Women's Fashion

Ahead of the curve

Cinched waists and flared skirts shape a silhouette that’s elegant and every inch the lady. Styling by Damian Foxe.

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Silk/wool coat, £2,212, by Vionnet. Silk dress with corsage, £749, by Paul Smith. Snakeskin handbag, £1,990, by Valentino.

Paul Smith, 84-86 Sloane Avenue, London SW3 (0800-023 4006; www.paulsmith.co.uk) and branches/stockists. Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London W1 (0800-123 400; www.selfridges.com). Valentino, 174 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 5855; www.valentino.com) and see Harrods. Vionnet, www.vionnet.com and see Selfridges.

Image: Andrew Yee