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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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