Fashion

Yves ForestierGetty Images When the photographer Peter Beard approached Iman on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, to ask if she had ever modeled, the future supermodel thought he was trying out a pickup line on her. Instead, Beard helped kickstart Iman’s long career. In an Instagram post following the news that the photographer had passed
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I met Susanna Merrick-Klinkbeil while waiting for the phone booths at The Wing in New York’s SoHo. I asked her what kind of work she did, but she demurred, implying that she didn’t have time to explain just then, but I could come find her later if I was still curious. This reticence piqued my
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Pascal Le SegretainGetty Images Changes are afoot at Givenchy. After three years at the helm, Clare Waight Keller has stepped down from her role as Givenchy’s artistic director. In a statement shared with WWD, Keller explained, “Focusing on a world based on haute couture has been one of the highlights of my professional journey.” The
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Allegra Shaw remembers a time, three or four years ago, when packages from brands—clothes and beauty products sent in the hope that Shaw, a YouTuber with nearly a million followers, would dedicate a video to them—came equipped with confetti explosions and television screens. “When you get a TV in a package, how do you dispose
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When Dr. Deborah Birx delivers indispensable information on the federal government’s response to the pandemic, she does it in Hermès. The doctor is one of two women on the White House task force trying to slow the spread of an outbreak that, at the time of publication, has claimed more than 17,800 American lives. And
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In the last 10 years the lingerie market has completely changed—dare we say, disrupted—by a host of direct-to-consumer bra and underwear companies that are revolutionizing the way women shop for underpinnings. When polled, 87 percent of ELLE.com readers reported they buy their bras online (and 71 percent mentioned they’ve stopped shopping at Victoria’s Secret all
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It all started because DeRay Mckesson was cold. In 2014, when the school administrator–turned–activist set out to drive from his home in Minneapolis to Ferguson, Missouri, to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown, he threw on a blue vest he’d bought five years earlier on a trip to New York City. Soon, images of
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Every night around 7 P.M. Nashville time, Karen Elson beams onto Instagram. “A song a day keeps the blues away,” types the redhead, before launching into acoustic covers of jazz, rock n’ roll, and folk. The 41-year-old leans against custom wallpaper by the artist Costanza Theodoli-Braschi and wears all kinds of things—a T-shirt from the
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Last year, the Swedish Fashion Council made an unprecedented move while planning the annual Stockholm Fashion Week: They canceled the event entirely, citing concerns about its environmental impact. Not everyone in fashion is taking such drastic measures, of course, but it spoke to the urgent need for action on the issue, one that designers and
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This morning, a representative from the brand confirmed that acclaimed shoe designer Sergio Rossi passed away Thursday, April 2nd in Cesena, Italy. The designer, who began designing shoes in 1950s after learning the trade from his father, launched his namesake label in 1968. Italy is renowned the world over for their exceptional accessories craftsmanship, and
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While the coronavirus has upended the entire world, the fashion industry is feeling the affects hard. Over the past few weeks, the novel coronavirus outbreak has caused brands to shut down stores indefinitely, including Nike, Reformation, Everlane, Net-a-porter, and more, and post-poned the annual star-studded Met Gala event, which usually takes place in May. But
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Today, the Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation announced that it will be donating $10 million to help those affected by the virus. The funds will be split across different causes, including the Emergency Assistance Foundation, the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and more. “Now more than ever, in this time of need, supporting each
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From the creators of the jade egg (for your yoni) and the $75 candle that smells like, well, Gwyneth Paltrow’s yoni, comes…activewear? Today, Goop introduced its first-ever foray into the designer world with G. Sport, an activewear line designed in collaboration with Proenza Schouler. If this was any other launch, Goop would’ve postponed it due
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