When the Czarinas Ruled Fashion’s Front Row

A group of Russian women were once the hottest things at couture, embraced not just by fashion, but by the watching world. Where are they now?

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Yves Saint Laurent at 5 French Museums

For the first time, one designer’s work is being showcased — simultaneously — at five major French museums.

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Couture For the Moment, From Schiaparelli, Chanel and Dior

The return never quite happened. So what do we wear now? Schiaparelli, Chanel and Dior grapple gorgeously with the question.

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That Vintage Dress on the Red Carpet? There’s More to the Story.

It’s awards season, and the big designer brands have some scrappy, pre-owned competition.

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The Year of Balenciaga

From couture to “The Simpsons” and the metaverse, one brand set the style agenda in 2021.

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Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

With “In America” at the Met and “Christian Dior” at the Brooklyn Museum, our critics debate the nuances of showing fashion in art institutions, and find a depth of influence among young American designers.

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Memorable Fashion Statements From Met Gala 2021

This year’s theme was American Independence. Patriotism, pop culture and politics were in fashion, but to what end?

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India’s Fashion Artisans Face ‘Extreme Distress’ in Pandemic

The working conditions of the so-called karigars, who make handicrafts for luxury brands, have long been an issue. Now many have no job at all.

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When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On

Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, who make fantasy dresses for the superrich, had a personal fairy tale narrative. Now, they are writing a new chapter.

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How Designers Are Making Couture More Inclusive and Relevant

Men at Valentino and Fendi. Movies at Dior. A horse at Chanel. Thank goodness for the disruption amid the very fancy clothes.

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Overlooked No More: Jay Jaxon, Pioneering Black Designer of French Couture

He worked in fashion houses like Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior and dressed Annie Lennox, Thelma Houston and other stars.

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Kim Jones Wants to Rule the Fashion World

The celebrated men’s wear designer makes his women’s wear debut at Fendi this week. Can he pull it off?

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The New Power Dressing

This season’s surefire uniform? Bold reds, supple leathers, strong shapes and plenty of shine.

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Dress Like You’re Ready for Anything

This season, sharp shoulders, oversize tailoring and protective padding confer strength.

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A Fashion Show Epilogue. Or Was It an Elegy?

Gucci brought a messy digital fashion week to an end, though there was food for thought (and the future) at Prada and Maison Margiela.

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Digital Dior. Remote Chanel. What’s Couture With No Runway?

The first streamed couture shows were more like mini-movies, music videos, trailers and perfume commercials. There were some clothes, too.

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In Paris, Haute Couture Face Masks for All

The seamstresses of Chanel, Dior and more formed a network to make face masks in quarantine. They’re not done working together.

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Couture Fashion: Here’s What Happened

Security guards. Musicians. Florists. Drivers. They make the magic happen. Here’s what happened to them.

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