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On the Runway: Hermès Steps Into the Shoe Wars With a Stake in Pierre Hardy

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY The shoe wars are once again about to escalate. Hermès International, the French luxury group, announced on Wednesday that it had taken a minority stake in the shoe brand Pierre Hardy. This makes Hermès something of a footwear power when shoes are proving to be the It bags of the …

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On the Runway: Wimbledon’s Fashion Winner: Kim Sears

On the Runway By ELIZABETH PATON Britain has recently lurched from one constitutional and leadership crisis to the next in the wake of its decision to leave the European Union, with morale further damped by a humiliating loss to Iceland in the European soccer championships. So a second Wimbledon championship for Andy Murray was a …

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Burberry C.E.O. to Step Down, Ending Dual-Role Experiment at Helm

LONDON — Burberry’s chief executive is resigning from that post, ending an experiment in which the British luxury house became the first publicly listed fashion company to allow one person to hold the roles of chief executive and creative director at once. The company announced the change for the executive, Christopher Bailey, on Monday. He …

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Table for Three: Audra McDonald and Zachary Quinto on Public, and Private, Drama

Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “Not to be dramatic,” said Audra McDonald, fluttering her hands around her face in a comic pantomime of theatricality, “But it is our work.” She had just tracked whether a tornado watch that was in effect in New York City posed any threat to her teenage daughter, enrolled in …

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Vows: Ethan Nichtern and Marissa Dutton: Meditations on the Cool Boredom of Love

Vows By ERIC V. COPAGE The problem with Hollywood’s romantic comedies, Ethan Nichtern explained during a talk in Manhattan on meditation and desire, is that they end just as the relationship is really getting started. “In every rom-com that’s ever been, it ends at the beginning, it ends where it gets interesting,” Mr. Nichtern, the …

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21st-Century Man: More Than a Cult Designer: Hiroki Nakamura Goes Big

The moment was primed for kitsch or magic; it could have gone either way. On a warm summer morning in Florence, Italy — the air narcotic with the scent of blooming camellia — guests of the men’s wear trade fair Pitti Uomo made their way through tunnels of clipped greenery at the Renaissance Boboli Gardens …

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Nine Questions: Dwyane Wade’s Game Plan Includes Fashion Design

He’s a 12-time National Basketball Association All-Star, with three championship rings and one eye on a future in fashion. Dwyane Wade has a line of watches, socks and underwear to his name so far. The 34-year-old guard, who will be returning to Chicago, his home city, as a member of the Bulls after 13 seasons …

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Social Q’s: My Stepmother Calls Herself Mom but Doesn’t Act Like One. What to Do?

Social Q’s My father’s wife of 13 years, who has no children, has started calling herself our mom on Facebook. My sisters and I never lived with her and don’t relate to her or our father well because of their alcoholism. She posts corny images of kittens with quotes like, “My daughters are my whole …

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Field Notes: Sand Sculptures Making a Splash at Beach Weddings

Field Notes By ALIX STRAUSS When Anthony Rossomando told his mother about the sand sculpture he and his fiancé, Stephanie Angelone, were having made for their beach wedding at the Casa Marina, a Waldorf Astoria resort in Key West, Fla., Mr. Rossomando recalled his mother saying, “How nice.” “When she asked the price and I …

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The ‘Kidbutz’ of Topanga Canyon

TOPANGA, Calif. — In a four-bedroom, 3,400-square-foot house with three and a half baths and a two-car garage in this hilly Los Angeles County enclave, Aleksandra Evanguelidi, 41, sleeps in the master bedroom; in the room next door is her daughter, Juno, 6, who shares it with Claire, also 6. Across the hall is an …

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