Fashion

A coded royal message: how the Queen used clothes to send signals to the world

From a consciously inclusive Coronation dress in 1953 to a brooch that symbolised compassion for Covid victims in 2020, Queen Elizabeth II used what she wore to be seen from afar and to make diplomatic and emotional statements

Issey Miyake, ground-breaking Japanese fashion designer and favourite of museum costume institutes, has died, aged 84

After surviving the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as a child, Miyake turned to clothes as a modern, optimistic form of creativity, and revived the use of pleats to create wearable, free-flowing, unisex clothes

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‘It was really about making people focus’: the challenges of curating prolific polymath Virgil Abloh’s retrospective

A traveling Abloh retrospective’s first posthumous iteration, at the Brooklyn Museum, encapsulates the visionary artist and designer’s vast oeuvre

When Elsa Schiaparelli met Salvador Dalí: exhibition explores fashion designer’s Surrealist influences

Paris show features the “lobster dress” that the pair created for Wallis Simpson’s wedding

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At the 2022 Met Gala, everything old (money) is new again

The Metropolitan Museum’s annual fashion extravaganza drew divergent interpretations of its Gilded Age theme

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What made the doomed Yves Saint Laurent king of the fashion world in the 1960s?

As five major museums in Paris, including the Centre Pompidou and Musée du Louvre, put on shows marking the 60th anniversary of his first collection, the Turin fashion entrepreneur Giorgina Siviero explains the impact of Yves Saint Laurent

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Crypto crochet: digital replica of cardigan worn by pop star Harry Styles auctioned as NFT

The Watermelon Sugar star's knitted garment, designed by JW Anderson, became an internet sensation last year

Bauhaus, Baroque and Marcel Duchamp: Virgil Abloh's life in art

The fashion designer, who died on Sunday at the age of 41, had exhibitions at some of the world's leading art institutions and collaborated with major contemporary artists

Timothée Chalamet kicks off the Met Gala with a flag-inspired collaboration with street artist JR

The actor debuted a new performance and installation in the Breuer building, before protestors crashed the party at the Costume Institute’s annual celebrity fundraiser

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Q&A | What artists wear and why it matters

A new book by the fashion critic Charlie Porter explores how what artists choose to wear can tell us about the multiple roles of clothing in society

Viking-age treasure: new insights into life 1,000 years ago

Plus, new proposals for the Fourth Plinth in London and Nike Air Force 1s

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Met's next Costume Institute show is an exploration of the emotional hues of American fashion

The two-part exhibition invokes the upheaval of the past year and will be accompanied by an "intimate" gala this September and then a more expansive benefit next May

Sotheby’s to auction Karl Lagerfeld’s collection in Monaco

The fashion designer, who died in 2019, was an enthusiastic collector of art and design

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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

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

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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Bath gallery brings overlooked 20th-century fashion illustration to the fore in New York

With images dating from the 1920s to today, exhibition at the Society of Illustrators shows off medium that was once ubiquitous in the fashion press

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

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

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”

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

P(art)y picks: Grayson Perry chooses Frieze London's best dressed

The artist with a flair for fashion shows us the outfits that caught his eye at the fair’s VIP opening

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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