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Guy Trebay

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Gender, Lockdown and Really Good Outerwear

Two critics weigh in on the London Fashion Week that was, from Burberry to Simone Rocha and with a guest appearance by the Redgrave women. Fashion month may have gone all-digital, but the memory of live shows lingers. With the London collections winding down, our fashion critics traded thoughts on a shifting landscape. Vanessa Friedman …


When the Romance Ends, but the Brand Goes On

Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, who make fantasy dresses for the superrich, had a personal fairy tale narrative. Now, they are writing a new chapter. Normally in January, Tamara Ralph presents a runway extravaganza as part of Paris couture week. This year, however, Ms. Ralph, the creative director of Ralph & Russo, alongside her longtime …


Why I Started Wearing Head Wraps

Once you master the technique, every outfit becomes more interesting. Tying a wrap becomes an everyday celebration of Blackness. Seven years ago, at my grandfather’s funeral in Kumasi, Ghana, my extended family and I all wore matching outfits, as is the custom. In our tradition, fabric patterns have distinct meanings, and ours was printed with …

Art Fashion

How Moschino’s Movie Got Made

In an echoing soundstage off an uneven access road on the east side of Los Angeles in early February, men and women in personal protective equipment and lots of Moschino outfits were darting around monitors and director’s chairs. On a stage created to resemble an overgrown jungle, with artificial monstera leaves and shadowy cutouts of …


The Dispossession of André Leon Talley

An attempt to evict the fashion icon shines a spotlight on some of the very blurry lines in fashion. André Leon Talley, the flamboyant and pioneering Black fashion editor who rocked the industry last May with his memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches,” in which he took potshots at such sacred cows of style as Anna Wintour …


This Is the Coat to Wear to Davos

The topcoats made by Norwegian Wool are as warm as your bulkiest puffer, and they’ve become the favorite of financiers, news anchors and the movie crowd. Seven years ago, when Michael Berkowitz, 34, was a physical commodities trader in New York, he found that the best time to talk to his busy boss was on …


Does Anyone Wear Pantyhose Anymore?

Vanessa Friedman, fashion director of The New York Times, takes reader questions. My daughter is getting married this spring. It will be a small daytime wedding in a park. I bought a knee-length wrap dress and neutral-colored low heels to wear, and though I have not bought or worn stockings in decades, I feel as …