The Spring Fashion Issue
Fashion is all about clothes, obviously, and this season, as we report, they are black and white (or red or iridescent) and
mod (or fringed) and covered in lace (or ruffles or … snake) when they’re not showing off bellybuttons. But it’s also an industry
bound up in personalities, without whom it would be moribund. And so, in this issue, we decided to zero in on a select cast of
“fashion people.” Like Oscar de la Renta, the designer who just welcomed one of fashion’s most notorious personalities, John Galliano,
back into the working world. Or lusty French editor Olivier Zahm. Or astrologist (yes, astrologist) Susan Miller. Or fresh
young face Olivia Bee, who is, refreshingly, not a model but a photographer. Or actress Elle Fanning, another fresh young face,
who could think of nothing more pleasurable than teaming up with artist Will Cotton and covering herself in rich, sugary goo,
delicate meringue, and Dior-inspired sprinkles in a mouthwatering collaboration.
On the Cover: Elle Fanning in Vivienne Westwood–inspired Will Cotton headpiece. Photograph by Will Cotton for New York Magazine.
Icing cakes (after wearing them) with Hollywood’s best-dressed 14-year-old, Elle Fanning. By Vanessa Grigoriadis
Talking John Galliano, First Ladies, and the past with Oscar de la Renta. By William Norwich
At 18, photographer Olivia Bee makes Ryan McGinley seem like he was a late bloomer. By Kurt Soller
How did one astrologer become the go-to guru for New York’s fashion set? By Molly Young
“Macho fashion editor” isn’t a contradiction in terms, as Parisian Olivier Zahm proves. By William Van Meter
A breakdown of this spring’s styles, including its two signature colors in tiny patterns, bold shapes, and referee stripes. And then there are chunky heels, exposed bellies, ruffles, snakeskin, and a healthy corrective dose of red. By Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey
The precocious coder, hacker visionary, and “pirate” was already a tech legend by the time he’d turned 17. But in the weeks since his suicide last month, at 26, his friends and comrades have tried to turn him into something else—a martyr. By Wesley Yang
As her new documentary reminds us, pop’s reigning overachiever is at her best when she’s wrestling with that very identity. By Nitsuh Abebe
What’s a word worth in the topsy-turvy economics of today’s content-providing business?
Jon Favreau’s most enduring riffs.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
The former Mos Def has artsy beef with the court of Jay-Z.
Over dinner at Acme, the busiest, glitziest side of the clan explains how it came to be.
This Armani tote is crafted from 120 separate pieces by seven Italian artisans in a three-day process.
“I was wearing skinny jeans and had a hi-top fade before it was trendy.”
Salvation Taco takes delicious liberties.
Some of the best cold-weather eating involves heirloom beans.
What to eat at Nightingale 9, bringing Vietnamese sandwiches and Hanoi-style turnovers to Carroll Gardens.
Suba and Boqueria vet Yann de Rochefort opens Manzanilla in Flatiron.
Finally, an Italian-inspired, American-made stout that pairs well with a slice.
Chefs ask diners to face their food.
The go-to Everynerd recasts himself as a playwright.
Kathryn Schulz on Amity Gaige's novel Schroder.
At Carnegie Hall, two peeks into the slow-cooking—and often stymied—genius of Osvaldo Golijov.
Beautiful Creatures has handsy teen witches but not much punch.
Starting next weekend, Murray’s Cheese Bar launches brunch service.
Readers sound off on Ed Koch, the Republican Party, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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