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Adolfo, Designer Who Dressed Nancy Reagan, Dies at 98

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Adolfo, who achieved international fashion fame as one of Nancy Reagan’s favorite designers during her years as first lady and who dressed many of society’s most prominent women for almost three decades, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan He was 98. The death was confirmed by Joann Palumbo, his lawyer. She also confirmed his age, although numerous sources give his birth year as 1933, which...

Meet the Beauty Queens of Al Dhafra

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“Camel No. 1! Camel No. 1!” I had just arrived at the Al Dhafra Festival, and young boys in kanduras, or long tunics, were running toward my car, shouting as they pointed their index fingers in the air. In the distance, two men rode camels, each pulling another of the animals on a leash. One of the camels was draped in a gold-tasseled winner’s blanket. Behind the men, slowly making its way across...

Virgil Abloh, Bold Designer of Men’s Wear, Dies at 41

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Virgil Abloh, the barrier-breaking Black designer whose ascent to the heights of the traditional luxury industry changed what was possible in fashion, died on Sunday in Chicago after a two-year battle with cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare cancer. He was 41. His death was confirmed by Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the luxury group that bought a majority stake in Mr. Abloh’s Off-White brand this year...

Covetable Timepieces That Give New Meaning to the Term ‘Winter Whites’

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There is something to be said for understated elegance, which with this trio of watches comes in the form of mother-of-pearl faces and diamond accents. On the dial of the Tag Heuer Carrera, the gems replace numbers to mark the time, while on Omega’s De Ville Trésor, they wrap around the bezel. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 has them in both places, but there, too, the overall effect is of...

Dior’s Iconic Bar Jacket Inspires Anew

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In December 1946, in the midst of a postwar Parisian society that was still rationing, Christian Dior opened his atelier in a four-story hôtel particulier at 30 Avenue Montaigne. A few months later, on a cold February morning, the designer presented his first haute couture collection in the townhouse’s Trianon gray Louis XVI-style salons to an audience of buyers and fashion editors. “In 1947...

The ‘13 Going on 30’ Versace Dress Has Come Full Circle

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A funny thing happened on Nov. 8 on the set of “The Voice”: Ariana Grande, the show’s newest coach, came to work in a Versace dress that had been widely worn as a Halloween costume just a week earlier. The colorful minidress — with its crystallized straps, cutesy empire-waist cutouts and chunky stripes in shades of turquoise, lime green and scarlet — appeared on the Italian luxury brand’s spring...

Holiday Windows Are Back. And So Are New York Shoppers.

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“Yay, yay, yay, lights!,” said Michelle Obama, the former first lady, on Monday night as she prepared to press a giant white button to officially unveil the holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue. With the motion, miles of bulbs fixed to the limestone facade flickered on, transforming the 10-story, neoclassical building into a twinkling, multicolored ice castle. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”...

Heady Jewels to Keep the Holiday Season Bright

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Clockwise from top left: Cartier earrings, price on request, (800) 227-8437; Belperron ring, $118,500, belperron.com; David Yurman bracelet, price on request, (212) 752-4255; and Graff earrings, price on request, graff.com.Credit…Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Hair by Susy Oludele. Set design by Alicia Sciberras. Jewelry Editor: Angela Koh Submit your blog on Add Your Link Free (AYLF) for free...

Forever Bracelets For When You Want Your Love Welded to Your Wrist

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Sophia Wu and Rachel Fulton, who are best friends, met in 2013, on their first day of freshman year at New York University. A little over eight years later, on Nov. 5, they selected matching Forever Sweet Nothing Bracelets to be welded around their respective wrists — a literal bond to celebrate their emotional one. “It’s very simple and dainty,” Ms. Fulton, 26, said of her wrist piece. “We’ll...

The YZY GAP Round Jacket Review

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The first thing you realize, when holding the jacket, is that it is more than a jacket. Made in a Chinese factory out of recycled nylon and polyester fill, it’s also a collection of contradictions. Voluminous, but weightless. A puffer coat with no seams. Warm, but lacking buttons, zippers or any type of closure. A Gap jacket that is suddenly a status symbol. This month, the Round Jacket — the...