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A security guard stands on duty at the Patek Philippe SA booth during the Baselworld watch fair in Basel, Switzerland, on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ©Bloomberg
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Detailed coverage from the catwalks of this season’s fashion shows

Collars and dollars

Women’s hemlines rise and fall with the times – but do men’s shirts reflect the economic climate too?

Bestsellers’ jackets

‘Having a great book idea is one thing, and writing a great book another, but having a great image helps’

Rose perfumes
©Omer Knaz

Rose-scented perfumes

The pick of a new crop of sophisticated new fragrances smelling of roses

Simon Cowell
©David Fisher

The smooth success of ‘Bro-tox’

Advice on getting it right

Left to right, from the spring/summer 2014 collections of Alexander McQueen; Givenchy; Dries Van Noten

The nomad look

A whistlestop tour of tribal influences, from Zulu skirts to Navajo fringing

Spa at Four Seasons

Everyone’s new best friend

‘Beauty columnist might not rank highly on many people’s lists of jobs with a strong social purpose, but I beg to differ’

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in ‘Roman Holiday’ (1953); Richard Gere in ‘American Gigolo’ (1980)
©The Kobal Collection/Corbis

Italian fashion at London’s V&A

The museum’s new exhibition showcases the rise of effortless cool and sensuality in menswear


Fashion does fun

What happens when the fashion world takes a risk and plays for laughs on the catwalk

David Gandy
©Andrew Barnham

What to wear behind the wheel of a vintage car

Drivers of classic cars make sure they look the part