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Saturday, March 2, 2013

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    Paris Fashion Week
    Fashion Review

    Tasting Freedom at Dior and Lanvin

    CHRISTIAN DIOR A coat tied with a neck sash over an asymmetrical skirt; a knit bustier dress; a silk dress with Surrealist embroidery.
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    CHRISTIAN DIOR A coat tied with a neck sash over an asymmetrical skirt; a knit bustier dress; a silk dress with Surrealist embroidery.

    Raf Simons of Dior and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin experiment with the freedom in diversity.

    Fashion Review

    Old Tricks Up New Sleeves

    When the novelty of their flashy fashion wears off, young designers realize it helps to sell some clothes.

    Fashion Review

    Balenciaga Is in Good Hands

    The New York designer Alexander Wang drew on Balenciaga’s archives for a graceful collection that works for today’s women.

    Sunday Styles
    Mr. Doyle in one of his haunts, the lounge at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
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    Mr. Doyle in one of his haunts, the lounge at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

    Gavin Doyle went from fresh-faced kid to night-life fixture in the time it took the doorman to lift the velvet rope.

    The No-Limits Job

    For 20-somethings in creative fields, the work — often unpaid — never seems to end. Nor do the days.

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    Adam Selman.
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    Adam Selman.

    Adam Selman, a designer, makes the costumes the singer wears for appearances and videos, and is about to strike out on his own.

    Possessed

    Safekeeping a Relic of the Punk Era

    Richard Hell, the proto-punk rocker and writer, has kept a handmade book for 40-some years, since it was created and given to him by its author.

    England Develops a Voracious Appetite for a New Diet

    The British are embracing a weight-loss plan that involves five days of eating and drinking whatever you want, and fasting for two days a week.

    Modern Love

    Limping Toward the Truth, Wherever It Might Be

    In a gratifying reversal of the conventional script, sex had turned into love.

    Social Qs

    The Kindest Cut

    Dealing with a farewell to a longtime barber, the end of an Easter tradition, a potential plus-one at a boys weekend and a wine holdout.

    I Was Misinformed

    On the Road, With Mothers

    I have been thinking of writing a book, “How to Travel With Your Mother,” but my first tip is: Do not ever travel with your mother.

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    Thursday Styles
    Liza Thorn of the band Starred: “When you’re in a band and you’re a girl, the fashion people immediately accept you.”
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    Liza Thorn of the band Starred: “When you’re in a band and you’re a girl, the fashion people immediately accept you.”

    The rocker’s look has captured the attention of Hedi Slimane.

    A Hush-Hush Topic No More

    Devotees of sex play involving bondage and domination want to make their voices heard.

    Holding Hands Across the Years

    A new exhibition in Paris uses fashion as part of the conversational to-and-fro with the past.

    Up Close

    Guided by Ghosts of the Speakeasy

    A former financial analyst is part of a revival of small-batch liquor making in Brooklyn.

    A Dash of Mystery, a Hint of Humor

    Yaz Bukey’s newest collection pays homage to a TV character who had all the answers.

    Skin Deep

    Her Crowning Glory in a Box

    Not just celebrities, but socialites, models and everyday women wear wigs on the sly, not to disguise thinning or sparse hair, but for fashion and convenience.

    Boîte

    Houston Hall

    A cavernous spot for unusual brews.

    T Magazine

    The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man

    In the last few years there has been a dramatic spike in the average American male's fashion I.Q.
    Clockwise from top left: Tommy Ton/Trunk Archive (3); Marcy Swingle/Gastro Chic

    In the last few years there has been a dramatic spike in the average American male's fashion I.Q.

    Designer fashion is no longer just for gay men and Europeans. Welcome to the age of sartorial enlightenment, in which the average male has shed schlumpiness for style.

    Front Row

    Third Floor, Bombshells

    Macy’s plans to carry Marilyn Monroe designs in 150 stores, targeting younger shoppers with updated styles for modern blond bombshells.

    Critical Shopper

    Branching Out From the Altar

    Having specialized in wedding dresses, Monique Lhuillier’s boutique includes red-carpet ready clothing as well.

    Scouting Report

    Following the adventures of a fictional, fashionable child, and sales at Patrik Ervell and DKNY.

    Milan Fashion Week
    Fashion Review

    Some Play to the Crowd and Some Are for Real

    From left: BOTTEGA VENETA A wool twill dress with a knit bodice set at a diagonal; EMILIO PUCCI A shearling coat over thigh-high suede boots; JIL SANDER  A beaver coat, longhaired on the top, shirred below.
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    From left: BOTTEGA VENETA A wool twill dress with a knit bodice set at a diagonal; EMILIO PUCCI A shearling coat over thigh-high suede boots; JIL SANDER  A beaver coat, longhaired on the top, shirred below.

    The big names in Milan fashion present their fall 2013 collections.

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    A selection of accessories from the Milanese runways.

    T Magazine

    Model-Morphosis | Sigrid Agren at Jil Sander

    The model transforms with makeup by Lisa Butler and hair by Luigi Mureno.

    On the Runway Blog

    Making a Statement With Wool

    Boiled and double-faced wool is big this season with designers, as seen in Bottega Veneta’s latest collection at Milan Fashion Week, while Jil Sander’s fall collection was all about control.

    Fashion Review

    Prada Goes With Her Feelings

    Miuccia Prada underscores the difference between the collections of male and female designers.

    T Magazine

    Model-Morphosis | Andreea Diaconu at Pucci

    The model transforms with makeup by Lisa Butler and hair by Luigi Mureno.

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    LOOK FAMILIAR? Kate Winslet in 2002 and Anne Hathaway in 2008 wore uncannily similar looks.

    The Red Carpet Project

    Of all the fashionable events of award season, the Oscar red carpet is the main attraction. Explore an archive of looks that spans 15 years, and share your favorites.

    The Stars and Their Little Gold Men

    Penny Marshall eats a burger; Quentin Tarantino likes Adele; Ang Lee says he needs a rest.

    Fashion Review

    Sleeves and Straps Are Barely There

    Sleeves were in short supply and straps were so unrepresented on dresses at the Oscars on Sunday night that they might as well have been outlawed.

    From The International Herald Tribune
    Fashion Review

    Emotion: Real or Surreal?

    At Christian Dior, the rush of feeling came from the event, rather than the clothes.

    Bill Cunningham
    Bill Cunningham | Right on Red

    A standout theme at the recent New York fashion shows, black and white, leaves the jelly-bean colors to youngsters.

    Evening Hours | Nights of Majesty

    Bill Cunningham captures galas for winter, Purim, dance and community.

    Shopping Columns
    Street Style
    Submit Your Photos

    From foxes to rabbits, we’ve seen animal faces popping up on tops. This week it’s animal inspired tops.

    Adam Selman Dresses Rihanna for the Stage

    Rihanna’s costume designer, who worked with her on the Rihanna for River Island collection, is sharing the spotlight.

    Linking Couture Across the Years

    What happens to clothes when the body that once occupied them has disappeared? An exhibition in Paris, “Paris Haute Couture” explores this question.

    A Dash of Mystery, a Hint of Humor

    Yaz Bukey’s newest collection pays homage to a TV character who had all the answers.

    London Fashion Week
    30 Accessories from London Fashion Week

    Highlights from the fall collections, from playful handbags to practical gloves.

    Scene City
    Fashion Week Videos
    Fashion Week Photos
    The Model Deconstructed

    The faces of New York Fashion Week discuss how they bring designers’ ideas to life in fleeting runway moments.

    Instagramming Fashion Week

    A selection of your Instagram photos from New York Fashion Week.

    Off the Runway
    Red Carpet
    Politics in Style

    Michelle Obama, First in Fashion

    Can Michelle Obama, who has used celebrity and style to redefine her role as first lady, step off the glamour pedestal and broaden her reach?

    T Magazine
    T Magazine
    The Rise of the Well-Dressed Man

    Welcome to the age of sartorial enlightenment, in which the average male has shed schlumpiness for style.

    More From The International Herald Tribune
    Fashion Review

    Transforming Experiences

    Designers in Paris showed change -- like Hussein Chalayan, whose short, draped silk dress turned into a long gown.

    Fashion Review

    Tyrol Time

    Olympia Le-Tan had shorts suits and velvet pinafores to offset her stylish handbags.

    Fashion Review

    A New Balenciaga but Not Set in Marble

    Alexander Wang's debut collection was a promising start.

    Judith Clark: Creating a Different Viewpoint

    The British curator is known for exhibits that make visitors look at fashion in new ways.

    Men's Fashion Week
    Looks From the Europe Runways

    Images from the London, Milan and Paris men’s collections.

    The Collection: A Fashion App for the iPad

    Get complete coverage of fashion and style and the latest looks from the runway.

    Paris Fashion Week

    Fashion Viewer

    Marc Jacobs

    See in-the-moment backstage, on and off the runway photos from select New York Fashion Week shows.

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    Editors' Picks

    Steve Madden Is Back

    It’s been a decade since Mr. Madden was famously sentenced to 41 months in prison for stock fraud. He is now creative and design chief of the shoe empire he founded in 1990.

    Intersection: Paris Men's Fashion Week

    Street fashion videos that capture many varied parts of New York City (and beyond) and the people who live here.

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