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Jennifer Lawrence’s New Vogue Cover: a John Currin Painting

No airbrushing controversy here. Jennifer Lawrence is fully brushed in a new painting by the artist John Currin. The portrait is one of four different cover images commissioned by Vogue for its September issue, marking the magazine’s 125th anniversary.<p>Despite Mr. Currin’s reputation for eroticism, …

Fashion

Why Rashida Jones Changed Her Mind About Porn

<b>In 2015, you produced a documentary about young pornography performers, ‘‘Hot Girls Wanted,’’ that was eventually turned into a new Netflix documentary series. But in 2013, you wrote a pretty strident essay in Glamour against the ‘‘pornification’’ of everything, where you recount using the hashtag</b> …

Feminism

June Foray, Prolific Voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Dies at 99

June Foray, an actress of a thousand voices, who portrayed Rocky the flying squirrel and the fiendish spy Natasha Fatale on the wickedly satirical animated adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle in the 1960s and myriad other animated creatures and characters on television and film, died on Wednesday in …

Entertainment

Charlize Theron’s Sick Work Ethic

LOS ANGELES — Going into a lunchtime meeting with Charlize Theron a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure whether to feel amped or a little afraid.<p>Ms. Theron is, of course, a powerhouse actress who has old Hollywood glamour and a mile-wide range. She has also played a series of lethal ladies so convincingly …

Movies

What the 2018 Pirelli Calendar Says About Race

LONDON — On a muggy afternoon in May, in a heavily guarded studio hidden along a nondescript industrial North London back road, RuPaul, the actor, drag queen and TV personality, was holding court inside a padded box, wearing a resplendent scarlet red ball gown from which oversize playing cards …

Fashion

The John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive

Architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016) traveled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and …

Cool Stuff

The Best of 1960s Fashion

A look back at the decade that continues to influence today's style.<p>From the debut of the mini skirt to mod-inspired styles, the 1960s were known for breaking fashion traditions. With the influence of British fashion, the rise of daring hemlines and the breakout of Twiggy, there was plenty to be …

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online

McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity. If you were into sewing, or simply spent time as a child rummaging through patterns with your mother at the fabric store, these names will bring on a wave of nostalgia. And now, thanks to a fantastic online collection of vintage sewing patterns, it's time to dust of …

Sewing

Classic Americana in Las Vegas

When Ryan Shorosky graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2014, he decided to drive an 18-wheeler around the country for a year, photographing truck drivers along the way. That was when he first went to Las Vegas. He returned there once a month over the course of that year.<p>On his …

Las Vegas

The Female Pioneers of the Bauhaus Art Movement: Discover Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt, Anni Albers & Other Forgotten Innovators

You'd be forgiven for assuming that the Bauhaus, the modern art and design movement that emerged from the eponymous German art school in the 1920s …

Cool Stuff

'Too Fat, Too Slutty' Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

In the seventh century B.C., the poet Semonides of Amorgos wrote a catalog of unmanageable women. First, there are the women who resemble pigs, "resting in filth and growing fat." Other women, he writes, are yapping dogs, who won't shut up even if you knock their teeth out. And then there are the …

Feminism

A ‘Lost’ John Lautner House Is Found and Restored

LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Trina Turk, a fashion and housewares designer who channels the sunny optimism of California, logged onto the real estate website Curbed.com and felt her blood pressure spike. On that day, the site ran an item about a house designed by the late midcentury architect …

Elena Verdugo, Who Lifted Latina Image on TV, Dies at 92

Elena Verdugo, who portrayed one of the first Latina professionals in a television series in the United States and in doing so was credited with inspiring Hispanic women to strive for greater self-respect, died on May 30 in Los Angeles. She was 92.<p>Her death was confirmed by the actress Sharon …

Megyn Kelly and the Politics of Dress

“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly,” the television newsmagazine program that debuted on NBC over the weekend, has met with mixed reviews thus far — in part because, in her much-vaunted interview with the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, Ms. Kelly didn’t seem to be able to rile him into saying …

Wonder Woman’s costume has gotten a lot brighter since Batman v Superman

The shift highlights how important color is to storytelling in the superhero genre.<p>The team behind <i>Wonder Woman</i> learned a crucial lesson from <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>: Don’t be afraid of color. You can see it in how Wonder Woman’s costume has progressed from her original appearance in <i>BvS</i> to …

Marie Cosindas, Whose Photographs Brought Color to the Fore, Dies at 93

Marie Cosindas, a photographer whose painterly, artfully composed still lifes and portraits, made with Polaroid film, broke with the dominant black-and-white aesthetic of the early 1960s and opened up a new world of color, died on May 25 in Boston. She was 93.<p>The death was confirmed by her nephew …

Jean-Paul Gaultier Gave Eau Classique a Wonder Woman Makeover

With <i>Wonder Woman</i> (out Friday, June 2) set to dominate the box office this summer, it makes sense that the DC comic-book heroine’s aesthetic is …

Harajuku Girl w/ Pink Hair in Black Lace, Doll Heads Platforms & Vinyl Record Bag

Asachill is a Japanese performer, singer, and Monster Girl Crazy at the Kawaii Monster Cafe in Tokyo. We often see her around the streets of …

Fashion

Can We All Just Give Wonder Woman a Break?

wonder woman gal gadot hollywood premiere break<p>While <i>Wonder Woman</i> hasn’t enjoyed quite as much marketing muscle as its other Hollywood superhero predecessors, the movie, which premieres this Friday, has somehow dominated headlines throughout this entire week.<p>As the first contemporary Hollywood …

Movies

JFK, Bardot and Sid Vicious … 70 years of Camera Press stars

The British company is celebrating its platinum anniversary with a big London show. Here is a taste of what to expect – from Raquel Welch dancing to Clint Eastwood skateboarding through traffic

Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

In 1950, Gwendolyn Brooks became the first African-American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Hers was a Pulitzer in poetry, specifically for a volume titled <i>Annie Allen</i> that chronicled the life of an ordinary black girl growing up in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's famous South Side.<p>Brooks …

Black History

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‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot on Playing Lead Female Superhero: ‘Growing Up, I Had Superman and Batman’

Wonder Woman has been around for nearly eight decades, but the superhero has never flown into theaters for her own title movie — until now, with Gal …

Superheroes

Diane Kruger had a real-life Cinderella moment on the red carpet last night

The actress gave the princess gown a modern twist<p>Diane Kruger never disappoints when it comes to the red carpet. You wouldn't necessarily describe …

What Ariana Grande Represents to Her Fans

Young women and girls pack Ariana Grande’s concerts, snap up her songs the moment they’re released and follow her every social media post. In her music, shows and videos, Ms. Grande — ever-smiling as she unleashes a soaring voice — is what her fans long to be: Self-assured, sexy, talented, …

The One Rule Janelle Monáe Always Follows When Dressing for the Red Carpet

Janelle Monáe can always be counted on to make a statement any time she steps foot onto the red carpet. Whether she's working mesh with satin-paneled …

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Bunny Yeager

Flappers Didn’t Really Wear Fringed Dresses

The latest movie version of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> came out, fashion historians set us straight about flapper fashions: they did not show off one's curves …