Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

‘Youthquake’ has been named as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. File photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

“Youthquake” has been named as Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year, following in the footsteps of previous winners “omnishambles”, “post-truth” and (...)

 Oscar de la Renta who died at the age of 82 this week. Photograph: EPA/Carlos Ortega

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died aged 82, arrived in New York in 1963 with letters of introduction to the editor-in-chief of Vogue(...)

Lauren Bacall, who has died aged 89, was one of the great screen icons of the 20th century but was so nervous aged 19 in To Have and Have Not, her fir(...)