In France, Dior, a symbol of French fashion internationally, is seen almost as a cultural monument, like the Louvre, whose courtyard yesterday provide(...)

Models present creations from  designer Margaret Howell at Rambert ballet centre during the 2015 Autumn/Winter London Fashion Week in London on February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy rain and wind and the Chinese New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square turned central London into a traffic gridlock on Sunday with many fas(...)

Models are seen backstage prior to the Jamie Wei Huang show on day 1 of London Fashion Week: Fall Winter 2015 at Fashion Scout Venue. Photo: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

London Fashion Week kicked off to a strong start on Friday, with collections showing a deference to texture and colour, with BDSM-inspired leather (...)

Orla Kiely’s catwalk presentation during London Fashion Week last year. Photograph: Ben A Pruchnie/Getty Images

Every six months, Somerset House undergoes a transformation. This neoclassical building, smack-bang on the Thames, has a central square that has be(...)

Blouse, €250, Love Moschino, Gilet, €149, Sisley, Arnotts 2:51

The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)

A model in   Issey Miyake for his   ready-to-wear collection at Paris Fashion Week. Photograph:  Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

The sun shone down on Paris yesterday and on three outstanding fashion shows from Dior, Issey Miyake and Loewe where JW Anderson made a stellar debut(...)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Sabina Higgins, Queen Elizabeth and President Michael D Higgins watch a ceremonial welcome at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Yesterday’s engagements at Windsor Castle and Westminster highlighted the sartorial choices of President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on t(...)

Joan Fontaine wearing culottes in 1947. Photograph: Getty Images
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No mainstream trend from the latter half of the 20th century has inspired as much popularity, public revulsion and morbid curiosity as the simple ((...)

Joan Fontaine in culottes in 1947. Photograph: Getty Images
Trending: culottes

No mainstream trend from the latter half of the 20th century has inspired as much popularity, public revulsion and morbid curiosity as the simple ((...)

A model presents a creation from the John Rocha autumn/winter 2014 collection during London Fashion Week. Photograph: Reuters/Olivia Harris

Fashion occasionally mirrors life, but was it mere coincidence that so many collections at London Fashion Week at the weekend featured rainwear(...)