Fashion & Style

Ms. Fendi and Ms. Prada and All Their Baggage

MILAN — Founded here in 1913 as a luggage purveyor to the local carriage trade, Fratelli Prada probably would not have become a synonym for Italian fashion had the male scion, uninterested in the business, not passed it on to his daughter, Luisa, who in turn eventually handed the baton to a daughter of her own, a girl named Miuccia. ...

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In Milan, Military Rigor Meets Instagram Excess

Mr. Barrett showed women’s wear, too, this season, as he has in the recent past. And what was fascinating was how, by utilizing dressmaking techniques like the cocoon-shaped back so much favored by the Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, he managed to propose plausible new uniforms for stylish humans predicated on what is in their heads and not between their legs. ...

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Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment

In a statement to The New York Times, Mr. Weber said the allegations of the models were “untrue” and that he had “never touched anyone inappropriately.” Lawyers for Mr. Testino objected to the allegations and called the credibility of the men who said they were harassed into question. Condé Nast began working on the code not long after dozens of ...

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Darren Criss Plays the Happy-Go-Lucky Killer in the Versace TV Drama

From Theater Geek to ‘Glee’ By contrast, fame came easily to Mr. Criss. Even before “Glee,” he had garnered a following from his role in a satirical “Harry Potter” musical, which he put on with his post-collegiate theater company in Michigan. A YouTube version, with Mr. Criss as the boy wizard, went viral. Continue reading the main story By then ...

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Brooks Brothers Celebrates 200 Years With a Party — in Florence

An entrepreneur credited with introducing the ready-to-wear suit to the American market, Mr. Brooks also laid the groundwork for innovations — sack suits, navy blazers, reverse-striped rep ties, button-down shirts, patchwork madras, seersucker suits — now so familiar we tend to forget they were ever new. “He was a disrupter and influencer,” Mr. Del Vecchio said of Mr. Brooks. “And ...

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J. Press Is for the Ivy League Faithful (or Those Who Like Preppy Drag)

Still, I had high hopes for its new store, just north of Grand Central Terminal. The stretch of 44th Street that runs from Avenue of the Americas to Vanderbilt captures both the elegance of New York as it once was and the reality that New York is no longer that way. There are the Harvard and Cornell Clubs, the New ...

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The Golden Globes’ 500 Shades of Black: Did It Work?

“Tonight is about women wearing the pants, so I chose to literally wear the pants,” said Alison Brie of her outfit — a strapless princess ball gown atop a pair of cigarette pants — and she wasn’t the only one. Women wearing the trousers was one of the major trends of the night, literally and metaphorically. Photo Debra Messing, Claire ...

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London Men’s Wear Shows Reflect on Race and Masculinity

LONDON — The new year has brought new questions about the long-term future of London Fashion Week Men’s, where the latest round of shows began on Saturday. The now-conspicuous absence of big-league names on the schedule, as more and more brands opt to show mixed-gender collections during the women’s wear season or reconsider their spending on the traditional show format, ...

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Miss Golden Globe Is No More. Long Live the Golden Globe Ambassador.

The move is in step with the award industry’s recent efforts to be more inclusive. “Now, it’s gender-neutral, and the ambassador could be a woman, a man, a transgender,” said Anke Hofmann, vice president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which bestows the Golden Globes. Ms. Hofmann added that the group had been contemplating the name change, and adding more ...

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