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'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 …

Architecture

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 …

Entertainment

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 …

Fashion

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 …

Comics

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 …

Art

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

Film (UK)

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 …

Poetry

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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 …

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, …

Ariana Grande

Janelle Monáe's Red Carpet Style

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 …

20th-century-man:Bunny Yeager

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 …

Most Iconic Red Lipstick Moments

It never goes out of style.<p>Nothing says “glamour!” quite like a smile painted in bright, camera-ready red lipstick. Red has been the signature shade of some serious icons, including megastars like Marilyn Monroe and songstresses like Rihanna and Selena Gomez alike. The head-turning hue gives off a …

‘Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes’ Exhibition at St. Petersburg

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Anne Morrissy Merick, a Pioneer From Yale to Vietnam, Dies at 83

Anne Morrissy Merick, who as a television field producer persuaded the Pentagon to overturn an edict that prevented women in the press corps from covering combat during the Vietnam War, died on May 2 in Naples, Fla. She was 83.<p>Her daughter, Katherine Anne Engelke, said the cause was complications …

Journalism

Kentucky Derby 2017: The Hats, the Seersucker, and the Most Over the Top Looks at Churchill Downs

On Saturday, Always Dreaming took the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The champion's name also captured the street style of the crowds that gather in Louisville every May for the first leg of the Triple Crown, commonly known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports." While they are …

Kentucky Derby

On Famous Heads, High Season for Hats (and Hatmakers)

Sitting outside Ellen Christine Millinery in West SoHo in Manhattan is a gray stone poodle wearing magenta silk bunny ears.<p>The beast of fashion is one of a kind, like its owner, Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, 66, who presides over an Alice in Wonderland world filled with hundreds of her handmade …

Famous

Future Had to Be Persuaded to Wear His Met Gala Look

You see a lot while waiting for Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, a.k.a. Future, at the Carlyle Hotel on the first Monday of May. You see, for example, Mel Ottenberg, Rihanna’s longtime collaborator, carrying in bags to the singer’s suite to complete her Comme des Garçons look. You see Jenna Lyons, the …

Fashion

At the Met Gala, Paying Homage to Rei Kawakubo

She scurried up the Met Gala red carpet so quickly that if you blinked you probably missed her. She did not stand for two hours on the receiving line with some of the evening’s glittering co-hosts, among them Anna Wintour, Katy Perry and Tom Brady. And for a while, the guest of honor was quipping …

Rei Kawakubo, Interpreter of Dreams

Rei Kawakubo is a 74-year-old Japanese designer who has been making monochromatic, boiled, overstuffed, unraveling, surreal clothes since she began her label, Comme des Garçons, in 1969. In the ’80s, an era of triangular fluorescent shoulders and moussed bangs, she sent widow’s weeds trailing down …

Fashion

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Lana Turner

There Is a Right Way to Wash Your Hair

Washing your hair should be as basic as slipping on your favorite bluejeans. After all, the process would seem rote at this point. But if the clients at Christophe Robin’s Paris salon are any indication, there is plenty of confusion.<p>“That’s my most asked question at the salon now: ‘How do I wash my …

Hair

New York Today: An Ella Fitzgerald Centennial

Updated, 10:38 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this spongy Tuesday.</i><p><i>New Jersey Transit trains are running up to 45 minutes late into and out of Pennsylvania Station. Amtrak trains are running with delays of up to 35 minutes into and out of Penn Station.</i><p>Today would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday.<p>One …

Jazz