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    1. March 2, 2012

      The trickle-down effect

      It is that time of year: time to empty your make-up bag of every stubby-ended eye pencil you’ve saved just in case; every...

    2. February 10, 2012

      The Art Market: Sales, resales and no sales

      It was a roller-coaster ride in this week’s Impressionist and Modern auctions in London. Christie’s kicked off on Tuesday...

    1. December 24, 2011

      The art market: Hollywood sparkle

      Christie’s Elizabeth Taylor sale in New York went completely bananas last week. Every one of the 1,778 lots sold, raising a...

    2. December 20, 2011

      Elizabeth Taylor collections raise $157m

      The sale of film icon Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery, clothes, art and personal effects fetched $157m, Christie’s has...

    3. December 16, 2011

      Brocade, burkas and Madonna’s bra

      It’s not every day that the burka is celebrated for its fashion status but the full-body gown worn by some Muslim women will...

    4. December 14, 2011

      Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery sells for $115m

      A collection of jewels owned by the late Elizabeth Taylor has fetched $115.9m at a New York auction held by Christie’s. The...

    5. December 2, 2011

      Glitz and pieces

      Art Basel Miami Beach, which opened to VIP guests in the Florida city this Wednesday, is the last of the major art market...

    6. November 30, 2011

      Doctor’s perspective: pioneer urges fresh efforts

      Thirty years ago, a single patient threw a monkey wrench into my plans for a career in academic medicine. He was 31 years...

    7. November 25, 2011

      Travelling shows hit all the right spots

      This autumn 6,000 Muscovites crowded out the GUM department store in Red Square to ogle “The Crown Jewels of Hollywood”,...

    8. November 11, 2011

      The inn crowd

      From its crooked floors to its low, beamed ceilings, the Olde Bell in Hurley oozes history. In a pretty Berkshire village on...

    9. November 11, 2011

      The watches: Test of provenance value on ET’s ‘modest’ selection

      With the Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s estate dubbed as the “sale of the century”, all eyes will be on New York on...

    10. November 4, 2011

      Are they not fragrant?

      When Justin Bieber’s Someday, the first fragrance from the teenage singing star, was released this autumn it broke all...

    11. September 16, 2011

      The low-profile high life

      Along the hill from the Palace hotel, the fairy-tale pile that put Gstaad on the map, a modern rival is taking shape. But...

    12. August 26, 2011

      Liz Taylor’s gift of glamour

      As summer draws to a close (wah!) and September looms, with all its related back-to-school and back-to-work associations, I...

    13. July 1, 2011

      Foreign fashion and the favour bank

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    14. June 24, 2011

      Home is where the Heath is

      As early as the 18th century, Hampstead was the destination of choice for those seeking pleasure, rest and repose in north...

    15. June 18, 2011

      Corrections: UN figures on drug use

      ● In his column of June 4, Martin Wolf reported United Nations figures on global illegal drug use in 1998 and 2008. These...

    16. June 18, 2011

      Corrections: Watches & Jewellery picture

      ● The main picture on the front page of the Watches & Jewellery special report on June 11 showed a retrospective exhibition...

    17. June 10, 2011

      Elizabeth Taylor: Classic beauty with a passion for fine baubles

      It is already being compared with the now-legendary auction of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s estate in 1996, which raised...

    18. May 6, 2011

      Kingdom of elegance

      The seafront at Deauville, with cabins bearing names of film industry legends “I was expecting something a bit like...

    19. March 28, 2011

      AstraZeneca resolves its seven-year hitch

      It would be an exaggeration to say that tax authorities measure the periods required to resolve cross-border disputes in...

    20. March 4, 2011

      Forbes family to sell house and artwork

      The Forbes family, the wealthy US dynasty that owns the eponymous media group, will sell its west London home alongside a...

    21. November 12, 2010

      The Art Market: Confidence in New York

      Maurizio Cattelan’s ‘Charlie’ (2003) was a hit at Phillips de Pury A stunning $652.3m-plus was raised in New York this week...

    22. October 1, 2010

      The Savoy’s £220m revamp

      A gold-leaf lined booth at the Beaufort Bar For the grande dame of London’s hotels, it has been a difficult, humiliating...

    23. February 27, 2010

      A new prize at London fashion week

      Elizabeth Taylor, a regular guest at London’s Dorchester Hotel, with her husband Mike Todd, 1958 A few seasons ago, standing...

    24. October 20, 2008

      Strauss-Kahn faces IMF investigation

      The International Monetary Fund has launched an investigation into Dominique Strauss-Kahn, its managing director, after...

    25. September 27, 2008

      Small talk: Philip Hensher

      Philip Hensher, 43, a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge universities, worked as a clerk in the House of Commons before...

    26. September 27, 2008

      Small Talk - Philip Hensher

      Philip Hensher, 43, a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge universities, worked as a clerk in the House of Commons before...

    27. September 17, 2008

      Bank of America's many marriages

      From Mr Jonathan P. Kahn. Sir, Citibank’s woes have been in large part blamed on the failed business model of trying to be...

    28. August 30, 2008

      Films on release Nigel Andrews

      Badlands Terrence Malick 94 mins (15) Revival of the week. Terrence Malick baptised his directing career with this...

    29. August 23, 2008

      Films on release - Nigel Andrews

      Angel François Ozon 134 mins (15) Based on novelist Elizabeth Taylor's imagined life story of a romantic fiction writer in...

    30. August 16, 2008

      DVD releases

      Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh, 2008 Momentum Mike Leigh is the great miserablist auteur of British cinema. Here he confounds...

    31. April 29, 2008

      The price of exotic genius

      Hugh Grant, the actor, pocketed a profit of more than £9m ($17.9m) when he sold a silkscreen print of Elizabeth Taylor by...

    32. April 29, 2008

      The true price of exotic genius

      Hugh Grant, the actor, pocketed a profit of more than £9m ($17.8m) when he sold a silkscreen print of Elizabeth Taylor by...

    33. January 12, 2008

      Sales savvy at the Savoy

      Last month a small part of British history went under the hammer when 30 people – I was one of them – gathered in the Thames...

    34. December 14, 2007

      Art: Andy Warhol beats credit squeeze

      While collectors are not exactly baying for Old Masters and Impressionist paintings, sales of contemporary art are booming....

    35. September 29, 2007

      Pampering Pleasure - Rooftop Cleopatras

      Pleasures Pursued With room prices up 10 per cent this year, you don't get much for your money in an average London hotel....

    36. July 20, 2007

      Inconsistent companies

      When it comes to inconsistency there are some persistent offenders. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor married in 1964,...

    37. June 19, 2007

      'Architect of fashion' who shocked the French

      Gianfranco Ferré, the Italian designer known as "the architect of fashion", died on Sunday night, a week before his...

    38. June 18, 2007

      Italy’s ‘architect of fashion’ dead at 62

      Gianfranco Ferré, the Italian designer known as “the architect of fashion”, died on Sunday night, a week before his...

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