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Yes, this exists.

It’s called the Quadrofoil and it’s like something straight out of a James Bond film. The world’s first fully electric and environmentally friendly …

Haute Cuisine

Few people will ever have the privilege of living with a Picasso, but thanks to _Vogue’_s “Second Fame” food columnist <b>Ninette Lyon,</b> it’s possible to eat like him. In 1964, the pioneering Spanish painter gave two of his favorite recipes to Lyon, for eel stew and omelette tortilla Niçoise, which we …

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Famous Words of Fashion's Greatest: Part Two

A second set of style musings and sage advice from the most quotable names in fashion. Plus, see the first installment for 50 more.<p>"The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be." —<b>Bill Cunningham</b><p>"Women who wear black lead colorful lives." —<b>Neiman Marcus</b><p>"All …

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as <b>Steven Johnson</b> puts it in the excellent <b>How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World</b> (<i>public library</i>), “how amazing it is that we drink water …

Remembering Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was a great man, and a great American designer. Over five decades he made fashion that was elegant, based on the tools of the trade that he learned in Spain at Balenciaga, and in Paris, at Lanvin under Antonio Castillo. I also considered him one of my close, best friends. He truly …

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The 10 Best Red-Carpet Photobombs

The <i>Collins English Dictionary</i> this week declared that its 2014 Word of the Year is “photobomb,” defined, as you probably already know, as something that intrudes into the background of a photograph without a subject's knowledge. As the Collins language experts are likely aware, the photobomb …

Kelly Clarkson Covered 'Shake It Off' And Taylor Swift Loved It

Kelly Clarkson performed in Buffalo, New York on Saturday and decided to pay tribute to Taylor Swift. Clarkson broke into a soulful cover of Swift's "Shake It Off" during her set, which then set off screams of excitement from the crowd.<p>Swift saw a video of the performance on YouTube (in which you …

27 Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas Inspired By TV & Movie Characters

TV and film character costume ideas that you can shop your own closet for.<p>When it's down to the proverbial wire and the Halloween shop has a line longer than the Whitney during the Jeff Koons exhibit, these TV and film characters provide apt inspiration to shop your closet for the perfect costume.

10 Things We Learned From Diane von Furstenberg’s New Memoir

She’s a public icon, but there’s still a lot we didn’t know about <b>Diane von Furstenberg</b> until we read her new memoir, <i>The Woman I Wanted to Be</i> (Simon & Schuster). Here are the ten most interesting tidbits.<p><b>Her mother is a concentration camp survivor.</b><br>In 1944, at age twenty, Diane’s mother was arrested …

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