Fear and Face Masks on the Front Row

PARIS — Uniformed men greeted guests at the Dries Van Noten show on Wednesday to offer disposable face masks — if anyone so desired — and big tubs of hand sanitizer (ditto). The coronavirus has its own accessories. Some attendees took advantage, even though everyone had just come from Kenzo, a show held in a sealed plastic tube. It was …

Is Virgil Abloh the Karl Lagerfeld for Millennials?

Virgil Abloh, the founder of Off-White and the men’s wear designer of Louis Vuitton, is the kind of fashion figure that seems to demand comparison. Almost every profile contains one buried somewhere in the text (or not so buried). He is “the Andy Warhol for our times” (The Guardian), he is “Jeff Koons” (the editor Stefano Tonchi). He is most …

Marfa’s Answer to the Collapse of Local News: Coffee and Cocktails

MARFA, Texas — When Landrie Moore was looking for a venue for her destination wedding, she knew she wanted a space that really reflected life in this small, remote desert town. Her guests would be coming from as far as Ecuador and England, and Ms. Moore, 35, who works for a boutique hotel firm, hoped to provide a memorable and …

Little House on the Highway

Like many couples renting in highly desirable and increasingly expensive parts of Brooklyn, Eric Mailaender and Emily Lowe Mailaender waited too long to buy. But with their children, Stella, 9, and Bo, 6, in school in their Cobble Hill neighborhood, they felt tethered to the area. It was their search for something affordable that landed them in South Slope, uncomfortably …

A Brand That Keeps Trying for Cool

The Instagram posts began surfacing on a Thursday in November. The actress Lupita Nyong’o wore a knitted red and black midi-dress with a high neck and cap sleeves. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a full-length dress in black silk, with a plunging keyhole neckline and billowing sleeves slit down the sides. Both dresses came from the latest collection of St. John …

Shopping for Sofas – The New York Times

Choosing a sofa can be a daunting proposition. From cocktail parties to catnaps, it has to meet a wide variety of demands. And it’s probably the largest thing in the room, so it’s not inconspicuous. A sofa is “among the biggest and most important pieces of furniture in the living room or family room,” said Estee Stanley, a Los Angeles-based …

The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.

MILAN — The last days of Milan Fashion Week took place as cases of the coronavirus crept closer and news reports came that at least two people had died in nearby cities. Though there were temperature checks at the airport — a uniformed man with an electronic thermometer greeted people disembarking from London — apparently it wasn’t enough. Schools and …

Raf Simons Becomes Co-Creative Director at Prada

MILAN — In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on Sunday that they were appointing the Belgian designer Raf Simons as co-creative director of Prada. He and Ms. …

The Man Who Creates Memorable Red Carpet Moments

Days after his Super Bowl video went viral, the British hairstylist Chris Appleton wasn’t exactly sure why it captivated so many people. The 39-second Instagram post shows Jennifer Lopez, Mr. Appleton’s client, on the field minutes before she hit the half time show stage. Mr. Appleton is taking his brush to her springy blond hair for one last preperformance check. …