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Fashion

Pigalle’s progress

Stéphane Ashpool’s distinctively Parisian brand of sensual sportswear has been championed by Nike, Rihanna and even Chanel. Luke Leitch went to his idiosyncratic shows to find out why

Jiggery-bespokery

In its tireless struggle to innovate, fashion is turning to mass customisation. Luke Leitch examines a trend which is both very new and very old

Cape of light

This glittering raiment, made of yellow gold and diamonds, outshines even the sun. Charlie McCann puts on some shades

The frock-star treatment

Two hundred outfits, four days in Naples, several hundred super-rich clients and Sophia Loren: Luke Leitch goes inside Alta Moda, Dolce & Gabbana’s attempt to disrupt the world of couture

Demand curve

Why doesn’t Hermès want you to buy their amazingly expensive bag? Brooke Unger gets his head round the economics of the world’s most desirable accessory

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