Essay: Haute Couture Under Occupation
Fashion and dress historian Professor Amy de la Haye explores how the heights of Parisian haute couture fared under Nazi occupation during WWII when workers were persecuted, resources were scarce and exports were forbidden.
Fashion in a Time of Crisis
Amy de la Haye explores how fashion and dress have responded to political, social and economic trouble.
The Narrated Catwalk
Fashion's most revered journalists give a front row account of three memorable runway moments.
Alexander Fury: John Galliano A/W 94
Alexander Fury shares his encyclopedic fashion knowledge as he chronicles John Galliano's A/W 94 'Japonisme' collection.
Alexander Fury: Vivienne Westwood A/W 95
Alexander Fury shares his encyclopedic fashion knowledge as he chronicles Vivienne Westwood's A/W 95 'Vive la Cocotte' show.
Alexander Fury: Christian Lacroix A/W 87 Haute Couture
Alexander Fury shares his encyclopedic fashion knowledge as he chronicles Christian Lacroix's A/W 87 haute couture show.
Essay: Homophobia, AIDS and Fashion
Exploring the cultural impact of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s through the shockwaves it sent through fashion.
Essay: Racism and the Zoot Suit
Amy de la Haye explores the zoot suit's subcultural power over time, from its organic beginnings in Harlem jazz clubs, becoming a fuse for race violence in forties California, to its eighties revival and induction into fashion history.
Tim Blanks: Christian Dior S/S 98 Haute Couture
Tim Blanks plunges into his must-see shows of fashion past, selecting John Galliano's Christian Dior S/S 98 haute couture collection.
Tim Blanks: Jean-Paul Gaultier S/S 94
Editor-at-large Tim Blanks dives into his must-see shows of fashion past, discussing Jean-Paul Gaultier’s S/S 94 Le Tatouage collection.
Tim Blanks: Alexander McQueen S/S 98
Tim Blanks dives into his must-see shows from fashion past, selecting Alexander McQueen's S/S 98 Untitled collection (unofficially known as Golden Showers).
Essay: Food and the Women's Land Army Uniform
Amy de la Haye explores the uniform of the British Women’s Land Army, who stepped in to solve food shortages during the First World War.
Suzy Menkes: Christian Lacroix A/W 89 Haute Couture
The esteemed fashion editor and critic recalls the artistic and joyful approach of Christian Lacroix A/W 89.
Suzy Menkes: Comme des Garçons S/S 97
The esteemed fashion editor and critic deciphers what made Rei Kawakubo's infamous S/S 97 show, termed by critics as the 'Lumps and Bumps collection', so shocking.
Suzy Menkes: Maison Martin Margiela S/S 93
The esteemed fashion editor and critic revisits the excitement of off-schedule fashion shows in the nineties, with Maison Martin Margiela’s infamous so-called 'Black and White' show.
Essay: Baroque to the Future
The surprisingly political influence of the baroque period in Autumn/Winter 2020 menswear.
Runway Show: Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 20 Haute Couture
Watch the Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 20 haute couture show in Paris.
SHOWstudio revive the bonnet, a now largely extinct piece of headwear with a rich and varied history.
An ongoing series of downloadable patterns from globally acclaimed designers. Download, study and make your own work of couture craftsmanship.
Interview: Twiggy Lawson on Kate Moss
Twiggy discusses Kate Moss, their shared short stature and her relationship with the press.
Interview: Twiggy Lawson on Steven Meisel
Twiggy talks to Nick Knight about working with famed photographer Steven Meisel and discovering a fan she never knew she had as she recounts their surprise first meeting in 1960s New York.
Interview: Twiggy Lawson on Ken Russell
Twiggy talks how she made the transition from modelling into acting, with help from director Ken Russell.
Interview: Twiggy Lawson on Andy Warhol
Twiggy reminisces on an Interview Magazine cover, tied to her appearance in Broadway musical 'My One And Only' in 1983