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It’s Emma Rogue’s Downtown Now

One morning in March, Emma Rogue hopped in the black Nissan Rogue she shares with her brother and pulled out from a parking spot across the street from her Lower East Side vintage shop, Rogue, and set her Waze for the Goodwill in South Hackensack, N.J. She had recently updated the voice on the app […]

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Met Gala 2022: Best and Worst Looks

When “Gilded Glamour,” the dress code of the 2022 Met Gala, was announced, it seemed to be either a recipe for extravagant disaster or irony. After all, the current era has often been compared to the late 19th-century Gilded Age, that period between 1870 and 1900 when extreme wealth was concentrated in the hands of […]

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Met Gala 2022 Guide: Theme, How to Stream and More

First things first: What is the Met Gala? Officially, it’s the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, a black-tie extravaganza held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute. Unofficially, it’s “the party of the year,” “the Oscars of the East Coast” and “an A.T.M. for the Met” (the last […]

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A Pink Parade at the End of the World

Earlier this year, while planning her 40th birthday party, Ms. Cohen decided she wanted “iconic New York.” So she booked the grand ballroom of the Plaza Hotel. “I stepped into, like, my dream brain,” Ms. Cohen said. By which she meant that her February party ended up having burlesque dancers, a confetti drop, musicians on […]

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‘What If Africa Was the Birthplace of Fashion?’

Last spring, when the much-loved designer Alber Elbaz unexpectedly died from Covid just after introducing a label called AZ Factory, the fashion world first mourned, then wondered what would happen to his new company, backed by the luxury conglomerate Richemont. How could it go on without him? An answer came earlier this year: Enlist a […]

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The Politics of Rihanna’s Pregnancy Style

Ever since she announced her pregnancy in late January via Instagram and an artfully staged paparazzi shot of her and her partner ASAP Rocky strolling beneath the Riverside Drive viaduct, Rihanna’s maternity style has been marked more by what she has not worn than what she has. She has not worn tent dresses. She has […]

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Lizzo Makes Shapewear

“I think there is space for another brand to bubble up and control that narrative,” Ms. Harrington said. Perhaps because, despite all the advances in the sector, the overriding aesthetic has remained tied to the Barbification of the body. That’s where Yitty comes in. A Briefer History of Yitty Though it may seem, in the […]

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Their Job: Making Watches Look Their Best

When Brittany Janae Newell started as a model in 2010 after graduating from high school, she understood the grueling schedule both on and off camera. The fitness and beauty routines came easily enough and she enjoyed the e-commerce and commercial work, she said. But five years ago, when she received a callback from the director […]

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A Model’s Refugee Story

It was the recent Paris Fashion Week, and model Irina Lazareanu was experiencing a disorienting sense of déjà vu. Not because she had been appointed an ambassador for Chanel, the brand that had discovered her in the early aughts and transformed her into one of most in-demand women of that moment, favorite of Karl Lagerfeld, […]

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‘Cleopatra’ May Be 60, but the Jewelry Never Gets Old

Sixty years ago this summer, production finally wrapped on “Cleopatra,” a movie more famous for a scandalous love affair offscreen than the love story from antiquity that was all but lost in the nearly four-hour running time. While the real Cleopatra may have had that famous asp for an accessory, Elizabeth Taylor as the Egyptian […]

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The Crown Jewels You Have Never Seen

The French crown jewels are exhibited at the Galerie d’Apollon in the Louvre. The Hapsburgs’ regalia is showcased in the Kaiserliche Schatzkammer in Vienna. But the jewels of the House of Savoy, Italy’s ruling family from 1861 to 1946, have been kept hidden at the Bank of Italy’s headquarters in Rome since King Umberto II […]

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Ralph Lauren’s Dream of New York

High above Fifth Avenue floats a dream of New York rendered in black, white and chrome otherwise known as the living room of Ralph Lauren. It is a setting of Gatsby aspiration and storybook achievement, below which spreads Central Park and the city, all twinkling lights and Frank Sinatra promise. That’s a prism on the […]

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The Man in the Olive Green Tee

In the beginning, it was just a T-shirt: basic, olive green; the kind worn under military fatigues or hauled out from the bottom of a wardrobe for workouts and weekends. Sometimes it was more brown than green. Sometimes there was a cross over the heart, with a coat of arms in the center. But over […]

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Campbell Addy Up Close

LONDON — On a cold, wet day in South London, Campbell Addy, the Ghanaian-British photographer, filmmaker and artist, opened the door to his studio, grinning. He was wearing denim overalls, an exuberant corduroy baker boy cap from Nicholas Daley, an oversize rust-colored scarf and Doc Martens. “This is my first studio on my own,” Mr. […]

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MSCHF, Brooklyn Collective Behind ‘Satan Shoes,’ Drops New Sneaker

Last year, when MSCHF, the creative collective in Brooklyn that styles itself as the Banksy of consumer culture, unveiled its “Satan Shoes,” a collaboration with Lil Nas X featuring Nike Air Max 97s modified with a bit of blood and devilish symbolism, it sparked a firestorm of controversy as well as a Nike lawsuit. In […]

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Balenciaga Goes Where Fashion Hasn’t Dared Go Before

PARIS — In a cold, dark airplane hangar on the edge of Paris, as reports broke of more than 1.5 million refugees fleeing through Europe from Ukraine, Demna, the mononymic designer of Balenciaga who had fled Georgia as a 12-year-old during that country’s civil war, built an enormous snow globe and let loose a storm. […]

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The Brilliant Alchemy of Rick Owens

PARIS — A few months ago, when the designer Rick Owens started thinking about his fall collection, he was thinking about Covid and the re-emergence, and discos, and parties, and whether all of that was good or bad, and how he had mixed feelings, and so on and so forth. Sound familiar? But then last […]

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Julia Fox Will Come for You

MILAN — From her hotel room, Julia Fox could look out the window and see Versace. This was amusing to her. “As I just said the word ‘Versace,’ I read ‘Versace,’’’ she said, leaning back in her pebbled leather armchair, staring at the building-size billboard a mile away that marked the brand’s headquarters. Inside this […]

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Virgil Abloh’s Last Show

PARIS — “Question Everything.” Those words, written in block letters, were a motto for Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking designer, artist, D.J., furniture maker and conversationalist; founder of Off-White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s wear; a man who once described himself as a “cultural Robin Hood — steal from the snobs and give it […]

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The First Great Designer of 2022

It was the first big show of Milan Fashion Week: 1 p.m. on Day 1. Every chair in the cavernous warehouse space, which was arrayed with giant inflatable denim-bedecked bombshells and grease monkeys, was full. Some attendees seemed to have come straight from the airport. Tim Blanks, the critic of Business of Fashion, was at […]

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Why the Suit Is the Shape of the Moment

It was the single most dominant garment at Gucci, a brand returning to the Milan catwalk after two years away with a show held against a set lined in fun house mirrors, and lit by the flashing of strobes. Out of the dissonance came double-breasted suits in navy and sky-blue and chocolate brown; suits with […]

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The Best-Kept Vintage Secret in Paris

PARIS — Not long after Rihanna wore a vintage pink Chanel puffer for her pregnancy announcement, another example of the very same coat appeared — at an auction in Paris, where it was sold for 2,500 euros ($2,830), beating its high estimate by 66 percent. Not that it came from Rihanna’s closet, though the actual […]

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Yeezy Gap/Balenciaga Is Here. Is It Worth It?

There was disruption, from the start. A major piece of news dropped unexpectedly, like a dare, right at the feet of the fashion establishment as Milan Fashion Week began. The Yeezy Gap engineered by Balenciaga project, the much-hyped, ponderously named joint collection of the artist formerly known as Kanye West (now just Ye) and the […]

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A New Kind of Model: Giant, Inflatable, Aggressively Sexy

There’s a lot to see at fashion week. Blink (or scroll too fast) and you’ll miss the details: feathered bags, futuristic sunglasses, fork jewelry. All month long, we’ll spotlight the things we saw that surprised or delighted us. MILAN — There was nothing subtle about the way Diesel drummed up interest for its latest runway […]

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How Do You Say ‘Kardashian’ in Italian?

An Influencer Empire Expands Still, when your sister is a fashion mogul and the head of what some Italian media have called its “royal family,” coming in second isn’t the worst thing. While “my surname, until 10 years ago, was just a surname,” Valentina said, it has provided an advantage in a crowded market. Valentina […]

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Children of Famous Fashion Brands Are Going Their Own Ways

MILAN — When Alice Etro was a little girl, she used to spend after-school hours with her father, Kean Etro, creative director of Etro men’s wear, playing with fabric samples in the design studio of the fashion brand that her grandfather Gimmo started in 1968. She’d create garments from off-cuts for her dolls and play […]

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London Fashion Comes Back to Life

It began amid the raging winds of Storm Eunice, the extratropical cyclone that hit parts of Britain and Northern Europe last week, as if nature herself were offering up a metaphor for just where the battered fashion industry stands these days. There was no celebratory cocktail at Downing Street, as there has been in the […]

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Fashion’s Favorite London Canteen

LONDON — A few days before her London Fashion Week show, Simone Rocha, a designer of fantastical and romantic women’s wear, was at Café Cecilia, a stark white restaurant next to a canal and Victorian gasworks in the East London borough of Hackney. She was taking a quick break with her husband, the cinematographer Eoin […]

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