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From the frow to the brow: how front row politics transcended fashion

There’s a very real reason the feudal systems have remained in our social consciousness since the ninth century. Take as an example the frow, the mother of all non-political non-manorial feudal systems. The term frow is a portmanteau of front row, in the fashion show sense. It also, confusingly, translates as Dutch woman or, pejoratively, […]

May 31st, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Cher to be the new face of Marc Jacobs

The first face of our Fall ’15 ad campaign ✨ @Cher ✨ A photo posted by Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs) on May 27, 2015 at 7:37am PDT Aesthetically speaking, Cher isn’t exactly chasing the grey pound by becoming the latest ‘older woman’ to star in a Marc Jacobs campaign – just look at her hair. But […]

May 30th, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »

Grumpy billionaires, a macaroon tower and $1,800 to get in – welcome to Naomi Campbell’s birthday party

Though our invitation was inexplicably lost in the post and may have been used with hilarious consequences by an employee of Royal Mail, Lost in Showbiz is pleased to see that Naomi Campbell enjoyed her 45th birthday party, held this week in the understated environs of a £100,000-a-week Cannes castle. It turns out that with […]

May 29th, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »

Yes, wearing a hat is eccentric – but here’s why I do it anyway

David Beckham spotted wearing an unusual item of clothing is a news story that has been with us since the mid-90s and, like war in the gulf or a new series of New Tricks, it keeps returning, despite no one having the stomach for it. This time he has been pictured wearing a flat cap […]

May 28th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

From the Minions to Alexa Chung: how dungarees grew up

In fashion, it is a truth universally acknowledged that what Miranda Priestly says goes. The fictional editor-in-chief played by Meryl Streep in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada was particularly on the money when it comes to trends (“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking”). Dressing down Anne Hathaway in the classic “cerulean blue” scene, she explains how the […]

May 27th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

One small step for Louis Vuitton as space age makes leap on to runway

The space age is back next season – on Bond Street, at least. A nostalgia which has embraced 70s bohemia and 90s minimalism is making way for an intergalactic aesthetic, with Louis Vuitton the latest fashion power player to turn his catwalk into a spaceship. A hit combination of Louis Vuitton’s Parisian glamour and the […]

May 26th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Cannes heat: a lesson in men’s summer styling

Men on the red carpet are all now living in a post-Pharrell-wore-shorts-to-the-Oscars universe, a situation that, on the one hand, proves just how far things have shifted in the loosening up of event dress codes for men, but on the other, leaves everything teetering on the brink of gimmick. This year’s Cannes film festival certainly […]

May 25th, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Rihanna becomes Dior’s first black campaign star

Two months is a long time in fashion. So Dior announcing back in March that Rihanna would be starring in its Secret Garden advertising campaign feels like ancient news. But, with the images finally being released today – in the same week it was revealed that Beyoncé may be the latest campaign star of Givenchy […]

May 24th, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »

From swimming pool blue nails and espadrilles to high heels for babies and suede baldness: what’s hot and what’s not on Planet Fashion this week

Going up Discussing your ‘Spirit Emoji’ Yeah, it’s a thing. Correct answer: the kissy-smiley face. Swimming pool blue nails New summer favourite. Chanel’s Le Vernis in Méditerranée is the best. Espadrille one-upmanship Coming to a beach bar near you this summer. Can you identify a Zabattigli or a Vidorreta at 20 paces? Plastic cups For drinking prosecco in the park when the sun is out, […]

May 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Fashion,Life & Style | Read More »

Katie Hopkins. Louise Mensch. The greatest screen double act since De Niro and Pacino?

“Now, for the first time, America’s two most electrifying actors collide!” Thus spake the trailer for Michael Mann’s Heat, which starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino (the pair had never shared a scene in The Godfather Part II). Twenty years on, this column finds itself impossibly tantalised by dreams of another explosive double act, and […]

May 22nd, 2015 | Posted in Celebrities,Life & Style | Read More »