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Fashion

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

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

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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