Thebe Magugu Wins LVMH Prize for Young Designers

LONDON — Thebe Magugu, a 25-year-old South African designer known for powerful and politicized women’s wear collections inspired by the social complexities of his home country, has won the 2019 LVMH Prize for emerging talent. He is the first African designer to be awarded the prize, the most lucrative in the industry. The prize was…

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Eggs for Dinner!

Hello again … and goodbye! Here we are, post-Labor Day, which means it’s the end of summer hours and the more laid-back attitude that often goes with them. This also means that Sam Sifton’s return is imminent, and he’ll be back in your inbox on Friday. Thanks for reading, it’s been a blast! This week…

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Sahara-Level Sand Dunes, Mediterranean-Blue Water: Welcome to Michigan

The Dune Climb is one of the most popular things to do in a remarkably beautiful, off-the-radar corner of northwest Michigan called Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Yet it had me suffering like a modern-day Sisyphus on a June afternoon. With each oxygen-sucking, uphill step, I slipped and slid backward on the sandy slope. My…

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Peter Lindbergh, Photographer Who Captured Rise of the Supermodel, Dies at 74

Peter Lindbergh, a bastion of contemporary fashion photography whose work appeared on the covers of magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, and whose monochrome images propelled the careers of supermodels like Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington Burns and Linda Evangelista in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Paris, where he lived. He was 74. His death…

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Aerobic Fitness May Trump Strength for Metabolic Health

Stamina may trump strength for improving metabolic health, according to an interesting and provocative new study of the molecular effects of different aspects of fitness. The study, which was published in August in JAMA Network Open, finds that people’s aerobic endurance — or lack of it — can influence their metabolisms more potently than their…

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Immigration! Influencers! Climate Change! What to Expect This Fashion Month

It’s back-to-school time: Parents and kids everywhere are filling their backpacks, charging their computers, readying their water bottles and making shopping lists. That this time of year coincides with fashion month has always seemed something of a cosmic joke, or a telling coincidence. The shows, after all, are effectively a back-to-work moment for all. Or…

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Can You Draw This? Of Course You Can

“Any one who can learn to write, can learn to draw,” John Gadsby Chapman wrote in his 19th-century instruction manual, “The American Drawing-Book.” This can-do sentiment dates back to an era when lead pencils and chalky pastels were standard. Today’s artists — and wannabe artists — also have the option of easy-to-use digital gadgets. If…

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How Lizzo Does That

The singer and rapper Lizzo, 31, is one of the buzziest acts in music right now, what with her fierce lyrics, outspoken personality and fashion presence. She is also about to cross over into film, with a role in “Hustlers,” out Sept. 13. Lizzo, who is an Urban Decay brand ambassador, lives in Los Angeles.…

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The Unstoppable Rise of the Zaddy

Men of a certain age have long come in and out of fashion. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, European portraiture immortalized tailored tunics and the older aristocrats who wore them. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, celebrating “breeching,” the practice of putting a boy in pants for the first time, was all the rage. Skip…

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A Lemony Treat You Can Concoct in Summer and Tinker With All Winter

There was a guy named Eddie in my weeklong summer rental share this year who devoted one whole precious vacation day to making mole: hours of frying and dry-toasting and steeping and then wiping up the splatters. The other housemates wandered in and out from the deck or the beach where they’d been, doing a…

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