Le Corbusier swore by the golden ratio. Much like venerated early mathematicians Euclid and Fibonacci, the Swiss architect and urban planner was confident that by recreating this geometric relationship—shortened to the decimal 1.61—the most gratifying, harmonious proportions could be arrived at. This clarity of vision, this dogged certainty that disciplined thinking is key to effective design, is one shared by New York label 1.61.
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THROWBACK THURSDAY — JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON, SPRING 2013

THROWBACK THURSDAY — JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON, SPRING 2013

JONATHAN SHIA
CHARLOTTE WALES
October 16, 2014

In just one year, the rising theater actor Jay Armstrong Johnson has gone from supporting role to star billing, with a lead performance in the revival of Leonard Bernstein’s classic On the Town, which opens tonight. Today, we revisit our Spring 2013 feature on the young Texan, who discusses his early start as a dancer, his NYU dreams, and his path to Broadway.
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Best of Paris Fashion Week Spring 2015 Alexander McQueen Anthony Vaccarello Balenciaga Celine Christian Dior Givenchy Lanvin Loewe Louis Vuitton Rick Owens

BEST OF PARIS SPRING 2015

 
ALASTAIR MCKIMM
October 15, 2014

Our fashion director Alastair McKimm picks the ten best Spring 2015 collections from Paris Fashion Week, including Alexander McQueen, Anthony Vaccarello, Balenciaga, Céline, Christian Dior, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, and Rick Owens.
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Women in Clothes Sheila Heti Heidi Julavits Leanne Shapton

'WOMEN IN CLOTHES'

 
FELIX BISCHOF
October 13, 2014

The new compendium Women in Clothes: Why We Wear What We Wear started as a correspondence between three author-friends; Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton. Seeking advice on how to dress and dissatisfied with the existing literature on the topic, Heti created a survey, which she passed among her friends. Questions such as “What is dressing about, for you?” and “What are some dressing or clothing rules that you think every woman should follow?” revealed intimate insights into individual preferences and human relationships. What began as a personal quest gained quick momentum and the resulting book, published this fall, features the responses of over six hundred participants. In addition to surveys, clothes are discussed in conversations, poems, and short essays.
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THROWBACK THURSDAY — NATASHA POLY, SPRING 2009

THROWBACK THURSDAY — NATASHA POLY, SPRING 2009

 
CAMILLA ÅKRANS
October 9, 2014

We’ve been around for a while now, and we know a lot of our readers might not have had the opportunity to experience our earlier issues. So we wanted to give you the chance to discover one of our favorite stories from our archive. This week we present Camilla Åkrans’ intimate Spring 2009 story with Natasha Poly, featuring fifty-eight photos of our gorgeous cover girl caught in between the sheets.
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