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Roland Mouret wants women to “fall in love” with flat shoes.
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Erin O’Connor “grafts” in the gym, because that’s what it takes to maintain her figure.
Jessica Hart is reportedly planning to set up home with her boyfriend.
Laura Bailey gives anything she “falls out of love with” straight to a thrift store.
Irene Neuwirth is “super excited” to be honored for a Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Award.
Cindy Crawford thinks the fashion industry won’t work if there are too many rules.
Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa says his fall line is about mixing “luxury and innovative technology”.
The designer has discussed what route his life would have taken if he hadn’t worked in clothing.
Erin O’Connor’s Model Sanctuary is now being looked after by the British Fashion Council.
Nude has been one of the biggest looks in recent months, but as the fashion calendar progresses white is set to take over.
Natalia Vodianova says her favorite body part is her ears because they tingle when she likes something.
Agyness Deyn says her friend Henry Holland influenced her design process without even knowing it.
Giorgio Armani has discussed his battle with hepatitis.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards are to be broadcast live this year.
Marc Jacobs has discussed how important he thinks it is for fashion and art to interconnect.
At first glance you might think mesh is more appropriate for the fetish trend that was huge a few seasons ago, but this time round the fabric is different. It’s being used as a trim to accent designs, or as a material for a dress layered over another textile.
Donatella Versace wanted her recent couture line to include “lots of crystals and sequins”.
Ladies who are “draped in diamonds” should wear less make-up, says a top cosmetics artist.
The designer has always harbored creative ambitions so would have still had an artistic job if his fashion career hadn’t taken off. He had several ideas about other work possibilities when he was younger.
Ralph Rucci has discussed why he would never dress Kim Kardashian.
Hedi Slimane will debut his first Yves Saint Laurent line only to buyers.
The Victoria’s Secret model has previously admitted she would love a “Brazilian ass”, saying some bikinis make her look like she has no posterior at all.
Anja Rubik hopes her new erotica magazine will ensure people stop seeing sex as either “prude or very vulgar”.
Marc Jacobs says each season of clothes he designs is a natural progression from what went before.Marc Jacobs tries to find a “fresh spirit” to inspire him each season.The fashion designer heads up Louis Vuitton as well as his eponymous label. He has explained how he comes up with so many different collections each year, explaining it’s important that he pays attention to his surroundings.“Well, it’s never calculated. I look for a fresh spirit each season, but you never know what will set you off. When you are in touch with yourself and receptive to new things, that’s really how anyone gets an idea,” he said.Marc was then asked if that meant his Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections were complete opposites. He tries not to make that the case, preferring to see them as natural progressions from what went before.“No! For example, the colors for autumn were sober, but the clothes were sensual. For spring, I still wanted that sensuality but was drawn to prettier shades. So you make an adjustment in shape, fabric and proportion, if colors are more joyful. Black buttons become white ones,” he told UK magazine InStyle.
Alber Elbaz thinks too many people believe fashion is just about champagne.