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 | 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 | Remembering Yves Saint Laurent

A still from 'Yves Saint Laurent' | Source: 'Yves Saint Laurent' by Jalil Lespert

Given the intertwined beauty and troubled complexity of the lives of Yves Saint Laurent and his lover and business partner Pierre Bergé, Jalil Lespert’s biopic should have been much more interesting than it is, reports Colin McDowell.

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