I was initially shocked by the announcement, especially as she'd been much on my mind today while I read her diary of Vogue's centenary year. Yet upon further reflection it isn't so much of a surprise. A quarter of a century is a long time in any job, especially one that carries so much power and responsibility.
What makes a good design? What makes a great designer? Does it have anything to do with taste? Does it matter? The question I prefer to ask is how does the designer's work make me feel? What does it inspire in me? If the answer is nothing, then subjectively, it's not for me.
What is beautiful about A Century of Style is that it is not only for fashionistas, or photography enthusiasts, it also will appeal to anyone who has an inkling of an interest in culture - whatever age they are - seeing as this exhibition does end up in the 1920's.
Vogue 100: A Century of Style is an undeniably glamorous and exciting exhibition that showcases beautifully the British magazine's illustrious history. Iconic images of the great and good, taken by the great and good, fill room after room. It's a deluge of beauty, fashion and pioneering photography.
Like it or loathe it, there's one trend this autumn that is getting increasingly hard to avoid. When I think of it, I think of tan. I think of false eyelashes, of white stilettos, and of round-the-clock maintenance. It is not fashionable, edgy or remotely high-brow, but somehow it is a look that is taking over our sartorial lives.
A lesson beautifully illustrated by Rihanna in the November issue of British Vogue, in whose glossy pages the singer reveals both airbrushed clavicles and a fondness for the word 'c---'. Not a bad choice for your favourite expletive, but there was one problem: she had no idea it was offensive.
Rihanna graces the cover of November's Vogue - her first time on the cover of the British version of the magazine - and she's