Fashion & Style

Two Etiquette Experts Take On New York

Ms. Post said: “That, to me, is a big part of etiquette. It’s not about changing the world around you and pointing out the mistakes of others; it’s about finding your own way to be centered and at ease.” Photo Ms. Brown is the author of the best-selling guide for millennials, “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) ...

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The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak, the Anonymous Messaging App

There was no comment from Mr. Hurley’s lawyer. The lawsuit was just the latest twist in the rocky road the messaging app has traveled in its short life. Continue reading the main story In March 2014, a school in Massachusetts evacuated its students twice after Yik-Yak-based bomb threats, and during the same month, a high school in California was put ...

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The Second Biggest Fashion Show in Cannes

“We had to fight with the embassy to get him here,” Mr. Plein said before the show, lounging in his silver and white living room, wearing a Philipp Plein white T-shirt with a neon green dollar sign as the logo, drooping faded Philipp Plein jeans and white Philipp Plein sneakers tagged by the graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. Mr. Plein was ...

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Balenciaga, Fashion’s Original Provocateur – The New York Times

Next to that gown are X-ray technical drawings, design sketches, fabric swatches and photographs, the better to illuminate the invisible engineering magic behind the lavish folds. Continue reading the main story “There is always this weirdness to a Balenciaga ensemble,” Ms. Davies-Strodder said. “Great beauty, of course, and astonishing structure. But then this abstract and odd quality. It made him ...

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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

Polyester, one of the most common fibers, is a plastic derived from crude oil. The long fibers that make up polyester thread are woven together to make fabric. Extracting the oil and melting the plastic require energy. Continue reading the main story Perhaps a bigger concern is what happens when synthetics get into the hands of consumers. Synthetic fibers shed ...

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Fendi’s Gift to Rome: A Sculpture Shaped Like a Tree

The public art piece is also a way for the company to further bind its name “to Rome and to Italian beauty because we believe the Fendi brand is 100 percent made in Italy,” Mr. Beccari added. He said that when he arrived at Fendi in 2012, he changed the packaging logo from Fendi to Fendi Roma. Photo Mr. Penone ...

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Brand to Know: The Line That Focuses Only on Shirting

Slide Show Monographie’s Fall/Winter 2017 Collection CreditQuentin de Briey “You know, when you do a mono-product line, you need to feel inspired by it,” says Aude Castéja, the French designer behind the young brand Monographie. Her line is “mono” in that every garment is a riff on the same concept: shirting. In some cases, she has cut fabric away at ...

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Drag Queen Story Hour Puts the Rainbow in Reading

“Yes, they can!” one child cried out. “No, they can’t,” said another. “Boys can’t wear dresses,” a third added. Continue reading the main story The debate continued as Harmonica Sunbeam listened. Then she leaned down, addressing the children in a conspiratorial stage whisper. Photo Harmonica Sunbeam with 3-year-old twins Mimi O’Keeffe and Alexander O’Keeffe. Credit Amy Lombard for The New ...

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That Voice, Those Parties: Remembering Jean Stein

At these parties one was as likely to encounter Warren Beatty as the Russian dissident poet Andrei Voznesensky. Among the guests were Tennessee Williams in boozy conversation with Truman Capote, Allen Ginsberg in knotty confabulation with John Cage, and Norman Mailer putting on a performance of knuckle-dragging machismo for the apparent benefit of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Photo Ms. Stein in ...

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Where to Shop for Summery Bits This Week

Photo Warby Parker and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation have collaborated on a capsule collection to commemorate the Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends.” Openings and Events On Thursday at 7 p.m., stop by the Collective, the trend-merchandized shopping experience on the newly renovated fifth floor of Saks Fifth Avenue’s New York flagship. You can pick up a ...

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