Bodies and shape have been a hot topic recently, with extremes on both sides, from anorexically thin to dangerously overweight, making news. Our cover model, Christina Hendricks, makes a case for something else entirely: a return to voluptuousness.
And about the business: What are clothes worth? The sample-sale website Gilt Groupe is turning the way fashion is sold on its head.
Andy Spade, once better known as Kate’s husband, has made being a taste impresario his latest career (you didn’t know you wanted an antique globe, but you do).
Sometimes there are happy relationships in fashion, like the one between the sunny Brazilian Lorenzo Martone, a.k.a. Marc Jacobs’s other half; or the annoyingly charming and happy Restoin Roitfeld siblings; or the one Anna Dello Russo, the Italian editor, has with her wardrobe (it has its own apartment).
And sometimes, the pressure to be endlessly, profitably creative overwhelms. As this issue was closing, we learned the terrible news of Alexander McQueen’s suicide. Only 40, he had the old-world skills of a master tailor, an extraordinarily fertile imagination, and demons that he couldn’t quiet. read more [+]
- Take the Picture!
Three cities, four weeks, endless photo opportunities. Plus, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video.
- Long Live McQueen
The tragic loss of fashion’s most forward-thinking designer.
- Les Enfants Are All Right
Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld are the fashion siblings least likely to D.J. for a living.
- One-Woman Show
Vogue Nippon fashion director Anna Dello Russo on replicating runway looks.
- Marc Jacobs’s Brazilian Bombshell
At home, work, and play with Lorenzo Martone, the first husband of fashion.