Vive la fantasy

Haute couture in Paris delivered beautiful clothes and some light relief

A denim-clad Robert Redford as Halsy Knox in ‘Little Fauss and Big Halsy’ (1970)
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Jeans therapy

Skinny, selvedge or sea-washed? For the modern man, buying jeans can be a bewildering experience. Carl Wilkinson goes in search of drama-free denim

From left: Saint Lauren; Rick Owens; Louis Vuitton; Givenchy; Dries Van Noten

Paris menswear: gender bending

The shows questioned ideas about what is normal. So, why did they turn a blind eye to race?

Men at the Sundance Film Festival wearing fur
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Sundance street style

Fur met film at the festival in Park City, Utah, where the temperatures are sub-zero and the dress code reads cosy

From left: Chanel, Maison Margiela, Elie Saab

Common threads: couture in details

The trends coming out of the haute-couture shows in Paris

Recall costs prompt Honda profit warning

Japanese carmaker cites weak sales in China and at home

LG hurt by smartphone competition

Fourth-quarter earnings weaker than expected

Gallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of £70 million which are coming up for auction on the 3rd February. Photograph: Rosie HallamGallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of £70 million which are coming up for auction on the 3rd February. Photograph: Rosie Hallam
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Monet paintings to go under the hammer

Five works by Impressionist master to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

Japanese carmakers risk being overtaken

Autonomous driving attracts new entrants including Google

Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012
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Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain

The fashion designer and the actress discuss costume and character in JC Chandor’s film ‘A Most Violent Year’, set in New York in winter 1981

Look sharp! Milan menswear report

Designer comings and goings provided intrigue in Italy but the suits were strictly business, says Charlie Porter

Will you dare to flare?

The new trouser silhouette may be wide but it is very wearable

Some words of comfort: the world is now flat

The sight of a woman staggering around in ill-fitting heels is a cliché we should have grown out of as a society

Michele appointed Gucci creative director

Fashion brand moves its accessories designer into key post

Toyota forecasts brake on sales

Number one carmaker lags behind global rivals in China

Dior launches at Dover Street Market

Joni Mitchell: the making of a style muse

A visit to the singer’s home town helps to unpick the making of the season’s folksy clothes inspiration

A suit fit for a Kingsman

Matthew Vaughn’s new spy film looks so suave he thinks you’ll want to look the part. The director speaks to Jo Ellison

Men get sheepish at London collections

LC:M was reassuring rather than radical, writes Charlie Porter. And shearling was the star

Hands off! A new It bag for spring

The arm-less charm of the new season accessories

Google suspends sale of smartglasses

Management reshuffled at product criticised as threat to privacy

US carmakers target luxury market

GM and Ford seek to mount stronger challenge to German marques

HK protests dent Burberry sales

Luxury goods group says underlying retail sales rose 8%

Cadillac races to catch European rivals

Offensive aims to loosen grip of European carmakers

Galliano back to catwalk with London show

Designer returns over 3 years after anti-Semitic rants


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