Do Not Follow Nell Mescal

Nell Mescal describes herself as “chronically online.” So chronically online that she regularly breaks one of the internet’s cardinal rules and searches for her own name on Twitter. It occasionally turns up some funny stuff. Like a tweet from January in which a stranger admitted to not knowing anything about Ms. Mescal’s brother, the actor…

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Michelle Obama’s Secret Style Weapon

“Not many people knew that I worked for her,” Ms. Rilling said. Relatively few know even now that she confected the delicately pleated gown, its colors intensifying from dusty pink to flame, that Mrs. Obama wore for the unveiling of her White House portrait. Joining forces with Meredith Koop, Mrs. Obama’s longtime stylist, Ms. Rilling…

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When Pretty Walls Tell a Deeper Story

This article is part of our Design special section on how the recent push for diversity in design is changing the way the world looks. Victor Glemaud, a 45-year-old Haitian-born designer of statement knitwear, has busied himself with patterns for nearly his entire career. But only after introducing his first home goods for the textiles…

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