Jessica Testa

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How Not to Be a Character in a ‘Bad Fashion Movie’

Laura Brown lost her job as a top magazine editor in 2022. That’s OK.About 10 months ago, Laura Brown put on an emerald green...

Inventing a New Language for Talking About Style

Blackbird Spyplane, a popular but niche “dude-leaning” newsletter, introduces Concorde, a new endeavor aimed at women.Blackbird Spyplane is a newsletter written for enthusiasts: rabbit-hole...

Is She the New Queen of Los Angeles?

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Earlier this year, Sarah Staudinger began taking a Polaroid of nearly every person to visit her freshly renovated home.“There’s a...

Ralph Lauren Dreams in California

SAN MARINO, Calif. — Ralph Lauren’s strength — the thing that has kept the all-American company going for 55 years — is world building....

There’s (Still) Something About Phoebe

A sale in Paris brought out the “Old Celine” followers, even as their leader, Phoebe Philo, sat out another fashion week.PARIS — Phoebe Philo...

Bella Hadid’s Spray-on Dress At Fashion Week

And Bella Hadid had the best day of her life so far.PARIS — Of course it was going to go viral. The performance at...

A Sneaker With a Built-In Puddle

Thinking about oceans of plastic at Paris Fashion Week.During fashion week, we will be spotlighting the small details we saw on the runways that...

Where the ‘Rust Belt’ Meets the Runway

At New York Fashion Week, a big metal bag made in the Midwest helped represent “female hysteria.”During fashion week, we will be spotlighting the...

The People’s Republic of Shein

Shein continues its rise with American shoppers, who don’t mind the controversies.PLANO, Texas — There was some desperation in the air at the indoor...

The Lycra Legacy of Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’

Athleisure, leggings, shapewear owe a debt of gratitude to the iconic video.A funny thing happened when Kameron Lennox revisited the music video for “Physical,”...

Let Them Have Couture

Balenciaga’s latest experiment attempts to open up the mysterious world of Parisian haute couture.PARIS — I spent quite a long time sniffing the candle,...

Nakedness Is Everywhere in Fashion, Even the Heel of a Shoe

Four fake legs held up two real legs at Alaïa.All fashion week, we will be spotlighting the small details we saw on the runways...

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