With its celebrity collaborations and turbo-charged launches, Philip Green's Topshop brought fun and drama to the once uninspiring business of clothes-shopping. We chart the rise and fall of the pandemic's most glamorous corporate victimâ€œWhat's this I'm reading in the paper? It's a load of absolute shit, that's what it is. What's the matter with you? Are you stupid or what? I've never read so much rubbish in my life.â€It was February 2010, and I was at my desk in the Guardian office. Philip Green didn't need to introduce himself. His habit of bellowing down the phone was unmistakable, and I had just written an article about how I was falling out of love with Topshop after a decade being in thrall to its shop floor. Green never did take kindly to criticism of the golden child of his Arcadia empire.