What could make Oscar de la Renta—a suave designer with a thriving line and a $100 million fortune—nervous? The future of his company and the future of his family, which happen to be one and the same.
Three boutique designers who have happily resisted the siren call of Big Fashion.
Proenza Schouler is a fashion line by two young men who’ve mastered the art of sharing. A look into the quirky collaborative process of New York’s hottest designer partnership.
Yoko Ono still believes in black.
Christina Ricci transforms herself into a Versace dream girl.
A curatorial collection of the season’s most stylish gala gowns.
The shoes for right now.
All My Children’s Rebecca Budig, looking fresh for spring.
The highest-art toga party of all time. (Pick up New York Magazine's Feb. 14th Issue for photos.)
Five young artists go blue head-to-toe.
Broadway stars get an eighties makeover.
A spring shoe from Ralph Lauren, plus gold-dusted pastries and a suede trench coat.
A blue-haired North Carolina refugee.
Dating an artist.
Realtors who moonlight as matchmakers.
What to do in Lisbon.
Store openings this week.
Rob Fissmer of Moss.
Men’s short-sleeve polo, $305
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This week's hottest sales & bargains
Sapa has a great chef but a mediocre menu.
A recipe for blood-orange salad.
Week of Feb. 7, 2005: Amy's Bread, Spigolo, Falai, and Rickshaw Dumpling Bar. Plus, lessons in cheese, Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton team up, a pizza book, and more.
An enthusiastic report from BLT Fish.
Sure, you could go the predictable route on Valentine’s Day, but with the new boom in dessert destinations, why not sneak away for some love—or least some hazelnut-chocolate layer cake and a glass of Banyuls—in the afternoon?
Chinatown celebrates the Lunar New Year with a parade and fireworks on February 9. You can also usher in the Year of the Rooster with lucky foods like whole fish (for abundance), chicken (for prosperity), and noodles (for longevity).
Cynics may call it amateur night, but every young Romeo has to start somewhere, and no one appreciates this fact better than our city’s chefs and restaurateurs.
Hillary’s Swift Boat–style nemesis...
By week’s end, New Yorkers were more than willing to heed the sage’s advice to those consumed by regret: Do all you can to mitigate the harm caused by your behavior, and resolve not to be so foolish again.
John Casablancas on his return to Elite.
Is subway surfing good exercise?
A history of Lower East Side crime.
They raise lots of cash for MoMA and Multiple Sclerosis—but at what price? A cost-vs.-revenue analysis.
Downtown WALK signs get a mysterious makeover.
An Orange County collective brings its sunny, preppy, silly, character-driven clothes to New York.
In the wake of the Gillette–Procter & Gamble merger, a number of classic—and still successful—brands become prime takeover material.
Why a Dean chairmanship won’t be a disaster for moderate Democrats.
The Culture Pages
Oscar nominee Alan Alda has been playing against type for 30 years.
Inside Deep Throat adroitly chronicles porn’s invasion of pop culture.
The adult life of original adult-film star Harry Reems.
Sam Lipsyte gets slacker fiction off the couch in Home Land.
Rubens offends the modern sensibility that artists like Twombly created.
Electric shorts at the Whitney.
Two much-better-than-usual celebrations of Black History Month.
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