In this issue, we take a look at the clothes that walked the runway and also at a collection of people who use clothes to define who they are—which, let’s face it, we all do to some extent, even if that means choosing a discreet uniform over something devised to get noticed.
On the Cover: Katie Holmes, photographed by Mark Seliger, based on paparazzo Ron Galella’s 1971 image called Windblown Jackie.
A fashion icon who found herself by going to clown school.
Michael Kors is not sad or tortured about his mission on earth. He thinks fashion—particularly American fashion—should be fun. And thanks to him, it often is.
Amid a perpetual storm of attention, Katie Holmes stays almost preternaturally calm.
Dressed in silk and false eyelashes and heels, he wants to go beyond skating, beyond masculine and feminine, to a kind of stardom that’s entirely his own.
From zebra patterns to Madonna’s Lourdes: a shopping trip through the weird world of adult-girl fashion.
California girls Harley and Cassie share a birthday and an ability to get the fashion crowd dancing through hard times.
Remember when supermodel Naomi Campbell was famous for being fabulous?
How a proposed mosque became more of a symbol than its opponents ever intended.
The uncertainty of our economic uncertainty.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Why is the Knicks owner obsessed with a failure?
How to promote a romantic comedy starring you and your on-again-off-again girlfriend, Drew Barrymore.
His grip on nightlife—in Paris and now, he hopes, in New York—is sure.
New man-centric design shops, a week full of sales, and more.
Meet the foot soldiers of the city’s most mall-like precinct: the shop clerks of Lower Broadway.
Todd English opens a restaurant—a slew of them, actually—at the Plaza.
Wild blueberries have a short season and a very devoted following.
After a historically bad, blight-stricken 2009, heirlooms are back with a vengeance.
Buyers have taken to calling for a second opinion. And a third, a fourth, a fifth …
Thanks to Arrested Development, he got to do his career all over again.
A forgotten opera arrives in America, whetting the appetite for more.
Julia Roberts downs a lot of carbs and has an epiphany. There, we’ve saved you twelve bucks.
A chance meeting with Joan Rivers brings the photographer Flo Fox back into view.
Mad Men’s fourth season is all about selling—ads, bodies, and souls.
Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom illustrates, crankily, the joys of the old-timey literary novel.
In this slider-saturated town, there’s a new one: the panelle slider.
Readers sound off on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ke$ha, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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