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August 22, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

The Fall Fashion Issue

Profiles: Five different types of beauties: Isabella Rossellini and Elettra Wiedemann, Shala Monroque, China Machado, and Andrej Pejic.
Features: J.Crew's unlikely tastemaker, Louboutin and YSL clash, Barneys' new luxury bet, and more.
Trends: Scouring the runways for the season’s most distinctive looks.
Portfolio: A gallery of designers and D.J.’s, stylists and bloggers, and their native habitats.
On the Covers: Photographs by Brigitte Lacombe for New York Magazine. On Monroque: Thorin and Co. for House of Lavande diamanté necklace, at House of Lavande. On Machado: Vintage Alecca Carrano scarf at Albright Fashion Library; jewelry, her own. On Rossellini: Hugo Boss tuxedo and shirt, her own; jewelry, her own. On Wiedemann: Shirt, at Dolce & Gabbana. Styling by Kate Young (Machado, Monroque); Styling by Daphne Javitch (Pejic, Rossellini, Wiedemann); Hair By Italo Gregorio; Makeup By Fulvia Farolfi For Chanel; cosmetics for Rossellini and Wiedemann by Lancôme. Fashion assistant: Marykate Boylan.
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The Prettiest Boy in the World

Andrej Pejic triumphantly walks the runway as both genders. Could this be the age of the androgynous supermodel?

The J in J.Crew

How Jenna Lyons became the most unlikely of tastemakers (a word she detests).

Pippa’s Bottom

The Duchess of Cambridge’s sister stole the show at the royal wedding. Now she’s making “common” the new posh.

“I Didn’t Think of Myself As Good-Looking at All”

But Richard Avedon did. China Machado’s many beginnings.

Don’t Step on My Red-Soled Shoes!

A brief walk through Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent's tangled legal battle.

Ms. Muse

Miuccia Prada loves Shala Monroque. Larry Gagosian does, too. The birth of a very modern kind of style icon.

The Inheritance

Isabella Rossellini and her daughter, Elettra Wiedemann, share many things, including that they’re each the daughter of an icon.

Barneys’ Fall Line

The reinvention of a New York store.

Fashion Worlds

Designers, stars, D.J.’s, stylists, acolytes—all in their natural habitats.



Almost as memorable as the designs in “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” were the reactions they stirred.

The Hysteria Boom

Wall Street has finally realized it doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s going on.


The reemerging, divergent, politics of the street.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

I, Yo-Yo

A week in the life of a whipsawed money manager. An anonymous diary.

No-Drama Drama

Big 2012 question: Can placidity win out again?


Best Bets

YSL’s T-strap sandal, affordable prints from West Elm, and more.

The Look Book

“I’ve always been a numbers person, but I also like to show my creative side.”

The Urbanist’s Toronto

Shareable bikes, enviable buildings, desirable snacks.

The Restaurant Review

A pair of new beer-focused restaurants offer notably good cooking.

In Season

Is there any fruit as peachy as a peach?

Hungry on Hudson

The street more closely associated with Jane Jacobs and Dylan Thomas is suddenly a culinary destination.

Trendlet: A Case to Go, and a Pint to Stay

Multiple-personality beer stores take the drudgery out of stocking up.


Vera Farmiga in … A Role (and a Pierogi) of One’s Own

Tired of burning bad scripts, she decides to direct a film herself—Higher Ground.

The Movie Review

Viola Davis gives the too-soft The Help a spine.

Sondheim Baby

Bernadette Peters goes from boop-a-doop to dark.

The Architecture Review

At the Skyscraper Museum, a reminder of why we keep reaching for the clouds.

Slow Jams for the Otherwise Arty

The quirky mash-up of indie musicians and R&B style.


Deep Freeze

Good news for those who want their ice cream to be challenging and stimulating as well as compulsively lickable.


Comments: Week of August 22, 2011

Readers sound off on Rupert Murdoch, Anne Sinclair, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 22, 2011

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

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