Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. But also: fashion hath no greater thrill than when being deployed for the purpose of expressing rage, froideur or an insouciant dose of "look what you're missing." Helen of Troy may have possessed a face which launched a thousand ships, but today, a break-up is more likely to launch a "revenge dressing" strategy.

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the ultimate modern example of revenge dressing. On the evening of June 29 1994, Prince Charles publicly confessed his affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles for the first time in a television interview with