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Style

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

Flappers in focus

Caught between the first world war and the Great Depression, the jazz age was a period of social transformation. A new exhibition shows how women’s clothes captured the mood

Jewel purpose

Politicians use their adornments to send subliminal messages. Anne McElvoy decodes them

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