One hundred years ago, a player shocked spectators with her “indecent” dress—not the last time attire has distracted from athleticism in tennis.
Starting in the 1850s, proponents of the movement for women’s rights traded their long dresses for bloomers—and paid a heavy social price for it.
The singer places her new collection squarely within a black aesthetic tradition—and in doing so, reimagines the industry’s ideal customer.
The deeper meaning behind the red jumpsuits, the leather glove, and Lupita Nyong’o’s costumes—according to the woman who designed them
Chanel’s creative director, who died at 85, winkingly played into the stereotypes of a great couturier. But he also refused to be pigeonholed.
The backlash against the incoming congresswoman’s “very nice” outfit is both tedious and predictable.
The singer turned style icon talks natural beauty, bold fashion, and learning to embrace her hue in a world that doesn’t affirm brown-skinned girls.
The commodification of civil-rights activism may appear revolutionary, but it can undermine the basic tenets of social movements. Colin Kaepernick's Nike campaign illustrates this conundrum perfectly.
Modern hair-coloring technology has allowed people to dye their hair virtually any shade. So why is one hue in particular so popular?
The pop star’s reported shaping of the September cover hints at the shifting relationship between the media and their subjects—and between creators of color and traditional gatekeepers.
A reminder that the quintessential piece of women’s footwear—a symbol of delicacy, of danger, of beauty—used to be worn by men
Simon Doonan’s new book, Soccer Style, summarizes the long and complicated relationship between athletes and outlandish style.
A pioneer who followed her own path rather than chasing fads, Spade infused her work with a singular blend of optimism and nostalgia.
The designer, who died at 55, built up a female-led lifestyle brand that held an accessible appeal across generations.
This matching-outfit trend has cycled in and out of popularity for more than a century, reflecting changing views about motherhood and femininity.
The Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter on how she created the style of the film’s fictional African nation of Wakanda
The rebellious potential of an apparently conservative style
Edward Enninful, freshly installed at the U.K. magazine, has a dynamic and inspiring vision of an embattled nation.
Like Hugh Hefner himself, Playboy’s iconic costume was a blend of provocative and old-fashioned.
As a fashion historian, my job is to learn from other people’s clothes—a task that is challenging, messy, and often spooky.