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February 22, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

The Spring Fashion Issue

Half a year ago, designers predicted what we would be wearing a few months from now, when the last remnant of slush has melted and bare toes are imaginable. In this issue, fashion director Harriet Mays Powell anchors those predictions in some ­reality.
On the Cover: Photograph by Marco Grob for New York Magazine.


The Spades’ New Bag

Kate and Andy no longer own the brands that bear their name—which makes them very happy, actually. He, however, seems to have his hand in just about everything else.

Les Enfants Are All Right

Beautiful, hardworking, and gracious, Vladimir and Julia Restoin Roitfeld are the fashion siblings least likely to D.J. for a living. But how do you define yourself when your mother—who’s also editor of French Vogue—shows up pantless at your art show?

Marc Jacobs’s Brazilian Bombshell

At home, work, and play with Lorenzo Martone, the first husband of fashion.

Woman of the Hourglass

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks finds talk of her body boring. A minority opinion, to be sure. Particularly this season.

What’s a Dress Worth?

The online retailer Gilt Groupe offers a great deal: Buy designer clothes at deep discounts. But is it good or bad for fashion?

One-Woman Show

Exact looks from the runway are rarely replicated—down to the last thread—in the real world. Unless you’re Anna Dello Russo, the Italian-born fashion director of Vogue Nippon.

Long Live McQueen

The tragic loss of fashion’s most forward-thinking designer.


The Other J.D. Salinger

J.D. Salinger fans in need of a fix don’t have to wait to see what surfaces from his hideaway.

Piazza Bloomberg

The new, (mostly) car-free Times Square is a triumph of bureaucratic compromise.

Yankee Thrift

What Cashman’s prudence means for baseball.


Are too many kids medicated?

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

112 Minutes With Francesco Bonami

The lead curator of the Whitney Biennial has a risky weekend habit: painting.


Does Brown Have a Bright Side?

The lesson of Massachusetts isn’t to split the difference—it’s to lead.


Best Bets

Avant-garde sunglasses, Tiki Barber's cycling gym, and more.

The Restaurant Review

The Guggenheim gets a restaurant stronger on aesthetics than food.

In Season

Seasonal citrus is one of the only bright spots on the produce shelf this time of year.

The Storm Over Salt

Demonized by the mayor, fetishized by foodies, salt engenders some strong reactions for a humble mineral. Here, a grain-by-grain guide to salt in the city.

I Really Didn’t Need to See That

When showings go horribly wrong.


Marty on Leo

Behind the scenes of their latest collaboration, Shutter Island.

The Movie Review

The mind games of chilling prison drama A Prophet and Shutter Island.

He’s the Manny: Rico Rodriguez

The Modern Family star is just your average 11-year-old, albeit one who goes to the Globes.

Authentically Weird

Nellie McKay on channeling Doris Day’s sunshine.

“I’m a Racist”

Bruce Norris’s new play, Clybourne Park, once again goes for the jugular of p.c. liberals.

The Book Review

When academics get personal.

The Art Review

Twenty years ago, Wolfgang Tillmans reimagined what a photo could be. Now he’s doing it again.


No Beans

Among the many things Texans love to argue about is how to make chili con carne.


Comments: Week of February 22, 2010

Readers sound off on ChatRoulette, the Oscar race, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of February 22, 2010

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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