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

From left: Deer-stitched intarsia knit by Etoile IsabelMarant (£220); Alexander McQueen’smonotone jacquard knit (£890)

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

The creative director describes the inspiration for his Esprit Dior show and his debt to Tokyo

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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

Art world upheaval as Christie’s chief goes

Exit of Steven Murphy comes after record sales

Coach and rivals bid for Stuart Weitzman

Offers expected to value woman’s shoemaker at up to $700m

US clothiers squeezed by online rivals

Data suggest consumers spent more on gadgets and less on clothes

Duncan Campbell wins Turner Prize

Judges praise the Glasgow-based artist’s ‘ambitious, complex film, which rewards repeated viewing’

Jimmy Choo a shoo-in for FTSE 250

Luxury shoemaker’s shares have risen more than 20% since listing


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