Best dressed 2014

Tom Stoppard tied the knot in periwinkle, Prince George made royal progress in pastels and we swooned for a suave young French minister. The FT’s fashion editor selects the year’s most chic

The politics of the Christmas woolly pully

Your sweater should be seasonal yet sober: think two parts Sarah Lund from ‘The Killing’, one part Santa Claus

Best books of 2014: Fashion & Style

A round-up of the titles to remember

Givenchy’s goth Samaritan

As he approaches his tenth year as creative director at the French luxury house, Riccardo Tisci describes his professional – and personal – mission

The lesson for today: men, be more boring

Leave the off-duty rock star look at home. No one will notice you, but at least you won’t offend

Kate Bush; front cover of 'Cathy', by John Carder Bush

Coffee-table tomes to suit every taste

From French fashion manifestos, to Champagne Supernovas, to feasts fit for a design emperor

Feels like bikini-buying weather, again

The topsy-turvy fashion seasons get ever more complicated

The discreet charm of Bunny Mellon

Van Gogh in the bathroom and Giacometti in the beach house: heiress Bunny Mellon was a woman with an exquisite talent for spending money

A little bit of vanity is good for you

There’s nothing superficial about keeping up appearances

Tory Burch
©Tory Burch

Tory Burch: a colourful life

The billionaire designer describes her life - and inspirations - in multicolour

Get on the ‘grundie’ train

The androgynous boxer-hybrid is here to stay, whether you like it or not

I’ll never grow out of a good gown

A beautiful dress will always bewitch

Delphine Arnault, LVMH heiress

Can the LVMH heiress fulfill her wish for a quiet life? Over sashimi, she talks about celebrating luxury and the ‘almost magical’ instincts of her father Bernard

Trends report: Paris Fashion Week

Circles, vintage florals and brocade are among the key looks for spring

Paris Fashion Week: Day 8

The international shows drew to a close with journeys through time and space

Paris Fashion Week: Day 7

Show reviews from Chanel, Saint Laurent and Valentino

Paris Fashion Week: Day 6

Show reviews from Givenchy, Chloé, Stella McCartney and Sacai

Paris Fashion Week: Phoebe Philo finds a new warmth at Céline

Florals were saved from the pruning shears in the collection

Paris Fashion Week: Silly moments take edge off seriousness

Avant garde aesthetics, activism and a grand adieu for Jean Paul Gaultier dominated the weekend’s catwalks

Paris Fashion Week: Day 3

Show reviews from Lanvin, Chalayan, Dior, Loewe and Isabel Marant


Jo EllisonJo Ellison is the FT’s fashion editor. She was educated at Edinburgh University where she read history. Prior to joining the the paper, in August 2014, she was the features director of British Vogue. Her column appears on the style pages. Follow Jo on Twitter @jellison

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