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January 2021

Haute couture goes for an MTV-style makeover

By Jess Cartner-Morley Chanel and Valentino enrol artists from music and film as couture adapts to Covid by turning digital The ultimate luxury for 2021? A joyful family party. That is what we want more than anything else this season, according to Chanel’s Virginie Viard. Since luxury fashion is ultimately about what is aspirational – […]

Black-owned fashion label Telfar wins design award for popular shopping bag

By Priya Elan Telfar, created by Telfar Clemens and Babak Radboy, earns Design Museum prize, capping off change-making period for US brand Black-owned fashion label Telfar has won the Fashion Design of 2020 award from London’s Design Museum for its vegan-leather, gender neutral shopping bag, capping off a change-making period for the brand. Related: ‘Come […]

‘Cancer made me pull my life together’: Zandra Rhodes on fun, fashion and Freddie Mercury

By Claire Armitstead One of Britain’s greatest designers, she has dressed everyone from Princess Diana to Diana Ross. She discusses punk, pink hair and staying creative after serious illness Zandra Rhodes was doing a yoga session with a friend in the early weeks of the pandemic when she realised that something was wrong. “It’s a […]

Dior plays the tarot card as haute couture comes up trumps

By Jess Cartner-Morley Maria Grazia Chiuri presents film shot in Tuscan castle while fashion’s superleague defies pandemic In the age of sweatpants, haute couture – fashion’s superleague, in which dresses are made to order and cost about £100,000 – is enjoying an unlikely boomtime. The haute couture lineup has been invigorated by diverse new names […]

‘Come for the quips but stay for the coats’: the enduring style of Fran Lebowitz

By Morwenna Ferrier Pretend It’s a City, the Netflix series about the writer and socialite, is a love letter to her sartorial triumphs Pretend It’s a City is not a fun watch. It should be. A Netflix docuseries about the writer and Manhattan socialite Fran Lebowitz complaining about New York? The definition of fun. Yet, […]

How to make Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens

By Ellie Violet Bramley Feel the Bern, not the cold, with your own pair of winter-proof hand warmers – here’s how to stitch them at home While it was Michelle Obama’s hair that brought the glamour to Joe Biden’s inauguration day, it was Bernie Sanders’ mittens that delivered the memes. Sitting at the event in […]

Permanent PJs and pivoting designers: how the pandemic hit the fashion world

By Hannah Marriott Our fashion editor on a year in which sweatpants soared, masks went designer, Topshop tumbled – and a pause fuelled hopes of a reset I was on the Eurostar, somewhere between St Pancras and Paris, when a senior member of the Guardian team called and suggested that it might be a good […]

Watch Police Raid An Illegal Rave In East London Last Night

By Chris York The Met Police last might swooped on a “large group of incredibly selfish people” holding an illegal rave in east London. More than £15,000 in fines were handed out at a venue under a railway arch on Nursery Road in Hackney in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police said more than […]

Susanna Reid Calls Out Online Abuse She’s Subjected To: ‘It Is So Toxic And Horrible’

By Matt Bagwell A post shared by YOU Magazine (@youmagazine) However Susanna said she is facing the prospect of all her children leaving home, which is “really hard”. Her oldest son Sam, 18, left for university last year and she is aware Finn, 16, and Jack, 15, will soon follow. She said: “Like all of […]

How Donald Trump’s Own Supporters Could Be Used Against Him During His Impeachment Trial

By Associated Press The words of Donald Trump supporters who are accused of participating in the deadly US Capitol riot may end up being used against him in his Senate impeachment trial as he faces the charge of inciting a violent insurrection. At least five supporters facing federal charges have suggested they were taking orders […]

End Of Lockdown ‘Long Long, Long Way’ Off, Says Matt Hancock

By Rachel Wearmouth Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the end of the coronavirus lockdown is still a “long, long, long way” off.  But amid fears schools may not reopen before easter, the minister said on Sunday teachers have a “good shout” of getting the vaccination first after all of the clinically vulnerable got the […]

Revealed: The 10 Areas Of England Where Covid Cases Have Risen Again

By Chris York Coronavirus infections have risen in ten areas of England, just days after it was reported they were going down across the entire country. According to the latest NHS data, a number of places mostly in Yorkshire and the North East had a higher number of confirmed Covid cases on 21 January than […]

Bare-faced beauty that takes seconds

By Funmi Fetto A minimal makeup look that really is minimal, plus a highlighter for glowing skin, and hair success outside the salon I’ve always said “no-makeup makeup” is a total swizz. We’re led to believe that it takes 15 seconds to achieve it when the reality is more like 15 steps. However, on this […]

We love: fashion fixes for the week ahead – in pictures

By Jo Jones and Helen Seamons Kitri teams up with photographer Jessie Bush, M&S launches men’s activewear and Mickey Mouse gets a Keith Haring makeover Continue reading… Via::       

Stay snug : 15 of the best jumper dresses – in pictures

By Jo Jones and Helen Seamons Channel your inner Rihanna and invest in a jumper dress that’s warm, easy to wear and classically chic Continue reading… Via::       

It’s a wrap: 15 of the best wooly scarves – in pictures

By Helen Seamons Keep the cold winds at bay and add a welcome splash of colour to your outfit with one of these stylish winter warmers Continue reading… Via::       

Photographer Behind Sanders Meme: ‘I’m Not Going To Be Putting This In A Portfolio’

Brendan Smialowski, a photojournalist for Agence France-Press, said that he didn’t like the photo’s composition — but he was envious of the senator’s mittens. Via::       

Paul Smith on lockdown dressing: ‘Don’t laugh but I’ve still been wearing my suits’

By Lauren Cochrane The designer discusses how the pandemic has affected with latest collection – and why he likes digital fashion shows This time last year Paul Smith celebrated his fiftieth anniversary with a bells and whistles fashion show in Paris. There was a greatest hits collection and Susan Sarandon and Jon Hamm front row. […]