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Fashion Review

Reinventions, Just in Time

The Chanel fashion protest, designed by Karl Lagerfeld.
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The Chanel fashion protest, designed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Karl Lagerfeld created a fashion demonstration, Hedi Slimane played with his favorite silhouettes and Valentino was inspired by the Grand Tour.

See the collection.
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See the collection.

Follow the conversation.

Turn to the Light and Watch Your Back

At Stella McCartney and Chloé, the clothes were relaxed and fluid, while Riccardo Tisci sent out black leather and studs at Givenchy.

Fashion Review

Blood and Roses, Circles and Swans

As Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated, Céline, Undercover, Comme des Garçons and others presented their spring collections.

Fashion Review

A ‘Blank Slate’ Revival at Mugler

David Koma says he wants the brand to make women feel “fierce, cool and sporty.”

Fashion Review

Dividing Along Tribal Lines

Brands such as Isabel Marant, Kenzo and Acne reflect the women who wear them.

The designer describes herself as "slowly invading" her office space.

Sunday Styles
Kobe Bryant, the basketball star, and Arianna Huffington, the media executive, at lunch in Santa Ana, Calif.
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Kobe Bryant, the basketball star, and Arianna Huffington, the media executive, at lunch in Santa Ana, Calif.

It took years for Arianna Huffington and Kobe Bryant to learn that unwinding can be as valuable as driving hard toward their goals. Meditation is now an important part of their lives.

Scott Welch’s video as his JetBlue flight filled with smoke went viral, to mixed reviews.
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Scott Welch’s video as his JetBlue flight filled with smoke went viral, to mixed reviews.

It is no longer enough to record seemingly every last moment of life with your smartphone, it seems. Near death is fair game, too.

Jay Carney with President Obama.
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Jay Carney with President Obama.

Among young people and certain gregarious and gestural adults, the hug has become the default greeting, and handshakes have faded.

Modern Love

One Thousand and One Nights of Laundry

A divorced mother finds an excuse to visit her sons’ father regularly, but she never stays.

When It All Comes Down to Blurbs

Sheila Weller discusses the fallout from her latest book, “The News Sorority,” about three of the most successful women in the news media.

Night Out

A Night Out With Stephin Merritt, the Singer for Magnetic Fields

The singer from the Magnetic Fields has a new book, with Roz Chast, of short poems and illustrations.

How the Roosevelts Achieved Peace in Our House

When the Ken Burns PBS series on the Roosevelts was shown, we all were riveted ... together.

Social Qs

Hasty With the Will

Breaking the news of a changing inheritance, strangers with child care advice and opting out of a prayer meeting.

More from Paris Fashion Week

The designer describes herself as "slowly invading" her office space.

Behind Jean Paul Gaultier’s Goodbye

As the designer abandons ready-to-wear, there may be lessons to be learned.

Jean Paul Gaultier: Words to Remember Him By

Fashion names tell their favorite Gaultier stories, from Hamish Bowles’s turn on the runway to Coco Rocha’s shared sunset.

At Dior, Raf Simons continued ideas he first showed at couture in July.
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At Dior, Raf Simons continued ideas he first showed at couture in July.

Fashion Review

The Melting Pot à La Mode

Collections from Raf Simons at Dior, Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, Peter Copping at Nina Ricci and Rick Owens.

Fashion Review

Outside the Spectrum at Chalayan

Mr. Chalayan had some spring references while Issey Miyake, by Yoshiyuki Miyamae, debuted “3-D steam stretch.”

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Photographs: Fashion Week: The Runway Revisited

During February and September of 2013, the photographer Jennifer S. Altman followed a group of models as they walked the runway during New York Fashion Week. Here is where they are a year later.

Fashion Review

Striving for New Ideas at Loewe

Jonathan Anderson's first full collection for the brand included oversize soft leather trousers, sack dresses and lots of handbags.

Fashion Review

At Balenciaga, Something Old and Something New

Alexander Wang took charge at Balenciaga, while Sebastien Meunier took over at Ann Demeulemeester.

Fashion Review

At Vionnet, Two Kinds of Road Trips

Spring collections from Vionnet, Carven and Aganovich.

In the Studio

Rick Owens: Secure in His Own World

The designer lives and works in his building in Paris's Seventh Arrondissement.

Fashion Review

At Paris Fashion Week, ‘Broken’ Twill, Power Dressing — and Black

Spring 2015 collections by Christophe Lemaire, Anthony Vaccarello, Cédric Charlier and Guy Laroche.

Fashion Review

A Carpet Spread With Riches

Pre-Raphaelite met Arts and Crafts, and print was layered on print was layered on print until an entire visual universe had been created.

Thursday Styles
Watchara Phomicinda/The Confluence

Transformational festivals emerge as a petri dish for art and culture in America.

Rabbi Raysh Weiss will be leading services on Cape Cod during the High Holy Days.
Yana Paskova for The New York Times

Rabbi Raysh Weiss will be leading services on Cape Cod during the High Holy Days.

Rabbis serve in remote areas during High Holy Days.

Browsing

How Hip Are Cold Hands? Not Very

Utilitarian basics with a decidedly streetwise edge and more shopping picks.

Peter Goldman for The New York Times in the Stanford White Studio at the Chatwal Hotel

Luxury carryalls don’t have to trumpet their provenance.

Critical Shopper

Trying on a Persona

The new 3.1 Phillip Lim store is a site for fantasies, but some whimsy you can live with.

Scouting Report

Store Openings, New Collections and Sales Starting Sept. 25

Free & the Brave opens a pop-up in celebration of the Global Citizens Festival; the 3.1 Phillip Lim sample sale begins; and Rag & Bone’s Cowichan cardigan is in stock.

From left, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina explain their point.
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From left, Lil Miss Hot Mess, Sister Roma and Heklina explain their point.

Activists argue that a Facebook policy excludes those who prefer to choose their names and exposes them to cyberbullying.

David Macklovitch of Chromeo: Against the Tide in a Stylish Manner

Mr. Macklovitch is an icon in a counter-Williamsburg sort of way.

Up Next

Jack Bryan: A Little Philosophy, A Lot of Filmmaking

Mr. Bryan is finding out what it takes to make good films.

Disruptions

Big iPhone 6 Bulges in All the Wrong Places

The new phones don’t comfortably fit pockets and purses. The public has taken to Twitter and Facebook to grumble.

Boîte

Montana’s Trail House in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Montana’s Trail House recreates a sliver of the backwoods in a former auto repair shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Milan Fashion Week
At Versace, there actually were jackets on the runway.
Valerio Mezzanotti for The New York Times

At Versace, there actually were jackets on the runway.

Even at Versace, homeland of the Glamazon, it seemed as if sex had left the city.

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As the party and auction in Milan pull out the stops, Grace Jones pulls out the wigs, all to raise money for AIDS research.

Fashion Review

Valextra, Giuseppe Zanotti, Furla: The Accessories Equation

In Milan, Valextra is to minimalism as Giuseppe Zanotti is to the maxi side of things.

Emilio Pucci: The Rainbow Alternative for Milan Fashion Week

Peter Dundas's collection had tie-dye, beads, fringe and color, color, color.

Fashion Review

At Moschino, Barbie’s Sexy New Wardrobe

When the music amped up at Jeremy Scott’s first full collection for Moschino, out came a pussycat-bow blouse, pouf skirt and pink sweat suit.

Fashion Review

The Theme at Milan Fashion Week? Look to the Past

Prada, Etro, Missoni and Marco de Vincenzo all had their own versions for spring.

Fashion Review

Emporio Armani, Fausto Puglisi and Fay: Blue, Blue, the World Is Blue

Emporio Armani reveled in the color, especially a cornflower hue, while Fausto Puglisi flashed gold and Fay reprised a “Peanuts” motif.

Fashion Review

Fendi, Alberta Ferretti, Max Mara: A Different Declaration of Independence

At Fendi, the clothes conveyed confidence and a point of view that belonged to the present.

Fashion Review

At Gucci, a Newish Take on Old Stylings

As Milan Fashion Week began, Frida Giannini revisited the label’s 1970s heyday.

In the Studio

Tomas Maier’s Outpost in Midtown

The creative director of Bottega Veneta, Mr. Maier, explains his very special desk situation.

Versace Helps a Restoration

The fashion house is donating 1.5 million euros to work on the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.

London Fashion Week
Front Row

The Catwalk Serves as a Billboard

Ties between brands like Diesel Black Gold and Samsung play out on runways, sponsored or not.
Richard Termine for The New York Times

Ties between brands like Diesel Black Gold and Samsung play out on runways, sponsored or not.

The cost of staging a fashion show may require corporate sponsors.

Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

Since introducing her first collection in 2010, she has in short order become one of the highlights of London Fashion Week.

On the Runway Blog

Paris Fashion Week Morning Report

The season’s final day includes Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Christophe Lemaire’s final collection for Hermès.

Gaby Aghion, Founder of Chloé Fashion House, Dies at 93

Ms. Aghion was a designer who played a pivotal role in creating less formal ready-to-wear fashions and brought a working woman’s sensibility to the industry.

American Apparel Hires New Interim Chief Executive

The retailer, locked in a public battle with its founder, said Scott Brubaker of the turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal would temporarily take the company’s helm.

BILL CUNNINGHAM
On the Street
Bill Cunningham | Accessories as Co-Stars

The spotlight at fashion week was on accessories.

Evening Hours | Night of Grandeur

The Metropolitan Opera opens in its usual style, onstage and off.

What to Wear This Week: Sept. 29

This week it will be warm enough for ankle-barring slacks that make slip on sneakers the focus, yet cool enough to appreciate the closed toe.

In the Studio Series
In the Studio
Alber Elbaz of Lanvin: The Eye, the Mirror, the Screen

There are few furnishings in the Lanvin designer’s office, but they all play a role in his work.

In the Studio
Vera Wang: Treasuring the Calm in the Eye of the Storm

No desk, no computer, no art on the walls: For the designer Vera Wang, her minimalist office is her sanctuary.

In the Studio
Narciso Rodriguez: Never at a Loss for Sneakers

The designer talks about what inspires him and what keeps him going.

In the Studio
Diane von Furstenberg: A Life in Five Floors

The designer Diane von Furstenberg feels at her best behind her desk.

In the Studio
What’s Inside Jason Wu’s Office

For the fashion designer Jason Wu, his office holds both inspiration and sentiment. And then there’s that cat.

It's all in the details
Milan Fashion Week Accessories

Barbie-inspired bags at Moschino, ’70s style boots at Gucci and more details from the spring 2015 shows.

London Fashion Week Accessories

Fur slippers at Simone Rocha, ear-cuffs at Julien MacDonald and more details from the spring 2015 shows.

New York Fashion Week Accessories

Military-inspired bags at Marc Jacobs, 3-D glasses at Rebecca Minkoff and more details from the spring 2015 shows.

Street Style
Milan Fashion Week Street Style

Here are our highlights from show-goers’ style.

London Fashion Week Street Style

Here are our highlights from show-goers’ style.

New York Fashion Week Street Style

Here are our highlights from show-goers’ style.

Fashion Week Parties
SCENE CITY
Off the Runway
T Magazine
T Magazine
Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week

Backstage and front row at the shows.

From T Magazine

Embellished Shower Slides at Fausto Puglisi

T plucks the best shoes right off the runway. Today’s pick: A luxurious riff on the classic leisure slip-on.

Grungy Waves at No. 21

Messy hair packed an extra dose of attitude into the label’s spring 2015 fashion show.

Test Your Knowledge of New York Fashion Week

How much do you really know about New York Fashion Week and the designers who show here?

Timelines
Eileen Ford: Through the Years

Eileen Ford is remembered for her legacy of scouting models and building her business into an empire.

Donna Karan: Through the Years

How Ms. Karan built her company.

FESTIVAL STYLE
Red Carpet
Interactive Graphic
The Red Carpet Project

Explore an archive of Oscar red carpet looks that spans 19 years by name, designer, color, silhouette and year.

Fashion Week
Runway Shows: Spring 2014

See the collections from New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Weddings / Celebrations

For the latest wedding announcements, Vows columns and other related articles.

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In the West End of Glasgow, Blossom Mccuaig cites old movies and local vintage shops as her inspirations.

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