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Anja Rubik

Anja Rubik hopes her new erotica magazine will ensure people stop seeing sex as either “prude or very vulgar”.

Marc Jacobs

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

Alber Elbaz thinks too many people believe fashion is just about champagne.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld has come up with a unique lot which will be auctioned at a charity gala this week.

Preen, Spring 2012

Designers everywhere are going mad for crop tops in all shapes, colors and sizes.

Michael Kors Celebrates Fashions Night Out Tokyo

Michael Kors’ Taiwan store opening was attended by a range of Asian stars, including Hong Kong actress Angelababy.

Jean Paul Gaultier, Lycee Francais De New York 2012 Gala. Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty

Jean Paul Gaultier says Catherine Deneuve and Marion Cotillard’s style has an “elegance” about it.

2012 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner

Iris Apfel is the ideal person to design for the new Schiaparelli fashion house, says Jenna Lyons.


Hotpants are a big look this season, and here’s how to wear them with style.

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha says working with Karl Lagerfeld is “a thrill”.

Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is happy she is still doing “fun” modeling jobs while also finding time to be with her husband and son.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum always thinks of her customers when she’s creating her designs.

Andre Leon Talley

Andre Leon Talley has praised Karl Lagerfeld for showing how important the “culture of luxury” is in fashion.

Carine Roitfeld, Chanel Bombay Show 2011/12

There is no slowing down for Carine Roitfeld as she prepares Cannes Film Festival’s first ever fashion show amidst reports her daughter has given birth to her first child.


Alice Temperley has announced the opening of the label’s first ever flagship store to “invite customers directly into our world”.

Bolon by Missoni - 2012 Milan Design Week

Margherita Maccapani Missoni doesn’t notice if she’s wearing a pattern as it comes so “naturally” to her.

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld describes himself as a “brain bodybuilder”.

Nicola Formichetti

Nicola Formichetti has joked that as creative director of Thierry Mugler he really just “helps out” at the label.

Tom Ford, Photo Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Tom Ford has joked it helps to be a Virgo if you want to be an “obsessive” fashion designer.

Melanie Ward

Melanie Ward says the internet and social media have “democratized fashion”.

Coco Rocha at The 49th Annual New York Film Festival Presents the Centerpiece Gala Presentation

Coco Rocha is thankful she liked Irish dancing when she was young as it has helped her establish her modeling career.Coco Rocha bitterly regrets not buying a pair of dream shoes which she just “couldn’t part with the cash” for.The model loves everything about fashion and enjoys being clad in high-end pieces for photoshoots. However, when it comes to dressing herself in her private life things are different.Coco finds it hard to splash huge amounts of cash on expensive pieces as it seems so wasteful.“My greatest fashion regret is some Givenchy shoes I wanted so badly, but I couldn’t part with the cash. I was raised on thrift stores, so shopping at high-end boutiques, to this day, is foreign to me,” she explained to the latest edition of UK Elle.The 23-year-old star loves her job, but didn’t grow up on a diet of fashion. She was interested in other pursuits, although now she is glad of that.Coco’s other passions have helped her develop a niche when it comes to modeling.“My earliest fashion memory is the day I was scouted at the age of 14. That’s when I realized that models could be tall, skinny, Irish-dancing nerds,” she laughed.“My most exciting fashion moment so far was Celtic dancing down Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway in 2007. I was then known as ‘Coco the dancing model’. It helped establish me as more than just another new face.”

Vidal Sassoon Autobiography Signing At Selfridges, Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images

A host of names from the fashion and celebrity worlds have taken to their Twitter pages to pay their respects to the late Vidal Sassoon.

Freja Beha Erichsen, Balmain show, Fall 2011, Paris Fashion Week

Freja Beha Erichsen may be one of fashion’s hottest faces but she believes “beauty is not necessary”

Charlotte Olympia Dellal

Charlotte Olympia Dellal created special Big Apple bags to celebrate her New York City store.

Roksanda Ilincic

Rokanda Ilincic has explained her Fall/Winter 12 collection is based on “imperfection and rebellion”.