In her years as editor of American Vogue, Wintour has invented soft power dressing and become as famous as her celebrity cover stars. Lionised and satirised, respected and feared – could she now be ready to abdicate?
Once, photographers were banned from fashion shows, with designers suspecting they were spies. Today, fashion shows are a multimillion-dollar global business. As London fashion week begins, we cart the evolution of the fashion show, from secret salons to the snap-happy Instagram era
Reassuringly familiar style on show, though aesthetic edges towards parody at times
Her first show a decade ago was a novelty act, but her departure is a significant blow to the event
The hotly debated issue will not be hemlines but whether fashion is truly addressing its problems
From Victoria Beckham’s pastels, Burberry’s checks and Clare Waight Keller’s Givenchy debut, to multiple sightings of Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid and Edward Enninful. Here is our comprehensive guide to the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris