Fashion

Edie Campbell’s catwalk notes: the joys of the hunt ball, and mystery of Grozny fashion week

13 December 2014 9:00 am

It seems as though I have just been on some grand tour of the absurd. It helps that I work…

The most preposterous restaurant to have opened in London this year

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Somerset House, a handsome Georgian palace on the Thames, was once the office of the Inland Revenue, and the courtyard was…

It’s time to shave that beard: the decade of the hipster is over

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Take heart: the age of the stupid beard is coming to an end

Dear Mary: Can I run out on an apprenticeship for my dream interview?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Q. I have been trying to get an apprenticeship in fashion for over a year without success. I just had…

Don’t worry Brooks Newmark: paisley was sexy once...

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Paisley power Paisley pyjamas were in the news. While associated with the town in Renfrewshire, whose mills produced the patterns from 1805,…

Status Quo. Photo: BBC

I love that people assume I’m gay

20 September 2014 9:00 am

At a birthday dinner over the weekend I was introduced to this delightful party girl of a certain age whose…

Dear Mary: Is it an insult to be given anti-ageing cream?

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Q. When someone gives you anti-ageing cream as a present, is that an insult or a compliment? — A.O., Provence…

L.P. Hartley’s guide to coping with a heatwave

26 July 2014 9:00 am

Those of us who have been struggling to endure the recent heat should turn to L.P. Hartley’s classic coming-of-age novel The…

What’s wrong with sunglasses

26 July 2014 9:00 am

People who wear sunglasses all the time seem to radiate disdain

Would you have been let in to an '80s club? 

18 January 2014 9:00 am

People will go to extraordinary lengths to get into a nightclub. Nowadays you must wear something tight, and look slinky.…

The week in words: 'Pull & Bear' is all style, no substance

2 November 2013 9:00 am

‘This’ll make you laugh,’ said my husband, sounding like George V commenting on an Impressionist painting. ‘Someone in the Telegraph…

The World According to Karl, edited by Jean-Christophe Napias - review

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Every fashion era has its monster and in ours it’s Karl Lagerfeld, a man who has so emptied himself on…

It’s the summer of the topless man – and there’s nothing we can do to stop it

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Topless men. What does that mean, then? I was opposite one on the tube the other day, heading north from…