Grace Coddington in New York earlier this year. Photograph: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Despite several decades spent at the forefront of the fashion industry and countless column inches devoted to her life and work, Grace Coddington r(...)

From left, Rosie O’Reilly, Chupi, Emma Manley, Helen Steele (at back), Laura Kinsella, Jill de Búrca, Honor Fitzsimons, Lisa McCormack (on chair), Maria Dorai Raj and Natalie B Coleman

Each year, the Irish presence at London Fashion Week grows. JW Anderson, Paul Costello and Orla Kiely are now fixtures at the shows, and Simone Roc(...)

US ‘Vogue’ editor Anna Wintour: “There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.” Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

“There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous,” says US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the documentary The September Issue. If y(...)

 White jersey mesh shoulder dress, €263.20  by Jill de Burca  from the Design Centre or

‘It’s writing your dreams with a needle”, is how the late François Lesage, the world’s most famous embroiderer once described the love for his craf(...)

Honor spent the last four weeks of her life preparing for Heroes, a Mount Anville and Willow Pork joint stage production, in which she and a bunch of (...)

Dividing people into winners and losers might seem like weirdly reductive behaviour, but Alastair Campbell was once the British Labour Party’s director of communication and strategy, where he thrived on reduction. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the cover of Alastair Campbell’s new book, Winners and How They Succeed, there’s a big number “1” made from the names of the subjects and interv(...)

Anna Bauer in her studio on Thomas Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

She has captured every major figure in fashion in her book Backstage, shot campaign imagery for Céline, Victoria Beckham, Zara and others, has phot(...)

Marissa Mayer: “Yahoo’s Geek Goddess” as ‘Vanity Fair’ has called her.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

To the list of books about transformative technology companies and their visionary leaders we can now add one about Silicon Valley’s wayward soul and (...)

Model Kate Moss on way into the Maison Martin Margiela catwalk fashion show, held in Hanover Square, London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

John Galliano, the disgraced British fashion designer who lost his position as head of Dior four years ago after a drunken anti-Semitic rant, made his(...)

From left, Miriam Gonzáles Durántez’s red Zara dress (2013); white Vivienne Westwood dress belonging to Shami Chakrabarti; Anne Hidalgo’s black wool Rech Paris suit with white silk blouse and wool scarf, worn the night she was elected mayor of Paris; Camila Batmanghelidjh’s Magbule Mulla cotton dress; Princess Charlene of Monaco’s racing car dress and dove-grey evening dress, both designed by Akris

What do the world’s most powerful women have in common? It’s not necessarily their acumen or intelligence. Often, it’s a distinct physical signifie(...)