Degas’s dancers not only demonstrate the beauty of ballet, they reveal a sinister system of sexual exploitation

They lure you in from a distance and promise pure aesthetic pleasure: pastel-colored tutus, beautiful girls. Once you get there, look closer. You notice the darkness around the edges; you wonder about the battered foot in the pointe shoe. Degas’s dancers fascinate for the same reason as the ballet itself. A new exhibition, Discovering Degas, … Read more

Miguel Adrover returns to the fashion world – provocative as ever

For a man who lives in a remote village of 700 inhabitants in one of the Balearic Islands, Miguel Adrover seems to have an enduring appeal to the fashion world. Twenty-five years after the Spanish designer first shook New York Fashion Week with his mix of repurposed logos, fine tailoring and streetwear, Adrover is ready … Read more

This summer I’m living in these five Nobody’s Child dresses

Known for its bold prints, sustainable ethos and reasonable price tags, Nobody’s Child is one of my favorite brands for affordable women’s clothing. Since its inception in 2015, it has become a popular and reliable choice for many and demand has seen it become the first guest brand to ever be stocked at Marks & … Read more

Will fashion’s flamboyant powerhouse Isabella Blow finally get her money’s worth?

Legendary fashion editor Isabella Blow is remembered by her hats. A jewel-encrusted lobster wriggling from her forehead like a crustacean mohican. A Chinese miniature garden, complete with small pagodas with eaves and Lilliputian cherry trees with vibrant blossoms. Her trademark was so distinctive that Princess Margaret once greeted her at a party with the words, … Read more

Fragile Beauty review – Elton John and David Furnish’s photo collection ranges from basic to brutal

The latest exhibition of works from Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s vast photography collection is everything you’d expect: sparkling, iconoclastic – and a little basic. The entry point to the V&A’s largest ever photography exhibition promises, as the title Fragile Beauty suggests, the frisson of danger in the pursuit of something beautiful: the first … Read more

Iris van Herpen unveils the world’s first 3D printed wedding dress

How many wedding dresses have a file size? As far as we know, only one, Brazilian tax lawyer Mariana Pavani, walked down the aisle on May 11 in the high-tech creation of Dutch couturier Iris van Herpen, a pioneer of 3D printed garments whose first design from 2010, a stiff creation reminiscent of overlapping shells … Read more

Glyndebourne’s unspoken dress code and how to get it right

Glyndebourne, one of the world’s most celebrated opera festivals, opens on Thursday and runs until August 25. In its 90th year, sales have already been record-breaking with performances by, among others The Merry Widowwhich is being performed here for the first time Carmen And The Magic Flute. For anyone who’s ever had a ticket, there’s … Read more

how to dress on holiday, at a wedding or in the pub

Men can easily misinterpret summer style: should you wear shorts to the office? Can you look smart without overheating? How do you pull off a vibrant summer shirt? Here we’ve rounded up the do’s and don’ts to help guys get through any compromising situation they might find themselves in during the warmer months: from the … Read more

Beauty’s emerging Generation

On day two of WWD’s Beauty CEO Summit 2024 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami, visionary founders and executives – from Dermalogica’s Aurelian Lis to Commence’s Brooke Shields to MAC Cosmetics’ Drew Elliott and Aïda Moudachirou-Rebois and more – took the stage. Topics included navigating a turbulent global retail landscape, harnessing AI to its … Read more

Inside the King’s Garden Party celebrating British art

“You have to try the sandwiches,” my colleague Lisa Markwell, the editor of The TelegraafmagazineI advised when I casually mentioned that I had been invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Britain’s creative industries. “I don’t eat UPFs,” I heard myself say (not my fault – blame Prof. Tim Spector). “Is there … Read more