There was plenty of talk on the front row about who might replace Raf Simons as creative director at Dior – but it was still very much a guessing game. Will it be Hedi Slimane, rumoured to be quitting Saint Laurent? Or maybe McQueen’s Sarah Burton, who presented her collection in London while heavily pregnant […]

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ARRIVING in the slipstream of a global superstar such as Rihanna, there was a possibility you would be crushed as casually as the slender delphiniums that forested Christian Dior’s majestic domed show space within the Louvre, such was the surge of fans desperate for a glimpse of their beloved RiRi. All credit to her star-like […]

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40 YEARS as a leading revolutionary light in fashion and Giorgio Armani still doesn’t like “talking about myself” he admitted coyly at a presentation, introduced by Suzy Menkes, of his first autobiography; a giant hefty tome, simply entitled Giorgio Armani, a name writ large on 500 stores worldwide. The book he said, answering questions from […]

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