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August 23, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

The Fall Fashion Issue

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.


Imagining Daphne

A fashion icon who found herself by going to clown school.

Park Avenue Jesus!

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.

What Are You Looking At?

Amid a perpetual storm of attention, Katie Holmes stays almost preternaturally calm.

The Johnny Weir Spectacular

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.

Tween Beat

From zebra patterns to Madonna’s Lourdes: a shopping trip through the weird world of adult-girl fashion.

D.J.’s Du Jour

California girls Harley and Cassie share a birthday and an ability to get the fashion crowd dancing through hard times.


The Life and Trials of Naomi

Remember when supermodel Naomi Campbell was famous for being fabulous?

Sanctifying by Attacking

How a proposed mosque became more of a symbol than its opponents ever intended.

Is This Normal?

The uncertainty of our economic uncertainty.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Jim and Isiah: A Love Story

Why is the Knicks owner obsessed with a failure?

112 Minutes With Justin Long

How to promote a romantic comedy starring you and your on-again-off-again girlfriend, Drew Barrymore.

André Saraiva, Le Baron of Parisian Nightlife, Chinatown Arriviste

His grip on nightlife—in Paris and now, he hopes, in New York—is sure.


Best Bets

New man-centric design shops, a week full of sales, and more.

The Look Book

Meet the foot soldiers of the city’s most mall-like precinct: the shop clerks of Lower Broadway.

The Restaurant Review

Todd English opens a restaurant—a slew of them, actually—at the Plaza.

In Season

Wild blueberries have a short season and a very devoted following.

The Great Tomato Hunt

After a historically bad, blight-stricken 2009, heirlooms are back with a vengeance.

Just One More Look

Buyers have taken to calling for a second opinion. And a third, a fourth, a fifth …


Jason Bateman, Act Two

Thanks to Arrested Development, he got to do his career all over again.

The Classical Music Review

A forgotten opera arrives in America, whetting the appetite for more.

The Movie Review

Julia Roberts downs a lot of carbs and has an epiphany. There, we’ve saved you twelve bucks.

Second Sight

A chance meeting with Joan Rivers brings the photographer Flo Fox back into view.

The TV Review

Mad Men’s fourth season is all about selling—ads, bodies, and souls.

The Book Review

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom illustrates, crankily, the joys of the old-timey literary novel.


Stuzzicheria Brings Italian-Style Snacks to Tribeca

In this slider-saturated town, there’s a new one: the panelle slider.


Comments: Week of August 23, 2010

Readers sound off on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Ke$ha, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 23, 2010

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

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