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Art Basel Parties with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Keys

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Drag queens channeling Britney Spears. A group selfie with Sean Penn. Singing along with Alicia Keys. The tropical bacchanal of art fairs, private dinners and A-list parties known as Art Basel Miami Beach has returned with a vengeance. Here are some highlights from Wednesday night. Big Gay Night Loewe, the Spanish fashion brand, took over Twist, a sprawling gay club in South Beach, where...

When Polka Dots Signal Both Optimism and Disquiet

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IN THE SPRING of 2020, Jeremy Scott abandoned his plans for Moschino’s resort collection and began again from scratch. The Covid-19 pandemic was already overwhelming hospitals in Europe and, in a show of solidarity, the American creative director decided to refocus, he said at the time, on “finding creativity and positivity, and trying to keep being upbeat about it.” It is no surprise, then, that...

Oh, to Be Mentored by Virgil Abloh

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In the fashion world, few people were more committed to mentoring the next generation of creative talent than Virgil Abloh. As an untrained designer, he sought to level the playing field because of his own struggles to break into the top echelons of the business. Mr. Abloh, who died on Sunday, took part in several mentorship programs while also founding his own. After the murder of George Floyd...

Every Object Was a Canvas

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Throughout his life, Virgil Abloh was obsessed with the idea of collaboration, and many of his partnership projects were cornerstones of hypebeast culture. This makes sense for a cross-disciplinary artist who sharpened the visions of other artists, including Kanye West and ASAP Rocky. As the founder and chief executive of Off-White and, later, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton men’s wear, he...

Texts From Virgil

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To Virgil Abloh, Instagram was the equivalent of a creative directory, something he’d scroll through to find collaborators and keep up with friends’ careers. “If someone has the right personality, I direct message them and ask them to work on projects for me,” he said in 2019. For those on the receiving end of Mr. Abloh’s energetic DMs, his messages now serve as mementos, encapsulating the spirit...

Virgil Abloh Tribute at Art Basel

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A Louis Vuitton runway show meant to mark the opening of a gleaming new men’s wear store in Miami’s Design District became a moving tribute to Virgil Abloh, as friends, collaborators and fans paid their respects under fireworks and a drone light show. On Tuesday, as the sun set over Miami’s harbor, around 1,500 guests piled onto Louis Vuitton-branded speedboats and ferries, and made their way to...

Marta Ortega, Daughter of Inditex Founder, Will Lead the Company

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Inditex, the giant Spanish fashion retailer, has appointed Marta Ortega, daughter of the company’s co-founder, as its chairwoman, unexpectedly fast-tracking a generational handover at a time when the fashion sector is facing important supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic, the company said on Tuesday. Ms. Ortega, 37, will take over in April from Pablo Isla, who has led the company since...

The Guccis Are Really Not Happy About ‘House of Gucci’

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The fractious Gucci family, whose internecine power struggles famously helped it lose the company Guccio Gucci founded in 1921, has finally found common cause once again. The reason for the family’s reunification: “House of Gucci,” the 24-carat camp drama framed in pigskin about the murder of the family scion Maurizio Gucci. The film, starring Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, the spurned wife who...

Arlene Dahl, Movie Star Turned Entrepreneur, Is Dead at 96

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These ventures kept her in the public eye long after she had left Hollywood and settled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And though acting was no longer her focus after the early 1960s, she was seen into the 1990s on television shows like “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and “Renegade.” She also appeared on Broadway in 1972, when she took over the lead role in “Applause,” the hit musical...

Virgil Abloh’s Approach to Fashion

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Right out of the gate after being hired as artistic director of Louis Vuitton mens’s wear, Virgil Abloh scored a whopping commercial hit with an iridescent plastic tote bag, or “keepall,” he called the Prism. In the hours since Mr. Abloh’s death at 41, of a rare cancer, was made public, people struggled to characterize a man whose contributions to the industry extended far beyond any individual...