Vanessa Friedman

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The State of New York Fashion

Here’s what you need to know about the fashion week that was.It was the weekend of New York Fashion Week, and it was raining...

I Abandoned My Skinny Jeans. What Top Do I Wear With Baggy Pants?

A reader wonders how to style loose pants.I am delighted with the shift away from skinny jeans and tightfitting pants to looser styles. But...

Linda Evangelista, the It Bag and ‘Sex and the City’

Fashion week kicked off with a bang at the Hammerstein Ballroom, where Fendi celebrated 25 years of the Baguette bag (with the help of...

My Weight Keeps Changing. What Clothes Should I Buy?

An environmentally conscious reader is looking for clothing that accommodates fluctuations in size.I care about the environment and appreciate a classic, natural style. The...

Should I Try to Hide My Large Bandage at Work?

A reader wonders how to dress after a recent medical procedure. I work in a corporate environment which traditionally has been formal, but over...

The Return of Joe Biden’s Aviator Sunglasses

President Biden is back after Covid, vacation and legislative victories, and so are his shades.Aviator Joe is back — just in time to take...

Why Issey Miyake Was Steve Jobs’s Favorite Designer

The real beginning of the fashion-technology love affair and its legacy lies with Issey Miyake, who died last week.Little wonder, really, that Issey Miyake...

I Gave Up on High Heels. What Can I Wear Instead?

A reader is looking for comfortable and stylish flats to wear to a formal occasion.I will soon be attending my niece’s “formal-ish” wedding, my...

What’s the Best Lingerie for a Grown-Up Woman?

A reader is looking for more options on what to wear in the bedroom.What lingerie options are there for a mature woman who wants...

I Need a Summer Hat That Isn’t a Baseball Cap. What Should I Wear?

Hats have become a semiological minefield. A reader wonders how to navigate it. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with the autoimmune condition lupus,...

Valentino’s Roman Marvels

Expanding the meaning of couture, one ruffle and feather at a time.ROME — The couture shows came to an end not in Paris but...

How Can I Dress to Not Look Like a Tourist in France?

A reader is wondering what clothes to pack in her suitcase. I’m headed to France for a long-delayed trip. Jeans look like the universal...

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