On the Runway: Vetements Won’t Be Pouring Cold Water on Parody Raincoat

March 31, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Vetements, the upstart collective built on a combination of elevated grit and Martin Margiela antecedents that has become the darling of French fashion, has proved influential in any number of ways, sparking a renaissance in the industry’s fascination with street style and the exaggerated silhouette that culminated …

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Vacheron Constantin Takes a Bespoke Turn

The tartan version of Elegance Sartoriale by Vacheron Constantin. By MELANIE ABRAMS March 31, 2016 “We don’t usually play with patterns and colors for our men’s watches, as they are quiet,” Vacheron Constantin’s artistic director, Christian Selmoni, said on the telephone from the company’s Geneva headquarters. That will change when the company unveils Elegance Sartoriale, five designs …

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Disruptions: The Upside to Technology? It’s Personal

March 30, 2016 Disruptions By NICK BILTON As a longtime tech columnist, I’ve seen the dark side of technology. I’ve written about the privacy minefields of Facebook and other social networks. I’ve looked at the hate and bullying that people inflict on Twitter. I’ve seen how the front-facing camera on our smartphones can turn us …

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In Alabama, New Life for the Onetime Sock Capital of the World

By STEVEN KURUTZ March 29, 2016 FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Nine years ago, when she was 27 and unhappily selling real estate, Gina Locklear went to her parents with a proposition. She wanted to make socks. Not the basic white socks the family had specialized in, but fashionable socks, with organic cotton and dyes. “I want to …

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Humans of New York Founder Takes On Donald Trump

By RUTH LA FERLA March 26, 2016 Brandon Stanton, the nimble shutterbug behind the immensely popular photo blog Humans of New York, has worked hard to filter politics and moral judgments out of his posts, intent on maintaining objectivity as he captures his subjects in words and on film, letting them speak for themselves. That changed last week …

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Table for Three: When Washington Met Hollywood: At Lunch With Cory Booker and Susan Sarandon

March 25, 2016 Table for Three By PHILIP GALANES Susan Sarandon hobbled into the restaurant in a cast boot and shiny Teamsters jacket emblazoned with the name “Sue.” But Senator Cory Booker’s first question for the actress was about a tattoo that runs down her back. (“It’s my kids’ initials — and my granddaughter’s,” she …

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Social Q’s: A Daughter’s Looks Aren’t Everything

March 24, 2016 Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES I have a 6-year-old daughter who is very pretty. She didn’t get her looks from her father or me, and we would find her beautiful no matter what. But people we meet love to point out how “gorgeous” and “stunning” she is. I worry that she may …

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