At Louis Vuitton, Michael Jackson Forever

PARIS — When Chris Brown and Gunna fired up spliffs in the front row at the Yohji Yamamoto show on Thursday, it was a sure signal that fashion had crossed into new territory. The outlines of the landscape we’ve now entered are starkly unlike the one that came before in ways that are as much…

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Rick Owens Offers Respect

PARIS — Every so often a show comes along to remind us of the toll taken on an entire creative generation by AIDS, the disease many people pretend has ceased to exist in the era of PrEP preventive drugs. Growing up in dusty, dry Porterville, Calif., without a television, and with little access to news…

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Encounters: Carmen Ejogo of ‘True Detective’ Dangles in a Circus

Carmen Ejogo leapt in the air and grasped two lengths of silk, each the color of arterial blood. She took a deep breath, fell back and spun upside-down in the middle of a warehouse in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. “Whoooo!” she yelled, squeezing her legs together to increase her speed. Ms. Ejogo, 45, who…

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Vetements, Evolving

PARIS — “Warning!!” the T-shirt read. “What you are about to witness will disturb you. Even shock you. There is a dark side of humanity the censors won’t let you see … but we will.” That’s a Vetements promise. Shock and awe are arrows in the quiver. “View at your own risk” is the T-shirt’s…

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Up Next: James DeSantis of ‘Backyard Envy’ Tackles Botany and Body Issues

Name: James DeSantis Age: 30 Hometown: Sylvan Beach, N.Y. Now lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Claim to fame: Mr. DeSantis is one-third of the Manscapers, a landscape design firm in Brooklyn with an eclectic clientele drawn from the city’s cultural fauna. Along with his longtime pals Garrett Magee and…

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Update: The Rise of Halal Tourism

For one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global travel industry, there is no pork on the hotel dinner menus. There are flights with no alcohol on the drink carts, resorts with separate swimming pools for men and women, and daily itineraries with built-in break times for the five daily calls to prayer. Since 2016,…

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Vows: She Crumbled the Fortress Around His Heart

When Sting married Trudie Styler 26 years ago, his close friend, Simon Astaire, served as the best man. Last month, in New York, Sting was finally able to return the favor. “I’ve known him for 40 years; I never thought I’d be the best man, because I never thought he would marry,” said Sting, a.k.a.…

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