Colin’s Column | Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, Fashion Catalyst

Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou | Source: Courtesy

On the eve of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, held for the first time in London, Colin McDowell sits down with the multi-tasking Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, the show’s creative director, and owner and editor-in-chief of 10 Magazine.

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Colin’s Column | Lucinda Chambers’ Passion for Pictures

Lucinda Chambers | Photo: Mario Testino / Art Partner

Lucinda Chambers, fashion director of British Vogue, talks to Colin McDowell about growing up on the verge of bankruptcy, meeting Mario Testino, working with Grace Coddington and what goes into making a great fashion image.

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Colin’s Column | The Fabled Charles James

Ball gowns by Charles James | Source: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photograph by Cecil Beaton, Copyright (c) Condé Nast

On the eve of the gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and celebrate the launch of this year’s fashion exhibit, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” Colin McDowell looks back at the life and work of the designer who Christian Dior called “the greatest talent of my generation.”

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Colin’s Column | Jean Paul Gaultier, Fashion Incarnate

The Virgin with the Serpents (Kylie Minogue) by Pierre et Gilles, featuring Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2007 | Source: Courtesy Gallery Jérome de Noimont, Paris

As “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” arrives in London, Colin McDowell reflects on the life and work of French fashion’s enfant terrible.

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Colin’s Column | Italy’s Cultural, Creative and Intellectual Continuum

Valentino and models near the Trevi Fountain, 1967 | Source: The Art Archive/Mondadori Portfolio/Marisa Rastellini

As London’s Victoria and Albert Museum unveils “The Glamour of Italian Fashion,” Colin McDowell explores the country’s rich fashion history.

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