Finally, glamour is back. And how we missed it. This season is all about transcending the everyday and dressing with a sense of high drama. Inside, you’ll find fall’s hottest trends—from must-have accessories to eye-catching eveningwear to some truly killer coats—and we’ve invited some of the sharpest eyes in town (Carolina Herrera, John Varvatos, Tomas Maier) to supply the finishing touches. We also raided the closets of celebrities like Mandy Moore, Ashley Judd, and Kip Pardue, who are taking this season’s looks from the runway to the red carpet. But this fall, in this city, everyone’s a star.
Readers sound off on the hot new vacation spot, the Catskills.
Stomach-turning subway behavior; bikini-line office banter; no-show dinner invitees
Necklaces whose charms go beyond cute
A hip Hampton City watch, a cool Carrie bag, and fall’s zippiest boots
We give one-on-one Pilates sessions a workout
Eyewear, furnishings, clothes for both moms-to-be and their babies
Hand-carved Italian cameos tucked away in the heart of midtown.
For those of us yet to succumb to iPod madness, Discgear makes the perfect travel case for twenty of your most-played CDs.
Where can I rent a driver for the day?
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s high times . . . Melissa Rivers’s naked ambition
Ashley Harkleroad is still trying to live down that infamous U.S. Open outfit. But there are many other reasons to watch her on the court.
The city is installing twenty pay public toilets. How would you design one?
Nourished by trash and rain, the rodents are living large this season. A Pied Piper tells us what to do.
Beloved by Marilyn, Delmans are back!
Hamptons kids learn how to throw a dinner party.
If she’s not saving Africa, look for 87-year-old Zelda Kaplan at Bungalow 8.
The liberal reluctance to step outside the comfort zone
How the Democrats could use the economy to unseat Bush
The real problem isn’t file-sharing (sorry, RIAA). It’s the fact that none of our personal information is private anymore.
Thirteen’s teen mastermind falls into Hollywood traps; Kevin Costner finds home on the Open Range
Melanie Griffith brings star power to Chicago; the dubious Slut rocks the Fringe Festival
Persecuted painter Mu Xin’s extraordinary landscapes come to the Asia Society
At Glimmerglass, a beautifully sung Bluebeard only looks silly; Schweik returns, brilliantly
Citified southern fare at Ida Mae Kitchen-n-Lounge
John Leonard reviews West 47th Street, Smoking Gun TV, and more.
Our top five picks from this year's funky film festival
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