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In the U.S., Luxury Brands Board Up the Store

In Shanghai, day-to-day life for many luxury retailers has started — slowly — returning to normal. After almost two months of stringent lockdowns enforced by Chinese authorities hoping to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, retailers and restaurants are cautiously reopening for business, alongside the first sunny rays of spring. In Europe, however, where […]

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Should We Still Go Shopping (Online)?

Every day, since late last week, the emails have been landing in my inbox. “New Sale Markdowns!” “Enjoy an additional 20% off!” “Flash 40% Off Sale!” They are discomfiting and tempting, catnip to boredom and cabin fever. I’d rather look longingly at clothes I am no longer wearing, imagining a time when they are once […]

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W Magazine Goes on Hiatus, Furloughs Much of Its Staff

ImageSara Moonves, the editor in chief of W, in Sept. 2019.Credit…Tom Jamieson for The New York Times W, the hefty fashion bible known for publishing the adventurous work of top-tier photographers, had long been one of the magazine industry’s most august titles. While it costs less to run than Vogue, it is nevertheless expensive. Now, […]

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When Fashion TV Becomes an Anthropological Treasure

There is no live fashion to look at now. No shows; no red carpets; not really any street style. The cruise collections that normally take place in far-flung destinations during May and June have been canceled. The Met Gala and the Council of Fashion Designers of America awards have been postponed (assuming they happen at […]

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The Coronavirus Bailout: What About Stores and Clothing?

ImageThe Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island on Friday.Credit…Al Bello/Getty Images Over the past five days, executives from the largest American clothing brands and department stores have been engaged in urgent late-night phone calls and marathon video conferences in which they game out scenarios for their future in a world with a coronavirus pandemic. In […]

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Christian Siriano and Dov Charney Are Making Masks and Medical Supplies Now

ImageBoth tourists and New Yorkers on March 14, at the World Trade Center in New York City.Credit…Elizabeth Bick for The New York Times Last week the American fashion industry went dark as stores and factories closed, both voluntarily and by government decree, to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Yet by this weekend, […]

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True Tales of Quarantined Socializing

March 19, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times Digital dance raves. Streaming soundbaths. Book readings by phone. Now we’ve gotta get creative. Where once technology was thought to be the death knell of human social interaction, it is now bringing us together under quarantine. The housebound are nimbly pivoting to virtual social gatherings. […]

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Fashion and Masks in the Age of Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 ImageCredit…Photo Illustration by The New York Times The surgical face mask has become a symbol of our times. If there is a symbol of the current confusion and fear, the misinformation and anxiety, generated by the spread of the new coronavirus, it is the surgical face mask. When history looks back on […]

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American Teenagers Are Declaring ‘Virginity Rocks’

Some are wearing them in jest. Others sport them sincerely. But whatever their motivation, teenagers across the country have been going wild for shirts that bear a chaste declaration: “Virginity Rocks.” The clothing items became popular online thanks to a social media influencer and are now stocked by a major retail chain with a presence […]

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Luxury’s Hidden Indian Supply Chain

MUMBAI, India — At the top of a staircase covered in dirt and sequins, several dozen Indian artisans hunched over yards of fabric, using needles to embroider garments for the world’s most powerful fashion brands. They sewed without health benefits in a multiroom factory with caged windows and no emergency exit, where they earned a […]

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Is This What Post-MeToo Looks Like?

Just in time for International Women’s Day last Sunday, Agent Provocateur, the British lingerie company founded as a kind of hipper, kinkier Victoria’s Secret, released a new ad campaign. It features four high-achieving sportswomen, many of whom are also Olympians: the Canadian pole-vaulter Alysha Newman, the American climber Sasha DiGiulian, the British gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton […]

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From Plagues to Floods to Black Tuesday, Fashion Goes On

PARIS — That the final day of Paris Fashion Week was also a Mardi Noir — a Black Tuesday, with massed demonstrators marching furiously across the Place de la Concorde to the National Assembly to protest pension reform — seemed inevitable. Of course there would be revolt. There have been fires, plague, floods. How else […]

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At Fashion Week, Comeback Queens Rule the Catwalks

PARIS — When the last model stepped off the runway at Louis Vuitton and the fall 2020 shows drew to a close this week, it was clear that diversity on the catwalks had become a genuine reality and not just a seasonal trend — at least as far as race was concerned. But in show […]

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Kanye West Returns to Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — The Kanye West fashion revival tour was announced the day before it began, and came with an invitation containing rattlesnake eggs and dried sage. It kicked off Sunday morning in the peeling 19th-century environs of the Bouffes du Nord theater (formerly home of Peter Brook’s International Center for Theater Research) with a rousing […]

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Everyone’s a Curator Now

Recently Maryellen Stewart, a freelance copywriter for luxury brands, was window-shopping in SoHo when she noticed a large sign in a restaurant window advertising a “curated” menu. “I hate the word,” she said. “It’s everywhere.” In Midtown, the designer Christian Siriano has opened the Curated NYC, a boutique selling women’s wear and decorative objects. Michigan […]

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

PARIS — The empty auditorium of the drowned world was black with foreboding. A gaseous, lemony scent filled the air. Every once a while a drip would ripple out through the pool of water that had swallowed the seats three rows deep. Then furious gray storm clouds rolled across an LED screen on the ceiling. […]

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19 Things About Betty Catroux

Few more compelling figures have emerged from the rarefied world of French fashion than Betty Catroux, who claims to have no interest in the subject. Her stark and androgynous style has been aped by imitators and cited as an inspiration by countless designers. She has long been the subject of endless speculation about what lies […]

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After Factory Disaster, Bangladesh Made Big Safety Strides. Are the Bad Days Coming Back?

As she walked to her job as a garment worker, Rima Khatun was passing the Natural Sweater Village on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, when a boiler exploded inside. A wall of the two-story factory crashed onto a nearby sidewalk, injuring 10 pedestrians. Hit by falling rubble, Ms. Khatun, 20, was killed instantly. Her death […]

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Velvet Ropes, Inclusion and Kanye West in Paris

PARIS — The weekend began in the gilded salons of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a grand mid-19th-century building on the banks of the Seine where the foundation of the European Union was laid and where Friday night Diane von Furstenberg received the honor of the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur from Christine Lagarde, president of […]

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Harvey Weinstein Casts a Shadow on Dior and Saint Laurent

PARIS — Anyone walking into the Christian Dior show on Tuesday morning — the day after a New York jury delivered a landmark verdict in the sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein that was also a landmark moment in the #MeToo reckoning — would have been forgiven for thinking they were about to experience one […]

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Is Virgil Abloh the Karl Lagerfeld for Millennials?

Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and the men’s wear designer of Louis Vuitton, is the kind of fashion figure that seems to demand comparison. Almost every profile contains one buried somewhere in the text (or not so buried). He is “the Andy Warhol for our times” (The Guardian), he is “Jeff Koons” (the editor […]

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The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.

MILAN — The last days of Milan Fashion Week took place as cases of the coronavirus crept closer and news reports came that at least two people had died in nearby cities. Though there were temperature checks at the airport — a uniformed man with an electronic thermometer greeted people disembarking from London — apparently […]

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Raf Simons Becomes Co-Creative Director at Prada

MILAN — In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on Sunday that they were appointing the Belgian designer Raf Simons as co-creative director […]

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