Fashion

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in San Francisco this weekend

From a Modernist community on California's northern coast, to the kimono's continuing influence on international fashion

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Exhibitions

MFA Boston dissects the coded language of gender-bending fashion

Exhibition delves into Western pop culture’s great moments of binary disruption

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In the frame

More of Dior: Designer of Dreams show extended at V&A

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Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent

Jasper Conran buys Yves Saint Laurent's Villa Mabrouka in Tangier

The villa was the fashion designer's home in the last decades of his life

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

From Nari Ward's breathtaking installations to a sweep of contemporary Nordic art

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Obituaries

When Karl Lagerfeld sold his art collection

The fashion designer, who died this week at the age of 85, spent lavishly on decorating his houses in the style of the Ancien Régime

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Fashion

Princess Margaret’s delicate Dior dress conserved for Victoria and Albert Museum show

Stains on the lavishly decorated gown—made for royal's 21st birthday—show that it had gone to some good parties

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Exhibitions

Grace Wales Bonner explores black spirituality for London show

Mystical rituals lie at the heart of the fashion designer’s first major exhibition taking place at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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Books

Close study of fashions in medieval manuscripts is key to understanding interactions of literature and dress

Book of illuminations show various fashions that shed light on literary styles

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Museums & Heritage

Charles Dickens’s great expectations about his attire

The esteemed 19th-century author was also a renowned dandy whose passion for fashion increased with his fame and fortune

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Fresh takes on Modernism, colour and two giants of American art

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The Buck stopped here

See it, shop it: Atelier E.B at London's Serpentine Galleries

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Anni Albers

Paul Smith gets wrapped up in the work of the Bauhaus

After a life of collaborating with commercial brands, Anni Albers' foundation has posthumously licensed a design to be used by the UK fashion designer

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Exhibitions

San Francisco show celebrates diversity of Muslim fashion

As debates on the burqa rage worldwide, De Young Museum exhibition explores complexities and range of Islamic dress

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

Mika Rottenberg’s surreal world lands in London’s newest space, Goldsmiths CCA, while the “king of cling” Azzedine Alaïa captivates at the Design Museum

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Museums

London’s National Portrait Gallery to partially close for London Fashion Week event (again)

Decision follows a controversial closure in February for Erdem’s runway show

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Conservation

A 19th-century bikini from Iran goes on show in the UK in time for the summer

The garment was conserved for the Holburne Museum's exhibition of objects collected by the “intrepid” traveller Ellen Tanner

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In the frame

Miniskirt miracle: Mary Quant call-out nets 35 items for V&A show

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In the frame

Dressing for dystopia: funky fashion sources in The Handmaid’s Tale

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Linda on the loose

The Met’s Heavenly Bodies is an exhibition desperate for a halo

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Exhibitions

‘How can we judge a work of art that was inspired by a person’s faith?’

The Reverend James Martin, a Jesuit priest and author, on what Catholics can take away from the Met’s Heavenly Bodies exhibition

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Exhibitions

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Curator Andrew Bolton’s Costume Institute blockbuster is pointlessly offensive to believers

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In the frame

Heavenly bodies descend for Met Gala

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Frieze New York

Holy inspiration: the Met's Costume Institute finds a divine connection between religion and fashion

The museum's annual gala show examines how the Catholic Church’s aesthetics have influenced designers

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Three to see

Three to see: London

From cabinets of curiosities at the Whitechapel to confronting trauma at the Barbican

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In the frame

Anya Hindmarch ensures love is in the air across London for Valentine's Day

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Museums

Fashion display at Hermitage storage facility paves the way for textiles study centre

Peter the Great’s tailored justaucorps, Catherine the Great's gown and more on display in St Petersburg

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Art market

Auctioneers look to fashion world to increase online sales

Houses beef up digital teams by hiring from the fashion industry in a bid for new revenue streams

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Museums

Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

Museum's Marrakech counterpart is due to open later this month

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Museums

Google partners with 180 institutions to launch art and fashion platform

We Wear Culture presents objects, exhibitions, videos and virtual tours of international collections