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Silver Screen Brides: Elizabeth Taylor in “Father of the Bride”

Once upon a time, Elizabeth Taylor was not the legend we know and love, with Academy Awards for “Butterfield 8″ and “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” under her belt, and seven ex-husbands to her name. … Read More >

Kazanjian Red Diamond

Hunt for Red, in October

For gem lovers—or just about anyone with some time to kill on the Upper West Side—a visit this fall to the American Museum of Natural History’s Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems is in order. … Read More >

Gems

Beyond the Round: Modern Diamond Cuts

The traditional round cut diamond, created in 1919 by a mathematician named Marcel Tolkowsky, might be the golden standard when it comes to engagement rings today, but that hasn’t stopped some of the world’s top jewelers from inventing a few new cuts. … Read More >

True Prep

Wii Tennis, Anyone?

Lisa Birnbach’s back with “True Prep,” an updated guide for the preppies and prep-spotters of a new century that helps us all to stay “prep’d” in a changing world. … Read More >

Koh-I-Noor Diamond

Diamonds Are (Almost) Forever

We won’t argue with the fact that no matter how you cut them, diamonds are glorious, and they will always be a girl’s best friend. Just like veils, flowers, and tossed garters, they’re a part of wedding tradition in America that seemingly goes back to before anybody can remember. But where and when did the obsession with diamond wedding rings begin? … Read More >

Runway Backdrop

Behind the Backdrop: Yoshihiko Ueda

There’s something to be said for the theatrics of a bona fide stage set on a runway, made all the more appropriate by its location in a tent adjacent to Lincoln Center. That’s where Vera showed this year, and the drama was plentiful in both the collection and the ethereal backdrop she used, a blown-up print of a photograph by contemporary Japanese photographer Yoshihiko Ueda. … Read More >

Evan Lysacek

Evan Lysacek Talks Skating, Fashion, and Personal Style

Skater Evan Lysacek wowed the judges with his Olympic Gold Medal performance in Vancouver in 2010. Here he tells the story behind his collaboration with Vera on his costumes and the “fashion lessons” he learned along the way. … Read More >

Big Bambu

High Stakes: Doug and Mike Starn on the Roof — Big Bambú

One of the more awe-inspiring art experiences in New York this summer has to be Doug and Mike Starn on the Roof: Big Bambú. If you’re in town before the show closes on Oct. 31, this exhibit is a must-see. … Read More >