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On the Runway: Melania Trump’s ‘America First’ Inaugural Wardrobe

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY WASHINGTON — In the end, she checked every box. Elegant, unexpected dress? Check. Unknown designer elevated to overnight sensation? Check. New York brand? Check. Implicit message about cooperation and embracing the melting pot? Check. When Melania Trump took the stage with her husband, President Trump, on Friday night for the …

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Catching Up With the Matriarch Behind Beyoncé and Solange

For sisters in the public eye, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles have managed to resist the siren call to overshare the minutiae of their personal lives. But there is one topic they are happy to gush about: their mother, Tina Knowles Lawson. In the January issue of Interview magazine, Solange is interviewed by Beyoncé and waxes …

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Inaugural Balls: Awaiting the Trumps’ First Dance

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his wife, Melania, are making their debut as the first couple at three official inaugural balls on Friday night, after an Inauguration Day full of celebrations — and protests. The divisiveness of the campaign will be an afterthought inside the galas. Two of the balls, the Freedom Ball and the …

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Red Carpet Watch: Viola Davis: ‘A Symbol of Hope in Dark Times’

The red carpet these days is where actresses woo fashion brands, fashion brands woo actresses, and actresses preen for preening’s sake. But what if a celebrity decided that for this awards season, she would have a higher purpose? Viola Davis was a radiant beam of sunshine as she walked the red carpet at the Golden …

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Social Q’s: Lowly Housewarming Dinner Clashes With V.I.P. Affair. Who Wins?

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES A friend, who wasn’t able to attend our housewarming party, emailed to ask if she, her husband and another couple could come to dinner at our new place to see it. (Cheeky, I thought, but we’ll have fun.) We set a date. Later, she wrote that she had been invited, …

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What to Do Instead of Watching Trump’s Inauguration

Maybe you couldn’t get a ride to Washington. Or maybe you don’t want to face the proceedings there. Around the country, an unusual number of alternate activities are planned to coincide with weekend events surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump and the Women’s March on Washington. Here is a sampling: If you’re seeking …

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Vows: Meaghan Wentland and Julian McKinley: At the Clerk’s Office, It’s Couple 716’s Turn

Vows By TAMMY La GORCE Not much went according to plan for Meaghan Wentland, of Queens, on her Dec. 29 wedding day. She and her fiancé, Julian McKinley, had overslept. Sleet was falling. A piece of jewelry that was supposed to serve as “something borrowed” could not be pulled free from the maid of honor. …

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Party Coverage: Scene City: Matthew McConaughey and Bryce Dallas Howard Party for ‘Gold’

Party Coverage: Scene City By TAYLOR HARRIS Mo’ money, mo’ problems. That seemed to be the takeaway Tuesday night from the premiere of “Gold,” which stars Matthew McConaughey, among others. “Well, things don’t always go in his favor,” Mr. McConaughey said, alluding to his character’s trials, before the film screened. The actor was working the …

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