As Alexandra Shulman Departs, Who’s Next at British Vogue?

Last month, Alexandra Shulman, 59, editor in chief of British Vogue and architect of the magazine’s glittering centenary celebrations last year, shocked the fashion world by announcing that she was stepping down after 25 years. The news broke during Paris couture week — when hundreds of industry insiders sit next to one another for hours …

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How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley’s Hottest Start-up

SAN FRANCISCO — Until last summer, Kevin Durant was certainly famous, but maybe not famous enough. Here was a perennial N.B.A. All-Star and former most valuable player who had been ranked No. 4 on GQ’s list of the most stylish players in N.B.A. history. He had a reported $300 million endorsement deal with Nike, and …

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Future Tense: The Culture of Nastiness

Future Tense By TEDDY WAYNE Perhaps the most memorable line from last year’s presidential debates was Donald J. Trump’s characterization of Hillary Clinton after she alluded to his tax issues. “Such a nasty woman” immediately entered the national lexicon, inspiring feminist Halloween costumes, T-shirts and sundry other merchandise. Liberals seized on Mr. Trump’s comment not …

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Red Carpet Watch: Nicole Kidman’s Strategy: Never Play It Safe

Peruse any list of best red carpet dresses of all time, and you’ll certainly find Nicole Kidman on it. Her 1997 chartreuse gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior was a head-turner. With its Asian-inspired floral embroidery and fur-trimmed side slit, there was nothing like it at the Oscars. Two decades later, Ms. Kidman, 49, …

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Vows: They Waited 5 Years (and 45 Minutes) to Marry

Vows By TAMMY La GORCE Elena Sarkissian had plenty of time to figure out whether she wanted to marry Demetrios Orfanoudis before their wedding on Jan. 21. First came five years of long-distance dating. Then, just before the wedding itself, came an unexpected stretch of time with nothing to do but sit and think. “I …

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Fashion Review: Thom Browne Triumphs; Kanye Repents

There’s one more big collection to go before the New York ready-to-wear season officially draws to a close and the style circus moves on to London, but unless something extraordinary happens (and it could, it always could; this is fashion, after all), Thom Browne just had the best show of the week. The kind of …

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Shunned by Vogue, Joan Juliet Buck Seeks Inner Peace

RHINECLIFF, N.Y. — When Joan Juliet Buck completed the first draft of her new memoir, “The Price of Illusion,” for Atria Books, the manuscript was over a thousand pages. “It was like a deposition,” she said, an apt description considering the material she had to cover. In 2000 Ms. Buck, known for being the only …

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