Bethann Hardison Never Wanted to Start a Modeling Agency

The fashion industry has changed significantly since model-turned-advocate Bethann Hardison got her start in a Garment District button factory. As part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, she shares her views on the industry’s current struggles and how she personally has effected change over the decades. When did you decide to leave modeling…

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Giorgio Armani Says Fashion Needs to «Do Less and Do It Better»

Giorgio Armani has always had a singular vision. Back in late February when cases of COVID-19 were beginning to rise in Italy, the designer made a snap decision to stage a virtual presentation. Here, as part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, he reflects on that decisiveness and lessons learned from 2020 so…

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Can the Sustainability Movement Sustain Itself?

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images “When it comes to energy, we need to look to the future, and when it comes to garments, into the past,” Gabriela Hearst said at a preview of her fall 2020 collection in February, a month before the world, and the industry, got turned upside down. Eco-pioneers like Hearst and Stella McCartney…

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Parties Delay the Start of In-Person Classes at Some U.S. High Schools

Here’s what you need to know: ImageSchool districts in New York and Massachusetts have postponed the start of in-person instruction after high school students attended large parties.Credit…Justin Lane/EPA, via Shutterstock High school parties force some Northeast schools in the U.S. to delay the return to classes. Several K-12 school districts in the U.S. Northeast have…

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How Companies Are Getting Fast Coronavirus Tests for Employees

As businesses try to recover from the pandemic’s economic blow while ensuring the safety of workers and customers, many have complained of two obstacles: access to coronavirus testing for their employees and long delays in receiving results. But some have found a reliable workaround. Through a growing number of intermediaries, they can generally obtain test…

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A Civil War Political Movement Reawakens — Complete With Capes

In January, the artist Hank Willis Thomas began enigmatically summoning designers, musicians and activists he knew to his studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He was working on something big, bringing a force of history back to life. “I didn’t even know why he was asking me to come by,” the artist Wildcat Ebony Brown…

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I Got a Trial Covid-19 Vaccine. Do I Still Have to Wear a Mask?

My wife and I are participating in a clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine. We had no antibodies before we received the vaccine, but we now have a lot of them, according to two independent tests. Presumably we are like millions of others who have recovered from Covid-19 and have these antibodies, and so are…

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The Lamp Was a Clue to a Life I Didn’t Know My Mother Had

My mother saved an immense amount of stuff. That’s something of a burden: What to do with it all? But it’s also a gift. Because she died of cancer in 1992, at 53, when I was just 15. And yet she still finds ways to speak to me, through the things she left behind. One…

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