Clara Racz at Giorgio Armani Prive FW2016

Another great vintage look on Clara Racz, this time with layered men’s ties and a U.S.A. bomber jacket.

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Sailor Stripes: Laura Neilson at J. Mendel Couture FW2016

A particularly cute outfit on Laura Neilson at the J. Mendel couture show in Paris. I like the coordinating sailor stripes, and the flats are key for getting around town on a day of multiple shows. Also, she was one of a couple trendsetters spotted during Paris couture week who tucked a sweater into high-waisted trousers.

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Shoes! Louboutins Outside Alexis Mabille Couture FW2016

Louboutin the man and the shoe is a frequent sighting at the couture shows. Outside the Alexis Mabille show, we spotted a particularly cool pair with a wavy heel and raffia cuff.

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Check, Please: Alexandra Golovanoff in Gingham

How to do gingham now: Alexandra Golovanoff brought this classic check into 2016 with a a voluminous jumpsuit with puffed sleeves. Cute and modern. Also note the new silhouette for heels now: low and blocky.

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Vintage Chic: Magda Laguinge at Chanel Couture FW2016

Model Magda Laguinge dressed for a cool summer day in a vintage jacket and jeans after the Chanel show in Paris. The white patent leather loafers add polish to the whole look.

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Easy Being Green: Leaf Greener at Dior Couture FW2016


One of my favorite looks on Leaf Greener at couture week FW2016: a gorgeous green ruffled top and big dangly earrings. The ikat-print heels are an unexpected touch that work really well.

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Lynn Yaeger at Chanel Couture FW2016

As we get deep into shorts and T-shirt weather, let us take inspiration from Lynn Yaeger, who has been known to say that she doesn’t own any “normal” clothes. Summer dressing is a lot less boring with a mix of bohemian prints and lace.

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NYFW: Men’s Street Style SS2017

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already moving into the spring/summer 2017 season in fashion. Last week marked the S/S 2017 menswear shows in NYC, where the guys still dressed well despite the heat. Here’s a whole slideshow of menswear photos I took for the New York Times Styles section for @nytimesfashion on Instagram. Major trends noted on the streets: multiple necklaces and open shirts, as seen on model Luka Sabbat above, chinoiserie and Japanese prints, especially on jackets, shorts suits, kimono dressing, and – wait for it – sandals worn with socks. Never say never!

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Two Girls at Atelier Versace, July 2016

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Veronika Heilbrunner at Vetements SS2017

Vetements has really excited fashion fans in a way that few labels have in the recent past. Maybe it’s the combination of nice tailoring with a truly street, elevated athleisure feel. Outside the show yesterday in Paris, where Vetements showed a spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection, Veronika Heilbrunner wore a Vetements tee with a long black leather skirt and sneakers.

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Fuchsia Queen: Carice van Houten at Schiaparelli FW2015

Carice van Houten a.k.a. the Game of Thrones‘ “Red Queen” looked so positively vibrant in fuchsia at last year’s Schiaparelli show that I didn’t recognize her until now. Just goes to show you want a jolt of summer color can do.

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Bill Cunningham 1929 – 2016

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Bill Cunningham this Saturday. He was 87, but somehow he seemed immortal to me, or at least indefatigable. Anyone who shoots street style owes him the world. There was “street” photography before Bill Cunningham, but not the sort that focused solely on fashion until he started publishing his photos in the Times.

People often ask me if I “knew” him, and the answer, as it is for most people in fashion, is both yes and no.
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Beat the Heat: Paula Goldstein at Dior Couture FW2015

If you think of all white as the summer equivalent of all black, you will get over any qualms you have about wearing it. This classic neutral makes a statement while keeping you cool. Paula Goldstein posed in all white outside the Dior couture show in Paris.

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The White Stuff: White Overalls, Outside Dior Couture FW2015

A guest at the Dior couture show paired crisp white overalls with Chanel accessories for a casual but chic look.

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Spot On: Candela at Schiaparelli FW2015

Polka dots are the quintessential summer print, and they’re especially pretty in a long silk dress, as seen on Candela at the Schiaparelli show in Paris.

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