Day: January 11, 2021

Marks & Spencer buys Jaeger fashion brand from administrators

By Jasper Jolly

Undeclared price paid in deal that leaves fate of Jaeger’s employees also uncertain

Marks & Spencer has bought the Jaeger fashion brand from administrators, in a deal that excludes the retailers 63 remaining stores.

M&S expects to complete the purchase of Jaeger’s stock and other assets by the end of the month, it said in a statement on Monday. The price it paid for the brand is understood to be in the low millions of pounds.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/11/marks-spencer-buys-jaeger-fashion-brand-from-administrators

      

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Kamala Harris and why politicians can’t resist Vogue (though it always ends in tears)

By Jess Cartner-Morley

The latest row over a high-fashion magazine cover, involving the US vice-president-elect, illustrates the chaos than can ensue when alpha worlds collide

When Theresa May appeared in US Vogue in 2017, even her deliberately anodyne choice of a posh-end-of-the-high-street dress by British label LK Bennett did not prevent this newspaper calling the Annie Leibovitz shoot a “defining moment” which, “like Margaret Thatcher in the tank turret looking like a cross between Boudicca and Lawrence of Arabia … might easily become a signifier of all that is flawed in her prime ministerial style”. Michelle Obama’s bare upper arms appeared no fewer than three times on the cover of Vogue during her White House years, causing pearl-clutching uproar at the sight of her toned triceps.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/jan/11/kamala-harris-politicians-vogue-vice-president-elect-fashion-magazine-cover

      

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'I wonder how the large chested women survived': what The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

By Morwenna Ferrier

Corset sales are up, even in lockdown, as the nation binge-watches glossy costume dramas. But even in the 18th century, the cantilevered look could be fraught

Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.

Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolletage that she’s a baddie long before she calls Catherine “a bitch” for refusing a biscuit. Then there’s Georgina Dymov, the mistress of Catherine’s husband, Peter III, whose libidinal interests are crystallised by the gold-plated pendant pointing directly towards her bosom.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/costume-and-culture/2021/jan/11/boob-bustier-cleavage-necklines-the-great-bridgerton

      

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Dr Martens planning £3bn stock market debut in London

By Kalyeena Makortoff

Footwear brand expected to float at least 25% of business as sales surge during pandemic

The British footwear brand Dr Martens is planning a £3bn flotation, more than 60 years after its first pair of boots were stitched together in Northamptonshire.

Best known for its 1460 boot featuring its trademark yellow stitching and chunky soles, the company expects to float at least 25% of the business on the London stock market.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/11/dr-martens-planning-stock-market-debut-in-london

      

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