Committed to Each Other … and Therapy

Romantic partnership is an ever-evolving experience — couples constantly shift, change and, in some cases, start over. In “It’s No Secret,” long-term partners share what they have learned through the years. (Answers are edited for context and space.) Who Melissa McCue Lawson, 57, and William Lawson, 73, have been married for 29 years, two months and counting. Occupations Together they […]

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Are We in the Metaverse Yet?

The biggest ideas in tech often lurch into the lexicon before they are truly coherent. Jargon appears out of nowhere, underexplained and overused: the internet of things, the sharing economy, the cloud. In some rare cases, the terminology sticks. A lot of people talk a lot about a lot of loosely related things, and then those things merge into a […]

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Indya Moore and Tommy Hilfiger Release Non-gendered Capsule Collection

Indya Moore, the nonbinary actor and activist, has codesigned a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger called Tommy x Indya. The size-inclusive, non-gendered designs are part of Hilfiger’s People’s Place Program, a three-pillared platform with the mission of advancing representation in fashion and beyond. The summer pre-fall 2021 Tommy x Indya capsule will be available beginning Tuesday on tommy.com and select […]

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A Black American Designer Disrupts the French Couture

Villa Lewaro, the Palladian estate built in Irvington, N.Y., by Madam C.J. Walker, a child of slaves who became a beauty mogul and the first female self-made millionaire in the United States, is pretty far, geographically speaking, from Paris — about 3,605 miles. But that’s where the couture shows came to a close, with a — what to call it? […]

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Victoria’s Secret Flying Solo

Victoria’s Secret is officially going solo.  On Friday, after many months of deliberating, parent company L Brands’ board approved the spin-off of the lingerie brand, which includes the Victoria’s Secret Lingerie, Victoria’s Secret Beauty and Pink divisions.  The move puts Victoria’s Secret on the New York Stock Exchange as a stand-alone firm, under the stock ticker “VSCO.” In addition, L […]

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PacSun Names A$AP Rocky Guest Artistic Director

PacSun named A$AP Rocky its first guest artistic director on Thursday through a partnership with Rocky’s A$AP Worldwide. As part of the partnership, Rocky will oversee designer collaborations for PacSun over the next 18 months, as well as brand campaigns and in-store activations to support the retailer’s SoHo and downtown Los Angeles stores. “This partnership is special to me because it’s […]

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The Young Men’s Style Council of TikTok

For a stretch late last year into the early months of this year, the most withering style assessments available online came in the form of Mark Boutilier’s very round, very calm, very expressionless face. On TikTok, he used the app’s duet function, with which you can post a reaction video side by side with someone else’s, to quietly dismantle fashion […]

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A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods

Sex education is a sensitive subject. But during nine years at the prestigious Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seven of which she spent as the director of health and wellness, Justine Ang Fonte seemed to be handling it with success. She developed curriculums for students from kindergarten through 12th grade; hired three other health educators; and […]

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A Dynamic Duo, on and Off the Stage

It was through music, not movement, that Julie Benko and Jason Yeager first introduced themselves as a married couple to their 107 friends and family members. After their June 5 ceremony in New York’s Hudson Valley, the bride and groom performed “Always,” a song Ms. Benko wrote for Mr. Yeager in the first few months they were dating. They eventually […]

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