Thom Bettridge


Matthew Williams on Hip Hop, Yellow Gold, and His Custom Audemars Piguet

August 29, 2023

“I think the definition of being a great creative is the sensibility to notice small changes or ripples in the water.”


At Pharrell’s Louis Vuitton Show, the Night Luxury Went Electric

June 22, 2023

Thom Bettridge walks us through spectacle of the landmark Louis Vuitton men’s show, and what it means for the future of fashion.

Annie Lennox Revisits (And Revises) Her 1986 Interview Cover Story

August 21, 2019

The activist and synth-pop icon revisits—and revises—her “Interview” cover from 1986.

German Label GmbH Makes Anti-Fascist Jeans

August 14, 2019

Inspired by the look of Turkish oil wrestlers and German carpentry guilds, these jeans fly in the face of xenophobia–and they make your butt look great.

INTO: Palm Angels and Moncler Immortalize a Moment of Museum Vandalism

July 24, 2019

Moncler’s new collection with Palm Angels, inspired by the vandalism of a Jeff Koons exhibit, emblematizes the strange, very expensive membrane between streetwear and contemporary art.

Skipping Down Virgil Abloh and Vitra’s Orange Brick Road

July 11, 2019

“TWENTYTHIRTYFIVE,” the new collaboration between Vitra and Virgil Abloh, looks like the bachelor pad of the future.

Getting Objectum-Sexual in Mexico with Jeff Koons and Marcel Duchamp

July 9, 2019

An exhibit reminds us that the two artists’ shared interest in the sexual presence of things is not only what binds them together, it’s the connective tissue of society itself.

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Hasn’t Stretched (or Slept) in Three Days

July 1, 2019

He’s been busy in the studio.

ALYX Designer Matthew Williams Pairs Luxury Leather with Six Flags

June 24, 2019

Circling the sun with Matthew Williams, the founder of 1017 ALYX 9SM, a cult fashion brand stitched together by Italian craftsmanship and American amusement parks.

INTO: Eating Cartier Spaghetti with Still Life Master Thomas Lagrange

June 12, 2019

The new monograph by still life photographer Thomas Lagrange dives head-first into the inherent seduction of the hyper-expensive.

Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger Lee Talk Sex, Drugs, and Julian Assange

June 12, 2019

Up close and personal with the Lee Brothers, the scions of Hollywood’s anti-dynasty.

Anderson .Paak Is Sick of the Beach

May 24, 2019

The California-born hip-hop artist talks volcanoes, vegan tacos, and the conciliatory power of Chanel bags.

Into: What’s Really Surreal with Bottega Veneta’s Slime Green Tote Bag

May 22, 2019

The brand’s new line of tote bags take its signature weave and dial up its size, making them at once instantly recognizable and sort of like a hallucination.

Caesar Salad and Diet Coke with Takeru Kobayashi, the World’s Most Famous Competitive Eater

May 3, 2019

Eating with one of the world’s greatest eaters, who prefers yogurt over fast food.

Milliner Philip Treacy Shows Us His Wildest Hats

April 26, 2019

With a career making hats for pop royalty and actual princesses alike, Philip Treacy takes the already lofty practice of hat-making and allows it to float into a terrain so haute that it becomes extraterrestrial.

INTO: Cartier’s Untold Legacy of Making the World’s Chicest Fidget Spinners

April 25, 2019

The Clash de Cartier band is the most stylish addition to one hyperactive writer’s lifelong collection of stress balls, bubble wrap-popping simulators, and human chew toys.

The World According to Rich The Kid

March 26, 2019

The 26-year-old rapper takes a moment in New York to share his thoughts on crime shows (loves), rolling his own blunts (hates), and interviews (it’s complicated).

Into: Sterling Ruby’s Psychedelic Easter Island Heads

March 20, 2019

The artist’s skulls, on display at Sprüth Magers Los Angeles, are like fossilized remnants of a civilization raised on “Duck Dynasty,” Jolly Ranchers, and Mountain Dew.

The Collected Mobile Cellular Devices of Paris Hilton (2003–2010)

February 28, 2019

Along with the selfie, and many other once-outlandish practices now central to life in 2019, Paris Hilton pioneered the cellphone as permanent accessory.

Throwing Stones in Glass Boxes with Architects Liz Diller and Ellen van Loon

February 26, 2019

Talking with two of New York’s radical architects about glass buildings, the moment in architecture, and their latest architectural endeavor, The Shed.