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Vivienne Westwood

The British fashion star has spoken about the influence she’s had in the industry. She was one of the first not to finish the end of her items properly, but she warns that only works with certain looks.

Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall 2012

Raf Simons has discovered “specific codes” since he began working at Christian Dior.

Armani Prive, Couture Fall 2012

The model jetted to the French capital to walk in the high end shows earlier this month and also found the time to sample some of the city’s shops.

Beverly Johnson (1979). Image by Condé Nast Archive/Corbis

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.


The model has created a line of clothing for British retailer Marks & Spencer. Among the pieces she has created are jeans which sit higher than most others, which have been a huge hit with her fans.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum says the two designers who walked out of the latest Project Runway series were “childish”

Jason Wu and Lindsey Wixson, Spring 2012

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

Sophie Dahl

Sophie Dahl features in the Fall/Winter 12 campaign for Aubin & Wills.

Behati Prinsloo, Elle France

Behati Prinsloo advises wearing flats when busy so you can “run with a broken leg”.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima has become the first pregnant woman to be photographed for the Pirelli calendar.

Heidi Klum Vogue Germany

Michael is renowned for using flamboyant language to critique the creations the hopefuls come up with and Heidi has insisted his speech isn’t put on.

Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges 1

There are watches, and then there are watches. Unless you’re from the planet Zog, you’d probably agree that the new “Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges” by Girard-Perregaux falls into the latter category.

Photo by Ian Gavan

The luxury womenswear brand has taken on the former Aquascutum design director after the label went into administration earlier this year. Joanna will start her role at Farhi in September with her first collection set for Fall/Winter 13.

Photo by Stephen Ward

The Australian star enjoys some aspects of working in fashion, although others she finds harder. Lara doesn’t think she will ever get used to be tailed by paparazzi wherever she goes.

Carol Alt

Carol Alt “didn’t care” when she was told she looked like “sh*t” when she first entered the fashion industry.

CFDA Website

The ten finalists in the running for this year’s CDFA/ Vogue Fashion Fund have been confirmed.

Yves Saint Laurent

Hedi Slimane has revealed more about what he plans for the future of Yves Saint Laurent.

Photo by Nino Muñoz for Numéro Tokyo

The successful Australian model is known for her supple body and love of stretching exercise yoga, which stems from her first love of gymnastics.

Michael Michalsky

Michael’s latest line is a fusion of natural tones and bright, sparkling pieces. Michael enjoys creating different looks because he knows everyone has their own style. His eye for fashion also goes down well with the designer’s friends.

Photo by Sølve Sundsbø, Vogue China June 2012

Doutzen Kroes is still amazed that she gets booked for high fashion jobs as she didn’t become interested in fashion until her late teens. She has discussed her biggest career highlights so far.

Dean and Dan Caten

Dsquared2 designer Dean and Dan Caten think they are successful because their clothes are wearable.

Kate Upton by Miguel Reveiego for Vogue Spain

The Sports Illustrated model is famed for her generous assets. Kate embraces her curvy frame, although there are times when she wants to blend in with the crowd.

Anya Hindmarch’s entire office dressed in mortarboards and gowns when she received an honorary doctorate.

Aline Weber, Doo.Ri Spring Summer 2012

Summer fashion is often associated with floaty dresses, crop tops and plenty of skin on display. But one of this season’s hottest trends is more about smart silhouettes than flirty frocks, giving our vacation attire a new sleek edge.

Marc Jacobs

The well-established designer is the patron of the Designer of Tomorrow award that encourages and guides young creatives. Marc sees his role as a mentor, someone who offers expertise and assistance, rather than as a critic of their work.