In London, Art That Transforms — While It’s on View

This month in London, two gallery exhibitions are offering very different experiences each time you return: One artwork is being left to build itself, while another invites its own destruction. The latter, Urs Fischer’s “The Kiss,” is an outsized white Plasticine model of Rodin’s masterpiece, which Fischer has asked visitors to pick apart and reshape …

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On the Runway: Lady Gaga, in Versace, Sends a Sparkly Super Bowl Message

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Last year, Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 in a red Lurex pantsuit by Gucci, but this time around, for her starring performance at halftime on Sunday — beginning with her plunge off the roof of NRG Stadium in Houston like some kind of giant …

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The ‘Esquire Man’ Is Dead. Long Live the ‘Esquire Man.’

To that pocket-square-wearing, sidecar-sipping human known as the “Esquire man,” this was life as it was intended to be: a roomful of wags in natty suits throwing back cocktails and trading banter in one of Manhattan’s hottest restaurants, as willowy models and square-jawed movie stars circled the room. At Esquire magazine’s “Mavericks of Style” dinner, …

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Feuds: Nicki Minaj Scolds Shoe Designer for Ignoring Her

Another day, another social media feud. On Friday morning, Nicki Minaj took to both Twitter and Instagram to call out Giuseppe Zanotti, an Italian luxury shoe brand, for using her name in its designs and tapping into her fan base without offering her payment or a creative collaboration in exchange. Ms. Minaj asserted that despite …

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Red Carpet Watch: Ruth Negga Is This Award Season’s Fashion Darling

Every awards season, fashion seems to fall head over ears in love with a star. Last year, it was Alicia Vikander with her balletic grace; this year, it is Ruth Negga with her from-another-era appeal. Far from mermaid gowns and plunging necklines — a common red carpet playbook for ingénues — Ms. Negga’s style has …

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Modern Love: The Secret to Sibling Success

Modern Love By ELLEN UMANSKY Years ago, my younger brother and I attended the wedding of a childhood friend, held on a high floor of a stylish San Francisco hotel. We were standing by the floor-to-ceiling windows, joking with each other, when the sister of the groom approached. “You guys are so close,” she said. …

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