• Selfridges joins Victoria Beckham and Chanel in banning exotic skins

    They've already been fur-free for over a decade

  • Karl Lagerfeld: Why the Chanel creative director was so outstanding

    Plenty of words get overused, especially in the hyperbolic world of fashion, filled with hot air and air-kissing in equal measure. “Genius” and “iconic” are my main bugbears – the former should be used sparingly, about folk such as Azzedine Alaïa (a genius craftsman) or maybe Tom Ford (a genius at marketing, let's not beat about the bush). The latter should only be used if you have, say, an unfolding triptych of a medieval saint pasted onto the front of a coat: Jean Paul Gaultier, incidentally, did that in 1997. And it was, indeed, iconic.“Outstanding” is an odd word though. What does it really mean? I mean it obviously means to stand out, but in the realm of fashion, when so many designers are jostling, constantly, to make themselves heard above the bubbling masses, how does a designer achieve that? I guess it means doing something over and above the ordinary – the ordinary being to cobble together some good clothes and send them down a catwalk a few times a year.

  • Jameela Jamil calls Karl Lagerfeld a ‘fatphobic misogynist’ following his death

    "He shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon."

  • Chanel names Virginie Viard as new creative director after Karl Lagerfeld's death

    Virginie Viard has been named as Karl Lagerfeld’s successor at Chanel following news of the former creative director’s death on Tuesday. Dubbed Lagerfeld’s “right hand woman”, Viard previously held the role of fashion creation studio director at the French fashion house. Viard has been by Lagerfeld’s side at Chanel for more than three decades, ensuring that the label runs smoothly.

  • Following Karl Lagerfeld's death, all the times the royals have worn Chanel

    He once described the Queen as "flawless."

  • PETA criticised for 'disrespectful' response to Karl Lagerfeld's death

    Less than an hour after news broke of the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Tuesday, animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) released a statement that left some people shocked and disgusted. Karl Lagerfeld defended his right to use furs and exotic animal skins in his designs despite PETA’s repeated protests. “Karl Lagerfeld has gone, and his passing marks the end of an era when fur and exotic skins were seen as covetable.

  • 'The Aftermath' star Keira Knightley pays tribute to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld (exclusive)

    The actress has been a long-time ambassador for the French fashion house.

  • Choupette: How Karl Lagerfield’s cat became the most famous feline in the world

    With the passing of design legend Karl Lagerfeld the fashion world has fallen into mourning for the man who helmed Chanel and Fendi as creative director. The designer, who has been remembered in an outpouring of tributes, has left an indelible legacy.

  • Karl Lagerfeld's five most influential beauty moments of all time

    Today it was confirmed that Chanel’s long-standing creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, has passed away at the age of 85 after missing two haute couture shows in January due to ill health. His absence was notable given he had never previously missed a bow at the end of any of his shows during his tenure.

  • Karl Lagerfeld, iconic Chanel fashion designer, has died at 85

    "There are no words to express how much he will be missed," the designer's namesake label shared on social media.

  • Karl Lagerfeld dead at 85 – celebrities pay tribute to Chanel's legendary designer

    Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, Donatella Versace and Diane Kruger are among those who have paid tribute to the legendary designer.

  • From Céline Dion to Kristen Stewart, all the celebrity style at Haute Couture Fashion Week 

    From Naomi Campbell‘s surprise runway return for Valentino to Viktor and Rolf’s meme-inspired dresses, Haute Couture Fashion Week has provided some serious desk-side chatter.Renowned for its dreamlike creations and purse-load of zeros price tags, the world of couture is seriously exclusive – giving the industry’s elite the perfect chance to demonstrate their sartorial prowess via the FROW.Thankfully, Céline Dion has continued to defend her position as reigning Queen of Couture this season in a series of gram-worthy outfit changes. First up, she watched the Alexandre Vauthier SS19 show unfold in a thigh-high split dress by the designer.Just a mere few hours later, she switched up the drama in a bow-embellished shirt and co-ordinating trousers for the Giorgio Armani Privé runway – where she gave the main man himself a quick post-show hug.Over at Chanel, brand ambassador Kristen Stewart stole the spotlight in a cropped jacket (in trademark bouclé of course) with metallic low-slung trousers and millennial-style sunnies to finish. Meanwhile, fellow actress Marion Cotillard demonstrated how to work the cycling short trend in the winter months with a chic quilted bum bag to hand.From rising star Rami Malek at Dior to a Valentino-clad Kristin Scott Thomas (we need her coat), here’s who wore what at Haute Couture Fashion Week.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: Fashion’s ‘It’ crowd is getting younger, as Netflix’s rising stars take to the FROW at FendiFrom Naomi Campbell to David Beckham, all the celebrity style from Paris Men’s Fashion WeekBest dressed Brits: January 2019’s top celebrity fashion

  • Scarabs, hieroglyphs and lots of precious metal: what happened when Chanel brought ancient Egypt to New York

    Karl Lagerfeld graduated from king to pharaoh last week with a show staged among the ruins of the Temple of Dendur, an Egyptian shrine that was moved from the Nubian desert and now dominates a huge room at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, with views of Central Park. The temple and its setting are a mix of antique and 1970s modernism, and this is plainly what inspired Chanel’s latest Métiers d’Art show. The invitation showed gold scarab beetles and ankhs on a background of retro graffiti, giving the audience a clue to what to expect.

  • The most perfect hairstyle spotted at the Chanel show

    It wasn't on the models

  • Chanel bans fur and exotic animal skins from all its collections

    Chanel has announced it will no longer use exotic animal skins or fur in its collections. This means the French fashion house will stop making products with crocodile, lizard, snake and stingray skins - its use of fur was already fairly minimal. Instead, it will work on developing new sustainable materials that have a low environmental impact, though Chanel has yet to clarify exactly what this will entail.

  • Chanel's most spectacular Fashion Week catwalks in pictures

    From the world's chicest airport to a dreamy beach, these are the most awe-inspiring Chanel Fashion Week catwalks to date.

  • The Beach Chic Look At Chanel Will Be Your SS19 Make-Up Blueprint

    We want to be the Chanel beach girl please

  • From Tom Ford to Chanel, the beauty brands now selling make-up for men

    "Guys are no longer satisfied with borrowing their girlfriend's bronzer or moisturiser and instead prefer to have products in their wash bags that are totally tailored to them"