Super-Rich Shine at Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Costume Ball

The super-rich were treated to an immense costume ball courtesy of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in a grand 19th Century setting of Lake Como in northern Italy. The event coincided with the launch of Dole and Gabbana’s new couture collection. “We don’t smoke a joint, but we like to think about the collection as … Read more

Recreating the Grande Descente of an Ocean Liner

V&A exhibition Ocean Liners Speed and Style recreates grande descente of fashion 1920s eveningwear

The luxurious staircase that formed a quintessential part of every elite 20th Century ocean liner was a profound showcase for the outfits of fashionable patrons. The V&A recreated this event in its exhibition Ocean Liners: Speed and Style with a projection of figures descending a mockup staircase in replica 1920s couture eveningwear. For many passengers the … Read more

For What it’s Worth – the Making of a Legend

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Charles Frederick Worth arrived in Paris as a sales assisant from a modest birth in Lincolnshire with not a word of French and no more than a five pound note in his pocket. Fourteen years of hard graft later he was clothing the French Empress Eugenie and rocketing to worldwide fame, setting fashion principles that … Read more