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CRAZY ON THE CATWALK

Human backpacks and full-frontal nudity: why Rick Owens is master of the catwalk stunt. Zoolander script or performance art? How to interpret the glam goth’s fashion week theatrics. By Hannah Marriott How does a cult designer win effusive praise from the world’s snootiest critics and coverage on the front of the Daily Mail website at the same time? Welcome to …

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THE SORCERER AND THE STONES

The enduring success of the Rolling Stones is due in some part to William Gilchrist, the virtuoso stylist who conjures up their flamboyant stage looks. By Stephen Doig, photo Philip Sinden. “Each member of the band is an individual in their own right. It’s a living colour palette, and each person is painting their own picture on a joint canvas, …

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IRIS APFEL: THE AFICIONADO

Lauded interior designer and enduring fashion icon, 94-year-old Iris Apfel has lost none of her joie de vivre, nor her magpie instinct for global treasures. By John O’Ceallaigh Born in Queens in New York, Iris Apfel studied fine arts before setting up her own interior-design business and then founding the textile company Old World Weavers with her late husband Carl. …

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DR MARTENS

Originally designed for workers, the Dr. Martens signature boot – instantly recognizable by its functional shape, clunky sole and distinctive yellow stitching – has been a perennial favorite for counter culture musicians and style tribes, associated with everything from punk and ska to grunge and metal. These affiliations are traced in Dr. Martens: A History of Rebellious Self-Expression. The new …

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SAMUEL MENSAH

Samuel Mensah had the world at his feet. An economist by trade, he was the director of an international investment fund as well as an adviser to the African Union and various governments, advocating for the adoption of technology as a solution overcoming obstacles on the continent. But his passion lay elsewhere – in entrepreneurship. And so he gave it …

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RAINBOW COLOURED HAIR

The trend for coloured hair takes its inspiration from childhood toys. Fashion for rainbow dying has become a more important trend than haircut, says London hairdresser. By Morwenna Ferrier Not for the first time, the latest hair trend requires you to dig deep into your past: welcome to the rise of My Little Pony hair. Inspired by the colourful manes …

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SHARON STONE CONTROVERSY

Actress Sharon Stone is drawing praise for baring all – emotionally and physically – in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The spread, “Sharon Stone Reveals All,” features flawless images of the 57-year-old nude except for Jimmy Choo stilettos and designer jewelry. The images accompany an article in which she recounts her struggle to revive her career after a debilitating …

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WHEN ART MEETS FASHION

What happens when you take a series of whimsical ink drawings developed by one of the greatest art legends of all time, and turn them into a series of eccentric eyewear? Unique, unconventional and highly iconic pieces of fashion art. Retrosuperfuture® has once again teamed with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for a second line of eclectic …

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CHER ON FASHION

Cher on the cover of Love magazine: Queen of chiffon and sequins is the ultimate fashion icon Celebrities copy her, the designer Marc Jacobs is inspired by her – and next week, she’ll be on the cover of the achingly hip ‘Love’ magazine. Fashion editor Alexander Fury salutes the camp, timeless style of Cherilyn Sarkisian. We’ve always seen plenty of …

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HELEN MIRREN ON FASHION

Her 70th birthday is just around the corner, but the celebrated actor shows no signs of slowing down, shutting up or becoming invisible. We salute her fearless approach to fashion. By Alyson Walsh, photo Simon Emmett How brilliant is Helen Mirren? Allow me to count the ways. Take the fact she thinks sexism and ageism in Hollywood is “fucking outrageous” …