‘Insult to China’: A Model’s Freckles Spark an Online Storm

HONG KONG — Jing Wen, 25, has modeled for Chanel and Prada and appeared on the cover of Vogue in China and Italy. But on Chinese social media, images of her freckled face have provoked a storm of outrage and abuse, spreading under the hashtag “Insult to China.” The model, known in China by her…

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ELLE Editorial: Lady of the Hills

Hollywood’s iconic stahl house provides a dramatic backdrop to charming botanical and painterly prints. Jumpsuit, Stella McCartney, $1,235. Sunglasses, Miu Miu, $410. Necklace, Tiffany & Co., $10,000. Bracelet (throughout), Marni, $350. Ring, Janis Savitt, $315. Rings, both, Pomellato, $7,100–$12,100 each. Handbag, pumps, $995, all, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Photographed by Zoey Grossman; Styled by Natasha Royt…

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Is This the Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

LONDON — In the British capital, it is the calm before the storm. The country’s scheduled departure from the European Union — Brexit — is mere weeks away, although no deal has been reached. And so little is clear about what will become of Britain in the wake of its decision to “Leave” that many…

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Restaurant Review: Serving All the Food Nouvelle Cuisine Couldn’t Kill

The great Midtown shrines to French cuisine were mourned one by one as they went, often at length and in print. At the same time, another style of French restaurant was dying off, but generally without benefit of a full obituary. This was the small, discreet bistro with forehead-height curtains in the windows, Piaf on…

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34 of Karl Lagerfeld’s Most Memorable Chanel Fashion Show Moments

Through out his more than 35 years at the helm of Chanel, creative director Karl Lagerfeld put together some of the the most legendary fashion shows the industry has ever seen. He staged protests in support of women’s rights, brought the fashion set to Cuba, recreated ocean-front views complete with lifeguards and sandy beaches, and…

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Virginie Viard Will Succeed Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel

Getty ImagesPascal Le Segretain Chanel has announced that Virginie Viard, the brand’s fashion studio director, will succeed Karl Lagerfeld. The legendary designer’s death was confirmed on Tuesday, February 19th. He was 85. Viard has worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld since (nearly) the beginning. Her tenure at Chanel started in 1987 when a family friend Prince Rainier’s…

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Karl Lagerfeld, Designer Who Defined Luxury Fashion, Dies at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, the most prolific designer of the 20th and 21st centuries and a man whose career formed the prototype of the modern luxury fashion industry, died on Tuesday in Paris. He was 85. His death was announced on Tuesday by Chanel. “More than anyone I know, he represents the soul of fashion: restless, forward-looking…

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Nigella Lawson Was Never Just a Domestic Goddess

On Sept. 28, 2018, Nigella Lawson posted a photo to Instagram, a closely cropped shot of her and her first husband, John Diamond, looking at each other. His arms are wrapped around her waist, his smile is soft and loving. The caption reads, “This time 20 years ago, I was at the launch party for…

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