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He Built, Then Nearly Broke, a Successful Beauty Start-Up. Can It Go on Without Him?

Nicola Kilner, the chief executive of the skin-care company Deciem, has a joke about last year. If you didn’t get fired in 2018, she says, “then you didn’t really live 2018 at Deciem.” Ms. Kilner was fired twice, by Brandon Truaxe, the company’s founder and one of her closest friends. Last year, even as Deciem […]

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Chanting Crowds and Camo Chic

ImageFidel Castro, in signature military fatigues, being interviewed during his trip to New YorkCreditThe New York Times It was like Sinatra headlining in Vegas. On April 21, 1959 — 60 years ago this Sunday — thousands of adoring New Yorkers gave a tumultuous welcome to a young celebrity emerging from Penn Station: Fidel Castro, leader […]

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French Titans’ Pledges to Notre-Dame Pass €850 Million

In the aftermath of the fire at Notre-Dame, one of the great symbols of France, the luxury industry — another symbol of the country, thanks to names such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent — has pledged hundreds of millions of euros to the cathedral’s restoration. The donations were followed on Tuesday by other […]

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Unbuttoned: Woven Into the Fabrics of France

There has never been a fashion show inside the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, or in the piazza splayed in front of it, the way there have been in French cultural landmarks like the Louvre, the Palais de Justice and the National Archives. But there might as well have been. It is embedded on the psychographic style […]

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On the Runway: ‘It’s Going to Be the Image of the Revolution’

Every once in a while an image appears that so viscerally frames the human story in a time of social or political paroxysm that it becomes a symbol. Such was the case this week with a smartphone photo taken during a demonstration in Sudan against the repressive regime of President Omar al-Bashir, as the protests […]

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Can the Birkin Bag Survive the Resale Market?

ImageA bonanza of Birkins, along with other Hermès bags, on the handbag wall at the RealReal store in New York. Once upon a time, the Hermès Birkin could arguably have been called the rarest handbag in the world. Urban myths abounded about how to buy and who was allowed to buy; rumors of wait lists […]

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On the Runway: Are Bankers and Venture Capitalists Really Getting Fleeced by Patagonia?

The great fleece freak-out of 2019 — the days of crazed excitement around the idea that Patagonia, the outdoor clothing company, was sticking it to Wall Street and Silicon Valley by refusing to make any more of the branded fleece vests that had become a banker signifier — began, as many confused news cycles do, […]

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Why Soft Power Is in Style in Qatar

ImageThe model Naomi Campbell takes a selfie at the inauguration ceremony of the National Museum of Qatar.CreditPatrick Baz/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images DOHA, Qatar — Victoria Beckham came from London. Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang from New York. Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino flew in from Rome, while Olivier Rousteing of Balmain and Giambattista Valli […]

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Unbuttoned: Hey, Governor, What Are You Wearing?

ImageGov. J.B. Pritzker, center, with Bill Hadley, the Stephenson County board chairman, right, and Pastor Antwon Funches of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, left, during a stop to survey flood damage in Freeport, Ill.CreditScott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star, via Associated Press The news that Anna Sorokin, the New York “party girl grifter” whose story has […]

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On the Runway: It’s Possible Leggings Are the Future. Deal With It.

When did leggings make the leap from garment to cultural lightning rod? For what are essentially stretchy footless tights in a seemingly endless array of patterns and colors, they have been an unexpected source of controversy. The latest uproar came last week, when Maryann White, the mother of four sons, wrote a letter to the […]

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Keeping Up With the Kardashian Cash Flow

Even when bad things happen to the Kardashians, they still make money. In February, rumors surfaced that the reality star Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend, the N.B.A. player Tristan Thompson, had cheated on her again, this time with her half sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. Jordyn was so close to Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner […]

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On the Runway: Gucci Makes a Shoe and Keen Gets the Last Laugh

Almost two decades ago, before he left the brand that bears his name, Calvin Klein (the man) appeared on “Larry King Live” and discussed, among other topics, the prevalence of copying in fashion. “Oh, I think that’s flattering if we are,” he said. “It’s when they stop copying, that’s when we’re really in trouble.” It’s […]

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Unbuttoned: Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?

A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disruption. A drumroll for a hitherto hush-hush, industry-upsetting announcement. Sound familiar? This is not a description of what is happening today at the Apple event in Cupertino, as the company unveils its new video […]

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Ariana Grande’s Stylist Is Not Just Waiting in the Wings

ImageThe stylist Law Roach at Bloomingdale’s in New York.CreditVincent Tullo for The New York Times When Ariana Grande stepped on stage at the Times Union Center in Albany for the start of her 80-date Sweetener World Tour this week and began to belt “God Is a Woman,” she did so wearing a mix of haute […]

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On the Runway: Tom Ford on Melania Trump (and the Future of American Fashion)

On Tuesday the designer and filmmaker Tom Ford was the second-highest trending topic on Twitter for a reason that had nothing to do with the actual news he was making. He was trending because of a quote that had been attributed to him stating Melania Trump was a “glorified escort” and that he was refusing […]

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Breaking the TV News Mold

One day in January, Sunny Hostin, an ABC News senior legal correspondent and a host of “The View,” was sitting behind a desk on the “Nightline” soundstage talking to the ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis about a Purdue University “rape by fraud” case. She was wearing a tropical print wrap dress with blouson sleeves, a […]

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Olivia Jade Giannulli, Daughter of Lori Loughlin, Is Caught Up in College Admissions Scandal

Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents are two of the dozens of people accused of cheating to get their children into elite colleges, quickly capitalized on her student status when she began her first semester at the University of Southern California in the fall of 2018. Ms. Giannulli, 19, is the daughter of the actress Lori […]

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On the Runway: Women Finally Get Their Own World Cup Soccer Style

The United States women’s soccer team has been fighting for gender parity not just in the courts — suing the United States Soccer Federation last week for discrimination — but also in their uniforms, known as kits. And at least when it comes to the clothes and the Women’s World Cup, they have won. On […]

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She Takes What You’ve Told Facebook and Sells It to a Luxury Brand

ImageMorin Oluwole, the head of luxury at Facebook and Instagram, on the rooftop of the Facebook offices in Paris’s Second Arrondissement.CreditMaxime La for The New York Times PARIS — Facebook has been mired in mud for the past year, with its data-sharing and disinformation scandals and the subsequent fallout. But there is a woman in […]

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