New York Fashion Week: A Pyer Moss show in September 2019. Photograph: Dolly Faibyshev/New York Times

Fashion people love to exaggerate, but I have been to a lot of fashion shows – about 3,000, by my back-of-an-envelope maths. Mostly in London, Paris, (...)

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Photograph: STX Films/Europacorp

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Milla Jovovich as Leeloo  “Multi-Pass” in Luc Besson’s ‘The Fifth Element’

It’s about time. This weekend we welcome the inaugural Dublin Sci-Fi Film Festival. There are other events a bit like it. But David Desmond, DSFF dire(...)

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Stationed with her British diplomat husband in Baghdad in the 1940s, Lady Betty Holman found herself one day wanting to communicate with some locals,(...)

Over the past few days, gay-themed traffic lights have been installed across  Vienna. The traffic lights are intended to get the city in the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Gay-themed traffic lights are, apparently, getting Vienna into the mood for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, one of the world’s most popular kitsch(...)

Two ladies figurative digital print silk viscose shirt-dress with leather collar €495

Stained glass, particularly medieval glass with its rich luminous colours has often fascinated fashion designers, notably Alexander McQueen and Jea(...)

Sharon Wauchob at the end her spring-summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

At the elite carnival that is Paris Fashion Week, where Jean Paul Gaultier models were got up as Wags at a mock Miss Universe contest, and Kim Kard(...)

 Models walk the runway during the Celine show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 yesterday. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Indian summer drawing out crowds in Paris chimed with the spring/summer collections for 2015 which continued in the French capital at the weeke(...)

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Were we to channel our forebears, Halloween would be a time of papier mache, cardboard boxes and black plastic.Still, it seems that pop culture has be(...)

Moncler designs  presented in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Zacharie Scheurer/AP

Paris fashion week closed yesterday with the announcement, immediately after his show, that Marc Jacobs is to leave luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton (...)