New York Fashion Week Returns. Here’s the Cliffs Notes Version.

You know something has changed when the biggest celebrity at a fashion show is not Gina Gershon or Nicky Hilton, but Kathy Hochul, the new governor of New York. Yet as the first New York Fashion Week since February 2020 began and Ms. Hochul took her place in the front row at Prabal Gurung’s show in Robert F. Wagner Jr. […]

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Tom Ford and the Mini-Series That Was New York Fashion Week

“New York Fashion Week: The Return” came to a wannabe happy ending like a Ryan Murphy mini-series: in a discorama shower of glitz and Technicolor, with very high production values and a star-studded cast that disguised a questionable story line, leaving open the option to renew. In the soaring environs of Lincoln Center, on the mezzanine level of the David […]

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Topo Chico’s Sudden Success

In just a few years, Topo Chico, the sparkling water sourced from Monterrey, Mexico, went from “big in Texas” to the bubbliest thing since spiked seltzer. These days, hip restaurants in Brooklyn serve bottles of it alongside vegan empanadas and Oaxacan tacos. American grocery giants like Whole Foods and Kroger stock their shelves with it. In 2016, you could buy […]

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Putting Down Roots After Finding Love

Isaiah Bryant said he wasn’t much for traveling before he met Emily Maretsky. He’d gone abroad with USA Ultimate, which is the governing body of Ultimate Frisbee in the United States (he is now a member of its board of directors). But just booking a ticket and going somewhere? Not really his thing. Then, in December 2015, he met Ms. […]

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No Longer a Weekend-Only Romance

If there was one constant in the courtship between Rashmitha Vasa and Varun Murthy, it was distance. They met in Columbia, S.C., in April 2015, when she traveled to the University of South Carolina with the Bollywood fusion dance team from her alma mater, the University of North Carolina. He went to the same competition with a cousin, also a […]

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Supermodels Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

On the eve of fashion month, six women, all former models, flew into Paris from across the world — not to walk runways but to be interviewed by the child protection unit of the Paris police. Their testimonies, set to be heard Sept. 7, include allegations of rape and sexual misconduct against ​​Gérald Marie, who for three decades was one […]

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Signature Moves With Sean Bankhead

Last year, when Cardi B’s team reached out to the choreographer Sean Bankhead to help create dances for the “Up” music video, he asked if she had two months to dedicate to learning them. As it happens, she did. Mr. Bankhead didn’t waste any time. The dance, with its lunges, jumps and squats, seems straight out of a high-intensity interval […]

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How Do I Wear a Family Heirloom Without It Looking Like a Costume?

My fiancée and I are having a very small, vaccinated, Covid-conscientous wedding. She’s wearing a white dress, but I’d like to wear my dad’s custom waistcoat to the reception in his honor. It is pink and gold and features bumble bees. The problem is, when I pair it with a white button-down, I look like some kind of overcommitted amateur […]

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Love Letter: Single, Yet Enjoying the View of Marriage

Shubnum Khan, the writer of this week’s Modern Love essay, is 36 and single. Given that she was expected to be married by 25, this is not quite the future she had imagined. And yet she loves her life, and the different type of domestic contentment she has found with her parents, who still make each other — and her […]

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Is It the Weekend? Not Until He Says So.

In a scene from “Saturday Night Live,” the English actor Daniel Craig stares into the camera and flops his arms halfheartedly, as if he meant to raise them above his head but got tired halfway. “Ladies and gentlemen, the Weeknd,” he says, announcing the episode’s musical guest: the Canadian pop star Abel Tesfaye. The studio audience begins to cheer. These […]

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