Launch of celebrity candles lights up – and cashes in – on lockdown gloom

Launch of celebrity candles lights up – and cashes in – on lockdown gloom

It started with Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina candle; now Alicia Keys, Anthony Hopkins and Drake have joined the trend

Forget the It bag, the latest must have is the It candle. Gwyneth Paltrow began this year by selling out of a candle simply called This Smells Like My Vagina on Goop.

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Zandra Rhodes reveals lockdown cancer diagnosis

Zandra Rhodes reveals lockdown cancer diagnosis

British fashion designer, who is in remission, urges others not to delay seeing doctor

The British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes has disclosed that she was diagnosed with cancer during lockdown.

“A close friend came to visit and was going to do a restorative yoga class. He asked us to take deep breaths and relax … and I realise that my stomach feels as if it’s full,” the British designer told ITV News London.

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Model Halima Aden quits fashion shows over religious beliefs

Model Halima Aden quits fashion shows over religious beliefs 

Aden, one of the first models to wear a hijab, says she is being forced to compromise beliefs

The model Halima Aden has said she is quitting runway shows because working in fashion has forced her to compromise her religious beliefs.

Aden, who was hailed as a trailblazer for being one of the first models to wear a hijab and walk for major fashion labels including Kanye West’s Yeezy,

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‘Biggest sin in the programme’: How a coat from The Undoing divided the internet

‘Biggest sin in the programme’: How a coat from The Undoing divided the internet

The ugly green coat in the HBO drama The Undoing has usurped a starry cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. But what are the show’s makers trying to say, exactly?

The real star of The Undoing, HBO’s absurd marital melodrama, is not Hugh Grant, the Manhattan skyline or even the pair of David Hockneys hanging inside a vast penthouse in episode one.

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TV style icons of 2020: how Friends’ Ross Geller pivoted from sartorial disaster

TV style icons of 2020: how Friends’ Ross Geller pivoted from sartorial disaster

Ross might have appeared to be the worst dressed of the Central Perk gang, but he predicted almost every trend that has emerged since the show began

The first time I watched Friends, there was a clear style hierarchy among the male characters. Gunther, Joey, Chandler, baby Ben, Mr Geller (Ross and Monica’s dad) – and then Ross.

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Prep talk: ‘yindies’ revive 80s Wall Street look for generation Z

Prep talk: ‘yindies’ revive 80s Wall Street look for generation Z

Ironic take on corporate attire reboots yuppie look in age of The Crown and new Gossip Girl

In the ultimate moment of fashion revival, the 80s yuppie look is back – but with a difference. The “yindies” (young ironic nostalgic dresser), is bringing back the suited, Wall Street look but with a touch of knowing self-reference and elements of preppy style too.

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Gucci’s latest collection revealed in series of films by Gus Van Sant

Gucci’s latest collection revealed in series of films by Gus Van Sant

Alessandro Michele’s online ‘GucciFest’ replaces pre-Covid catwalk fashion shows

The fashion designer Alessandro Michele, having cancelled Gucci’s catwalk shows during the pandemic, needed a way to showcase his latest collection. The director Gus Van Sant, faced with a film world placed on pause by the closure of cinemas worldwide, needed a new creative project.

Like so many others in 2020,

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Call of the wild: hot new fleeces make the outdoors cool

Call of the wild: hot new fleeces make the outdoors cool

The sight of celebrities wearing clothes usually associated with comfort during lockdown is pushing sales through the roof

More usually associated with walking the dog or a hike in the hills, the humble fleece is discovering its sex appeal. Vogue declared the “sexy fleece” trend one to note last week, while the entertainment website Refinery29 claimed the fleece has gone “from campsite to cool”.

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‘Charles is very stylish’: how The Crown’s costume designer brought 1980s to life

‘Charles is very stylish’: how The Crown’s costume designer brought 1980s to life

Season 4’s wardrobe includes Diana’s Cinderella dress and Thatcher’s power shoulders

With its power bouffants, sweetie-wrapper party dresses and alarming shoulder pads, some call the 1980s the time that fashion forgot. But in the fourth season of The Crown, which starts on TV tomorrow night, the era’s extraordinary clothing plays a pivotal role in bringing the decade’s stories back to vivid life.

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Check her out: how Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit thrills with fashion

Check her out: how Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit thrills with fashion

Stylish chess drama fills the hole left by period pieces such as Mad Men – and puts the clothes front and centre

In chess, the first move is everything. This is also true in TV – something The Queen’s Gambit, a seductive seven-part drama about a female chess prodigy in the American midwest,

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