Tim Blanks

Benn Northover

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.

Raf Simons

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.

Manolo Blahnik

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.

Vivienne Westwood

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

Stella McCartney

March 26, 2012

On fashion, family, and why the love you take is really equal to the love you make.

Freida Pinto

July 11, 2011

The unsassuming rise and fishbowl coming-of-age of actress Freida Pinto, international woman of mystery.

Italo Zucchelli

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 . . .

Tomas Maier

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.

Diane Kruger

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 even 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.


Frida Giannini

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.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

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.