Fashion & Style

A Good Day in New York for Former TV Anchor

“I had never heard of Greg, but then I Googled him and saw this gorgeous guy, with gorgeous green eyes,” said Ms. Grey, a 47-year-old freelance creative director in advertising from Melbourne, Australia. “I was like, ‘Yeah, set me up, let’s do this,’ ” she said. But Ms. Grey, by all accounts a rock star in her industry, was given ...

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The Rapper 2 Chainz Sizes Up the Art at Christie’s

Ms. Celis first led 2 Chainz through a back door into Gallery Six, on the west side of the building, which housed Andy Warhol’s 28-foot-wide “Sixty Last Suppers,” a composition of 60 black-and-white silk-screen interpretations of da Vinci’s iconic painting, and one of Warhol’s final works. It was valued at $50 million (and ended up selling for $60.87 million.) “This ...

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G’night Forever, Little Edie! Grey Gardens Is Empty at Last.

In 2006, “Grey Gardens,” the musical, opened on Broadway: “It’s a big house, the house we live in,” Christine Ebersole warbled, miming Little Edie’s flag dance, a particular favorite of YouTube drag queens. Three years later, “Grey Gardens,” the HBO movie, debuted on television; in it, Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore provide an overture and back story to the documentary, ...

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When the Cable Guy’s a Gal, Some People’s Wires Get Crossed

The “Dear Sugars” podcast is an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains more letters; submissions are welcome at dearsugars@nytimes.com. If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear Sugars” on the Podcasts app (iPhone and iPad) or Radio Public (Android and tablet). Dear Sugars, I’m ...

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‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

But this play sounded like something we had never seen before. A few days later, we headed over to the Richard Allen Center on West 62nd Street and mounted six narrow flights of stairs, to confront a stage no bigger than my living room, and entered a cramped theater filled with others who had heard the same siren call. Previously ...

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Mourning Alaïa: The Designer’s Friends and Collaborators React

After the news of Azzedine Alaïa’s death 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 think one of the most memorable fashion moments I’ve ever had was seeing the wedding dress that Azzedine created for me. I didn’t know what ...

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Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

An exhibit of his work at the Villa Borghese in Rome in 2015, where his gowns held their own among the Caravaggios and Berninis, proved he had achieved that goal. Born in Tunisia in 1935, Mr. Alaïa came to Paris in 1957 to work with Christian Dior, living in the “chambre de bonne” of Comtesse Nicole de Blégiers, and paying ...

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Now Pass the Mic to Tatum O’Neal

“No,” she said. “It’s tacky.” At 54, Ms. O’Neal is used to putting her foot down, she said later that day over lunch at Spago. “My entire life, I’ve been saying no to everything. No, no, no,” she said. “I want to be a yes person.” Photo The actor Ryan O’Neal, left, and Ms. O’Neal, his daughter, at the National ...

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Thanksgiving, Solved! How to Deal With This Dreadful Holiday

Photo Credit Christoph Niemann My wife and I have been married for two years and dated for three before that. That’s five horrendous Thanksgivings with her extended family. (Mine is abroad.) Her father needles us about politics; her mother criticizes our clothes, apartment and friends. Last year, she told me my job wasn’t “masculine.” It’s total conflict. This year, my ...

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3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway

There’s a certain type of woman who is always dressed in something stylish but not fashionable, expensive but never ostentatious, exquisite yet hard to place: some thoughtful, meticulously cut piece of clothing that channels the contemporary moment while remaining aloof to trends. It’s made of pure, papery crisp cotton, supple linen or the softest Italian wool. It’s capacious and effortless, ...

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