Tag: Fashion and Apparel

Chinese City Uses Facial Recognition to Shame Pajama Wearers

BEIJING — When officials in an eastern Chinese city were told to root out “uncivilized behavior,” they were given a powerful tool to carry out their mission: facial recognition software. Among their top targets? People wearing pajamas in public. On Monday, the urban management department of Suzhou, a city of six million people in Anhui […]

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If Women Ruled the World, What Would They Wear?

PARIS — A few decades ago, around the time she unveiled her breakthrough work “The Dinner Party” and formulated her animating question “What if Women Ruled the World?,” the artist Judy Chicago made a maquette of an enormous sculpture she wanted to build. Entitled “The Female Divine,” it would be a reclining corpulent nude, reveling […]

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Inside Judy Chicago’s Monumental Goddess Sculpture for Dior

At Christian Dior’s spring 2020 haute couture show in Paris today, attendees were ushered inside an enormous womblike chamber, with a curved mauve ceiling and soft lilac carpeting. The space was part of a 225-foot-long and 45-foot-high inflatable anthropomorphic sculpture, installed in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, by the pioneering American artist Judy Chicago. […]

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France’s Unofficial Minister for Fashion Isn’t Afraid of a Redesign

In France, where fashion is considered part of the patrimony and first ladies have been front-row regulars (and supermodels), the government has long treated the industry with kid gloves. Then, in 2017, Brune Poirson arrived. “In the beginning, everybody thought I was crazy,” said Ms. Poirson, who is officially one of three secretaries of state […]

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Inside Prada’s Pop-Up Private Club

The It bag may be more like an old hat these days — at least when it comes to fashion’s front row. But exclusivity is not exactly out of style; it’s just no longer symbolized by something you can swing from your arm. In 2020, partying with Prada is what counts. And it’s an experience […]

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Fighting Back With Color

PARIS — “Fashion week is like the playoffs, like a championship,’’ the musician Quavo said as he made the rounds here this week. “There are some designers that don’t do well,’’ added the rapper, flashing a grill made from emerald-cut diamonds covering top and bottom teeth. Others, however, come out on top. Asked to name […]

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