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  1. June 13, 2014

    Dylan Jones: My seat in the front row

    By dint of their very nature – the glamour, the excess, the personalities involved – fashion shows always generate a lot of...

  2. Material World

    April 29, 2014

    Jil Sander's new creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga has a really hard job ahead

      Getty Images So after a season of “team”, beleaguered Jil Sander has a new creative director: Rodolfo Paglialunga. Who?...

  1. Material World

    March 17, 2014

    L'Wren Scott, fashion designer, dead at 49

    L’Wren Scott, the celebrated American fashion designer, has been found dead in New York after committing suicide, police...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    May 20, 2013

    Spain El Rocio pilgrimage

    Miguel Angel Morenatti/AP Rocio’s Virgin sculpture is carried through the streets during a procession on Monday in the...

  3. The World

    August 10, 2012

    Gu Kailai, Pussy Riot and show trials

    Show trials are not what they used to be. The murder trial of Gu Kailai – the wife of the fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai...

  4. July 20, 2012

    Madonna, Hyde Park, London

    Madonna is touring the biggest flop of her career. Released in March, MDNA fell stone dead from the charts like a victim of...

  5. July 17, 2012

    Cash boost for Royal Parks

    London’s Royal Parks have for the first time generated more money than they receive in grants from government, in a sign...

  6. July 13, 2012

    Thank heavens for a few silver linings

    Do you remember what you were doing exactly five years ago? Being rained on, probably. Plus ça change. Et après ça, le...

  7. July 13, 2012

    Revellers desert music festivals

    Lured away by Olympic celebrations or fed up with braving the British weather armed with just wellington boots and wet...

  8. July 6, 2012

    Scents and sensitivities

    Have you ever wondered what omnipotent religious figures smell like? Probably not. Let’s try it this way instead: ever...

  9. Material World

    July 2, 2012

    Raf Simons' Dior debut

    Enter the new era at Dior: new designer (Raf Simons), new show address (a hotel particulier on Avenue d’Iena instead of the...

  10. Material World

    June 14, 2012

    Cinema’s obsessives celebrated

    Hazel Sheffield  Just days after returning from styling Madonna on her MDNA tour – a certain wardrobe slip-up in Istanbul...

  11. 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...

  12. March 30, 2012

    Orbital: Wonky

    We’re used to pop and rock stars getting older. Madonna can be a girl gone wild at 53; Leonard Cohen, 77, is hailed as a...

  13. March 23, 2012

    Madonna: MDNA

    Like the synthetic drug to which its title alludes, Madonna’s new album MDNA has been carefully constructed. This adds to...

  14. March 13, 2012

    LVMH appoints new Givenchy CEO

    Givenchy, the French fashion house owned by LVMH, has announced a new chief executive officer poached from Italian arch...

  15. February 24, 2012

    ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Silk Street (Barbican), London

    A large bed dominates the set for Declan Donnellan’s thrilling Cheek by Jowl revival of ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, just as it...

  16. February 24, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

    During fashion show season, which is any time between January’s men’s wear shows and this weekend, when their women’s wear...

  17. February 23, 2012

    Concert promoters embrace ticket sites

    Secondary ticketing sites such as Viagogo, once the target of fierce criticism from the live music industry, have quietly...

  18. February 6, 2012

    New York Giants win Super Bowl

    The New York Giants notched their second Super Bowl triumph over the New England Patriots in four years on Sunday, with a...

  19. February 3, 2012

    Clear Channel floods world with Madonna

    Madonna’s performance during Sunday’s Super Bowl game will be only part of a multimedia promotional blitz that could prove...

  20. January 16, 2012

    Wary public test the mood in new Myanmar

    In the cluttered bookshops of Yangon, biographies of Aung San Suu Kyi sit alongside books on Barack Obama and David Beckham....

  21. January 6, 2012

    Embarrassment of riches

    No painter embodies the golden age of Renaissance Florence better than Sandro Botticelli, born in 1445. His “whimsical mind”...

  22. November 12, 2011

    How to give it: Jane Hill

    Jane Hill, 42, is a BBC newsreader. She supports several charities, among them Parkinson’s UK and Stonewall, which campaigns...

  23. November 11, 2011

    Master shape-shifter invulnerable to pop music’s decline

    The news that David Bowie was on the brink of leaving EMI, reported this week by the FT, marked the souring of a...

  24. October 26, 2011

    Mike Stern Quartet, Ronnie Scott’s, London

    Mike Stern could just as easily have called his muscular, warm-hearted, quartet “the fusion jazz all-stars”. The guitarist’s...

  25. October 25, 2011

    Heavy metal, light overheads

    The very words “music business” are starting to sound oxymoronic. Fortunes have been made by entrepreneurs behind the iPod,...

  26. October 21, 2011

    Chic to Chic

    Anyone reading the forthcoming autobiography of Nile Rodgers – guitarist, co-writer of 1970s disco anthem “Le Freak” and...

  27. October 14, 2011

    Planningtorock, Scala, London

    There has been a lot of experimentation with gender in pop. Glam rock gave men the excuse to put on make-up and stomp around...

  28. October 7, 2011

    Rihanna, O2 Arena, London

    A new study in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology reveals that 92 per cent of the songs in the US top 10 in 2009...

  29. September 26, 2011

    How at last my fellow Italians fell out of love with Silvio

    Italians are fantasists. Reality’s not good enough for them. In his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow, Martin Amis describes...

  30. September 23, 2011

    Men’s wear ch-ch-changes

    “Fa fa fa fa fashion!” As the catwalk shows continue in Milan and Paris, jaded guests wonder just how many times they’ll...

  31. September 21, 2011

    Case study: Making money from music

    The challenge: In 2007, Troy Carter signed Lady Gaga to his newly found talent agency Coalition Media. Although the global...

  32. September 5, 2011

    Carnage amid the canals

    Judging by the first week, you’d think one of three demands needed to be met to enter a movie at this year’s Venice Film...

  33. September 2, 2011

    Smooth operators

    It occurs to me that an era is defined as much by its hair product of choice as by its politicians or top 10 hits. The early...

  34. August 23, 2011

    Devotion by Design, National Gallery, London

    As we gaze on the sweet-faced Madonnas and suffering saints who people the Renaissance galleries of museums, it is easy to...

  35. August 19, 2011

    Hard-Fi: Killer Sounds

    Hard-Fi have made a well timed return after a four year absence. The Staines band’s themes of bored youth, precarious...

  36. July 24, 2011

    Amy Winehouse: a brilliant and troubled life

    Amy Winehouse’s brilliant but troubled life has reached a dismal conclusion. The singer, 27, was found dead in her London...

  37. July 15, 2011

    ‘You never know who you might meet’

    When the Duchess of Cambridge left Heathrow airport last month on her royal tour of Canada and the US clad in a chic navy...

  38. July 1, 2011

    Barefoot bling

    Bling is simple. Wave the purple Coutts card around, get a place to stay while the London sales are on (One Hyde Park,...

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