All of the Looks From the 2019 Venice Film Festival

The 76th Venice International Film Festival began on August 28 and stars including Brad Pitt, Martha Hunt, and Sofia Richie have already flocked to the prestige event. Until September 7, it will be the destination for fresh-off-the-gondola fashion statements. Here, a roundup of the best Venice Film Festival looks.

Outfit Dissecting with Elizabeth Mashburn

In this series for Harper’s Bazaar, I will be “outfit dissecting” women who work behind the scenes in the fashion industry. The women you will meet in these profiles work for some of your favorite brands, and whether they’re designing the pieces you love or answering your DM questions, they are also quietly cultivating trends.…

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Johnson & Johnson’s Brand Falters Over Its Role in the Opioid Crisis

In the 1980s, Johnson & Johnson needed a reliable supply of opium for a popular product, Tylenol with codeine. So the health care conglomerate, better known for baby shampoo and Band-Aids, bought a business that grew and processed opium poppies in faraway Tasmania, off the coast of Australia. By 2015, at the height of the…

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Tattoo Needles May Trigger Allergic Reactions

Tattoos can cause allergic reactions, and tattoo needles, even clean ones, may be partly to blame, a new study found. Previous studies have shown that tattoo inks contain high amounts of nickel, chromium, cobalt and mercury, which are transported to the lymph nodes and can cause allergic reactions. But now researchers have found that an…

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Eat Like You’re in Greece

Hello there, it’s Melissa Clark here, taking over for Julia Moskin, who was taking over for Sam Sifton, who has vanished into the woods for a well-deserved rest. I’m just back from my own vacation. My family and I spent 10 glorious days in Greece, where I ate grilled fish — sardines, red mullet, mackerel…

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Mary Seraj, Gregory Bischoping

Mary Kabir Seraj and Gregory Thomas Schwartz Bischoping were married Aug. 24 at the Roman Catholic Parish of Our Saviour in New York. The Rev. Robert J. Robbins performed the ceremony. In September, Ms. Seraj, 27, is to begin as a first-year business finance and restructuring associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a law firm…

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Womanspreading Is the Ultimate Fashion Power Move

There is a scene in Knock Down the House, the award-winning documentary that tracks four women running for Congress in 2018, in which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sitting on the couch in her living room, breathing deeply. In only a few hours, the then 28-year-old bartender from the Bronx—and complete newcomer to politics—must go on live…

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Power Dressing Is Back, But It Doesn’t Look the Same

In an era when women are fighting, once again, for our hard-won access to choice, it might seem counterintuitive that the suit—in its most masculine, tailored, gray flannel incarnation—is making a comeback. But come back it did, on female dandies in bow ties at Dolce & Gabbana, girls with cravats at Burberry, twenty-first-century Katharine Hepburns…

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Is the Boilersuit the New Power Suit?

In 1942, Rosie the Riveter, heroine of the working American woman, starred in a wartime campaign aimed at recruiting women to work in factories and shipyards. We’ve all seen the now-iconic poster where she poses in a boilersuit, with a fearless gaze and flexed bicep, alongside the slogan: We Can Do It! Today, Rosie’s heirs…

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Sacklers Would Give Up Ownership of Purdue Pharma Under Settlement Proposal

The Sackler family would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma, the company blamed for much of the opioid epidemic, and pay $3 billion of their own money under terms of a settlement proposal to resolve thousands of federal and state lawsuits, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The discussions have been going on…

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