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Taylor’s jewellery up for auction

14 December 2011 Last updated at 01:08 GMT The diamond ring from Richard Burton is expected to reach up to $3.5m (£2.2m) A collection of jewels owned by late actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor is being auctioned at Christie’s in New York. One buyer has already paid $600,000 (£388,000) for a diamond and sapphire ring given […]

Murray Arbeid obituary

Murray Arbeid, who has died aged 76, was a “garmento”, as they are called in New York, immersed in the garment trade from childhood and never more content than when solving a three-dimensional problem in cloth. An Arbeid evening gown – he didn’t do clothes that had to get up, go out and earn a […]

Robert Whitaker obituary

Although his work ranged across art, music, fashion and reportage, Robert Whitaker, who has died of cancer aged 71, was best known for his photographs of the Beatles. He gained particular notoriety for his sleeve photograph for the 1966 US-only Beatles album, Yesterday and Today – which depicted the foursome clad in butchers’ coats and […]

New York fashion week: Marc Jacobs hints at Dior move

New York fashion week has finished with what looked like a very clear nod to Paris fashion week, which begins in three weeks. Marc Jacobs brought the curtain down with his show for his mainline eponymous label but, as beautiful and striking as the show was, it was difficult not to be distracted by the […]

Uzbek dictator’s daughter latest attempt to stage fashion show foiled

With its art deco frontage and celebrity clientele, it was an unlikely venue for a clash between human rights campaigners and the “single most hated person” of a former Soviet republic. But on Thursday, anti-child labour protesters gathered on the pavement outside Cipriani’s, one of New York‘s most exclusive restaurants, where the president of Uzbekistan‘s […]

New York fashion week: Michael Kors takes wrong turn on safari style

In many ways the designer Michael Kors is the 21st-century American equivalent of Gianni Versace in the 1980s. Like that most “molto sexy” of Italian designers, Kors’s vision of the ideal woman is impossibly Amazonian, impossibly wealthy, and so impossibly retrograde that all one can really do is park one’s feminist beliefs at the door […]