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    Open Thread: Open Thread: This Week in Style News


    Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton’s money moment, designers making clothes for life — and...

    Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton’s money moment, designers making clothes for life — and more.

    Risking it All: Reinventing Calvin Klein


    A keynote case study by Steve Shiffman, C.E.O. of Calvin Klein, followed by an interview with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times’s International Luxury...

    A keynote case study by Steve Shiffman, C.E.O. of Calvin Klein, followed by an interview with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times’s International Luxury Conference.

    Building the First American Group


    Victor Luis, C.E.O. of Tapestry speaks with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion...

    Victor Luis, C.E.O. of Tapestry speaks with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic.
    Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

    Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair


    Harvey Fierstein as Arnold and Estelle Getty as Mrs. Beckoff in “Torch Song Trilogy” at Broadway’s Little Theater in...

    Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.
    Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx

    Encounters: French Montana Shops for Tracksuits and Timberlands in the Bronx


    French Montana returned to Sammy’s Fashion, a street wear emporium in the Bronx where he and his friends used to shop for Timberland boots and Vanson...

    The rapper made a homecoming to the borough where he was raised, visiting the spots where he and his friends would shop and try to talk to girls.

    Age of Populism: Threats and Theories


    How does an elite industry continue to thrive in a world that increasingly revolts against the trappings of luxury? Francesca Bellettini of Saint Laurent, Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 and Laura Pancera of UBS spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles...

    How does an elite industry continue to thrive in a world that increasingly revolts against the trappings of luxury? Francesca Bellettini of Saint Laurent, Alexander Gilkes of Paddle8 and Laura Pancera of UBS spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles Correspondent at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.
    Now Pass the Mic to Tatum O’Neal

    Now Pass the Mic to Tatum O’Neal


    Tatum O’Neal, right, and her daughter, Emily McEnroe, in Beverly Hills,...

    After many public struggles, the actress is the latest to turn to podcasting, and has a painful #MeAt14 story to tell.
    Making Watches for People ‘Who Can Read and Write’

    Making Watches for People ‘Who Can Read and Write’


    Designers for the Nomos watch brand spread out items like fishing lures and a ceramic figurine of a woman in a bathing suit to inspire their work on waterproof...

    The German watch brand Nomos creates minimalist designs with an eye toward young buyers.
    Claude Sfeir is a Collector’s Collector

    Claude Sfeir is a Collector’s Collector


    Claude Sfeir checking his 1969 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman Oyster Sotto in his hotel room in...

    For decades the jeweler has been known for his love of Rolex and Patek Philippe, as well as prototypes and custom pieces.
    Time, With a Parisian Flair

    Time, With a Parisian Flair


    Arthur Gerbi, managing director of the Paris concept store Merci, considered the LMM-01 wristwatch to be a pet...

    The concept store Merci has added the LMM-01 watch, in mechanical and quartz versions, to its stylish stock.
    Putting a Bugatti on Your Wrist

    Putting a Bugatti on Your Wrist


    The new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390, inspired by the Bugatti...

    The new Parmigiani Fleurier limited edition was inspired by the Chiron, marketed as the fastest automobile on the road.
    Wonder Woman’s Gold Tiara, for Your Watch

    Wonder Woman’s Gold Tiara, for Your Watch


    A Wonder Woman tiara charm from the Treasured Amulet collection by Mary Ching. It is meant to be worn on a watch...

    A London-based designer has created two collections of charms for watch bands.
    Dressing to Play a Power Woman

    Dressing to Play a Power Woman


    Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall in “Network,” at the National Theater in London. The costume designer An D’Huys said she dressed the actress in bright colors to show that her character is “not a team...

    The National Theater’s “Network” redefines the wardrobe of the modern media executive.

    Toward a New Language of Luxury


    Presentation by William McDonough, C.E.O., McDonough Innovation and Co-Author, "Cradle to Cradle," at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference, followed by a conversation with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion...

    Presentation by William McDonough, C.E.O., McDonough Innovation and Co-Author, "Cradle to Cradle," at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference, followed by a conversation with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic.

    The Politics of Luxury


    Recent geopolitical events are forcing luxury leaders to re-evaluate brand strategies and values. Jean-Marc Loubier, Delvaux Executive Chairman, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, Chloé C.E.O. and Jonathan Akeroyd, Gianni Versace C.E.O. spoke with Vanessa...

    Recent geopolitical events are forcing luxury leaders to re-evaluate brand strategies and values. Jean-Marc Loubier, Delvaux Executive Chairman, Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye, Chloé C.E.O. and Jonathan Akeroyd, Gianni Versace C.E.O. spoke with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.

    Fake News and Transparency


    At a time of broad suspicion around communications, how transparent does a brand need to be with its consumers? Antoine Arnault, C.E.O. of Berluti discussed with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times's...

    At a time of broad suspicion around communications, how transparent does a brand need to be with its consumers? Antoine Arnault, C.E.O. of Berluti discussed with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.

    Caught Between Gens X, Y, and Z


    Generation Z is the future, and the future lives online. But Gens X and Y consider shopping a personal experience. How can brands manage competing demands? Hanya Yanagihara, Editor in Chief, T Magazine spoke with Alex Bolen of Oscar de la Renta, Marek...

    Generation Z is the future, and the future lives online. But Gens X and Y consider shopping a personal experience. How can brands manage competing demands? Hanya Yanagihara, Editor in Chief, T Magazine spoke with Alex Bolen of Oscar de la Renta, Marek Reichman of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, and Tao Liang, "Mr. Bags" Fashion Blogger, at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.
    A Feminist Collective, Not Just a Store in NoLIta

    A Feminist Collective, Not Just a Store in NoLIta


    Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston, the founders of Bulletin Broads, inside their NoLIta...

    Bulletin Broads, founded by Ali Kriegsman and Alana Branston, showcases indie female-run brands and donates a portion of proceeds to charity.
    On the Runway: Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin’s Money Moment

    On the Runway: Louise Linton and Steve Mnuchin’s Money Moment


    At the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, showing his wife, Louise Linton, a sheet of new $1 bills, the first notes bearing his signature and that of Jovita Carranza, the...

    The Treasury secretary’s wife made a major statement in black leather at the new $1 bill unveiling.

    Gen Z: The Next Wave of Consumption


    By 2020, Gen Z and Millennials will represent more than half of all luxury consumers. How can luxury players understand the expectations and consumption habits of each? Nathalie Remy, Partner at McKinsey & Company spoke with Steven Erlanger, Chief...

    By 2020, Gen Z and Millennials will represent more than half of all luxury consumers. How can luxury players understand the expectations and consumption habits of each? Nathalie Remy, Partner at McKinsey & Company spoke with Steven Erlanger, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.
    Browsing: Prepare for the Chill

    Browsing: Prepare for the Chill


    It’s time to swaddle yourself in as many layers as you...

    It’s time to swaddle yourself in as many layers as you can.

    Diversity Demands in Luxury


    There is not a single black C.E.O. at the top of a luxury brand, and almost no black designers. Women are not yet close to parity, though they are making progress. Why it is imperative that the luxury industry starts to look like the rest of the world?...

    There is not a single black C.E.O. at the top of a luxury brand, and almost no black designers. Women are not yet close to parity, though they are making progress. Why it is imperative that the luxury industry starts to look like the rest of the world? At The New York Times's International Luxury Conference, Rebecca Robins of Interbrand and ballet dancer and model Eric Underwood spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles Correspondent.

    Who's Got the Power?


    With the relationship between corporate and creative changing, does the balance of power vary from brand to brand, or is there a perfect mean? Reed Krakoffof Tiffany & Co. and Sonu Shivdasani of Soneva spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles...

    With the relationship between corporate and creative changing, does the balance of power vary from brand to brand, or is there a perfect mean? Reed Krakoffof Tiffany & Co. and Sonu Shivdasani of Soneva spoke with Elizabeth Paton, European Styles Correspondent at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.

    When Luxury Means Safe Work Conditions


    With new attention on fashion and modeling in the post-Harvey Weinstein age, how much responsibility do brands bear? At The New York Times's International Luxury Conference in Brussels, Sara Ziff, Founding Director, Model Alliance spoke with Vanessa...

    With new attention on fashion and modeling in the post-Harvey Weinstein age, how much responsibility do brands bear? At The New York Times's International Luxury Conference in Brussels, Sara Ziff, Founding Director, Model Alliance spoke with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic.

    Authenticity Across Borders, Generations


    Designer Stella McCartney spoke with New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman at The New York Times's International Luxury...

    Designer Stella McCartney spoke with New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic Vanessa Friedman at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.

    From The Flagship to The Ghostship


    Has the rise of e-commerce made the flagship more or less important? Rodrigo Bazan, C.E.O., Thom Browne and Julie Wainwright, Founder and C.E.O., The RealReal, discussed the issue with Hanya Yanagihara, Editor in Chief, T Magazine at The New York Times's...

    Has the rise of e-commerce made the flagship more or less important? Rodrigo Bazan, C.E.O., Thom Browne and Julie Wainwright, Founder and C.E.O., The RealReal, discussed the issue with Hanya Yanagihara, Editor in Chief, T Magazine at The New York Times's International Luxury Conference.
    3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway

    3 Designers Creating Clothes for Life — Not the Runway


    The designers Sofie D’Hoore, Gareth Casey of Casey Casey and Maureen Doherty of Egg, photographed in London, all embrace a slow-fashion...

    Independent, understated, anonymous, even: A trio of sought-after labels specialize in the sort of thoughtful, well-made garments categorized as slow fashion.
    Marlene Dietrich in Photos: A Study in Contrasts

    Marlene Dietrich in Photos: A Study in Contrasts


    The androgynous look that Marlene Dietrich sported in the movie “Morocco” (1930) became the actress’s...

    Two exhibitions, one in Washington, the other in Paris, explore how the actress sought to express the many facets of her fluid personality.
    Watches: The Jeweler vs. The Watchmaker

    Watches: The Jeweler vs. The Watchmaker


    Diamonds are set in a Graff Snowfall watch at the Graff workshops in London. Pieces in the collection are made of mesh sprinkled with diamonds to resemble a dusting of...

    You want a jeweled watch. Should you first consider the watch or the embellishment? Graff and Vacheron Constantin have very different opinions.
    In South Korea, Weddings and Watches

    In South Korea, Weddings and Watches


    Dong Oh Lee, left, and So Ra Sohn at Hanwha Galleria in Seoul. The pair met 14 years before their...

    As the country’s economy has grown, Swiss watches have become part of the traditional gift exchange between bride and groom.
    Carl F. Bucherer Covers the Field

    Carl F. Bucherer Covers the Field


    Sascha Moeri, the chief executive of the Carl F. Bucherer watch brand, on the assembly floor at the factory in Lengnau,...

    The watch brand, a subsidiary of the giant Bucherer retail chain, produces everything from $2,000 quartz models to top-end styles.
    A Watch Collector Who Is ‘a Bit of a Metalhead’

    A Watch Collector Who Is ‘a Bit of a Metalhead’


    Yousuf Gargash developed a passion for watches after his uncle gave him a Rolex Explorer II as a graduation...

    The serial number on many of Yousuf Gargash’s watches is his lucky number: 666.
    Fifty Years Later, a Watch Honors a Motorcycle Speed Legend

    Fifty Years Later, a Watch Honors a Motorcycle Speed Legend


    The Burt Munro tribute watch honors the New Zealander who spent more than four decades working on a 1920 Indian Scout and in 1967, at age 68, used it to set a speed record at the Bonneville salt flats in...

    Baume & Mercier has partnered with Indian Motorcycle on a limited-edition watch named for Burt Munro and the record he set in 1967.
    Now Karl Lagerfeld Has Opinions on Migrants in Europe

    Now Karl Lagerfeld Has Opinions on Migrants in Europe


    Karl Lagerfeld in October, at the Chanel women’s spring 2018 fashion show in...

    And on Angela Merkel, and on Jewish people. He shared his thoughts on a French television program on Saturday, prompting hundreds of complaints.