To a T

Where would we be without a T-shirt?   It’s the most adaptable piece of clothing in any wardrobe.  It’s devoid of class, occasion or sex.  It’s the ‘take you anywhere’ essential for everyone of every age.  The United States navy began issuing the T-shirt as undershirts in 1913.  Then came the 1950s.  Marlon Brando wore...
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All wrapped up

What has made Diane von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress such an evergreen, is best described in her own words:  “I had a very down-to-earth product, my wrap dress, which was really a uniform.  It was just a simple little cotton-jersey dress that everybody loved and everybody wore, ” she told *New York Magazine in 1988....
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The Delphos Gown – Classic Fortuny

Seductive and body hugging, the Delphos gown debuted in 1909 with a simplicity and timelessness that has made it permanently up to date.  Created in Venice by Mariano Fortuny in collaboration with his wife Henriette Nigrin, it was inspired by the Greek statue of the Charioteer of Delphi whose tunic comprised deep vertical folds. The ingenious...
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The stuff of dreams

The magnificent Alta Moda show hosted by Dolce & Gabbana in Florence last week, was a superbly orchestrated showcase of 189 creations as a tribute to the city’s history, art and timeless elegance.  The designers’ vision captured the sophisticated style of the 1950s and early 1960s. The parade was set in the glorious gardens of...
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WFH – switching the rules

Comfort is key to working-from-home, just ask the fashion doyenne, Anna Wintour, who has recently discovered what we have always known, you can wear track pants and still look stylish. The Vogue Editor-in-Chief has long denounced tracksuit bottoms, and she was not alone – Karl Lagefeld famously suggested that ‘Sweat pants are a sign of defeat’....
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