Couture (Fashion)

November 20, 2017

Remembering Azzedine Alaïa: The Designer Who Took Time

Advertisement The last time I saw Azzedine Alaïa, the Tunisian-French designer who died this past weekend and was possibly the last of the great couturiers, it […]
July 3, 2017

Fashion Review: Elemental Truths at Iris Van Herpen and Schiaparelli

PARIS — When the world itself becomes surreal — when every day you look at the headlines and can barely believe your eyes — what’s the […]
May 25, 2017

Balenciaga, Fashion’s Original Provocateur

LONDON — The internet went into its now de rigueur frenzy recently after Balenciaga released a blue, roughly $2,000, trapezoidal tote, created by the artistic director […]
September 21, 2016

Jane Fonda: The Reluctant Fashionista

When the model Grace Hartzel opened Tom Ford’s spring 2017 show in a striking shag haircut, the inspiration was unmistakable — at least to those over […]
July 4, 2016

Fashion Cheers the Reopening of the Paris Ritz

This may be a Paris couture season marked by external unease — by Brexit shock waves, anticipation of upheaval at two haute maisons, continued terrorism fears […]
May 18, 2016

Valentino and Sofia Coppola Make an Opera

By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO May 18, 2016 ROME, Italy — With a swing of her hip, the soprano Francesca Dotto swept up a makeshift wooden staircase in a rehearsal […]