Imagine the fashion world as being permanently on show – life as a catwalk, the entire universe led by style. This gives you an idea of the observational viewpoint of Tanya Ling. She has a style that is widely recognizable: a possibly oblique and faintly sardonic, but always kind, view of the fashion world. Her ladies lunch in Chanel, shop in Lanvin and walk the dog in Balenciaga. They reflect the fashion seasons by appearing in furs or chiffons; they sport the latest ‘must haves’, whether patterned tights or an upswept hairdo. They favour timeless colours such as black and grey and use red as colour punctuation. Above all, in their passion for all things fashionable, they really give the impression of knowing what’s hot and what’s ...

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