• Style Rethink
    Capsule wardrobes may have their place, but where can CHRISTA D’SOUZA hang her fashion masterpieces?

    When I was a teenager, I never really saw the point of putting clothes and shoes in cupboards. Not my more treasured items, anyway. There was that pair of gold-glitter stiletto boots bought from the King’s Road in London, for example (a whole size too small), which I used to place on my little dressing table like a rare exhibit. Then there was a precious fluoro-green V-neck sweater that hung from a shelf, often with a scarf or a piece of rhinestone jewelry tied around its hallowed, neon neck. It drove the cleaning lady mad, of course, the way these teenage ‘installations’ weren’t allowed to be touched. But the displaying

    Dress by Mary Katrantzou; shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood

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    Photograph: David Bellemere

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