Six Minimal — and Inexpensive — All-Black Watches

At under $200 each, these six simple, elegant timepieces make perfect gifts. The New York-based brand Leonard & Church was established in 2014 after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign. (Its founders more than sextupled their $75,000 investment goal.) Each of its men’s and women’s wristwatches is under $200; all of them, including this one, look much …

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Phenomena: The Tao of Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey has two movies out this month. In one, he gives voice to an animated koala who organizes a singing contest. In the other, he plays a schlubby dreamer turned jungle adventurer. The details are not important. The main thing is, the movies will keep him in the public eye — talk shows, awards …

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Encounters: The Violinist Charlie Siem Strikes a High Note in Fashion

Encounters By ELIZABETH PATON LONDON — His chiseled features have fronted a campaign for the British men’s brand Dunhill, smoldered in black-and-white advertisements for Giorgio Armani and Dior fragrances, and graced the pages of L’Uomo Vogue. Fashion insiders were left breathless in January by his energetic catwalk performance at the Giambattista Valli show in Paris. …

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List of Five: The Straightforward Style of the Polymathic B.J. Novak

As if working on a laugh line until it’s just right, B. J. Novak has refined his look over the years. The actor and writer, who made his name on the sitcom “The Office” before going on to write and direct episodes of the show, appears this month with Michael Keaton in “The Founder,” a …

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Party Coverage: Scene City: The Fashion World Honors Carolina Herrera With a Little Help From Diana Ross

Party Coverage: Scene City By STUART EMMRICH Carolina Herrera has had quite a year. The fashion designer, best known early in her career for the wedding dresses she designed for celebrity clients like Caroline Kennedy and now the leader of a $1.2 billion global empire, recently marked her 35-year career with a book party in …

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Man of the World: Home Is Anywhere Jeremy Irons Drapes His Scarf

Jeremy Irons owns a pied-à-terre in London, a house in Oxfordshire and a 15th-century castle in Cork, Ireland, painted a color that complaining neighbors have called pink. “They got their knickers in a twist about it, but it’s not pink,” Mr. Irons said during a recent stay in New York. “It’s the color of fresh …

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Critic's Notebook: Black Designers in Focus at Fashion Institute of Technology

What do the satin leotard of the Playboy Bunny, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s first wedding gown and a wool jacquard Savile Row suit from 2016 have in common? All were created by people of African descent, a new exhibit, called “Black Fashion Designers,” at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will gently remind …

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A New Foundation, Backed by Richemont, Focuses on Craftsmanship

LONDON — “Our society today honors all the wrong people. Those who do good now live on the last pages of the newspaper. Then there are these footballers making millions. Fashion designers who just stand on the end of a catwalk after a show. Or women who sit on a front row and are paid …

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