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    Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’

    Books of Style: Inside the Estate that Inspired ‘The Philadelphia Story’


    The Montgomerys in September 1935 at the Bryn Mawr Horse Show in Pennsylvania, where they won second prize in the Family Class. From right, Colonel Montgomery on Handspring; Mrs. Montgomery, sidesaddle on Outbound; Ives on Lady Godiva; Edgar on Percy;...

    A lavish new book examines the history of Ardrossan and the old-money world of Philadelphia’s Main Line.
    The Gay Architects of Classic Rock

    The Gay Architects of Classic Rock


    The Beatles with their manager Brian Epstein, right, in October...

    Who created that gorgeous 20th-century creature, the rock star? Consider the gay image makers of the day, like Brian Epstein and Jann Wenner.
    Sézane Finds Success by Making Less

    Sézane Finds Success by Making Less


    The new Sézane store in...

    The secret of the success of the French label, now with a NoLIta shop, owes a little something to street wear brands and their sought-after “drops.”
    Me Time: I Took It With a Grain of Salt

    Me Time: I Took It With a Grain of Salt


    Lounge chairs at Breathe Salt Room on Park...

    You can hang out on a beach made of salt or lie naked in a pod. Either way, prepare to moisturize afterward.
    In the Studio: Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

    In the Studio: Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day


    John Hoke, the chief design officer of Nike, holding a shoe that is meant to mimic the experience of running on...

    John Hoke invited us into his office in Beaverton, Ore., where he talked about his dyslexia, his doodling and some weird shoes that inspire him.
    Decoding Dress in North Korea

    Decoding Dress in North Korea


    Spectators listen to a television news broadcast of a statement by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, before a public television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang in...

    Uniformity may be the rule, but there are signs that personal expression has not been entirely crushed.
    Nicki Minaj, Always in Control

    Nicki Minaj, Always in Control


    Vintage jacket, courtesy of Resurrection Vintage Archive, (212) 625-1374. shirt (worn throughout), price on request, . Vintage leggings (worn throughout), courtesy of Anouschka Paris. earrings (worn throughout), $575, . Stud earring (worn...

    The queen of hip-hop has fought her way to the top of the music industry — and never made compromises.
    Dries Van Noten, Icon of Creative Freedom

    Dries Van Noten, Icon of Creative Freedom


    The designer photographed outside...

    For decades, the Belgian designer has created sumptuous fashion for thinking women. In an age of tattered luxury, he has also come to stand for independence.
    The Look: Looking for Surprises in Senegal

    The Look: Looking for Surprises in Senegal


    On his first visit to Senegal, Jake Michaels was inspired by the “curated” looks of many of his subjects. As he took portraits on streets, in cafes and at beachside nightclubs, he sought to make the people shine, while also spotlighting the action in...

    On his first visit to Senegal, Jake Michaels was inspired by the “curated” looks of many of his subjects. As he took portraits on streets, in cafes and at beachside nightclubs, he sought to make the people shine, while also spotlighting the action in the background.

    How Nike Designs for an N.B.A. Athlete


    This season Nike has teamed up with the N.B.A. to reimagine the league’s uniforms. We take you inside its research lab, where data helps designers understand how athletes like LeBron James move during a...

    This season Nike has teamed up with the N.B.A. to reimagine the league’s uniforms. We take you inside its research lab, where data helps designers understand how athletes like LeBron James move during a game.
    Social Q’s: What Happens When a Will is Unsigned? (It’s Not Fun)

    Social Q’s: What Happens When a Will is Unsigned? (It’s Not Fun)


    And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates”...

    And: the friend who won’t wash his hands after using the bathroom; sharing one’s rape story with a boyfriend; the old “throw out some dates” gambit.
    Encounters: Waiting for Bruce

    Encounters: Waiting for Bruce


    Bruce Springsteen leaving the Walter Kerr Theater with his wife, Patti Scialfa, after his opening night debut on...

    Bruce Springsteen has a triumphant night for his Broadway debut, but leaves his fans at the Hard Rock Cafe to party on their own.
    Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    Fashion Breaks Its Silence on Harvey Weinstein Scandal


    The Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Harvey Weinstein at Fashion’s Night Out in...

    Hollywood and the Democratic political world have turned against Harvey Weinstein. And yet fashion, his third circle of influence, has remained quiet.
    Party Coverage: Scene City: Leonard Bernstein Turns 100

    Party Coverage: Scene City: Leonard Bernstein Turns 100


    Galas were held last week for Carnegie Hall, the Rubin Museum of Art and the Carnegie Medal of...

    Galas were held last week for Carnegie Hall, the Rubin Museum of Art and the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
    Tired of Twee Edison Bulbs? Bring On the Neon

    Tired of Twee Edison Bulbs? Bring On the Neon


    A sign at the Lite Brite Neon...

    Bright lights pop up again in big cities. “We want the promise that everything is going to be O.K.,” one historian said. “We want the joy back.”
    Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Gossip Addiction

    Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Gossip Addiction


    There’s so much rumor and muckraking going on, it may be messing with designers’ ability to make good...

    There’s so much rumor and muckraking going on, it may be messing with designers’ ability to make good clothes.
    Modern Love: Prenup Is a Four-Letter Word

    Modern Love: Prenup Is a Four-Letter Word


    A man’s request for a prenuptial agreement roils an engagement, forcing his fiancée to confront her financial...

    A man’s request for a prenuptial agreement roils an engagement, forcing his fiancée to confront her financial choices.
    Scouting Report: A Week of Openings, Pop-ups and Other Shopping Events

    Scouting Report: A Week of Openings, Pop-ups and Other Shopping Events


    The multimedia artist Alex Israel has created 20 limited-edition children’s jackets emblazoned with smiling patches as part of the Levi’s 50th anniversary of the trucker...

    An Alison Lou ear-piercing party, a Nicholas Kirkwood customization event, Iris Apfel bangles to buy, and more.
    Home and Work: A Paris Boudoir Where Everything’s Meant to Be Touched

    Home and Work: A Paris Boudoir Where Everything’s Meant to Be Touched


    Betony Vernon and her at-home version of the “theta rig,” one of her therapy tools, hanging from the ceiling of Heaven, the space where she sees...

    The jewelry designer Betony Vernon helps clients find erotic awareness through a combination of talk therapy, movement and occasional treatments.
    This Life: Should Your Spouse Be Your Best Friend?

    This Life: Should Your Spouse Be Your Best Friend?


    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at the Academy Awards in...

    Feeling that your partner’s a pal may signal a healthy sense of security, or could be a red flag for “a lot of conflict avoidance.”