Fashion

Met Galareview

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

Fashioninterview

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

NFTblog

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

Book Clubinterview

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

Obituariesfeature

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

Fashiongallery

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
Diaryblog

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