Fashion

Post image for A Burial Suit of Mushrooms that Consume Your Remains

Despite embalming and sealed caskets being a relatively new tradition in American burial, brought about by the high mortality of the Civil War, we’ve quickly become uncomfortable with our mortal decay.

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Post image for A Cherokee Fashion Designer Who Mixed Native Modernism with Midcentury Trends

SANTA FE, NM — The worlds of fashion and fine art often collide, both in the museum and on the runway.

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Post image for In Cindy Sherman’s Street Style Satire, the Joke’s on Her

Chameleonic photographer Cindy Sherman is featured in March’s Harper’s Bazaar in a send-up of street style Instagrammers that makes both the artist and the magazine look out of date and tone deaf.

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Post image for The Fiercely Contemporary Aesthetic of Today’s Native American Fashion Designers

SALEM, Mass. — Do not walk into Native Fashion Now expecting fringes and buckskin.

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Post image for Protect Yourself from Unwanted Photographs with This Hoodie

Attention shoppers: are you tired of paparazzi following you around, taking bright flash pictures and selling them to tabloids?

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Post image for Rare Stephen Sprouse Sketches Shine a Light on the 1980s Style Icon

If there were ever a fashion world equivalent of Andy Warhol, the universe found it in Downtown street kid Stephen Sprouse.

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Post image for Why One Ecuadorian Town Has Three Panama Hat Museums

CUENCA, Ecuador — The cool breeze in Cuenca, a city nuzzled in the Ecuadorian Andes at 8,000 feet elevation, blows through its cobblestone streets, rustling the skirts of indigenous women who wear long braids down their back with a baby wrapped in a bright colored shawl slung over their shoulders.

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Post image for Latest Saint Laurent Film Is a Portrait of the Times, Not the Artist

No fewer than two French biopics about Yves Saint Laurent have been released in the last two years, suggesting that a competitive rush to make the Saint Laurent film began immediately following his death in 2008.

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Post image for A Look at the Life of a “Geriatric Starlet”

“Dressing should be fun. Life is short and life is grey, so you can easily dress yourself up, make yourself happy, and then you make other people happy,” says nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel in a new documentary by Albert Maysles.

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Post image for Four Lingering Questions from Last Night’s Metropolitan Museum Gala

The fashion world’s elite came out last night in what is likely one of the most important events in the industry, as well as a huge fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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