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How the Clothes Make the First Lady
Insider, May 27

Some criticize writing about the fashion statements of public figures like Melania Trump. But sartorial choices tell us a lot about a person....

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Melania Trump on Display, Dressed in Ambivalence and Armor
Styles, May 26

Nine days, five countries, and more than a dozen outfits: the first lady makes a statement abroad....

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Open Thread: This Week in Style News
Styles, May 26

The problem (and future) of clothes sizing....

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Ballerinas and Top Cops
Styles, May 26

Benefits took place recently for the American Ballet Theater, the Whitney Museum, the New York City Police Foundation and the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen....

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The Second Biggest Fashion Show in Cannes
Styles, May 25

Philipp Plein brings his cruise show to his home on the Riviera, complete with Paris Hilton and crystal-embedded booty shorts....

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Some Things T Editors Are Really Into Right Now
T Style, May 25

A by-no-means exhaustive list of great things we've stumbled upon....

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6 Polished Loafers, With an Unusual Edge
T Style, May 25

With grommets, metallics and cutouts, the classic style gets an upgrade for spring....

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Balenciaga, Fashion’s Original Provocateur
Styles, May 25

A new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to the designer who inspired generations of rule breakers....

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What Happened to J. Crew?
Styles, May 24

How we fell out of love with a company that once showed us how to dress....

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Let the Memorial Day Countdown Begin
Styles, May 24

If you’re heading to the East End of Long Island, you’re in for a retail treat, with a slew of shopping events planned for this weekend....

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Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due
Styles, May 24

The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London....

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6 Lightweight Anoraks for Unpredictable Weather
T Style, May 24

Extra-thin layers to carry you through spring — and summer — showers....

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Chinese Fashion Designers Flock to City of T-Shirts and Flip-Flops
Foreign, May 24

The “Xiamen gang,” whose aesthetics range from elevated street wear to high-end fashion, are setting up shop in a city not known for its sense of chic....

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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?
Science, May 24

Finding environmentally friendly apparel can be a challenge. Here’s a guide to smarter choices in fabrics and clothing....

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The Lessons of Rihanna
Styles, May 24

The singer has gone from fashion plate to fashion force in under five years. But is her success a new paradigm or a paradox?...

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Rihanna’s Style Through the Years
Slideshow, May 23

A look at the singer’s journey from red carpet newcomer to fashion icon....

Rihanna’s Style Through the Years
Slideshow, May 23

A look at the singer’s journey from red carpet newcomer to fashion icon.

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In Dallas With One of Fashion’s Most Innovative Designers
T Style, May 23

Iris van Herpen, who weaves cutting-edge technology with couture craftsmanship, brought T to Texas....

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48 Hours With Iris van Herpen
Slideshow, May 23

Around Dallas with the fashion designer, ahead of her show at the city’s art museum....

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Kendall Jenner, Mary J. Blige and Al Gore Party at Cannes
Styles, May 23

The stars turned out for Vanity Fair’s annual A-list gathering during the film festival....

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48 Hours With Iris van Herpen
Slideshow, May 23

Around Dallas with the fashion designer, ahead of her show at the city’s art museum.

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Pedro Winter on Daft Punk and the Paris Party Scene He Defined
Styles, May 23

Mr. Winter, who founded Ed Banger Records, is commemorating the label’s 100th release with new tracks.

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Fendi’s Gift to Rome: A Sculpture Shaped Like a Tree
Styles, May 22

The bronze and marble work, “Leaves of Stone,” was created by Giuseppe Penone and sits outside a downtown palazzo owned by the fashion house....

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Brand to Know: The Line That Focuses Only on Shirting
T Style, May 22

The French line Monographie, from a Céline alum, features many different takes on shirts — and will soon sell shirtdresses....

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Society, May 21

She makes hats, he creates luxury fashion goods made with alligator skins....

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Characters in an Untitled Film Series
Styles, May 20

The photographer Jake Michaels was inspired by Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” (1977-80) and sought to evoke something similar in modern-day Los Angeles....

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Open Thread: This Week in Style News
T Style, May 19

Nashville vs. Columbus, loaner jewelry and more....

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Flowermania — It’s in the Air
Slideshow, May 18

From fashion to home design, it’s the season of bright, beautiful blooms....

Flowermania — It’s in the Air
Slideshow, May 18

From fashion to home design, it’s the season of bright, beautiful blooms.

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From Pantene to Polo: The New Man at Ralph Lauren
Styles, May 18

Patrice Louvet’s appointment is the latest example of a luxury brand looking to the world of consumer products for a new leader....

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We Settle a Big Fashion Rivalry: Nashville vs. Columbus
Styles, May 17

Far from the coasts, two cities vie for fashion bronze. Our reporter checks out the scenes and, after many expense-account dinners, selects a winner....

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Where to Shop for Summery Bits This Week
Styles, May 17

There’s a renovation to celebrate at Saks, a block party in SoHo and more....

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Return to Twin Peaks
Automobiles, May 17

Celebrate the revival with sweet ’50-ish dresses, saddle shoes, Americana jeans and a tee (taken from the boys)....

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Chanel’s Boomerang Comes Back to Hit It
Styles, May 16

The French brand is the latest company to be called out on social media for cultural appropriation. Is this the new normal?...

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Suiting Up for a Ceremony, Derek Jeter Swings for the Fences
Styles, May 15

The former Yankees captain made an impression with the three-piece blue suit he wore to his jersey-retirement ceremony on Sunday evening....

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Brand to Know: a New York-Based Line of Knits With a Global Influence
T Style, May 15

Jed Krascella’s company, Jed, which focuses on sweaters, features references to painting and architecture....

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Jed, a Brand of Eclectic Knitwear
Slideshow, May 15

The latest collection for the New York-based brand, which launched last year....

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8 Candy-Colored Summer Boots
T Style, May 15

In every shade of the rainbow, these thigh-high pairs pack a bright punch....

Jed, a Brand of Eclectic Knitwear
Slideshow, May 15

The latest collection for the New York-based brand, which launched last year.

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What’s the Occasion? Time to Visit Elie Saab
Styles, May 15

The red carpet favorite now has a ready-to-wear shop on Madison Avenue....

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Brigitte Macron Inaugurates a New Look for France
Styles, May 15

The powder-blue ensemble she wore to her husband’s inauguration was a statement of independence and of support for him....

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The Style of Brigitte Macron
Slideshow, May 15

The wife of Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France, has a personal style not usually associated with first ladies....

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The Style of Brigitte Macron
Slideshow, May 15

The wife of Emmanuel Macron, the new president of France, has a personal style not usually associated with first ladies.

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Louis Vuitton Cruises in Japan
Styles, May 15

Nicolas Ghesquière’s 2018 resort collection mixed his love of the country’s aesthetic with its girl-gang films of the 1970s....

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How North Korea Managed to Defy Years of Sanctions
Foreign, May 12

Chinese reluctance, legal loopholes and thousands of laborers sent abroad have sustained Pyongyang’s economy in the face of often-painful restrictions....

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Open Thread: This Week in Style News
Styles, May 12

Coach’s $2.4 billion deal, spring stripes and more....

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Some Things T Editors Are Really Into Right Now
T Style, May 12

A by-no-means exhaustive list of great things we're stumbled upon....

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How Theresa May Brought Britain to Heel
Op Ed, May 12

Is it the prime minister’s fault if people are more interested in her footwear than in her policies?...

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Dior in the Desert
Styles, May 12

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s cruise collection, shown in the mountains outside Los Angeles, was a fantasy of a feminist Wild West....

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The Technicolor World of Anna Sui
T Style, May 11

The free-spirited fashion designer shares her inspirations....

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Profile in Style: Anna Sui
Slideshow, May 11

From her old apartment on 16th Street to some of her most prized possessions, the designer brings T into her world — with 18 photographs....

Profile in Style: Anna Sui
Slideshow, May 11

From her old apartment on 16th Street to some of her most prized possessions, the designer brings T into her world — with 18 photographs.

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What 7 Women (and 1 Man) Wore to the Central Park Hat Luncheon
Styles, May 11

For the ladies who lunch, the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon is a high point of the spring social season....

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Abercrombie & Fitch in Talks to Sell Itself
Business, May 10

The once-popular purveyor of fashion for teenagers has fallen on harder times....

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Mother’s Day Is Right Around the Corner
Styles, May 10

Also, the world’s largest yoga event — get involved in Central Park — a new Artists & Fleas in SoHo, and more....

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The Rise and (Maybe) Fall of Influencers
Styles, May 10

From Kendall Jenner to the Fyre Festival, the risks of being a tastemaker have been exposed....

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LVMH and the Next Big Digital Shopping Experience
Styles, May 10

The inside story of how a former roadie for the Beastie Boys is helping the company take on Amazon....

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Kelvin Goncalves, Retailer and Designer Behind Elkel
Styles, May 10

Mr. Goncalves took his love of online shopping and opened a boutique devoted to gender-blurring fashions....

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Meet Chen Man, the ‘Chinese Annie Leibovitz’
Styles, May 10

Known for a dramatic style that challenges stereotypes about her home country, the photographer was recently honored at a gala in New York....

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Roberto Cavalli Names a New Creative Director
Styles, May 10

Paul Surridge, a behind-the-scenes talent most recently at Z Zegna, will take over the Italian fashion house....

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Dive Watches to Wear Forever
Slideshow, May 10

Like your favorite old T-shirt, timepieces with retro faces will only look better with age....

Dive Watches to Wear Forever
Slideshow, May 10

Like your favorite old T-shirt, timepieces with retro faces will only look better with age.

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As Department Stores Close, Stitch Fix Expands Online
Business, May 10

The start-up had $730 million in sales last year and raised just $42 million, a relatively modest sum for a high-flying Silicon Valley start-up....

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6 Simple Striped Shirts for Summer
T Style, May 9

The classic warm-weather staple gets an upgrade....

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Designing for All Abilities
Styles, May 9

A class at Parsons School of Design creates products for clients who have disabilities, like a lack of arm mobility or lower-body paralysis....

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Can Coach Create an American Fashion Empire?
Styles, May 9

Past attempts to create a U.S. luxury group to rival LVMH and Kering have had little success. Perhaps this time will be different....

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Coach’s $2.4 Billion Kate Spade Deal Aims at Weak Middle of Fashion Market
Business, May 8

Coach was once a leader in American retailing, and the deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions aimed at building an accessible luxury group....

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A New Age in French — Modeling
Styles, May 8

Will requiring models to have medical certificates stating they are not excessively underweight, or labeling of retouched photographs, really protect models’ health?...

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Belted Trench Coats With ’70s Swagger
Slideshow, May 8

This season, long lines and a cinched waist result in a sleek silhouette....

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Brand to Know: The Men’s Wear Line Made Out of a High Schooler’s Room
T Style, May 8

An 18-year-old designer from Nigeria (by way of Albany) shares a streetwear collection....

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MTV Movie and Television Awards Red Carpet
Slideshow, May 8

See what Taraji P. Henson, Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi and more wore....

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MTV Movie and Television Awards Red Carpet
Slideshow, May 8

See what Taraji P. Henson, Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi and more wore.

Belted Trench Coats With ’70s Swagger
Slideshow, May 8

This season, long lines and a cinched waist result in a sleek silhouette.

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In Milan, Prada Holds Its First Solo Cruise Show
Styles, May 8

Miuccia Prada blended sport looks and sorbet colors — but added that labeling the collection as resort wear seemed “so old-fashioned.”...

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What It’s Like to Wear a Three-Armed Jacket
Interactive, May 6

Six devotees of Comme des Garçons explain their attraction to the fantastical designs of Rei Kawakubo....

What It’s Like to Wear a Three-Armed Jacket
Interactive, May 6

Six devotees of Comme des Garçons explain their attraction to the fantastical designs of Rei Kawakubo.

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Open Thread: This Week in Style News
Styles, May 5

The French election, Amazon’s fashion plan — and Kawakubo at the Met....

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At $495, Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 Sneakers Have Tastemakers Saying No Thanks
Sports, May 5

The price tag for the least expensive model doesn’t go over well as the basketball star and his father try a different business model....

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Remembering One of Rei Kawakubo’s Most Boundary-Breaking Shows
T Style, May 4

The Comme des Garçons designer’s closest friends and collaborators reflect on her spring/summer 2014 “Not Making Clothes” collection....

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The Met’s Rei Kawakubo Show, Dressed for Defiance
Weekend, May 4

Ms. Kawakubo does not stick to the middle ground, pushing her work beyond form in this Costume Institute exhibition....

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What We Saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week
Society, May 4

A look at the Spring/Summer bridal collections from some of the top wedding designers....

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From Denim to Beard Oil, Variety Reigns at a Los Angeles Boutique
Styles, May 4

Individual Medley, in the homey and hip Atwater Village neighborhood, has “a small amount of a lot of things,” including, yes, an apothecary section....

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Refresh Your Wardrobe With Thames London, Custom Suiting and Stylish Activewear
Styles, May 4

May's must-haves....

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Activism at the Met Gala
Styles, May 4

The party of the year may seem as if it’s all about fun and fashion, but a founder of Airbnb and a North Korean refugee had other ideas....

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The Look of the French Election
Styles, May 3

Marine Le Pen used costume to cast herself as the mother of France, and Emmanuel Macron’s sober suit was modified as his poll numbers shifted....

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V.I.P. Shoppers Toast Linda’s, a New Shop at Bergdorf Goodman
Styles, May 3

Named after Linda Fargo, Bergdorf’s head buyer and public face, the store offers a highly-personalized mix of vintage and current fashion....

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What to Wear for a (Mental) Vacation
Styles, May 3

Pick-me-ups to help get us into a summer mind-set while we wait for the temperature to catch up....

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Should a Man Roll Up His Sleeves?
Styles, May 3

Paul Ryan got some grief for going with the sleeves-rolled-up look at a recent news conference. What are the rules?...

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Let the Countdown to Summer Begin
Styles, May 3

Bespoke bags at Burberry, Comme des Garçons exclusives at the Met, Nick Jonas at Bloomingdale’s, and more....

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How to Get Eau de Moto, No Death Ride Required
Styles, May 3

Utilitarian chic, like motorcycle wear, can confer an authority the wearer doesn’t necessarily possess, but getting there can be a trek....

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For Chanel Cruise, Karl Lagerfeld Brings Greece to Paris
Styles, May 3

Karl Lagerfeld staged the house’s 2018 cruise show in the Grand Palais, which housed a set resembling ancient Greek ruins....

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Chanel’s 2018 Cruise Show in Paris
Slideshow, May 3

Rather than stage a show in a far-flung location, as he has done in the past, this season Karl Lagerfeld brought Athens to the Grand Palais....

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Ask Vanessa Friedman Your Burning Style Questions
Styles, May 3

Each week, The Times’s fashion director and chief fashion critic will answer a fashion query — for men or women — in our new fashion newsletter....

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Chanel’s 2018 Cruise Show in Paris
Slideshow, May 3

Rather than stage a show in a far-flung location, as he has done in the past, this season Karl Lagerfeld brought Athens to the Grand Palais.

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Good to Go: 6 Travel Wear Upgrades for Men
Styles, May 3

Before summer begins, here are six ways to upgrade your travel look that are practical and also stylish....

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The Breakdown: How to Wear a Céline Look — Piece by Piece
Slideshow, May 3

T pares back runway looks into their most fundamental elements — which, in their simpler forms, are surprisingly easy to wear....

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The Breakdown: How to Wear a Céline Look — Piece by Piece
Slideshow, May 3

T pares back runway looks into their most fundamental elements — which, in their simpler forms, are surprisingly easy to wear.

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Reviewing the Met Gala: The Good, the Avant-Garde, the Absurd
Fashion & Style, May 2

What happens when a dress code collides with one of the most-watched brand-marketing events of the year?

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At the Met Gala, Paying Homage to Rei Kawakubo
Fashion & Style, May 2

At the party of the year, the guest of honor was a somewhat elusive presence.

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The Late-Night Fashion Wars
Fashion & Style, May 2

The suit is not dead. Colbert, Fallon, Noah and Kimmel are seeing to that.

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The Most Avant-Garde Looks at the 2017 Met Gala
Slideshow, May 2

The event honored Rei Kawakubo, the boundary-breaking designer of Comme des Garçons. But only a few guests paid homage to the honoree on the red carpet.

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When the Sidewalk Is a Red Carpet
Slideshow, May 2

Outside the Carlyle hotel, photographers and fans crowd the sidewalk to see their favorites depart dressed to the nines for the Met Gala.

Inside the Met Gala’s Comme des Garçons After-Party
Slideshow, May 2

After the main event, which honored Rei Kawakubo, celebrities, museum folk — and die-hard fans of the brand — partied late into the night.

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Future Had to Be Persuaded to Wear His Met Gala Look
Fashion & Style, May 2

We got ready with Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, a.k.a. Future, for the Met Gala. Like all good things, his look could not be rushed.

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Inside the 2017 Met Gala
Slideshow, May 2

Rei Kawakubo, Kendall Jenner, Solange Knowles, Serena Williams and others during cocktails at the Met Gala on Monday.

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Focus on the Family Revives Brio, a Christian Magazine for Teenage Girls
Business Day, May 2

Pitched as a conservative alternative to Teen Vogue and Seventeen, it mixes tips on fashion and abstinence with profiles of Christian stars.

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Freak Flags Fly at Met Gala, but Lips Stay Buttoned
Style, May 1

The shiny, spacey and edgy reigned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. But as loud as the fashions were, some celebrities were mum.

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Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion
Fashion & Style, May 1

The 74-year-old designer, now the subject of a major show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, prefers to let her clothes speak for themselves.

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Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, J.Lo and More Met Gala 2017 Looks
Fashion & Style, May 1

They don’t call it the Oscars of the East Coast for nothing. See the celebrities who ascended the steps of the Met on Monday night — and what they wore.

Breaking Beautiful: Kawakubo at The Met
Video, May 2

Rei Kawakubo is the first living designer given a solo show at The Met's Costume Institute since 1983. See her work up close in this 360 video.

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Welcome to Open Thread, Our New Fashion Newsletter
Fashion & Style, May 1

We’re here to discuss clothes, what they mean — and how to wear them.

What 11 Design Arbiters Wore to the Milan Furniture Fair
Fashion & Style, May 1

While the focus was on the latest designer lamps and plush sofas, some fairgoers stood out for their fashion sense.

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Jimmie Johnson, of Nascar Fame, Wears Brunello Cucinelli
Fashion & Style, May 1

He also likes Common Projects, Levi’s and Dries Van Noten when he’s not on the track.

Growing Up in Comme des Garçons
Fashion & Style, May 1

Who would wear that? Rei Kawakubo may make fashion that looks like art, but in one household, it was everyday clothing.

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Amid Brick-and-Mortar Travails, a Tipping Point for Amazon in Apparel
Technology, April 30

Over the years, the online giant has picked off different retail businesses, from books to electronics. Now apparel sellers are starting to succumb.

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Detailing Amazon’s Custom-Clothing Patent
Technology, April 30

Amazon recently received an intriguing patent for an “on demand” apparel manufacturing system, which can quickly fill online orders for suits, dresses and other garments.

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Amid Brick-and-Mortar Travails, a Tipping Point for Amazon in Apparel
Technology, April 30

Over the years, the online giant has picked off different retail businesses, from books to electronics. Now apparel sellers are starting to succumb.

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Everything to Know About the Met Gala
Fashion & Style, April 30

The inside scoop on “the party of the year,” from how much it costs to who gets to go and why you should care.