36 Hours: 36 Hours in San Juan

Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria, stories of hope and progress are emerging in Puerto Rico, just as the island’s tropical vegetation is flourishing once again. While there is still much work to be done, and some rural areas might not fully recover for years, the capital of San Juan has been…

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Tom Ford Remakes That Iconic ’90s Red Velvet Suit

One of the standout looks from Tom Ford’s fall 2019 collection was deep, red and monochromatic: a red velvet blazer, maroon bodysuit, shiny silk cuffed suit pants, and velvet peep-toe platforms. Getty ImagesVictor VIRGILE Sure, part of the reason the look stood out was because it was modeled by ELLE’s March cover star Gigi Hadid,…

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Art Review: Frida Kahlo’s Home Is Still Unlocking Secrets, 50 Years Later

Image A Tehuana huipil and skirt, with portraits of the artist, in “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving” at the Brooklyn Museum.CreditBanco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Hard to imagine she once worked in shadow; when she had her first New York exhibition, in 1938,…

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Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren Serve Comfort Food, of a Sort

You’ve got to hand it to Tom Ford: He knows how to spin familiarity. That sharp ruby velvet jacket on his fall 2019 runway — the one that, for those who remembered, acted like a rip in the space-time continuum, sending them right back to the ruby velvet Gucci suit Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the…

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Trilobites: Beaked Whales Are the Deepest Divers

Cuvier’s beaked whales are among the most mysterious and adept mammals on Earth. They can dive deeper and hold their breath longer than any other marine mammal. But biologists still know very little about them, because they only surface for a few minutes between most dives, taxing the patience of whale experts, as well as…

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ELLE’s Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping

Loitering around the mall food court will always hold a special place in our hearts, but online shopping has literally everything. Admit it, you can’t beat at-home bra fittings and discovering indie brands from across the globe, all from the comfort of your couch. But with so many sites popping up, online shopping can be…

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Everything You Need to Know About Day 1 of New York Fashion Week

Earlier this month, London writer Dal Chodha tweeted, «Marie Kondo needs to look at the Fashion Week schedules stat.» He was so right. With over 100 shows, presentations, and events over the course of just seven days, there’s a lot to conquer during New York Fashion Week. But that’s why we’re ready to adapt Kondo’s…

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Noted: When Celebrities Fly Coach

When Alankrutha Giridhar boarded her flight on Monday, she was understandably more concerned with finding overhead luggage space than meeting her seatmate. Then she got a closer look at his face. “When I sat next to him, I was like, ‘I’m 100 percent sure it’s him,’” Ms. Giridhar said, “but I didn’t want to prod…

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Wait —: Wait — Chyrons Are Named After a Centaur

“Wait —” is a weekly newsletter in which Caity Weaver investigates an unanswered (and possibly unasked) question in the news and pop culture. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox. The ancient Greek poets tell us that Achilles honed many of his survival skills (medicine, martial arts, playing the lyre well) under the…

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Dr. Doris Wethers, 91, on Front Lines Against Sickle Cell, Dies

Dr. Doris L. Wethers, who broke racial barriers in the medical world before gaining renown for research and advocacy that helped lead to mandatory testing of all newborns for sickle cell anemia, died on Jan. 28 in Yonkers. She was 91. The cause was complications of a stroke, her daughter-in-law Lisa Booker said. In 1965,…

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