Fashion

This spring, Dior made shirts that blared "Why are there no great women artists?" The question was a quote from feminist art theorist Linda Nochlin, and though it may not be true (Frida! Georgia! Alma Thomas! Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun!), it was provocative enough to spur both Instagram snaps and clothing sales. This...
Courtney Love talks about her clothes the way Effie Trinket talks about Tributes—some will be treasured, some will be spared, and some very special items will be reaped from her luxury stashes. But her clothing culling puts the odds in your favor, as this week some of her most coveted items...
Chanel became the second ever fashion brand to put on a runway show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Tuesday night. (Valentino was the first to do it in the early '80s.) The French maison crossed the pond to showcase its Metier d'Arts collection using the Met's most famous piece—the Temple of Dendur—as...
Honestly, it's never too late to buy the perfect gift. Even after the big day, no one will turn up their nose at a nicely wrapped, superbly picked present. With the holidays creeping closer every moment, we're helping you tick off some gift-buying boxes on your to-do list (or...
Stumped by what to get the dudes in your life this holiday season? Allow us to help you. We're sticking to easy classics, practical homeware goods he should probably own, and reliable staples like underwear, because you know why. Here, ELLE's roundup of the best guy gifts of the...
Halima Aden, the first hijabi model to crack fashion's big leagues, is at the forefront of a new focus on representation. "If I can encourage girls to stay true to themselves, then I've done a good job," she says. Here, the 21-year-old showcases just how exciting modest dressing can...
The '90s are back which means Versace is too. Versace is smart to bring back the motifs it made famous 30 or so years ago—the fluorescent fluffy knits, the shiny pleather, the logo-mania, the skin-tight and skin-bearing silhouettes, the kilts and the safety pins. The supermodels and Insta-influencers who were...
This year alone, a slew of major fashion labels have adopted a sustainable approach to fashion by completely forgoing fur in its future collections, including Burberry, Donna Karan/ DKNY, Donatella Versace, and most recently, Jean Paul Gaultier. Today, Chanel is getting on board with fashion's shift toward ethical sourcing,...
In 2004, Beyonce met Nelson Mandela when she was billed as a performer at his inaugural 46664 Aids Benefit Concert in Cape Town, South Africa. This past Sunday, the singer returned to Cape Town for the Global Citizens Festival and not only honored the late South African president and...
A pro shopping tip: Once you find the perfect party dress, invest and never look back. A great style can take you from cocktail to black-tie soirée and intimate dinner date to wee-hours-of-the-morning dance party. Even if a silhouette or cut doesn't appear super versatile at first glance, you can extend...

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