July 13, 2015
How are we to define someone who does not define himself by our traditionall understood titles? Artist? Curator? Actor? Performer? In the case of Benn Northover, check “E,” all of the above.
February 21, 2014
Over the past 20 years, Belgian designer Raf Simons has continuously challenged the limits of minimalism. As the recently appointed artistic director of Christian Dior, Simons is now reimagining the fine sartorial art of line, balance, and movement on a grander stage for the 21st Century—but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped mining his own private obsessions.
February 13, 2013
After four decades of surviving the fickle winds of fashion and inspiring overwhelmingly romantic and passionate strains of shoe lust, Manolo Blahnik knows a thing or two about what’s classic, sexy, and elegant—and isn’t afraid to dig in his heels.
July 18, 2012
Fashion’s elegantly eccentric high priestess of punk on the furies of youth, the failures of anarchic idealism, and why, at the age of 71, she’s still stickin’ it to the man
March 26, 2012
On fashion, family, and why the love you take is really equal to the love you make.
July 11, 2011
The unsassuming rise and fishbowl coming-of-age of actress Freida Pinto, international woman of mystery.
January 12, 2010
Since he began designing for Calvin Klein in 2004, Italo Zucchelli has lent the label a strict new vision for the future of menswear, while staying true to Calvin’s American dream. Always reinventing, always surprising—simplicity and sexuality, seen through a futuristic eye. Ahead of his forthcoming New York show, he previews his new collection—Modernista . . .
December 3, 2009
Redefining fashion for the age of post-excess luxury is no easy task. But if you ask the Bottega Veneta designer what he’s aiming for, he’ll tell you it’s to create clothes so perfect and complete that you almost forget they exist.
August 10, 2009
Sex! Violence! Espionage! Her icy, cool beauty has never failed to turn heads, but with her performance as a German actress-turned-secret agent in Quentin Tarantino’s fantastical new World War II epic Inglourious Basterds, Diane Kruger is opening a lot of eyes.
Dolce & Gabbana
December 23, 2008
Dolce & Gabbana The most famous duo in fashion may not always dance to the same beatâ??or evenÂ in the same room. But they do know perfectly well how to play off each other to stunning effect. And as they celebrated Domenicoâ??s 50th birthday in Milan last September with a star-studded fete, it became spectacularly clear that the party at the Dolce & Gabbana disco is just getting warmed up.
November 29, 2008
In February, a Nielsen survey revealed that Gucci was still the most coveted luxury label in the world. Not bad, considering the high-profile turmoil that marked the house following Tom Ford’s departure in the early years of this century. The woman who steered the ship back to calmer (and more lucrative) waters is a shrewd young Roman named Frida Giannini.
November 17, 2008
Maggie Gyllenhaal is a broad-in-waiting, the kinda-wanna-sorta brunette who cracked wise through Hollywood’s Golden Age. You could see as much four years ago when she made Vanity Fair’s Hollywood cover, slumped in a chair on the far right of the gatefold, separated from the gilded company she was keeping, wearier, worldlier.