Yves Saint Laurent: a retrospective

Since Yves Saint Laurent’s death in June 2008, every possible superlative has been used to describe him. 'Fashion Icon' (CNN), 'Giant of couture' (New York Times),  'Magician' (Paris Match), 'The greatest...

One to collect: Jacques Fath

One of the joys of going on the hunt for vintage clothes is unearthing the odd designer piece. And nothing is better than coming across a piece by a near forgotten couturier for a bargain price. French fashion...

Future vintage: The Noughties

Today ends the first decade of the new millennium. Give it another 25 years, and the Noughties will officially become vintage. Come 2035, the fashions of the last ten years will be sought after collectors...

The Vintage Librarian reviews: Dior

This week our lovely Vintage Librarian Claire Pursglove reviews a book on Fifties couturier Christian Dior. Could this book be a great last-minute Christmas present?...

The return of the Chanel aesthetic

Karl Lagerfeld has always exceeded the vision of the most fashionable women, and he knows it. But, much like his clothes, he does so in a quietly elegant and perfected way. The Chanel aesthetic has been...

Rosie’s £250 dress agency challenge

A vintage Chanel bag for £40 sounds just too good to be true, or at least like a lot of hunting around on the net. Then we were let in on a retail secret...Could we have found vintage designer heaven?...

Coco Chanel – a biography

Gabrielle Chanel’s life is representative of women’s emancipation in the 20th century, not only in mirroring those radical societal changes, but by precipitating them with her liberating creations. Her...

QueensOfVintage flash mob celebrates Chanel

Last night saw fashion lovers, Chanel admirers and vintage fans from around the world gather at St Pancras International to celebrate the grande dame of fashion in the capital's first ever fashion-themed flash...