Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

Advertisement Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, has died in Paris. He was 82. The cause was a heart attack. His company confirmed the news. Known as a sculptor of the female form, and worn by women from ...
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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

LOS ANGELES — Back in 1976, when Chad Braverman’s father, Ron, invested a small grubstake in a manufacturing start-up, consumers bought his products at the back of seedy bookstores and scurried out with their purchases concealed in brown paper bags. The younger Mr. Braverman, who was not yet ...
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With…Anne Wojcicki: The Doyenne of DNA Says: Just Chillax With Your Ex

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In 2007, Anne Wojcicki, then 33, lassoed the moon. She was getting her new company, 23andMe, a mail-order genetics testing firm, off the ground with her “Party ’til you spit” celebrity get-togethers. She married Sergey Brin, the cute co-founder of Google, also 33 and ...
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Confirm or Deny: Anne Wojcicki

Advertisement Maureen Dowd: Google has too much power. Anne Wojcicki: I would say they have too much power in the real estate market and they’re driving up my rent. In addition to a cardboard cutout of The Rock, 23andMe’s office is furnished with stuff, including a green couch, ...
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Big Sonia: I’m Still Here

Advertisement Midway into “Big Sonia,” Sonia Warshawski, the outsize centerpiece of this poignant documentary, ushers viewers into her bedroom, lifts a pillow from the bed and extracts from its satin case a small plastic bag. Inside is a coral scarf — a “shalek,” as the Polish-born Ms. Warshawski ...
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Open Thread: Open Thread: This Week in Style News

Advertisement Each week, the Open Thread newsletter will offer a look from across The New York Times at the forces that shape the dress codes we share, with Vanessa Friedman as your personal shopper. The latest newsletter appears here. To receive it in your inbox, register here. Greetings ...
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Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1981, I was sitting in my fourth-floor walk-up studio apartment in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, flipping through that day’s New York Times, when I was struck by a theater review that ran on one of the far back pages ...
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Making Watches for People ‘Who Can Read and Write’

BERLIN — If there is an argument to support the notion of a renaissance in German design, it might be found in a loft office in the gritty but rapidly gentrifying Kreuzberg section of Berlin. It is a neighborhood where dealers openly peddle hard drugs outside the nearest ...
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Claude Sfeir is a Collector’s Collector

Advertisement On a balmy November afternoon in 2014, Claude Sfeir sat on the terrace of a Geneva hotel facing the lake, having lunch with an old friend. Afterward, he set off on a jog around the lake while Aurel Bacs, the lunch companion, took his young daughter for ...
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Time, With a Parisian Flair

Advertisement PARIS — At a time when luxury brands are racing to market with connected watches, the Parisian lifestyle retailer Merci is taking the road less traveled. In September, it quietly introduced La Montre Merci, a.k.a. LMM-01. A deliberately unconnected model, it is simple, solid and designed for ...
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Putting a Bugatti on Your Wrist

Advertisement A sports car on the wrist? To hear the maker of the new Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390 tell it, that was his goal in partnering with the car company to create a watch inspired by its latest vehicle, the Chiron. (At 1,500 horsepower and a top ...
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Wonder Woman’s Gold Tiara, for Your Watch

LONDON — Shoes were the focus when Alison Mary Ching Yeung established her business, called Mary Ching, in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 2007. Then last fall the designer, now based here, started thinking about charms, the kind of whimsical items that adorn many cellphones and handbags. Why ...
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Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment

Modern Love By LAURIE WAX Every other month I receive two vials of frozen sperm in a nitrogen tank, which is then emptied, the vials labeled and kept frozen until the exact time of month I’m ready for them. This window of readiness is brief: 12 to 24 ...
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Social Q’s: Thanksgiving, Solved! How to Deal With This Dreadful Holiday

Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My wife and I have been married for two years and dated for three before that. That’s five horrendous Thanksgivings with her extended family. (Mine is abroad.) Her father needles us about politics; her mother criticizes our clothes, apartment and friends. Last year, ...
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