Unbuttoned: Trump vs. the Disappearing Tie

May 11, 2016 Unbuttoned By VANESSA FRIEDMAN Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is a political outlier not only when it comes to immigration policy, Twitter and marital history, but also when it comes to image. This isn’t, of course, a coincidence. But it is notable. I am not speaking here of his much …

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Chewing the Fat With Obama and Bryan Cranston: Notes From the Oval Office

By SUSAN LEHMAN May 10, 2016 Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In this piece, Philip Galanes talks with Times Insider about his Oval Office experience with President Obama and the actor Bryan Cranston for a recent Styles section feature, Table for Three. Q. How …

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Diamanda Galás, Still Wild and Primal, Returns to the New York Stage

By CHARLES CURKIN May 6, 2016 The nearby lunch tables were filled with gallerists and businessmen, but Diamanda Galás put down her biscotto, opened her mouth slightly and proceeded to hold a single note — a low, plaintive note — for what felt like an eternity. It was a bright day, and she was singing in full …

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Meet Alden Ehrenreich, a Hollywood Throwback (and the Next Han Solo?)

Meet Alden Ehrenreich, a Hollywood Throwback (and the Next Han Solo?) By MATTHEW SCHNEIER May 6, 2016 Alden Ehrenrich in Los Angeles. “My feeling is that he is going to be a major player in movies,” Warren Beatty said. By MATTHEW SCHNEIER May 6, 2016 The most repeated story about the career of Alden Ehrenreich, an actor whose name …

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Table for Three: Barack Obama and Bryan Cranston on the Roles of a Lifetime

May 6, 2016 Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES “Nice place!” the actor Bryan Cranston said to President Obama as he glanced around at the White House. “When are you putting it on the market?” The Oval Office looks eerily familiar, even to a couple of first-time visitors: that solid oak desk with the South …

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On the Runway: Brioni Says Goodbye Milan Men’s Wear, Hello Couture

May 6, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Another brand is abandoning the traditional fashion show calendar. On Friday Brioni, the Italian luxury tailor, announced it would hold its next show — the first by its new creative director, Justin O’Shea — on July 4 in Paris during the women’s couture season, dumping its usual …

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Night Out: Gloria Estefan Congas Her Way Through a Night in Her Honor

May 5, 2016 By MICHAEL MUSTO “I’m excited that Catherine Zeta-Jones will be at my table,” Gloria Estefan said in her New York Marriott Marquis suite while preparing to be celebrated at an Actors Fund benefit salute in the same hotel. Ms. Estefan said the actress once told her that she had “Cuts Both Ways” …

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On the Runway: Chanel Cruises Into Havana, Showcasing Style and Questions

May 5, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY After President Obama and the Rolling Stones: Chanel. On Tuesday, just days after the first American cruise ship in almost 40 years docked at the Havana pier, the French brand became the first European fashion house since Castro seized power in 1959 to stage a show in …

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From Runway to Runner: The Crossover Appeal of Fashion Trends

By JULIE LASKY May 4, 2016 Leather belting, fringe citrus colors, playful geometric prints, Victorian styling: Those were the trends that magazines like Elle and Vogue spotted in the spring 2016 fashion collections. So prepare to find them at NYCxDesign. The five-borough cross-disciplinary festival, which runs through May 17, celebrates the indefatigable furniture makers, weavers, jewelry artists, …

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