Can Fashion Photography Survive the Pandemic?

In the 1930s and ‘40s, when the photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe took models out of the studio and onto location — shooting them poolside for Harper’s Bazaar, say — she was making pictures about freedom, about women’s changing role in society, about travel and leisure culture. In 1975, when Helmut Newton took his famous image of…

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If the Shoe Floats

It seemingly happened so long ago that the event has assumed elements of urban legend — the saga of the Great Sneaker Spill. Sometimes referred to as the Great Shoe Spill, the tale recounts an event on May 27, 1990, when, during a sudden violent storm in the North Pacific, five shipping containers were swept…

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How the Trump Era Has Strained, and Strengthened, Politically Mixed Marriages

There are few remaining areas of American life in which people aren’t sorting themselves by political allegiances — including romantic relationships. Politically mixed marriages are rare, and over the last four years, Americans have become less willing to date someone with different political views, research has shown. Now there’s evidence that the heightened partisanship has…

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How to Grow a Hydroponic Garden

Emily Marsh, who lives in Sonoma County, Calif., always thought the best thing about gardening was the feel of soil on her fingertips. But last year she and her fiancé moved to a townhouse with an 8-by-12-foot concrete slab for a backyard. As lockdowns in California stretched into the month of May, and Ms. Marsh,…

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How to Attend Black-Tie Galas From Home

It’s gala season, when nonprofit organizations host their biggest fund-raising events of the year. Many of those events have been canceled or postponed because of the pandemic, but others have moved online and are open to those who don’t have $1,000 or more for a table (donations are strongly encouraged). The Public Theater’s free virtual…

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Former Milly Designer Michelle Smith Has a New Line, and a New Life

The wind was whipping around a makeshift outdoor SoulCycle studio at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards the other day, but the fashion designer Michelle Smith pulled off her “Legalize Equality” sweatshirt, baring toned limbs. She was hot. For the second time that day, she was front row and center in a spin class taught by her girlfriend,…

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Everyone Is Gay on TikTok

Connor Robinson, a 17-year-old British TikTok star with rosy cheeks and a budding six-pack, has built a large following by keeping his fans thirsty. Between the daily drip of shirtless dance routines and skits about his floppy hair, Mr. Robinson posts sexually suggestive curve balls that, he said, “break some barriers.” In an eight-second video…

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How to Make D.I.Y. Masks for Halloween

This Halloween, make a mask to go over …. your mask. All you’ll need is some flour, water, a balloon, paint and the newspaper you’re holding. Doing papier-mâché over a balloon is a fun, easy technique and yields a sphere that can be cut into two mask bases and transformed into any animal or creature…

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Watch Celine’s Spring-Summer 2021 Show Live From Monaco

Celine debuts its spring-summer 2021 runway show live from Monaco on Monday, October 26 at 4PM CET (10AM EST). Watch the brand’s latest unveiling below, with additional coverage on Instagram and CELINE.com. This content is imported from YouTube. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able…

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Ideas for Lifting Your Mood This Weekend

Welcome. Friday again, the perfect time to consult our archives of those diversions that lighten the mood, that help us feel a little more hopeful, more balanced or excited or just OK. A couple days ago, I asked about those things that are making your days a little better. If you’ve been feeling short on…

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