February 19, 2001 Issue
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SPRING FASHION 2001
New Kids on the Block
Fashion's youngest stars are barely out of design school, but editors and buyers are hooked on their hip, surprisingly haute concoctions.
Slashed, slit, strapless, and one-shouldered, sultry spring dresses raise the bar at Manhattan's hottest new clubs.
A Park Avenue princess must keep up appearances, whether or not she's out on the town. In easy, elegant new uptown attire, she always looks polished -- but never uptight.
A Tough Act to Follow
Hit them with your best shot. In racy black leather and Lycra, you can be hard-core and a heartbreaker.
No Gray Area
New York luminaries show their stripes in spring's sleekest, most sophisticated black-and-white eveningwear.
Let the Games Begin
Spring's sporty play-clothes -- leather shorts, silky anoraks -- won't hold up on the court, but will score points at the Classic.
Warm up to all-American spring getaway gear -- pajama pants, cashmere sweaters, and trenches that are sharp enough to bring back to the city.
Narciso Rodriguez has moved his studio from Italy to Bond Street and his runway show to Bryant Park. And the man who made that dress says he couldn't be happier to be home.
In nine months, we're going to have a new mayor. Why doesn't anyone care?
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca
The Bottom Line
2001 -- Bull or bear? Confused Wall Streeters should take a look at 1990, when the party was just beginning.
The Culture Business
Is Little, Brown's Michael Pietsch a company man -- or the new Maxwell Perkins?
Amid the corporate clutter, fading billboards loom like ghosts of businesses past
Sixties shoulder bags, Gucci for gear-heads, engraved bracelets, and more
Sales & Bargains
Great looks for less: Makeup pros tell all
BY PETER RAINER
Hannibal's grown flabbier (and hammier)
Kia Corthron's Force Continuum reveals a talent worth nurturing
The Hiding Place: a Welsh tale of abuse that never lets us off the hook
Two exhibits at Dia on dreamers and drifters; Van Gogh's haunting "Postman" series at MOMA
A new Anna Karenina that's not afraid of sex
Curry lovers, beware: Ada's Indian cuisine is undone by its French pretensions