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Fashion Review: So Was Rihanna’s Show Any Good? And More Pressing Questions from Paris Fashion Week

PARIS — Twenty-three blocks of ice, each almost five feet tall, enclosed perfectly preserved gardens of flowers at the peak of their color and bloom on the second floor of a long, cavernous warehouse space at a grungy edge of the Eighth Arrondissement of Paris, just beyond the railway tracks of the Gare St.-Lazare, like …

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Brian Anderson, Skateboarding Star, Comes Out as Gay

Last week, Brian Anderson, a professional skateboarder known for his powerful and aggressive style, told his 40,000-plus Instagram followers to prepare themselves for a forthcoming video. When it was released, on Tuesday, it shared something that most people had never heard. “My name is Brian Anderson, I’m a professional skateboarder, and we are here to …

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Wedding Album: The Proposals Were Awkward (But the Answers Were Yes)

Andrew Fox of New Castle, Pa., had it all planned. He would propose to his girlfriend, Heather Terwilliger of Fredonia, N.Y., Tuesday night during their first visit to Yankee Stadium as the Yankees played the Boston Red Sox. He paid $100 to have his surprise appear on the scoreboard during the fifth inning. The cameras …

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Paris Fashion Week, Day 2: Bad Gal, Meet New Gal

It’s going to be a beautiful day in Paris, with forecasts for a high of 77 degrees. Get ready to enjoy it from the back of a town car. On deck today are shows by Courrèges, Maison Margiela, Rochas and more. Here, a few highlights: • A runway debut. Bouchra Jarrar, who was appointed to …

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During the Presidential Debate, a Fashionable Pajama Party in Paris

PARIS — At 3 a.m. on Tuesday, the streets near the Champs-Élysées were eerily silent, the stillness punctuated only by the rolling shutters of brasseries being drawn down by weary waiters, the occasional moped engine or faraway siren, and the click-clack of a policeman’s boots on the sidewalk as he stood on duty, rifle firmly …

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At Paris Fashion Week, Who’s Got the Power?

PARIS — This week marks the ascension of four new designers at four vaunted houses: Anthony Vaccarello at Yves Saint Laurent, Bouchra Jarrar at Lanvin, Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior and Pierpaolo Piccioli, solo for the first time, at Valentino. It could produce, potentially, the biggest single aesthetic shift in seasons. Not just because …

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Fashion Review: Dolce & Gabbana Serve Up Some Comfort Food and a Trend (or Two)

MILAN — As much change and confusion as there has been so far this fashion season — what with the see-now/shop-now splinter movement, the let-us-entertain-you faction and the men-and-women-together contingent all trying to overturn ye olde system — by the final afternoon of the Milan shows, with three cities down and one to go, certain …

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Fashion Review: From Versace to Bottega Veneta, Milan Has a Message for Hillary Clinton

MILAN — Milan has a message for Hillary Clinton. “We’re all looking at what will happen, and we will be available to welcome the new president of America — whoever she may be,” Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said at the opening lunch of the week. It pretty much set the tone. By the time the …

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