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A Walking Tour of Harlem’s Literary History

I didn’t always appreciate being born and raised in Harlem, New York. Growing up, I was often struck by the stereotypes and caricatures of what others thought of my home. I quickly learned I was from “that” neighborhood, that place you tell your friends not to walk around at night. I can remember …

Black History

In London, Empowerment and Emotion at the Fashion Awards

LONDON — Fashion has often been known to stick its head in the glitter-dusted sand. But as the great and the good of the international industry descended on the annual Fashion Awards in London on Monday evening (a glamorous event positioned as Britain’s answer to the Met Gala), politics was the …

Donatella Versace

Alexander McQueen's Iconic Jewelry

"He changed the silhouette of fashion," <b>said jeweler Shaun Leane</b> about his friend and collaborator Alexander McQueen, "and I changed the silhouette of …

Jewelry

Calvin Klein Just Redefined the Fashion-Meets-Art Collaboration

In an unprecedented fashion world move, Calvin Klein has entered into a four-year agreement with the Andy Warhol foundation that will allow the fashion company to license Warhol’s art across its collections and activations. Through 2020, Calvin Klein will have access to the full breadth of Warhol’s …

Art

The End of the Social Era Can’t Come Soon Enough

It seems increasingly likely that our society will one day view our infatuation with Twitter, Facebook, and the like as a passing, often destructive fad.<p>Many people imagine 19th-century antebellum America as a frontier fantasia: men with handlebar mustaches sitting in dusty saloons, kicking back …

Social Media

Barry Blitt’s Nowhere to Hide, on the cover of The New Yorker, captures Thanksgiving 2017

Barry Blitt’s Nowhere to Hide, on the cover of The New Yorker, captures Thanksgiving 2017.<p>“The small figure depicted here is not specific,” Barry Blitt says, about his cover “Nowhere to Hide,” which comments on the seemingly endless string of revelations of sexual abuse committed by powerful men. “He could be any one of the parade of names that gets longer every day—from Harvey Weinstein to Roy Moore, Al Franken, Louis C.K., Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, Bill Cosby, Kevin Spacey, and even the …

Friends Remember Azzedine Alaïa

Celebrities, models, and friends of the <b>late Azzedine Alaïa</b> remember the maverick couturier...

Fashion Journalism

Mourning Alaïa: The Designer’s Friends and Collaborators React

<i>Updated 11/21</i><p><i>After the news of</i> <i>Azzedine Alaïa’s death</i> <i>broke early Saturday, Instagram and Twitter flooded with tributes to the Tunisian-born designer. Below, some of the designer’s closest friends and collaborators shared their thoughts with us.</i><p>“I think one of the most memorable fashion moments I’ve …

Sonam Kapoor

Magical Thinking at Thom Browne

For his Paris women's debut in the charmed Hotel de Ville, New York (mostly men's) designer Thom Browne wholeheartedly embraced the magical allure of …

Thom Browne

Culver McCall — 120 Beats Per Minute, a film about AIDS activism...

120 Beats Per Minute, a film about AIDS activism in the early 90′s by Act Up Paris, just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. Looking forward to it …

Culver McCall — Looking forward to the member’s preview of Irving...

How to Make An Orchid Bloom Again

You got a moth orchid as a housewarming gift. Or as a birthday present. Maybe it came from your grandmother, who also informed you that the plant’s …

Comme...

Are you as excited about the Rei Kawakubo / Comme Des Garcon exhibit @metmuseum as I am? Opens May 4th.

On the Eve of the Comme des Garçons Retrospective, the Notoriously Reclusive Rei Kawakubo Speaks Out

On a rain-soaked March afternoon in Paris, in a former nineteenth-century ballroom in the Eighteenth Arrondissement, Rei Kawakubo, the founder of Comme des Garçons, is staging her fall 2017 show. A slow procession of young women, their arms often bound to their bodies, giving them the look of …

Rei Kawakubo

Dsquared2 S/S 2016 Menswear Milan Fashion Week

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Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 Street Style Report – Part 2

Revealing the Pros and Cons of Exposed Brick and How to Take Care of It

For centuries, bricks have been the literal and figurative building blocks of communities across the globe.<p>The first fired bricks appeared sometime around 5,000 B.C., and they've remained one of the longest-lasting, strongest, and most aesthetically-pleasing materials around.<p>And since the …

The Native American Portraitist

Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1868, Edward Sheriff Curtis became fascinated with photography early, building his own camera around the age 10. As a …

Fashion Journalism

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MSGM F/W 2015 Menswear Milan Fashion Week

Best Flowers to Start from Seed

Do you want to enjoy a beautiful flower garden without spending money on annuals each year? You can save money on flowers for your garden by buying …

Gardening

Shaping Up: Burberry Fall 2017

Once again channeling a modern Englishness, Christopher Bailey said his fall Burberry collection today was informed by the great British artist Henry …

Fashion Journalism

Shade of the 70s: Marc Jacobs Fall 2017

After a bit of criticism regarding diversity on his runway, Marc Jacobs responded the best way he knows how, by going to the other extreme. At his …

Marc Jacobs

Backstage at Thom Browne

Backstage fashion and frolic at <b>Thom Browne</b>, photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

Thom Browne

New CALVIN KLEIN brand campaign in Times Square. @rafsimons does Andy Warhol #popart for #nyfw

New CALVIN KLEIN brand campaign in Times Square. @rafsimons does Andy Warhol #popart for #nyfw.

Dior Reflects On Seven Decades Of Style

Dior has teamed up with Swedish illustrator Mats Gustafson to immortalize a range of its most iconic haute couture and ready-to-wear looks in a book. …

Curated Salon Wall Nº11: Fashion Collection

Painting, 15 H x 11 W x 0.1 in<p>sold<p>United States<p>Painting, 22 H x 22 W x 1.5 in<p>sold<p>Painting, 18 H x 18 W x 1.5 in<p>sold<p>Photography, 23.6 H x 17.7 W x 0.4 …

9 Art Shows to See During New York Fashion Week

On View<p>Go beyond the runway.<p>,<p>New York Fashion Week rolls into town February 9. In addition to all the models rocking the runway in the latest designs …

What Was Really Planted in Marie-Antoinette’s Garden?

Advertisement<p>Marie-Antoinette is remembered primarily for her decadence and for her frivolity—both of which foreshadowed her early demise. But despite the grandeur she enjoyed at the royal court of Versailles, the French queen harbored a genuine love for simpler aspects of country life, and for …

France

Inside a New York Architect's Weekend Home That Brings West Coast Modernism to the Woods

Style<p>The indoors and outdoors seamlessly blend in this Hudson Valley escape that's part So Cal modern retreat, part dairy barn.<p>INC Architecture & Design partner Adam Rolston designed the 1350-square-foot cabin for himself and his partner, Martin, as a weekend retreat in rural upstate New York. …

Houses