| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:25 PM
I hope Jessica Lange never ends her collaboration with Ryan Murphy. "American Horror Story" just won't be the same without her.
No matter what outlandish acts Murphy and his co-producer Brad Falchuk ask of the Oscar and Emmy winner, she turns them into...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:51 PM
In the same way that fashion designers scour the trunks and attics of the past for inspiration, perfumers periodically dip into the well of classic French perfumery when creating new fragrances.
This seems to be one of those times.
After decades in...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:07 AM
PARIS -- Miuccia Prada had a starry front row at her Miu Miu show Wednesday, with Michelle Dockery, Lena Dunham, Dianna Agron, Rashida Jones and other lovelies sitting pretty.
The look: Little girl living in a fairy tale of her own imagination.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Italian luxury labels getting some serious exposure during Sunday night's Emmy Awards telecast included Canali and Prada, worn by two of the night's winners -- Michael Douglas and Jeff Daniels, respectively -- as well as Dolce & Gabbana, which dressed the...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:32 PM
In interviewing Lyle Lovett for a piece about his Western shirt collaboration with Hamilton (which appeared in last Sunday's Image section), the singer-songwriter-actor and I covered a lot of ground, touching on topics that ranged from his earliest...
| Dec 9, 2012
For holiday parties, today's sophisticated man can take a cue from runways and red carpets by choosing tuxedos for formal occasions or components thereof for more casual events.
Fashion designers, obsessed as they are these days with all manner of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
When she was young, Dana Franco used to love navigating the cosmetic counters during shopping trips with her mother, smelling perfume samples along the way.
“My mom would stop and get me one of those perfume tester strips from anyone who had a...
| Jun 14, 2013
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| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Sometime between Melanie Griffith as "Working Girl" and Hillary Clinton as presidential contender, the pantsuit retired from the ranks of high fashion, as well as from most women's closets.
Make room for its resurgence. Pantsuits commanded designer...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
With summer in full swing, the beach is beckoning, the hammock is hovering and the lawn chair looks like the long-lost lap of luxury. If downtime means picking up a good book, we've compiled a list of some recent fashion-focused books and breezy reads...
| Apr 28, 2013
— Within 30 seconds in her airy, orchid-filled office three floors above Central Park, Betty Halbreich had zeroed in on one of my chief torments as a professional woman.
"I know why you have a problem with pants," Halbreich said dryly, patting...