Fashion

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Obituaries

Remembering Kenzo Takada, the designer and artist who created the first global, multicultural, fashion brand

In everything he made—clothes, spectacles inspired by his trademark round lenses, home furnishings, parfumerie—Takada's love of fine art remained close at hand

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Exhibitions

See 150 years of fashion in 60 minutes at the Met

The museum has drawn on the writings of Virginia Woolf, and the theories of Charles Baudelaire and Henri Bergson, to create a disruptive timeline of fashion

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Fashion

How about an €8m Chanel makeover? Paris fashion museum reopens with help of luxury brand

Palais Galliera opens its doors during a hybrid physical and digital Paris fashion week with a major Chanel exhibition

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Diary

Fashion Institute of Technology issues apology for 'racist' accessories featured in its inaugural Master of Fine Arts runway show

The show, held at Manhattan's Pier 59 Studios on 7 February during New York Fashion Week, was designed to showcase the work of ten fashion and design graduates

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Book Shorts

Tell-all book details life of the rich and idle celebrity Ira von Fürstenberg

Socialite, B-movie actress, fashion model and, in her later years, an artist, Princess Ira was feted throughout the 1950s and 60s

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Book Shorts

This well illustrated and wittily written book provides a thorough history of men wearing women’s clothes

Transformation, communication, exaggeration and non-conformity are some of the impulses behind cross-dressing

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Exhibitions

Met Costume Institute plans exhibition keyed to the museum’s 150th anniversary

Show, timed to spring gala, will analyse “the temporal twists and turns of fashion history”

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Conservation

Expert finds lost dress of Queen Elizabeth I in English village church

Rare 16th-century fabric to go on show at Hampton Court Palace after three-year study

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Law

Street artist sues Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart for copyright infringement

Julian Rivera says his heart-shaped “love” design was copied on a popular line of clothing without his permission

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Exhibitions

Off-White cube: fashion designer Virgil Abloh gets first major show

Chicago exhibition of work by the Louis Vuitton artistic director includes jacket made with Arthur Jafa and outfits for Beyoncé and Serena Williams

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Manga and Camp: the art of going over the top

We talk about Manga, the subject of the British Museum's huge new show, and we explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Diary

Camping out for Camp

We caught up with the crowds waiting to spot celebs—particularly Harry Styles—on the red carpet of tonight’s annual Met Gala

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Costume Institute

Bold, ironic and camp: Met show explores exuberant expression in fashion

Costume Institute's new exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion examines camp from the 17th century onwards

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The Buck stopped here

Fashion meets art as Casa Loewe launches on New Bond Street

Museum directors mixed with fashionistas last night

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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 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 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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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 & Preservation

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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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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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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Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

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

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Exhibitions

Lavish show celebrates 70th anniversary of the fashion house that Christian Dior built

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has curated a blockbuster exhibition with more than 400 dresses

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Google partners with 180 institutions to launch art and fashion platform

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

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The fatal force of fashion in French public affairs

Elaborate, luxurious and costly styles, such as those worn by Marie-Antoinette, helped to alienate the court from the people

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Exhibitions

Sartorial artistry: Susan Jenkins discusses Eastern influence on Western fashion

The exhibition offers an overview of how Chinese culture has influenced Western fashion

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The Met launches China show, using a Western lens

After the gala and serious fundraising, Costume Institute and Asian art department join forces to celebrate real and imaginary China

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Exhibitions

Four years after going on show in New York, an expanded Alexander McQueen exhibition comes to the V&A

McQueen show refashioned in London

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News

Monogrammed "Louis Vuitton" handguns miss the mark

A Las Vegas gun company announced in July that it had created an accessory for the “stylish” gun owner

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Collectors

Max Mara founder’s art to go on show in posthumous exhibition

A former clothes factory in Italy will house 200 works

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Photography

Vanity Fair photographer Todd Eberle to capture action at European art fairs

Attendees could find themselves in front of too candid a camera

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A acquires punk couture collection

300 early pieces funded by the National Art Collections Fund

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James McNeill Whistler

Whistler, women and fashion at the Frick Collection

On view from 22 April to 13 July

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Tate

Tate (the magazine) as transitory as fashion

How the Condé Nast-published art magazine expresses the current merging of consumption values and art

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Exhibitions

Versace at the V&A

A loan exhibition from the late fashion designer's archive

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Artist interview

Interview with Gary Hume, king of the narrative-free form: “I want to abolish ‘me’ in my art”

Hume talks painting, why he relishes a little melancholy, and what he learned from working with Stella McCartney

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Artist interview

Interview with Amanda Lear on being a celebrity and being an artist: "Everything that happened to me was completely by accident"

Actress, artist, disco diva, television star, lover of Salvador Dalí and a clutch of rock stars, talks about love, fame, fire and pain

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Books

Books: The market muscles its way back onto the agenda, with Bacon and the body keeping pace

Mammon’s shrine in the groves of academe

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Exhibitions

Victoria and Albert, until 27 July. The cutting edge

Tradition meets trendiness in this huge exhibition of British fashion

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Victoria & Albert Museum

International designer fashion gift to the V&A

200 outfits to enter the collection

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Fashion

Collectors Meredith Etherington-Smith and Hamish Bowles explain couture as art

The market for haute couture comes of age

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Exhibitions

Zooties, Flygirls and Cyberpunks: Street fashion exhibition at the V&A

The first exhibition to deconstruct street fashion

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Fashion on Video at the V&A

Sponsored by designer Pierre Cardin

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Photography

The fashion for fashion photos: any exhibition that deals with fashion is guaranteed box office success

A rising market for the Vogue shot: two shows, one at the V&A, the other at Hamilton’s