Swimsuits, sundresses and showstopping statement gowns take centre stage as Haiti hosts first ever fashion week

Swimsuits, sundresses and showstopping statement gowns take centre stage as Haiti hosts first ever fashion week | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 12 November 2012 World-class fashion has gone on display in impoverished Haiti. Nearly three dozen designers showed off their latest creations at Haiti Fashion Week, which ended Sunday. Organizers say it is the first time such that a fashion show of this scale has taken place in the Caribbean country, which is still slowly rebuilding from the massive earthquake in 2010 that destroyed thousands of buildings and displaced more than a million people

My fitting room photo diary: How one woman"s in-store snaps inspired incredible 160lbs weight loss

My fitting room photo diary: How one woman's in-store snaps inspired incredible 160lbs weight loss | UPDATED: 21:46 GMT, 24 September 2012 A woman who set out to lose 160lbs in the one year after her wedding day has documented her dramatic weight loss using her iPhone in the harshest of places. Despite the bad light, unflattering mirrors and cramped spaces, artist Julia Kozerski, 28, photographed herself in various fitting rooms between 2010 and 2011, exploring her changing identity while her weight rapidly dropped.

Gwen Stefani and Terry Richardson rock out in behind-the-scenes video from her Harper"s Bazaar cover shoot

Gwen Stefani and Terry Richardson rock out in behind-the-scenes video from her Harper's Bazaar cover shoot | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 9 August 2012 Though, Gwen Stefani admits, her cover shoot for Harper's Bazaar was the first time she had been photographed by Terry Richardson, it turns out the pair go way back. In a new interview on the glossy title's YouTube channel The Look, the star reveals that she and the celebrity photographer's bands used to play together.

“Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950” exhibition at V&A museum: Formal gowns over the decades

Strictly ballgowns: New exhibition at the V&A to chart the glitz and glamour of formal gowns over the decades | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 16 May 2012 A collection of extravagant, decadent and often bizarre dresses by some of fashion's top designers will go on display to celebrate the glitz and glamour of Britain's ballgowns. One of the gowns featured in the exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum is made entirely from feathers while another boasts an unusual combination of latex and lace. They are just two examples from the eclectic range of 60 dresses marking the journey of formal attire from private events to the public parade in Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950.

Kate Middleton to Angelina Jolie: Modesty is fashion"s hottest look

The new demure: Thighs Cleavage Put 'em away! From Kate to the Hollywood A-list, modesty is fashion’s hottest look | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 14 May 2012 More is more: The Duchess of Cambridge Ladies, breathe a sigh of relief. At last it’s fashionable to cover up. As the Duchess of Cambridge proved last week, more is now officially more when it comes to dressing for a night out

Diana"s Elvis dress to go on show in glittering ballgown exhibition charting 60 years of British style

Diana's Elvis dress to go on show in glittering ballgown exhibition charting 60 years of British style V&A display includes pearl-studded Catherine Walker design worn by Diana on two occasions | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 8 May 2012 One of Diana, Princess of Wales's favourite dresses is to go on show as part of a glittering display of ballgowns at the V&A. The South Kensington museum is set to unveil the new exhibition, charting six decades of lavish British style, later this month. Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than sixty designs created for glittering social events over the past 60 years, from all sorts of events, taking in private parties, Royal balls, state occasions and star-studded premieres.

Diane Kruger and Salma Hayek are front row at Giambattista Valli couture show in Paris

Black, white and romantic all over: Diane Kruger and Salma Hayek are front row at Giambattista Valli couture show in Paris Diane Kruger and Salma Hayek, along with society maven and sister of the late Jackie Onassis, Lee Radziwill, made for an exclusive guest list at Giambattista Valli's couture show in Paris today. Held at the Hotel de Crillon, the spring/summer collection was only the second couture offering from the Italian designer. Mr Valli delivered a confident offering though, with lace flowers, layers of chiffon and rivers of light-reflecting, shimmery sequins on both ballgowns and knee-length cocktail dresses

Strictly Come Dancing: Favourite dresses are floor-length gowns

Strictly ballroom: Favourite frocks from the series are floor-length gowns rather than sexy Latin numbers The skimpier outfits worn by Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing may be the most likely to send men”s heartbeats racing, but it is the TV show”s beautiful ballgowns which topped a poll of the nation”s favourite dresses. Soft, pastel tones also proved more popular than the bright colours worn during Latin dances, with Alesha Dixon and Kara Tointon”s peach dresses – which they both wore during the final in the years that they won – coming in first and third place.