Normal People Are Our New Muses

Gucci: Courtesy of the brandInstagram Style Points is a new weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. Jeannette Wei. Sabrina Pilkati. Ioana Ciocan. These may not be household names, but they’ve all played a big part in fashion recently. Wei is designer Joseph Altuzarra’s grandmother, and her wardrobe helped inspire his fall…

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Marc Jacobs Releases a Polysexual Collection

Courtesy of Larissa Hofmann/Marc Jacobs Adding to the conversation about gender and sexuality in 2020, Marc Jacobs just dropped a new collection that celebrates polysexuality. (For those not familiar with queer identities, a polysexual person is someone who attracted to multiple genders and identities.) Titled «Heaven,» the collection draws on teenage daydreams, alienation nation, queer…

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Century 21, Fabled New York Bargain Destination, Is Closing

Century 21, the famous New York discount store chain, became the latest retailer felled during the pandemic, saying on Thursday that it had been forced to file for bankruptcy and would close all 13 of its locations after failing to receive money from its insurers. The retailer said in a release that its insurance providers…

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Victor Glemaud Enters the Tech World With New Fitbit Collection

Fitbit’s ongoing partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America has already produced collaborations with Kim Shui, PH5, Public School and more to produce comfortable bands for the brand’s best-selling smartwatches. You can’t talk comfort without mentioning the knit connoisseur Victor Glemaud, who is the latest designer to join forces with Fitbit. Glemaud is…

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Are Gender Reveals Cursed?

This week, after a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” used at a gender-reveal party set off a devastating wildfire that scorched thousands of acres east of Los Angeles, many internet pundits decided enough was enough. “Revealing my baby’s gender by crashing a tanker full of pink oil into a delicate coral reef,” one person tweeted sarcastically. Others…

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Mandy Moore’s Best Looks Ever

Getty Images From her ’00s pop star days to This Is Us, Mandy Moore’s style has always been colorful and daring. In honor of her decades of consistently chic fashion, we track her best looks. View Gallery 169 Photos 1 of 169 March 12, 2020 Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a…

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Return of the King: Ninja, a Video Game Star, Goes Back to Twitch

BERKELEY, Calif. — In 2010, LeBron James made “The Decision,” leaving his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat and upending the N.B.A. Several months ago, Tom Brady shocked the N.F.L. by choosing to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and leaving his longtime team, the New England Patriots, with whom he had won six…

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The Causes of Estrangement, and How Families Heal

A 21-year-old college student who hasn’t spoken to her mother since high school. A woman who cannot get along with her daughter-in-law, and who therefore has no contact with her son. Three siblings who stopped speaking because of a disputed inheritance 30 years ago. Family estrangement — a topic once so distressing and shameful that…

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After 43 Years, the Wine Sentinel of the River Café Stands Down

Joseph DeLissio never felt called to become a master sommelier. He didn’t post Instagram photos of himself posing with cult wines. He didn’t try to make his own wine, start an import company or initiate a podcast, all standard activities for 21st-century sommeliers. For 43 years, he just did his job. At least he had…

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