November 22, 2017

Paris Hilton Said She Invented the Selfie. We Set Out to Find the Truth.

Advertisement On Sunday, Paris Hilton modestly took partial credit for inventing the selfie. The landmark event was said by Ms. Hilton, the hotel heiress, perfume maven […]
November 15, 2017

Marlene Dietrich in Photos: A Study in Contrasts

Advertisement PARIS — It’s a common complaint among people who dislike photographs of themselves: “That looks nothing like me!” Most of them don’t possess anything close […]
November 13, 2017

Why Fashion Can’t Stop Looking North

Advertisement LONDON — What are the first things that spring to mind when you think of the north of England? The Beatles, cobbled streets and Manchester […]
November 1, 2017

On the Runway: Trump’s Official Portrait Resembles a Smiley Emoji

Advertisement It was an irony lost perhaps only on the White House that, almost nine months after he entered office, President Trump’s official photographic portrait was […]
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 […]