Valentino Wants Everyone to Get Vaxxed — and Cloned

In August, a month or two after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccine shot, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the creative director of Valentino, posted a selfie on Instagram. In it, he was smiling on a beach in his hometown — Nettuno, Italy — wearing a black hoodie with the red Valentino “V” logo on the chest. Beneath it, instead of the brand name […]

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Are Zoom Weddings Virtually Over?

When Peter Tinaglia, 44, and Andy Maliszewski, 52, proposed to each other in Maui in 2014, they figured they had plenty of time to figure out how and when they would get married. They could invite 20 people or 200. They could have a D.J. or a band. Zoom weddings and a looming pandemic were not on their radar. “We […]

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How Ibrahim Kamara Found His Place in Fashion

Ibrahim Kamara was sitting in a steamy hotel room in West Africa not long ago, reflecting on a fleeting visit to Gambia, a country he once called home. Born in Sierra Leone in 1990, Mr. Kamara fled to nearby Gambia after civil war broke out, spending much of his childhood with an aunt and uncle before settling in London with […]

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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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