September 19, 2017

Chasing Fashion’s Cutting Edge

Dustin Pittman’s gaze roamed the bustling back office of Century 21 on Cortlandt Street, where Kim Shui was prepping her fashion show. In an instant, he […]
June 30, 2017

On the Runway: Emmanuel Macron Raises the Presidential Portrait Stakes

Vanessa Friedman ON THE RUNWAY For anyone who has ever doubted the extent to which politicians consider their image, the official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron […]
April 28, 2017

The Sunny Escapism of the Photographer Gray Malin

“Honey, doesn’t this look just like a Gray Malin photograph?” The photographer Gray Malin says he heard an American woman loudly exclaim this to her husband […]
April 26, 2017

Feature: Rei Kawakubo, Interpreter of Dreams

Rei Kawakubo is a 74-year-old Japanese designer who has been making monochromatic, boiled, overstuffed, unraveling, surreal clothes since she began her label, Comme des Garçons, in […]
December 3, 2016

#1LookADay: All the City’s a Stage

High on the wall of a brick building in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, a jaunty terra cotta troubadour forever plays his accordion and opens […]
October 19, 2016

Cultural Studies: During a Social Media Break, Kim Kardashian West Offers ‘More Me’

The publication of the new, expanded edition of Kim Kardashian West’s 2015 book of self-portraits, “Selfish,” comes at an unusual moment for the reality star. Following […]
October 5, 2016

A Head-Shot Truck Comes to New York

On a recent afternoon in Hell’s Kitchen, a pink and orange Chevrolet Stepvan, pulled up to the curb. It looked suspiciously like a food truck peddling […]
August 18, 2016

Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

It was a fashion show that stopped traffic. On one of the largest cable bridges in southern Africa, hundreds of the fashion elite had gathered around […]
July 1, 2016

‘Child, I Trust You’: On Deadline With Bill Cunningham

On Fridays at 10 a.m., we heard his voice before we saw the flash of his bright blue jacket. Bill was hard of hearing and always […]
June 27, 2016

Bill Cunningham Looked for Subjects. And They Looked for Him.

Bill Cunningham worked as discreetly as he could. “My whole thing is to be invisible,” he wrote in 2002. “You get more natural pictures that way, […]