October 5, 2017

The Latest Act of a Designer Found, Lost and Found Again

PARIS — The new name on the Paris Fashion Week schedule was an old name on the Paris Fashion Week schedule. On Monday afternoon, André Walker, […]
August 24, 2017

Its Competitors Make Noise, but A.P.C. Is Happy to Make Clothes

PARIS — There is an indelible truth about A.P.C., the willfully anonymous French fashion label that has been quietly going about its business for three decades, […]
June 26, 2017

A Surprise Collection, From Stefano Pilati, Revealed on Instagram

PARIS — The designer Stefano Pilati, revered in certain fashion circles both for his designs (for Yves Saint Laurent and Ermenegildo Zegna Couture) and for the […]
June 26, 2017

He Wanted to Give Massages, but the Movies Called Him Back

PARIS — Until recently, Arnaud Valois was a masseur with a small studio here. Years before, he had been an actor, with minor success, but he […]
June 20, 2017

Bringing Social Media Stars Onto the Runway, and Hearing Them Roar

MILAN — There is an ancient (O.K., recent) wisdom carved into the Fashion Week Commandments, handed down from the mount: To woo the millennial, you must […]
June 11, 2017

Death of a Downtown Icon: Remembering Benjamin Cho

Benjamin Cho’s best friends want to make it clear, one after the other, that everyone was Benjamin Cho’s best friend. That whenever or wherever they met […]
May 31, 2017

Did Gucci Copy ‘Dapper Dan’? Or Was It ‘Homage’?

Who knocks off the knockers-off? Who bootlegs the bootleggers? It is not quite as Juvenal, the great Roman satirist, once put it (“who watches the watchmen?”), […]
May 2, 2017

Party Coverage: Scene City: At the Met Gala, Paying Homage to Rei Kawakubo

Party Coverage: Scene City By MATTHEW SCHNEIER She scurried up the Met Gala red carpet so quickly that if you blinked you probably missed her. She […]
May 1, 2017

Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion

On Friday afternoon, in a closed-off gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, teams of workers, some in lab coats and shoe covers, were circling through […]
April 29, 2017

From Ghana to Hanover Square

A rarity in a business like fashion, where fairy-tale transports are most often town cars, the story of Edward Enninful, recently named the next editor of […]