Designer open house

Luxury labels to target a new audience — the public. Charlie Porter visits Chanel’s ‘Mademoiselle Privé’ show at London’s Saatchi Gallery

Karl Lagerfeld: King of couture

After 50 years at Fendi, the designer is staging its first couture show — and his second of the season. It’s a superhuman undertaking, but don’t expect him to dwell on it

Vive la fantasy

Frivolous? Irrelevant? Never less so. Beautiful clothes bring light relief

Best dressed 2014

Tom Stoppard tied the knot in periwinkle, Prince George made royal progress in pastels and we swooned for a suave young French minister. The FT’s fashion editor selects the year’s most chic