Villa Santo Sospir,  where Jean Cocteau stayed and painted murals throughout. Photograph:  Marina Melia/Villa Santo Sospir DACS/Comit Cocteau

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Photograph by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott – Natalia Vodianova in Ann Demeulemeester and ‘wolf’ in Tom Ford. Hair and wolf mask by Julien d’Ys. UK, September 2009. Courtesy the Conde Nast publications

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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(...)

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Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

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