Why the Fashion World Is Obsessed With ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

Her shoes were thigh-high, bedazzled platform moon boots. Her outfit was encircled by a tutu tilted at a particularly rakish angle. Her capelet, cresting in tusklike spikes, appeared to be hand-wrought from aluminum foil. Jeremy Scott, the fashion designer, leaned forward and fixed the contestant, Alyssa Edwards, with a look. “I will just come out …

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Vows: Drawn to a Jazzwoman and Her Trumpet’s Clarion Call

Vows By ABBY ELLIN On their first official date, Bria Skonberg, the jazz trumpeter and vocalist, and Matthew Papper, who would later become the artistic director of Town Hall, circumnavigated Manhattan in a yellow cab. More than twice. It’s not that they found taxi rides especially romantic, but it was the only place they truly …

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Night Out: Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart Mix Business With Sake Bombs

Night Out By STEVEN KURUTZ “The amount of mozzarella sticks I’ve eaten in this bar,” Mamrie Hart, a YouTube personality with more than 1.1 million subscribers, said wistfully. She was wedged into a tiny booth last month at the Triple Crown Bar with her friend and creative partner, Grace Helbig, a YouTube celebrity in her …

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Social Q’s: Siblings Who Don’t Play Nice After a Mother’s Death

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES It has been two years since my mother died, and the Jewish holidays are around the corner again. The problem: They are stressful and not much fun without her. My siblings and I, in our 20s and 30s, do a lot of sniping, and our dad seems mostly checked out. …

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Fashion Review: Rebelling Against Insta-Everything at Fendi and Roberto Cavalli

MILAN — There’s a balmy wind of minor rebellion sweeping along the catwalks of Milan, making unlikely allies of normally opposing aesthetics, and drawing a line in the sand. The insta-fashion that so defined the start of the season in New York (the way, arguably, insta-everything so defines modern life) is finding little purchase here. …

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Naomi Campbell Is Everywhere These Days

Here she was at Madison Square Garden introducing Rihanna in late August at the Video Music Awards. There she was the next weekend at the Venice Film Festival for the premiere of “Franca: Chaos and Creation,” a documentary about Italian Vogue’s longtime editor, Franca Sozzani. Seventy-two hours later, Naomi Campbell returned to New York and …

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On the Verge: Brand to Know: Basics That Champion an Eco-Friendly Agenda

On the Verge By HILARY MOSS To prepare their newest goods, the designers Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery bought turmeric in bulk — 15 pounds, to be precise; their Los Angeles workshop continuously smelled of simmering curry in the weeks before they headed into production. They were perfecting the marigold hue that features prominently in …

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