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Let Them Wear Cake

MILAN — The day after a billionaire became a punching bag on a debate stage in Nevada, and questions of money and privilege and elitism once again were in focus, at the end of a runway in Milan Jeremy Scott constructed an actual stage for his Moschino show and raised the same issues on it. […]

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Gucci Declares the Death of the Fashion Show Greatly Exaggerated

MILAN — For the last few years the death of the fashion show — and fashion weeks in general — has been proclaimed with the same bated-breath relish as the end of the foie gras goose. First it was Instagram and the smartphone that would kill the show: the see now/buy now need for immediate […]

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Breaking the Curse of the It Bag

One evening in early December 2019, Daniel Lee, the carrot-topped, newish designer of the Italian luxury brand Bottega Veneta, went to the Fashion Awards in London to see how his brand had fared. He wore a black Bottega tuxedo and a black Bottega turtleneck, and sat at a table with the Bottega chief executive, Bartolomeo […]

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What Do You Wear to the End of Days?

LONDON — In 1139 Archbishop Malachy of Armagh supposedly had a vision of the future that became known as the “prophesy of popes.” In it, the Irish saint predicted the names of 112 pontiffs who would rule until the end of days. Though it was later shown to be a 16th-century forgery, the second to […]

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The Secret to Browns’ Survival

LONDON — New York may increasingly resemble a retail desert, with Barneys in seemingly never-ending liquidation sales and Opening Ceremony closing its stores. But here the ultimate multibrand boutique, Browns, is still going strong at 50. Sprawling along South Molton Street in a series of connected townhouses, the boutique was run by Joan Burstein (commonly […]

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The Original Renegade

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — Jalaiah Harmon is coming up in a dance world completely reshaped by the internet. She trains in all the traditional ways, taking classes in hip-hop, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tumbling and tap after school at a dance studio near her home in the Atlanta suburbs. She is also building a career online, studying […]

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Figuring Out Fashion Week’s Carbon Problem

LONDON — Last season, a hot new trend emerged during fashion month. Gabriela Hearst, Burberry and then Gucci all staged “carbon neutral” runway shows. Then Kering, the owner of Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta, among other big-name brands, announced that its entire group would offset 2.4 million tons of carbon dioxide in a bid […]

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What Makes Sustainable Fashion?

For all that the climate crisis has been at the center of the international conversation; for all it has been at the forefront of the Democratic presidential debates; for all the talk about it around the Oscars; for all that it was one of the biggest trends to emerge from the shows last season — […]

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Let’s Take This Conversation Offline

It’s getting to the point where when I walk past all the abandoned storefronts strafing New York City, I begin to imagine all the other things they could be used for. Impromptu raves or hardcore shows. Floor-to-ceiling floral displays. Short-run theaters for one or two-person plays. Housing for the unhoused. The idea that they might […]

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Seeing the Oscar Challenge to Fashion Week and Raising It One

New York Fashion Week dribbled into existence just after President Trump’s impeachment acquittal victory lap, and in the shadow of the Bernie-Buttigieg squabbles over Iowa. Not to mention the Oscars. It was not the optimum moment for the first fashion week of the third decade of the new century to start. It was too easy […]

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The Oscars Red Carpet: Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Old Hollywood — and the way it is represented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and its award nominations — has been under the microscope for a while now, whether because of #OscarsSoWhite or #MeToo or the lack of recognition of female directors (and the lack of recognition of Jennifer Lopez in […]

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Tom Ford’s ‘Very L.A.’ Show

LOS ANGELES — Is celebrity a status or an incurable cultural condition? The question came to mind when, on the Friday before the national holiday that is the Oscars, Tom Ford held his 2020 show in Los Angeles. Sure, there are those who consider it heretical for the newly named chairman of the Council of […]

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The Man Behind the New Front Row

In the fashion world, there are a bunch of rules. Most people are scared to break them, sometimes for good reasons, other times not. About a year and a half ago, Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creative director of the fashion line Pyer Moss, led subway-challenged fashion editors to Crown Heights in Brooklyn for a show called […]

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The Politics of Dress at the State of the Union

How much of an impact does a fashion statement have the second (or third) time around? Last year at the State of the Union address, a majority of the women of the Democratic Congressional Caucus wore white — white suits, white dresses, white shirts, white jumpsuits — as a nod to the suffragists, to women’s […]

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Storming the Catwalk in an L.L. Bean Boot

It was the impregnable fortress of heritage labels. Behind its clapboard walls lay an unlikely grail. Let international designers like Junya Watanabe and Demna Gvasalia have their way with Red Wing, Filson and North Face. Nobody touches L.L. Bean. Until this week, that is. Though scores of others had tried without success to breach the […]

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Miuccia Prada Will Be Getting Sensitivity Training

In December 2018, Chinyere Ezie, a civil rights lawyer, posted a picture on Twitter that seemed to encapsulate a year’s worth of racial and cultural faux pas from major fashion brands. It showed the window of the Prada shop in downtown New York filled with Pradamalia figurines that resembled monkeys in blackface. “I don’t make […]

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J. Lo and the Power of 50

Fifty won the Super Bowl. Fifty years between wins for the Kansas City Chiefs, and 50-year-old Jennifer Lopez, whose halftime performance in a series of barely-there Versace bodysuits sent social media into something of a meltdown. More than four decades ago, Gloria Steinem crafted an aphorism that went down in history when, on her 40th […]

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You Remember Jessica Simpson, Right? Wrong

HIDDEN HILLS, Calif. — On a top shelf of a built-in bookcase in a dark and donnish study of a home here sit several copies — some first editions — of a story about chasing stardom. It’s also a story about love versus obsession. Or maybe, most simply, it’s a rags-to-riches tale about a country […]

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The Hottest Puffer in Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah — The Sundance Film Festival is known for many things, including crowning new indie darlings, Uggs, hot-tub parties. One thing it’s not known for is red carpet fashion. But while the actors and other boldface names who descend on the small Utah town from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2 may not set […]

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What to Watch on the 2020 Grammys Red Carpet

If, on the psychographic map of award season red carpets, the Oscars are the hyper-controlled superego and the MTV Video Music Awards are the anything-goes, let-it-all-hang-out id, then the Grammys are a combination of the two: a dress parade made to advertise the individual brands on show (Billie Eilish, Lizzo) in the most exaggerated, fashion-aware […]

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