Fashion

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

Lawnews

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

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

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.

Hosted by Ben Luke and Nancy Kenney. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska
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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

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

Victoria Stapley-Brown. with additional reporting by Helen Stoilas

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

MFA Boston dissects the coded language of gender-bending fashion

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

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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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

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

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

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

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

As told to Helen Stoilas

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

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

Three to see: London

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

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

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

Yves Saint Laurent museum unveiled in Paris

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

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

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

Sartorial artistry: Susan Jenkins discusses Eastern influence on Western fashion

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

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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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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