Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on the power of fashion

On a cold afternoon, as I entered the female political ward in Evin prison, something very familiar caught my eyes; an old grey industrial sewing machine on a wooden stand, right by the entrance, resting quietly with its flap tilted over. Next to it, there was a sign on the wall: “The hours to use the sewing machine are between 10 to 12am every Sunday and Wednesday. Please ensure any garments are washed before handing them over to Fatemeh for mending.”

I had been a political pawn between Iran and the UK for six years, during which I spent time between solitary confinement, prison and under house arrest. During the first nine months of my detention, I was kept in a cell with no fresh air or natural light. Once I entered the cell, they made me remove all my clothing and put on a uniform. It was compulsory as everyone had to look the same.

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The uniform in dull pink consisted of a manteau – a long-sleeve gown with buttons in the front – and baggy trousers made of polyester. The fabric didn’t allow skin to breathe, so you felt hot and sweaty in the summer and cold in

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Met Gala 2024: What to expect from fashion’s biggest night | English Movie News

Anticipation for this year’s Met Gala, often dubbed the Oscars of fashionhas peaked with the introduction of the star-studded guest list that promises an evening of glamour, style and high-profile appearances.
According to report, among the luminaries set to grace the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are none other than music and fashion icons Rihannasupermodels Gisele Bundchenand reality TV star turned model Kendall Jenner.
Joining these household names are rising stars Lily Gladstone and Ayo Edebiri, adding a fresh and dynamic element to the prestigious event.
Speculation is rife over whether Gisele Bundchen will be accompanied by her boyfriend, jiu-jitsu instructor Joaquim Valente, following reports of their deepening romance earlier this year. The supermodel, who has previously attended the Met Gala alongside ex-husband Tom Brady, is sure to turn heads with her impeccable style and grace.
Meanwhile, Rihanna, known for her online and headline-grabbing ensembles, is poised to make yet another memorable entrance at the Met Gala. From her iconic yellow fur-trimmed gown to her pink petaled masterpiece, the singer always delivers a show-stopping fashion moment.
Not to be outdone, Kendall Jenner will be making her mark on the Met Gala
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Best dressed celebrities & models this month – April 2024

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Riley Keough

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April 15

Riley Keough wore a sheer Chanel dress to the LA premiere of Under the Bridge.

Keke Palmer

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April 15

Keke Palmer chose a lilac Michael Kors Collection suit to speak on stage with Jimmy Fallon in LA.

Agyness Deyn

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April 15

Agyness Deyn attended the New York premiere of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare wearing Burberry tailoring.

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Lucy Boynton

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April 15

Lucy Boynton wore a sheer skirt and textured jacket by Chanel to the LA premiere of The Greatest Hits.

Sarah Snook

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April 14

For the 2024 Olivier Awards, Sarah Snook looked beautiful in a black gown with dramatic sleeve detail, which was custom-designed for her by Erdem.

Cara Delevingne

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April 14

Cara Delevingne wore a glittery Gucci design to the event.

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Sophie Okonedo

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April 14

Sophie Okonedo wore a striped Bottega Veneta gown.

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