Designer Pat Crowley who launched her autumn/winter collection for 1996, this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fashion designer Pat Crowley, who died on Monday at the age of 80, will be remembered as much for her stylish clothes as her good looks and vibrant pe(...)

 Patrick, Charlotte, Elizabeth and Lynn Temple of Magee, at Salthill Gardens, Mountcharles, Co Donegal. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell8
Tweedy types

M agee is the name and tweed is their game and they have been at it in Donegal for nearly 150 years, wool and weaving being part of the county’s DNA. (...)

The Kennedys with President Charles de Gaulle of France in Paris in 1961

They were the most famous power couple in the world, young, beautiful, rich, their faces on the cover of endless magazines, their every move photograp(...)

A classic from the attic

Every wedding dress is special but mine has quite a history, or rather it has two histories – one that is personal to me and my family and anot(...)

Sybil Connolly. Photograph: Jack McManus, June 13th, 1953

Perched amid a plethora of pleats and stripes, her legs primly crossed in regulation ladylike 1950s fashion, this woman was one of the first Ir(...)