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Azzedine Alaïa, the formidable French fashion designer who spurned the traditional fashion week calendar, has died. He was 77. Having grown up in Tunisia, he became interested in fashion after meeting an older, elegant midwife. "There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young. She’s the one who first taught me fashion. And she enrolled me in the École des Beaux-Arts." Alaïa will be sorely missed. #RIP


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Retooled with strong shapes and metal accents, footwear can toughen up even the softest look.
📸 @jasonkibblerstudio
Styling @menamorado


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Noemie Sebayashi—the 27-year-old founder of Paris-based unisex streetwear label Natto Franco—is turning heads as she carves a very specific niche in a market bulging with a number of both low and high-end streetwear lines. “I’ve seen small brands with a lot of creativity getting ripped off by others. It’s sad but that makes me think about how I could be more unique, so someone can’t just pick something up and replicate it.” 📸/styling @juliannmccandless


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Take a break from the daily grind with a loose update on the traditional shirt and tie.
📸 @robbiefimmano
Styling @levymelissa


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David “Campa” Singer-Vine (formerly of The Cataracs), and Lisa Vitale, AKA Lisa Terror, are the two halves of dance-pop duo Terror Jr. They first appeared on the national stage through one of those too-good-to-be-true internet fairytales; in 2016, @kyliejenner used the group’s song “3 Strikes” in a commercial for her lip gloss, sending fans on a wild hunt to find out more about whoever was responsible for its bleeding-edge millennial-friendly electro-pop.
📸 @lukeabby
Styling @sarahjacobpark


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Although tired of having to constantly explain racism in America, comedian Hari Kondabolu continues raise a fist—because someone has to: “As a person of color, you are forced to humanize white people: you’re forced to understand their lives, their stories, their complications, their culture. You have to! Not only for survival, but also to just enjoy anything. Meanwhile, if there’s a person of color in a movie, and it was originally thought to be a white character and it’s now a person of color, everyone flips out."
📸 @tesslomayer


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Chilean actress Daniela Vega is the Hollywood hopeful in this year’s #AFantasticWoman, a stylish noir-inspired coming-of-age story, and her country’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. A trans woman herself (as is the character she plays), Vega describes the film as “a movie within another movie,” the culmination of both her character’s journey of self-discovery and her own as an artist.
📸 @jamesryang
Styling @ashleypruittstylist


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Gone are the days of stuffy men’s suiting. In its place, a freer, younger, more natural approach to formalwear that doesn’t feel so buttoned-up.
📸 @amitisraeli1
Styling @tony_irvine


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Hong Chau recounted her family’s journey among the Vietnamese boat people, refugees who escaped the postwar chaos of the late ’70s, only to die by the hundreds of thousands at sea. Chau's family survived the harrowing ordeal and now the actress is rising to great heights. “Giving people the opportunity to sit in a dark theater together and have emotions in public, whether they’re laughing or crying— that’s what makes me happy," she says, ahead of the premiere of her new movie, @downsizingfilm.
📸 @victordemarchelier
Styling @danialucero7


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Thanks in part to our evergreen fascination with serial killers, @mindhunter has found great success. #JonathanGroff, star of David Fincher’s ingenious true crime series, threw himself into the role headfirst. “One of the big questions of the show is can you fake empathy to try to understand people who are deplorable and subhuman, and what is the cost of that. I think that is a question we are still asking ourselves today in a million different ways,” he says. 📸 @mrwhite_ Styling @xgabriela


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Known widely for his role as Luke Skywalker in the generation-defining @starwars franchise, Mark Hamill recalls how the first film almost didn’t happen: “George [Lucas] referred to it as the most expensive low-budget movie ever made. At one point, Fox screened raw footage to some people, because they needed more money to finish it. Imagine it with no effects, no music, no nothing. The general consensus, because it played so horribly, was that they should just shut it down and take a tax loss.”
📸 @purienne_
Styling @andreaskokkino


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As the artistic director of storied Italian fashion house @zegnaofficial, Alessandro Sartori is assembling a new wardrobe for men built upon traditional tailoring, couture detailing, and a splash of fun. His debut spring collection combines curiosity and class into clothes that feel both timely and timeless.
📸 @simon.eeles
Styling @julieragolia


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It takes a strong actor to hold their own on screen alongside heavyweights like Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Yet in the new psychological thriller, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” 15-year-old #RaffeyCassidy turns it up to 11 as the coquettish daughter of a reckless surgeon.
📸 @iakovosphoto


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Taiwanese performance artist Tehching Hsieh has made masterpieces out of restrictive conditions and grueling situations. More recently, he confines his practice to archiving and showing his prolific body of master works. One such exhibition occurred at this year’s Venice Biennale, which introduced his year-long experiments to a whole new generation perhaps even more shocked than their predecessors by voluntary self-abnegation. This past summer, Hsieh stopped by the apartment of his friend and admirer Marina Abramovic to talk about everything from patience to painting. 📸 @mattmullen16


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These seven rule-breaking, genre-bending fashion lines are storming runways and stealing spotlights around the world—and in the process, upending everything we thought we knew about how men are supposed to dress.
📸 @sarahpiantadosi
Styling @essvahn


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Just 32 years old, prolific painter Cy Gavin is gearing up for three separate exhibitions. The first: his debut European solo show at VNH Gallery in Paris, then Gavin’s off to display his nocturne paintings in a group show at Mass MoCA, and that’s followed by another exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In his upcoming work, he's tackling the "relationships people have with land and I’m thinking about colonization, and space and the experiences people have in that space." 📸 @dukeydooks_canvas


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You might recognize Barry Keoghan from his most recent projects, Christopher Nolan’s WWII blockbuster “Dunkirk,” and psychological horror film, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.” Next up, the Irish actor and boxer appears in Bart Layton’s heist film “American Animals.” But Keoghan is wary of letting success get to his head. "This industry can take you in and spit you out. It’s overwhelming. But I keep my feet on the ground, my Air Max on the gravel.”
📸 @jeffhenny
Styling @jdos___


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Actress and first-time director #GretaGerwig talks to Francis Ford Coppola about her Sam Shepard phase: “I think the problem with growing up and idealizing self-destructive artists is that you only see the beauty they created rather than all the pain that went along with it. But then I read Joan Didion, and it was the first time I’d read something by an artist—a great artist—who was working in the same place I was from and writing about it, and it was the first inkling I had that maybe I didn’t need to be a different person in order to make something that was worth anything.”
📸 @victordemarchelier
Styling @sarahellisonprat


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#EzraMiller speaks to the equally cerebral @erykahbadu about finding calm in chaos: “I’ve come to the understanding that healing doesn’t always look like getting better. Sometimes it looks more like sickness or getting hurt. Wounds are often our greatest blessings.” 📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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Our third in three generations of Hollywood rockstars (and three November covers) is millennial superhero #EzraMiller, interviewed by singular thinker and artist @erykahbadu.
📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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“We’re in positions where people ask us questions; they want to know about more than just the work. And it can go into areas where I’ve completely shot my mouth off, whether it’s too much about my private life or being too opinionated about things in the world. I think the better thing to do—I’ve learned this from people far wiser than me—is to do very good, quiet work behind closed doors.” #BenedictCumberbatch speaks to #ThomYorke about getting in trouble.
📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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Our second in three generations of Hollywood rockstars (and three November covers) is Sherlock Holmes himself, #BenedictCumberbatch, interviewed by @radiohead frontman #ThomYorke. 📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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At 14 years old, deaf actress Millicent Simmonds is wise beyond her years. “If you’re disabled or different from what general society deems normal, it’s fine,” she says. “There will always be people who won’t accept you, but there are others you can find who will. You’re never alone.” Catch Simmonds in her first (of many, we hope) starring role in @wonderstruckmovie, out now.
📸 Grant Delin


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Primarily known for his role as the bleach-blond, sloe-eyed teen pin-up Austin Moon on Disney Channel and his family band R5, 21-year-old singer and actor Ross Lynch is taking an unexpected turn when it comes to his next character: Jeffrey Dahmer. Lynch convincingly broods as the notorious serial killer during his formative years in director Marc Meyers’s @MyFriendDahmer.
📸 @mollymatalon
Styling @ashleyguerzon


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“As an actor, you people-watch, you observe. And the more famous you become, the sad thing is you lose the ability to do that. Instead of people-watching, you become the focus of attention…I went to a crowded restaurant many years ago in Manhattan with David Bowie. And, oh my god, talk about atmosphere change.” #GaryOldman talks to #JackWhite about fame. 📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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We’re kicking off three generations of Hollywood rockstars (and three November covers) with the iconic Gary Oldman, interviewed by #JackWhite.
📸 @mikaeljansson
Styling @ludivinepoiblanc


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Enigmatic musician John Maus, on the heels of the release of his latest album, Screen Memories, spoke to Chloe Sevigny about playing with a live band for the first time. "I thought it was a good idea at this point because it’ll allow me to perform the sonic dimensions in ways I wouldn’t be able to do with just a karaoke box performance. I get to enter different passages. Meaning it’s not performance art or something like that—the result is meant to be a punk-rock show."
📸 @timschutsky


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The vampiric effect of on-screen blood makes us catch our breath, cover our eyes and contemplate exactly what it means to be drop dead gorgeous. 📸 @jimmytagliaferri
Makeup: @ewmiwa
#happyhalloween


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Happy belated birthday to our December 1990 cover star #WinonaRyder! In her interview, the iconic actress talked about the fear of selling out in Hollywood: “Maybe make mistakes or make bad movies, but I’ll never consciously do that—and I know that like I know I love my mom. To me that would be death, and nothing’s worth that. Nothing.” 📸 Michel Haddi


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We kicked off Halloweekend with a party @rosebar_nyc. DJs @supplynyc provided the hits with Missy Elliot flowing into Cardi B, mixed with a little Snoo-ooooop. 📸 @kennypchen


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