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The World Has a Diamond Glut. Why Is That a Problem?

LONDON — Is it ever possible to have too many diamonds? For many in the business of producing and trading these gems in recent years, the answer is yes. The top diamond miners in the world, including the two largest, Alrosa and De Beers, have an inventory problem. So do many of the cutters and […]

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If You Can Get Killed Doing It, Fashion Wants It

It’s a mighty long way from El Capitan to the Louis Vuitton flagship on the Champs-Élysées, but don’t mention that to Virgil Abloh. For his fall 2019 collection, Mr. Abloh, the creative director for men’s wear at Vuitton, introduced a chalk bag not unlike the kind climbers like the free soloist Alex Honnold use to […]

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After an Uproar, Fashioning a Fresh Start in Canada

ImageSophie Theallet on her runway in New York City in September, 2015.CreditFernanda Calfat/Getty Images In the fall of 2016, Sophie Theallet, a French designer who founded her namesake label in New York in 2007, was feeling a burst of momentum. She had been heralded as a champion of inclusivity after her graceful fall collection, shown […]

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Woodstock Was the Birthplace of Festival Fashion

It’s hard to remember, now that every e-tailer from the luxury Net-a-Porter to the accessible ASOS has a section on its website devoted to “festival fashion;” now that brands like Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Amazon host special “activations” at Coachella; and now that influencers descend on Governors Ball to snap totally manufactured pictures of […]

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Of Barneys’ Bankruptcy, Pride and the Fall

ImageBarneys on Madison Avenue, in 2014.CreditAndrew Renneisen/The New York Times It has been striking, over the last few weeks, to watch the almost gleeful flow of reports and speculation about the maybe-probably-now-confirmed bankruptcy of Barneys New York, the fabled department store. Starting in mid-July, when Reuters broke the news that a rent hike at the […]

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The Met’s Next Big Fashion Show Comes From One Little-Known Woman

Back in the middle of the last century, Sandy Schreier would come once a year to New York from Detroit, her hometown, and wander around the Metropolitan Museum of Art with her husband, Sherwin. “Someday,” Ms. Schreier, now in her 80s, would tell him, “my pieces of couture will be here with all these gorgeous […]

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Boris Johnson and the Rise of Silly Style

On the world stage there are few national leaders who can compete with President Trump in the indelible image-making sweepstakes of the new social media order. With his tangerine skin and white-circled sun-bed-goggle eyes, his candy-floss blond comb-over and too-long bright red ties and blowzy Brioni suits, he is a cartoon of a politician straight […]

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What’s Inside Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book?

ImageJeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005.CreditJoe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images Andrew Rosen, the founder of Theory and owner of numerous racehorses, said he didn’t know him and had never met him. Mr. Rosen couldn’t recall ever attending an event he hosted or crossing his path. Charles Finch, the film producer, brand builder and […]

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One Small Step for Man, One Big Step for Moon Boots

ImageBuzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon after he stepped off this ladder on July 20, 1969. CreditNeil Armstrong/SSPL, via Getty Images The most famous shoe print in the world is not on this world at all. It’s on the moon, probably still there in the gray dust. On July 20, 1969, […]

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Alber Elbaz Makes a Happy Return

ImageTod’s Happy Moments collection, a collaboration with Alber Elbaz. “I wanted to make people happy, and make myself happy, because I have not been very happy the last four years.” So said Alber Elbaz, the prince who kissed awake the sleeping beauty of Lanvin only to be jilted at the altar 14 years later; poster […]

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On the Fourth of July, Melania Trump Dresses for Independence

President Trump may have stymied some expectations with his we-are-all-one-nation speech after the military fashion show — sorry, display — in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the Fourth of July, but it was Melania Trump in a slouching-off-one-shoulder mid-calf Carolina Herrera dress, standing silent and smiling by his side in every picture, who really […]

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At Valentino, Diversity by Design

ImageValentino haute couture, fall 2019CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — Issues of inclusion and cultural sensitivity — and fashion’s lack of understanding thereof — have been at the forefront of the general conversation for awhile now, though they have been particularly pressing since last fall, when the industry began what seemed like […]

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Of Comic Books and Couture

ImageOriginal sketches by Yves Saint Laurent of his comic creation, La Vilaine Lulu. In 1967, Yves Saint Laurent introduced La Vilaine Lulu, the beastly little star of a comic book — or bande dessinée — that he wrote and illustrated. Short and squat with a froggy face, wearing a beribboned boater and a scarlet cancan […]

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Apple Watch Hasn’t Crushed the Swiss. Not Yet.

When Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, announced the Apple Watch in September 2014, the Swiss watch industry shuddered. The company’s arrival in the watch market carried an echo of the quartz revolution that devastated mechanical watchmaking in the 1970s, and some experts wondered whether the Apple Watch would cause a similar upheaval. Five years […]

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Is Marianne Williamson a Fringe Candidate? Or a Likely One?

Marianne Williamson is a major-minor candidate for president, or a minor-major candidate for president. She believes that America is suffering from a spiritual and moral rot. She believes that the rot can only be healed if an empathetic and loving leader, equally versed in American history and culture, takes the helm. “A person who has […]

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Kim Kardashian West and the Kimono Controversy

Another week, another cultural appropriation controversy. Or so it’s beginning to seem when it comes to fashion and its faux pas. This time around the lightning rod is Kim Kardashian West’s latest venture, announced on Tuesday: a line of “solutionwear,” itself a creative take on the more typical “shapewear,” which used to be called girdles, […]

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Target Pulls New Thread in Bikini Yarn

Would you pay $285 for a skimpy blue bikini with multicolored elastic threaded through multicolored crochet trim? How about $176? Or better yet, $38? These are the options available to crochet-bikini lovers now that Target has jumped into one of the messiest swimsuit tales ever to unravel. The big-box retailer this spring began to offer […]

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Mayor Pete’s Ties, Kamala’s Pearls, Biden’s Aviators: It’s All Up for Debate

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