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August 19, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

The Fall Fashion Issue

The artist Edward Hopper once said, “If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” It’s a sentiment with which designer ­Hedi Slimane might agree. He spent years at Dior Homme projecting a new version of masculinity, and now that he’s designing womenswear at Saint Laurent, we asked him to explain his vision through a portfolio of female muses. It’s part of an issue devoted to the enormous number of ways that people communicate via fashion, often without saying a word: sometimes by tattooing themselves; sometimes by dressing exactly like one’s twin (and vice versa); sometimes by self-publishing a new magazine. And sometimes simply by wearing new clothes. Which this fall include leather that’s surprisingly ladylike, a bounty of pink (yes, pink) overcoats, and shoes that are (finally) wearable and flat and inspired by the men’s department—worn best, by the way, with pearls. Those seeking further individuality can always go get a tattoo.
On the Cover: Lake Bell. Photograph by Mark Seliger for New York Magazine. Tattoo by Scott Campbell; styling by Rebecca Ramsey; hair by Harry Josh at; makeup by Christian McCulloch for Dolce & Gabbana Makeup; nails by Honey at Exposure NY; rings by Jennifer Fisher and Mawi.

Fall Fashion


The swirl of clothes, lights, and models at Fashion Week in New York, Milan, and Paris. By Christopher Anderson

Hedi Girls

Saint Laurent designer Hedi Slimane presents a pantheon of his muses: pale-faced grunge girls, including the princess of grunge herself, Frances Bean Cobain.

Ink on Ink

Long the mark of rebels and outlaws, tattoos have firmly planted their flag in the mainstream. Marc Jacobs explains the appeal. By Amy Larocca
Plus: Actress-director Lake Bell is (mostly) ink-free. She’ll let her tattoo-artist husband, Scott Campbell, handle that. By Amanda Dobbins

Junior Editor

At 21, Yale student Dorian Grinspan has no use for internships. He’s got his own magazine to run. By Kurt Soller

Warning: I Will Employ the Word “Fat”

Pondering the great corollary to our obsession with beauty. By Lionel Shriver

“It Just Feels Like Fashion Has Become About Being Famous”

Designer Narciso Rodriguez on regaining control. By Amy Larocca

Paris Match

For French twins Monette and Mady Malroux, “identical” is not just a description, but a lifestyle. By Mary-Kay Wilmers

Nick Gruber Doesn't Believe In Labels

Nor does Calvin Klein’s gossip-hounded ex much care for Google. By Carl Swanson

20/30 Vision

What other eyeglass company could make cool kids want to work at a call center? Warby Parker’s two-front strategy to woo millennials. By Jessica Pressler

The New New Looks

Pink coats, oversize plaids, gold ensembles, generous pearls, swingy skirts, and everything in between. By Amy Larocca and Rebecca Ramsey


A Williamsburg Suicide

Colin Devlin's death was a reminder of how much the neighborhood has changed since DuMont first opened.

First Families of Print

Running America’s august papers was once almost exclusively a family affair.

177 Minutes With Steve Wozniak

An iChat with the man who made Apple Apple.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Twerking, A User’s Guide

A User’s Guide to Twerking


Post–Carlos Danger

With Anthony Weiner reeling, Christine Quinn is the front-runner again. But a vulnerable one.


Best Bets

Dior shoes, Wolverine opens in Nolita, and more new stuff in New York stores.

The Look Book

“I won a reality show called The Goddess of Shopping, which inspired me to change jobs.”

The Restaurant Review

Estela and The Musket Room both excel as modest bar-restaurants.

In Season

Agretti's grassy, slightly salty flavor and crisp and juicy texture is coveted by Porsena chef Sara Jenkins.

The Everything Guide to Wigs

From customized curls to disposable neon-pink bobs, a tour through the city’s faux-hair scene.


Samantha Shannon's Season

The 21-year-old debut novelist is being forecast as the next J.K. Rowling.

“Joan, Can We Talk?”

The writers of E!’s Fashion Police take to the picket line.

Under That Dome

Breaking Bad’s Dean Norris is secretly charming, except at the pool table.

Sigma Alpha Twang

The rise of bro-country.

The Movie Review

David Edelstein on The World’s End and The Butler

The Theater Review

First Date hits every romantic-comedy cliché imaginable—yet, somehow, a few sparks fly.

The TV Review

Low Winter could sound the death knell for the anti-hero drama.

To Do: August 14-28, 2013

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.


Comments: Week of August 19, 2013

Readers sound off on Chris Christie, Natasha Lyonne, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of August 19, 2013

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

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