Articles in the category of Fashion & Vintage

In the Lap of Luxury

One auction house is ending the auction season in style with a series of exceptional sales comprising seven different categories and nearly 2,500 lots. Here are the highlights of the sale, from art and jewellery to fashion accessories and archaeological treasures.

The Angel of the House to the New Lady: Women's Fashion in the 19th Century

From the very earliest of civilisations, fashion has been one of the most significant components of a community’s culture, and a means of expressing endless messages. Whether one is using it to represent social status, wealth, class, vocation, or personal tastes, it can provide an insight into what values and traditions were held by the wearer and the society of the time. The 19th century especially was an era in which appearances were paramount and a woman’s wardrobe could tell the story of her world.

For the Love of Givenchy

The French couturier Hubert de Givenchy pioneered sophisticated yet effortless elegance as the father of the little black dress, debuted by his most famous muse Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Let's Get Personal

Art Selfie, a new Google Arts & Culture application, is now available worldwide. Simply take a sneaky selfie and the app will tell you which artwork you most resemble.

A World of Leather and Silk

For decades, the legendary brand Hermès has been top of the French luxury industry. Since its formation in 1837, the company offers everything from clothes and handbags to perfumes and jewellery. Barnebys tells the tale about a classical brand in constant development.

The Chanel bag of the century

Feast your eyes on the latest auction highlight at Christophe Auctions: a limited edition Chanel bag 2011 with only 10 pieces in the world and even fewer available on auction. Get ready to bid for this rare and exquisite handbag from the timeless fashion house of Chanel as we take a closer look at this fine piece of craftsmanship.

Met Gala 2017: Rei Kawakubo

Every first Monday of May - the most epic red carpet when it comes to fashion is rolled out. The elite of fashion, film, music and more sharpen their elbows on the red carpet to be the best dressed at Anna Wintour's annual Met Gala.