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The Plus Side

A revolution in full-figured fashion.


The Fall of the Sleaze King

Dov Charney’s struggle to keep control of American Apparel.


My Father’s Fashion Tips

The writer on his father's religious devotion to personal style. Among the maxims: "the turtleneck is the most flattering thing a man can wear"; "there is nothing like a fresh burn"; and "always wear white to the face."


A Woman Entering a Taxi in the Rain

A profile of photographer Richard Avedon from early in his career.


Portrait of the Artist as a Postman

A profile of Kermit Oliver, a reclusive, critically acclaimed artist who designs scarves for Hermès and works nights at the Waco post office.


What Will the Fashion World Do With Kim Kardashian?

Fame, fashion, and a trip to the zoo.


Country Music's Sparkle King

A profile of fashion designer Nudie Cohn, who made clothing for Elvis, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, and others.


Come as You Are

On fashion, gender, a finding oneself in a pair of drop-crotch pants.


Leading Mannequins

The life of an A-list Hollywood stylist.


Smooth Moves

The unlikely story of Spanx.


Peter Braunstein, WWD Writer Turned Tabloid Monster, Still Has Issues

A former colleague visits the ‘Fire Fiend’ in prison.



On designer Jean Paul Gaultier and his inspirations.


The Prettiest Boy in the World

A profile of Andrej Pejic, a model who walks the runway in both men and women’s clothing.

For even a moderately vain female, spending time with Pejic is like losing a race to someone who’s not even running: If he were not a man, he would be the most beautiful woman I have ever seen in the flesh—which, in his case, is flawless and poreless and has an English-rose luster.


The Only One

A profile of Vogue Creative Director André Leon Talley.

From our guide to haute couture genius at Slate.


The Accidental Bricoleurs

On Forever 21 and the rise of “fast fashion”:

They have changed fashion from a garment making to an information business, optimizing their supply chains to implement design tweaks on the fly.


In Which Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior Bring A New Dawn

The intertwining histories of two men who defined twentieth century European style.


Interview: Karl Lagerfeld

There’s a price you have to pay for fame, and people who don’t want to pay that price can get in trouble. I accepted the idea of celebrity because of a French expression: “You cannot have the butter and the money for the butter.”

Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire

The rise, fall and stubborn survival of a teenage Internet celebrity who discovered that the real world can be a very scary place.


Tavi Says

A profile of 14-year-old fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson.


Creative Indeed

A profile of Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue and break-out star of The September Issue.


The Fantasist

A profile of the (now former) director of the House of Dior, John Galliano.


“I’d Like to Be Trusted Again.”

A profile of of Courtney Love.


Cassini Royale

The man for whom the term “jet-setter” was coined left a bitterly fractured estate.


Emperor du Fromage

Christian Audigier is the man behind Von Dutch and Ed Hardy. The massive succes of his garish and expensive creations may say more about the power of celebrity than about fashion.


Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory

The number one item confiscated by U.S. customs for four years in a row: fake shoes. As brands continue to crack down, counterfeiters continue to up their game.


The Killer’s Trail

The many identities of Andrew Cunanan, Versace’s murderer.