:45

So far, I am disinclined to vote for Ukip in the forthcoming Euro-elections. Our area has been represented for many…

Britain is sexier than France, says Jean Paul Gaultier

23 April 2014 17:03

If the French are flocking to Britain, it’s not just down to a 75 per cent tax hike on the…

In defence of the hipster

21 February 2014 9:38

I can see one now. (They’re hard to miss.) Face the colour of mayonnaise, Gameboy dangling from one ear, gerbils…

The perils of dressing – and undressing – for parties

23 December 2013 17:10

I recall a male friend telling me about an encounter he once had with Bindy Lambton, the eccentric estranged wife…

Old England died in 1963

21 November 2013 12:55

There is no better measure of the pivotal importance of 1963 than to recall what Britain was like in the…

What’s wrong with wearing a woolly jumper for warmth?

18 October 2013 15:01

The moment that a Downing Street spokesman recommended wearing a jumper to reduce high energy bills, you knew that two…

Brazen marketing pitch of the day

3 September 2013 14:05

Marketing types are desperately jostling for a piece of the action at London Fashion Week, which starts at the end…

Institute of Directors trial the end of the suit

13 August 2013 17:43

Is this the end of business attire? The slow degradation of the standard issue suit has reached the Institute of…

Review: Mod! – A Very British Style, by Richard Weight

8 March 2013 15:51

Doesn’t it all seem a long time ago? For years, the 1960s remained a key cultural reference, universally understood. But…

Now you can own a piece of phone-hacking history

29 June 2012 14:45

Forget the hacks and starlets, the politicians and media moguls, the defining image of the Leveson Inquiry will always be…

Naff Britannia

22 March 2012 15:58

The Olympic games will, despite everything, be rather fun. This is so even though they will be tediously excessive. The…

The Royal Wedding: across the web

29 April 2011 16:18

Here is a selection of articles on the Royal Wedding from around the web. For those, like me, who wouldn’t…

Ed Miliband will hire tails for the Royal Wedding

21 April 2011 9:44

If you’re fed up with stories about what politicians will wear to the Royal nuptials, look away now — for…