The Season’s Brightest Men’s Suits

T magazine ImageErmenegildo Zegna XXX suit, $6,795, and sweater, $890, (212) 421-4488. Bode hat, showpiece only, bodenewyork.com. Jil Sander shoes, $518, jilsander.com.Credit…Photo by Azim H. Styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin Image Brioni suit, $6,450, brioni.com. Dior Men jacket (worn underneath), $2,600, and scarf, $2,900, (800) 929-3467. Bottega Veneta shoes, $1,650.Credit…Photo by Azim H. Styled by Haidee […]

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The Tulip Revivalist

T magazine THE FLORAL DESIGNER and organic grower Polly Nicholson understands why the tulip rarely gets its due. Despite its simple shape, it is the most freighted of blooms. That may be why the genus Tulipa, of all the flowers she grows, consumes her. Unlike the rose, which is associated with all things sweet — […]

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The New Shape of Fashion

T magazine In fashion, as in politics, extreme is the posture of the moment. This spring, a new group of young designers, mostly from the British Isles, who have come of age in destabilizing times, have built their collections around declarative, visionary shapes that jettison old ideas about symmetry and balance. Consider the voluminous dresses […]

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Watch an Artist Make a One-Minute Sculpture With a Sweater

T magazine In the hands of the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, everyday objects become sculptural phenomena. Wurm, who lives and works between Vienna and Limberg, is best known for his extensive, ongoing “One Minute Sculpture” series, which interrogates the boundaries between visual and performance art, audience and actor, and proposes a new definition for sculpture […]

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Spring’s Most Shapely Silhouettes

T magazine ImageDilara Findikoglu top, $992, dilarafindikoglu.com. Tank Air bodysuit (worn underneath), $195, tankairstudio.com. Prada hat, $850, prada.com. Stylist’s own gloves.Credit…Photo by Tom Johnson. Styled by Malina Joseph Gilchrist Image Alexander McQueen jacket and pants, price on request, (212) 645-1797. Palladium boots.Credit…Photo by Tom Johnson. Styled by Malina Joseph Gilchrist Image Jil Sander dress, $2,784, jilsander.com. […]

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Pat and Anna Cleveland Pile on Spring Fashions

T magazine ImageAkris vest, $6,950, and pants, $4,990, akris.com. Jil Sander earrings, $498, jilsander.com. Gucci gloves, $340, gucci.com. Alexandre Birman sandals, $995, alexandrebirman.com. Stylist’s assistants wearing their own clothes throughout.Credit…Photo by Pascal Gambarte. Styled by Jason Rider Models: Anna Cleveland at Next Management and Pat Cleveland at the Model CoOp. Casting director: Nicola Kast at […]

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The Scottish Designer Who’s Trading in Fashion for Furniture

T magazine Jonathan Saunders’s new venture, a graphic but spare line of wood, metal and resin furniture, isn’t so much a departure for the Scottish fashion designer as a return. After graduating from the master’s program at London’s Central Saint Martins school in 2003, he designed prints for Alexander McQueen, including the celebrated, psychedelic bird-of-paradise […]

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10 Spring Accessories Adorned With Chains

T magazine Image Bottega Veneta shoes, $1,180, bottegaveneta.com.Credit…Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Image Gucci shoes, $890, gucci.com.Credit…Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Image Tod’s bag, $1,675, tods.com.Credit…Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Image JW Anderson shoes, price on request, jwanderson.com.Credit…Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Image Alexander McQueen bag, $2,290, (212) 645-1797.Credit…Mari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi Image Michael Kors […]

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Spring Fashion: Mixing and Matching With Vintage-Inspired Florals

T magazine ImageIsabel Marant jacket, $1,250, isabelmarant.com. Molly Goddard dress, about $1,600, Dover Street Market New York, (646) 837-7750. Erdem hat, price on request, erdem.com. Celine by Hedi Slimane bag, $1,600, (212) 226-8001.Credit…Photo by Trent Davis Bailey. Styled by Delphine Danhier Model: Akon at New Icon. Location: The Glass House, theglasshouse.org. Casting director: Julia Lange at Artistry […]

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A Sculptor of the Female Gaze

T magazine CONSIDER THE ROOSTER. The cockerel — vigilant herald 
of sunrise, barnyard strutter — has a long iconographic history, appearing on things like weather vanes and churches (as 
an emblem of St. Peter) and French soccer jerseys (as le coq gaulois, the unofficial national mascot). In the Chinese zodiac, the rooster symbolizes honesty, fidelity […]

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In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them

T magazine ImageThe architect Omar Gandhi’s Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh, constructed on a Cape Breton cliffside in 2016 using concrete and whitewashed local spruce.Credit…Andrew Rowat On Architecture In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them Across the province’s cliffside fishing towns, Omar Gandhi’s residential architecture is as austere and intense as […]

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Inside Judy Chicago’s Monumental Goddess Sculpture for Dior

T magazine At Christian Dior’s spring 2020 haute couture show in Paris today, attendees were ushered inside an enormous womblike chamber, with a curved mauve ceiling and soft lilac carpeting. The space was part of a 225-foot-long and 45-foot-high inflatable anthropomorphic sculpture, installed in the gardens of the Musée Rodin, by the pioneering American artist […]

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A Closer Look at Schiaparelli’s Surrealist Couture Jewelry

T magazine When a designer is creating a clothing collection, jewelry is, more often than not, the final flourish. Not exactly an afterthought, but rarely the main event. For Schiaparelli’s spring 2020 haute couture show, which was held earlier today, the house’s 34-year-old Texas-born artistic director, Daniel Roseberry, turned this idea on its head. “This […]

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The Return of an Enigmatic Old World Fragrance

T magazine The French perfumer Dominique Ropion has researched thousands of ingredients during his 30-year career. But one in particular continues to beguile him: oud. “Unlike other ingredients, like rose, we still don’t fully understand its constituents,” he says. “It’s spicy, woody, ambery and animalistic — all at the same time.” The Paris-based perfumer Francis […]

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Six Stars of the New ‘West Side Story’ Discuss Its Enduring Relevance

T magazine Murderous knife fights, attempted gang rape, malicious slurs: These were not common motifs of musical theater when “West Side Story” first premiered on Broadway in 1957. That production — a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — was praised by the theater critic Brooks Atkinson in The New York Times as a “profoundly […]

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The Curious Case of the U.S. Government’s Influence on 20th-Century Design

T magazine THE OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES was the first centralized foreign intelligence agency in the United States, the direct precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency. Founded during World War II by order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the O.S.S. (or the Coordinator of Information, as it was originally called) was established “to collect, analyze, […]

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The Season’s Most Vibrant Jewels

T magazine ImageClockwise from top left: Oscar Heyman bracelet, $180,000, oscarheyman.com. Verdura earrings, $22,500, (212) 758-3388. Chopard necklace, price on request, chopard.com/us. Gucci High Jewelry choker, price on request, (877) 482-2430.Credit…Photo by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin. “Bridget Riley,” by Bridget Riley, Robert Kudielka, Eric de Chassey, David Sylvester, Michael Bracewell, John Elderfield, Dave Hickey, Richard […]

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