November 21, 2017

When ‘Fashion Takes a Trip,’ Jewelry Comes Along

Advertisement Fashion and jewelry are among the most visible indicators of what a society values, what it lacks and desires, mourns and celebrates. Such connections are […]
September 12, 2017

48 Hours With Carolina Herrera Before Her Show

It is Friday afternoon inside the sunlit, plush showroom of Carolina Herrera’s headquarters, a space she’s occupied in New York’s garment district for over two decades. […]
August 2, 2017

Noted: A Brooklyn Museum’s Ode to Tabloid Culture

Last Friday night, visitors at the two-year-old THNK1994 Museum in Brooklyn sipped pink cocktails as they made their way through a new exhibition. The featured works […]
July 19, 2017

A Museum Show Asks: How Modern Are Your Spanx?

Most famous of the quips attributed to the Austrian-born American designer Rudi Gernreich — now best remembered for his unisex creations and the topless bathing suit […]
December 7, 2016

Critic’s Notebook: Black Designers in Focus at Fashion Institute of Technology

What do the satin leotard of the Playboy Bunny, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s first wedding gown and a wool jacquard Savile Row suit from 2016 have […]
August 27, 2016

Vows: United in Love, But Living on Separate Coasts

Vows By JESSE McKINLEY Of all the skills needed to be a successful museum director — curating collections, charming donors, keeping the lights on — perhaps […]
August 5, 2016

August in New York: Newcomer to the Old Ball Game

It’s not Cooperstown. But the people who come upon, or seek out, the baseball cards in a dimly lighted corridor of the American Wing at the […]
July 6, 2016

What Becomes of the Brokenhearteds’ Stuff

LOS ANGELES — Last spring, John B. Quinn, the founder of the litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, took his extended family to Croatia. Over […]
May 28, 2016

Carolina Herrera, Then and Now

By RUTH LA FERLA May 27, 2016 Carolina Herrera’s fabled life is one that is best captured in pictures. Over the years the camera has caught her immaculate in […]
May 23, 2016

On the Runway: MoMA Finally Embraces Fashion With Plans for ‘Is Fashion Modern?’

May 23, 2016 Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY Fashion in the museum, traditionally a subject of some tension (is fashion art? and so on), has become […]