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When Brand Trump Met Brand Vuitton

On Thursday two of the most powerful brands in politics and high fashion collided in Johnson County, Texas, a rural area about a half-hour’s drive south of Fort Worth. They met in a blur of pomp, supple leather and mutual appreciation as President Trump joined Bernard Arnault, founder and chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis […]

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The California Fur Ban and What It Means for You

So California has become the first state to ban fur. This sounds draconian. What does that actually mean? It is true that on Friday the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed AB44 into law, which bans sales of new clothing and accessories (handbags, shoes, pompoms, key chains, you know) made of fur. But that does not […]

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This Street is New York’s Best-Kept Men’s Wear Secret

True story: A few weeks ago I was at Totokaelo, trying on a black Bode lace overshirt, attempting to rationalize the $500-or-so price tag. It didn’t help that in the fitting room next to me was a guy who, as his mother was picking clothes for him, was chatting to the sales clerk about how […]

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Is Rihanna’s ‘Visual Autobiography’ a Triumph or a Tease?

Rihanna has a new release. But it’s not a single, or a new Fenty collection, or another Amazon Prime underwear show. It’s a “visual autobiography,” out on Oct. 24. Just over a foot wide and about one and a third feet tall, 15 pounds and full of glossy pictures, with a few gatefolds and special […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Political Cost of Hair

Hair has once again caused a political tempest in a blow dryer. This week, the Washington Times published a story saying that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at a Washington, D.C. salon, a styling choice the newspaper presented as hypocritical, given she “regularly rails against the rich […]

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Are ‘Closet Accounts’ the Future of Fashion Journalism?

ImageA screenshot from a post on @lorengrayoutfits, an Instagram closet account dedicated to the 17-year-old singer and beauty influencer Loren Gray. Loren Gray is a 17-year-old singer and beauty influencer. Her YouTube channel has 3.6 million subscribers. (On TikTok and Instagram, she has even more fans.) They follow her every move — the video uploads, […]

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Fashion’s Latest Trend: Eco Bragging Rights

Of all the trends that emerged from fashion month, the four-week-long circuit of ready-to-wear shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris that ended last week, the one that trumped all others was neither a skirt length nor a color nor a borrowed reference. It dominated runways in every single city; it became so ubiquitous […]

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She Speaks for France’s President. And ‘Explosions of Color.’

PARIS — There’s no hiding when you’re the spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace. Especially if you are the first black spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace. Especially if you are Sibeth Ndiaye, the Senegalese-born public face and voice of President Emmanuel Macron of France, and you have no qualms about making a statement. It doesn’t always […]

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Iris van Herpen Designs for Nature

ImageFriezes created by the Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen wrap the newly renovated Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.CreditDmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times LEIDEN, the Netherlands — The imposing red stone edifice rises from an otherwise empty area in this old Dutch city like a mesa in the American West, bound — […]

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Woodbury Common: Bargain Hunting in the Fashion Afterlife

They come by car and park in color-coded garages set along the perimeter of a cluster-model mall — stores arranged in Stepford neighborhood groupings: Niagara, Hudson Valley, Saratoga. The shops face inward around a series of walkways leading to open-air commons, framed by the pastoral backdrop of low wooded hills. They come by the millions, […]

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Catwalk Crashers at Chanel. Animal Sex at Stella.

PARIS — The morning of Jacques Chirac’s funeral the sun came out. There was an autumn crispness to the air and Paris was, on Monday, as it is wont to be at such times, gleaming with pomp and a sense of circumstance past. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was in town; so was President […]

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What Really Happened at Sonia Rykiel

PARIS — This should have been Sonia Rykiel’s moment. It was, after all, a brand founded by a woman half a century ago. A brand practically synonymous with female liberation and empowerment through clothes. A brand so embedded in the history of French women that a year ago Mayor Anne Hidalgo inaugurated the Allée Sonia […]

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Blood, Money, Oil. And Clothes.

PARIS — In a large circular chamber covered in periwinkle blue velvet and hung with curtains all around, seats curling outward in snail shell tiers, Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga convened his parliament. Then he scented it with Blood and Money and Petrol (after starting with a bit of Anti-Sceptic, literally: he had perfumes made for […]

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In the Age of the Yellow Vests, Designer Jeans. Really?

PARIS — The Yellow Vests are back in France — albeit not quite in the same numbers as the social and economic inequality protesters once rallied. The world’s oldest travel company just closed in Britain, putting about 21,000 people out of work. There’s so much nervousness about a looming recession, the ’70s seem to be […]

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The Truth About Olivier Rousteing

Lately it is starting to seem a truth universally acknowledged that any fashion brand in possession of a good story must be in want of a documentary. Dior has one. So do Valentino, Vogue, Tiffany & Co., Manolo Blahnik, Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Zac Posen (to name a few). Ferragamo is getting one. Ralph […]

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The Climate Crisis Crowds the Catwalks

ImageDior, spring 2020CreditValerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times PARIS — On a rainy morning here, the day after Greta Thunberg issued her end-of-days clarion call at the United Nations, another young woman made an environmental statement of her own that was impossible to ignore. It took place on the windswept sidelines of the Hippodrome […]

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