The FT best dressed of 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

Anna Kendrick as Cinderella in a new adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Into the Woods’
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Fairytale fashion

From dresses to do good in, to gowns fit for a wicked witch, Susie Boyt casts a spell on you

Karl Lagerfeld's debut collection for Chanel, 1983
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Chris Moore: a retrospective

The catwalk photographer and long-time FT contributor has documented the most iconic moments in fashion history, writes Grace Cook

Clessidra again frontrunner for Cavalli

Private equity group in exclusive talks with Italian fashion house

Profits up at fashion group Jigsaw

Retailer’s results pave way for sale or float

Vue sur L'Estaque et Le Chateau d'If by Paul Cézanne is shown at Christies this afternoon.

Sale estimate of £12m on Cézanne landscape

Rare auction of painting from Courtauld collection

Investors turn to champagne as prices hold

Attractive entry points and healthy consumption add to appeal

Volvo cuts back shows and sponsorship

Carmaker in rethink over industry’s traditional marketing practices

CEO and creative director to leave Gucci

Bizzarri to take helm as di Marco and Giannini depart amid falling sales

Dressed to thrill (from left): Roksanda Ilincic; Victoria Beckham; Charlotte Dellal and Emilia Wickstead; Poppy Delevingne
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Party pieces: what to wear

Forget about a festive frock — this season the smart set are celebrating in chic separates

Got the glitter bug?

Don’t be a sartorial Scrooge. It’s time to surrender to sparkle

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

Made in Japan: Dior’s Raf Simons

Dior’s creative director describes the inspiration for Esprit Dior and his own debt to Tokyo

Men’s survival wear: stay stylish in a snowstorm

The best performance wear

Ruprecht to hold fort at Sotheby’s

Outgoing auction house CEO expects to stay in post for months

Mobile phones: Early adopters ring the changes with payment revolution

Phones will replace wallets with the next iteration of contactless payments

HK protests take shine off Prada numbers

Italian fashion group warns of ‘readjustment’ in luxury industry

That Seventies show

The decade that style was supposed to forget is having a revival — again. Why are we still feeling groovy?

Man meets moisturiser

Male skincare is a booming business. But can avowed soap-and-water man Sam Leith be persuaded to switch to serums?

When Chanel went to Salzburg

Jo Ellison finds myth and marvel at the Tyrolean-inspired Chanel Métiers d’Art show in Austria

So faux so good

Great fake fur — from Cookie Monster coats to cartoon clutches

Divine inspiration

Thai boxing, diamond-dust exfoliators and lashings of lip gloss — find out more about the art of looking like a Victoria’s Secret angel

On the scent of the perfect fragrance

In the season of gift-giving, perfume seems to be an easy choice, but industry insiders say, that’s not really the case

Mulberry falls into the red

First-half revenues fell 17% but sales in the nine weeks to November were encouraging

Victoria’s Secret reveals all with UK show

US lingerie brand seeks to entice European market


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