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  1. Material World

    August 22, 2014

    The ice bucket cometh - but so does the backlash

    The ice bucket cometh. Months after the #nomakeupselfie campaign first went viral in the name of beating cancer, and the...

  2. August 19, 2014

    Condé Nast sells Women’s Wear Daily group of magazines

    Jay Penske has added Fairchild Fashion Media and its titles, including Women’s Wear Daily and M magazine, to his publishing...

  1. August 11, 2014

    Condé Nast spins off shopping magazine

    Condé Nast, the privately held US publisher, is spinning off its shopping magazine, Lucky, in a joint venture with ecommerce...

  2. June 10, 2014

    Smash-and-grab thieves raid London’s Dorchester hotel

    Thieves armed with sledgehammers stole watches and jewellery in a smash-and-grab raid at the luxury Dorchester hotel on...

  3. Material World

    May 5, 2014

    Why does the Met Ball matter?

      Getty Images “Why does the Met Ball matter?” – this question was asked by a British colleague recently, who had gotten...

  4. March 14, 2014

    Fashion books to look forward to

    Oscar de la Renta: The Style, Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta, by Sarah Mower, (Assouline £80/$125) In this...

  5. Material World

    September 19, 2013

    The Anna effect is felt in Italy

    For all scholars of the Condé Nast kingdom and its inner workings: Anna Wintour has made another move in her new role as...

  6. September 8, 2013

    New York Fashion Week: runway report 1

    The first two days of New York Fashion Week – that is to say, the first two days of the entire spring/summer 2014 season,...

  7. Material World

    July 10, 2013

    Anna Wintour launches Hillary for President 2016 – in de la Renta

    The burning questions of: 1) whether Anna Wintour’s new big job at Conde Nast will mean she steps down her...

  8. June 14, 2013

    What to wear at the revolution

    Once upon a time, to most people, “the woman in red” meant a mediocre 1980s comedy starring Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock....

  9. June 2, 2013

    Top luxury executives play game of musical chairs

    The stagnating eurozone, a global tourism slowdown plus a crackdown in China on ostentatious gift-giving have all taken...

  10. May 24, 2013

    Have I got nude shoes for you?

    Nude is the new black, at least when it comes to shoes this summer. Thanks to the combination of red-carpet style and the...

  11. May 2, 2013

    Cinema reviews: I’m So Excited!, Gimme the Loot, Chimpanzee and more

    Beware of film-makers who labour to explain their own films. They are like angels insisting on showing you their celestial...

  12. April 26, 2013

    The world’s most important fashion prizes

    The oldest resort town on the French Riviera, Hyères, might be best known as a holiday destination. But this week it also...

  13. Material World

    March 13, 2013

    Anna Wintour promoted to Great and Powerful Wizard of Condé Nast

    Actually, that’s not true: Anna Wintour, aka editor of US Vogue, is, in fact, being promoted to “artistic director” of Condé...

  14. Material World

    March 11, 2013

    Condé Nast becomes next big investor in ecommerce

    After last week’s announcement that Condé Nast International had made a significant investment (for them) in

  15. March 1, 2013

    Bangs on trend: the fringe

    When Michelle Obama unveiled her “49th-birthday cut” earlier this year – a thick, blunt fringe – it provoked an e-storm of...

  16. Material World

    January 18, 2013

    Oscar de la Renta paves comeback for John Galliano

    John Galliano. Getty Images So Oscar de la Renta has invited John Galliano, the ex-Dior designer whose fall from grace in...

  17. December 7, 2012

    Diplomatic credentials presented in cash

    In R.J. Cutler’s 2009 documentary The September Issue , a Parisian fashion lady leans over to flamboyant Vogue contributing...

  18. Material World

    November 26, 2012

    Amazon wiggles its way into fashion week...

    Image by Getty … Online fashion week, that is. But what is online fashion week? It is the UK-equivalent of Cyber Monday:...

  19. November 16, 2012

    Be grateful for Grace

    There is a certain “denialism” inherent in fashion. This is, after all, an industry that routinely resurrects the...

  20. October 19, 2012

    A week inside India’s media boom

    Condé Nast India is a modest operation for a major publishing house in what will soon be the world’s most populous country...

  21. September 7, 2012

    Only in America

    Is there such a thing as “American fashion”? I don’t mean “American designers”, they clearly exist; or fashion made in...

  22. Material World

    August 3, 2012

    Obama vs Romney: fashion's choice

    Allow me to toot our own horn here for a moment, and note there’s a very interesting piece today in the FT  by my colleague...

  23. June 15, 2012

    Campaign stalking taken to a higher level

    As Mitt Romney took the stage in front of a farmhouse in Stratham, population 6,000, on the opening day of a five-state bus...

  24. Material World

    June 7, 2012

    Obama's fashion faux pas

    Anna Wintour. Getty Images For so long, fashion was so good for the Obamas: it clothed them, made Mrs O into a celebrity...

  25. Material World

    May 7, 2012

    Amazon embraces highest-end fashion

    Tonight Jeff Bezos, a man generally pictured in jeans, jackets and no tie, will stand at the top of the grand staircase of...

  26. April 13, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Alexandra Shulman

    Lunchtime at 34 is everything you’d expect from a Mayfair restaurant, a meeting place for hedge funders in shirts as crisp...

  27. April 1, 2012

    The female of the species is more scary than the male

    Last week I went to a party given by an old university friend. It was a jolly enough event, full of people I’ve known for...

  28. November 11, 2011

    Remakes: How to put vintage pieces back in vogue

    Fashion has an influence, even on the most serious jewellery. Short-term trends mean nothing as far as pieces costing many...

  29. Material World

    November 4, 2011

    What is Fashion's Night Out really about?

    Vogue editors gather for Japan FNO Tomorrow is the beginning of what is being billed as the biggest Fashion’s Night Out...

  30. October 15, 2011

    Steve Jobs: fashion inspiration

    I arrived home from the Paris fashion shows last week to hear the news that Steve Jobs had died. Strangely, in all the...

  31. Material World

    October 12, 2011

    Amazon spends lots of money on fashion

    The next big spring costume exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the one that has the difficult job of following...

  32. Material World

    September 23, 2011

    Condé Nast takes novel approach in new markets

    The brand extension news is coming fast and furious. After the Versace/Missoni condos and Fendi yachts comes this exciting...

  33. September 9, 2011

    Eyes on the prizes

    The cancellation of New York fashion week might have been the most immediate response to the destruction of the Twin Towers,...

  34. September 9, 2011

    Fashion: A swirl of milky moonstone beads among the frocks

    The couture catwalk shows, herds of gazelle models and VIP parties are not the only attractions at Couture Week in Paris...

  35. Material World

    September 8, 2011

    Galliano verdict: Guilty

    John Galliano in January 2011. Image by Getty. What’s next for John Galliano, after a French court ruled today that the...

  36. June 24, 2011

    The Diary: Nicholas Hytner

    An afternoon of wincing embarrassment spent reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s Black Snow in preparation for a play by John Hodge...

  37. Material World

    June 17, 2011

    Remaking Manhattan as a fashion mecca?

    The first thing I thought when I heard the news that Condé Nast, publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and more, had signed a...

  38. June 11, 2011

    On the Vogue brandwagon

    Once upon a time, children used to want to grow up to be doctors and lawyers. Or, at least, policemen and famous rock stars....

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