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44 LIVING LEGEND KATE MIDDLETON Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, or more fondly known as Kate Middleton, is a woman who does it all. Beautiful, intelligent, and contagiously kind, Middleton is the epitome of modern class and eloquence. 56 FASHION IN A POST PANDEMIC WORLD The pandemic and ensuing lockdown caused sudden changes to the way we live our daily lives. The fashion industry, in particular, took a toll as quarantine shrunk our need for a new warbrobe. Select designers speak on how the pandemic has pivoted their vision, recent collections, and hope for the future.

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62 ESTÉE LAUDER TRIBUTE TO A LEGACY Assouline’s new book, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, pays tribute to the icon’s rise from starting a business in her kitchen to becoming a world-renowned beauty guru. 68 GETTING THE ROYAL TREATMENT FROM PEPA GONZALEZ Elizabeth Kurpis sat down with the founder of the childrenswear brand, Pepa & Co., to discuss her inspiration, the future of the brand, and looks recently seen on Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 74 CASA CIPRIANI A peak inside the new member’s club located on the water in lower Manhattan. With a spa, rooftop, jazz cafe, and cozy living room with a fireplace, Casa Cipriani is the ideal home away from home.

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78 DROMOLAND CASTLE Brooke Kelly gives an inside view of the nearly 200 year old castle that now operates as a five-star hotel. 84 WHITE LIMOZEEN Take a glimpse inside Nashville’s dazzling rooftop wonderland. Located in the Graduate Hotel, this all-pink venue offers craft cocktails, an equisite menu, and an atmosphere that’s mesmerizing and joyous. 88 RUNWAY REVIEW We take a look at five of our favorite shows from this season’s Fall Fahion Week.

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D E P A R T M E N T S 29 NOSTALGIA Remembering our favorite fall’s from afore. 32 JEWELRY Add some sparkle with the season’s most breathtaking diamonds and gemstones. 34 COATS Look chic and stay warm this fall with new coats from classics like Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and Moncler.

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36 SUNGLASSES Shield your eyes in style with new shades from Celine, Prada, and Tom Ford. 37 BOOTS Step out with flair in these sleek boots for changing leaves. 38 ACCESSORIES Dazzle at your next event with these chic accessories from our favorite designers. 40 CLUTHES AND HANDBAGS The season’s trendiest handbags and clutches will take your look to a whole new level.

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42 MEN’S APPAREL Embrace the “casual cool” style of Steve McQueen in this season’s latest coats, jackets, and puffers. 96 Q FOCUS All of the see-and-be-seen on the scene from Bridgehampton to London’s Berkeley Square. 106 BEAUTY The best in new fade-free makeup, revitalizing skincare, and fresh Fall fragrances. 108 EVENING LOOKS From hot pink to vertical black and white stripes, we take a look at the most breathtaking evening attire for the season.

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Fresh-faced, athletic, beautiful, sweet, smart—a wonderful mom, wife, sister, daughter. The kind of person you actually want to hang out with (and if you’re lucky, raid her closet). When I think of Kate Middleton, I immediately flash to that scene in Sixteen Candles when Molly Ringwald, à la 16-year-old “Samantha,” is discussing handsome Jake Ryan’s perfect girlfriend, “Caroline,” with her best friend, “Randy,” as they wistfully watch her from a distance in their high school locker room. “Everybody in the world worships her. Practically impossible to cut up. And she’s supposedly real sweet.” Something about Kate Middleton’s early years do seem slightly John Hughes-esque. Known for his coming-of-age teen dramedies that magically combine realism with honest depictions of surburban life, Hughes’ take on Kate’s teenage years would have been fun to see. From what we know, Kate was your average high school girl- good student, great athlete- with regular loving parents, who evolves into a swan. Would Kate have been the jock? The prom queen? Were there any flaws? Humorous moments during which Kate and her sister, Pippa, were compelled to manage elder grandparents interfering with respective love interests? Wouldn’t it have been fun to witness firsthand Kate sashaying down the runway in that now-famous, see-through dress while at St Andrews? Supposedly that was the moment at which William truly fell for her. That scene seems straight out of a high school movie. And soon she will be Queen Consort. Dedicated, beloved, not to mention beautiful. I think we can all agree that Kate will be a good queen. And as returning contributor Debbie Bancroft wisely points out, with “everything else” currently surrounding The Crown—Prince Andrew’s Epstein association and subsequent relief of his royal duties; Meghan and Harry’s conspicuous departure from the throne; and sadly, the recent death of Prince Philip—Kate’s even-keeled and gentle demeanor seems a welcome port in a billowing storm. And these days it’s nearly impossible to mention the name Kate Middleton without referencing her highly coveted style. From her much-loved McQueen wedding gown and ladylike coats, to her sporty riding boots and effortless field jackets, everyone wants to know what she will be wearing next. In that same vein, we want to know what her adorable mini-me’s will be sporting too. Look no further than Elizabeth Kurpis’ story about Pepa & Co., a children’s clothing line founded by now-mom and former nanny, Pepa Gonzalez. Pepa’s finely-designed, high-quality pieces for little girls, boys and newborns have frequently been worn by George, Charlotte and Louis, as well as by their many royal cousins and friends. For more grown-up fashion, turn to our latest reviews from the Spring 2022 runways, delivered by Q’s newest team member, Maddie Garfinkle. After more than a year of staying at home, designers didn’t hold back when it came to their debut back onto the runway, with vibrant colors and bold looks that celebrate a reemergence out of hibernation with strength, excitement, and newfound hope. Maddie also thoughtfully offers a look at Assouline’s latest book on Estée Lauder. Created with the guidance of her granddaughters, Aerin and Jane, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, takes us through Counterclockwise from top right: the scene at Lauder’s remarkable rise and eventual success while paying tribute to her impact on the Casa Cipriani; J.McLaughlin Chiara Sunglasses; beauty industry, women, and the world. Ireland’s Drumoland Castle; Veronica Beard’s And for those seeking an adventure, travel with senior editor Brooke Kelly to Inigo Quilted Coat; Kate Middleton outside of Ireland’s Dromoland Castle, a magical 450-acre estate that has been offering guests a England’s Blenheim Palace, 2004; Asprey’s wide bonny welcome since the 16th century. For fun a little closer to home, head down to Bond Street Button Cuff in Cognac; Aquazzura Casa Cipriani. Located in the iconic Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhatan, Tequila crystal-embellished sandals; Veruschka the 47-room hotel and private members club- with sweeping views of the Statue of photographed by Richard Avedon in 1967; benLiberty, East River, and Brooklyn Bridge- has become the talk and toast of the town. amun Bowery earrings; Gigi Hadid walking in Tom Whatever your pleasure, fall is in full swing. Turn to our latest consortium of clothes, Ford’s Spring 2022 runway show. boots, jewelry, and accessories to enjoy it in style! u

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Brooke Kelly > Brooke is the senior editor of Quest and Q magazines. In this issue, she travels to Nashville to report on a new rooftop bar in the Music City, and overseas to Ireland to experience the magical Dromoland Castle in County Clare. She also heads to Lower Manhattan to check out Casa Cipriani, the bustling new social club housed in the historic Battery Maritime Building. Not to be missed are Brooke’s chic selection of sunglasses, boots, handbags, and coats to help you step stylishly through fall; her coverage of the hottest parties—from New York to London; or her roundup of the best new beauty products.

62 Tykischa Jacobs > Known fondly at the office as TJ, Tykischa is the art director and production manager for Quest and Q magazines. She uses her creativity to bring this delightful Fall Issue of Q to life, designing all of the editorial pages. This season, she particularly enjoyed composing the Evening Looks feature that showcases elegant fashion trends (such as an amber-hued Oscar de la Renta gown). Outside of the office, TJ can be found exploring nature by visiting the many fascinating parks in New York City and attending concerts at venues in the tri-state area.

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44 Elizabeth Kurpis > Elizabeth Kurpis may be a high-profile fashion lawyer by day, but she is equally known as a tastemaker on the New York fashion, art, and charity scenes. She has spent the last nine years donating her time to The Frick Collection and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Associates Committee. When she has a moment to spare, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two children, Chicky and Hunter. In this issue, Elizabeth sits down with designer childrenswear label Pepa & Co. founder, Pepa Gonzalez, to discuss what inspires her and, to our delight, what the royal children are wearing.

74 < Madeline Garfinkle Madeline is an artist from Miami, Florida, and the new associate editor of Quest and Q magazines. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University, where she was nominated for the Henfield Prize. In this issue, she reviews Assouline’s new book, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life. She also guides us through her favorite runway shows from New York Fashion Week, revealing the best looks for spring and summer.

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4 1. ELIZABETH GAGE The Aquamarine Intaglio Necklace in 18kt yellow gold features an aquamarine intaglio of a heraldic lion and 33 soft millstone rock crystals; $29,540 at elizabeth-gage.com. 2. WEMPE From the new Playlist by KIM Collection, follow your rhythm and create your own playlist! Playlist rings in 18k rose gold: round, $655; square, $1,015; and hexagonal gold and diamonds, $3,595. Visit wempe.com. 3. OIYA Turquoise beaded choker; $84 at shopoiya. com. 4. FRED LEIGHTON Signed Cushion White Topaz Silver topped Yellow Gold Collet Bangle; $6,000 fredleighton.com. 5. VHERNIER Biscuit Ring in 18k rose gold, jade, and rock crystal; $6,800 visit vhernier.com. 6. LIZZIE FORTUNATO Blue Crush Earrings, 18k gold-plated brass and quartz; $195 at intermix.com.


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1. OSCAR DE LA RENTA Rose Leaf Earrings in Violet; $390 at oscardelarenta.com. 2. ASPREY The wide Bond Street Button Cuff, shown in Cognac, presents a chic mix of exotic skin & polished hardware; $660 at asprey.com. 3. ROLEX The Explorer II enables day to be distinguished from night. Shop Rolex at Wempe, 700 Fifth Ave., or call 212.397.9000. 4. BEN-AMUN Bowery earrings in 24k gold electroplated brass, 1.5”L x 1”W; $195 at ben-amun.com. 5. STEVIE WREN The Ruby Perfect Fit Baguette Adjustable Chain Ring in 18k yellow gold was “crafted with lots of love” by the mother-daughter team; $580 at steviewren.com. 6. SYDNEY EVAN 14kt gold diamond butterfly necklace; $4,885 at net-a-porter.com.

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Bundle & Button Up Meryl Streep was 29 and grieving her late boyfriend when she stepped into the role of Joanna in the movie adaptation of Kramer vs. Kramer. While she had sizable roles prior, Streep’s performance— both on and off screen—earned her the iconic status she holds today. Streep famously fought for the role of Joanna to be rewritten if she were to take the part. Having read the novel, Streep believed the screenplay version of Joanna had been unceremoniously villainized, and that the men directing and producing the film missed the point entirely with portraying women’s real-world problems. The polished, no-nonsense trench that Streep wears in a scene shot in Central Park embody her unmatched independence, femininity, and strength— both as an actress and as a woman.

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1. POLO RALPH LAUREN The Suede-Panel Shearling Long Coat in tan/cream; $3,498 at ralphlauren.com. 2. BURBERRY The Kensington Cashmere Twill Double-Breasted Trench Coat; $3,250 at neimanmarcus.com. 3. VERONICA BEARD The Inigo Quilted Coat in Army will quickly become your everyday go-to thanks to its mid length and slightly oversized fit; $695 at veronicabeard.com. 4. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI The Cashmere Double Face Belted Overcoat in Celeste; $8,995 at saksfifthavenue.com. 5. AKRIS PUNTO The Wool Duffel Hooded Coat; $1,590 at bergdorfgoodman.com. 6. MONCLER The Ocre Short Parka in Dark Green features a water resistant finish; $955 at bergdorfgoodman.com.

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1. FENDI The Croissant Small Shoulder Bag in blue; $1,980 at bergdorfgoodman. com. 2. J.MCLAUGHLIN The Arianna Suede Bucket Bag in Natural fits all your essentials while maintaining peak chic status; $268 at jmclaughlin.com.

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1. BROOKS BROTHERS The Regent Fit Herringbone Knit Sport Coat; $373.50 at brooksbrothers.com. 2. TOD’S Perhaps designer Walter Chiapponi was enjoying a delightful Elevenses while summoning inspiation for his Fall 2021 collection? 3. TED BAKER Stay cool on chilly days in Ted Baker’s Trent Quilted Jacket in Khaki; 5. RALPH LAUREN Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label Kent Handmade Camel-Hair Topcoat. Its exclusive camel-hair twill was custom-developed with England’s Joshua Ellis mill to achieve a rich, vintage-inspired look; $7,995 at ralphlauren.com. 6. BURBERRY The Kensington Heritage Trench Coat is the perfect layering staple to keep you stylishly dry through winter; $2,250 at us. burberry.com. 7. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI Dapper yet casually relaxed remains the mantra at Brunello Cucinelli. Shop the water-resistant cashmere jacket with detachable padded lining; $7,995, at brunellocucinelli.com.

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Above: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompany Princess Charlotte and Prince George to their first day of school at Thomas Battersea School in London, UK in 2019. ‹ Opposite page: The down-to-earth Duchess participates in a cricket game while visiting Christchurch, New Zealand in 2014.


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with the Queen's anniversary to Prince Philip (a restoration project went into immediate effect and was completed exactly five years later, also on their wedding anniversary). Now, as she approaches her 96th birthday, the Queen is once again compelled to maintain a stiff upper lip as she weathers Prince Andrew’s unfortunate Jeffrey Epstein association and subsequent relief of his Royal duties, Meghan and Harry’s noisy departure from the throne (the Queen was reportedly heartbroken over the loss of Harry), and just this past April, the death of Prince Philip, her beloved husband of 73 years. With a rise in aforementioned calamaties, Kate’s calm and gentle glow grows ever brighter. “She is seen as a safe pair of hands in troubled times," Claudia Joseph, author of Kate: The Making of a Princess, recently told Vogue. Kate’s background, working class but also connected to the royal family, broadens her appeal to just about everyone. Her mother, Carole Elizabeth Goldsmith Middleton, hails from a long line of laborers and coal miners— but she is also a distant relative of the Queen Mother. Carole met flight dispatcher Michael Middleton while working as a flight attendant for British Airways. In 1980 the two were married. Carole had her first child, Catherine, in 1982, followed by Philippa (nicknamed "Pippa") in 1984, and James in 1987. That same year she founded Party Pieces, a party supply company (partypieces.com.uk), featuring festive, very shiny, very gold banners, cups and more. Today the company is valued at over $50 million. Kate's father, Michael Francis Middleton, was born in Leeds to a


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wealthy Yorkshire family with ties to British aristocracy. Michael's father was a fighter pilot for the Royal Air Force in WWII, and his mother served as a volunteer nurse and decoder. Michael's paternal grandmother, Olive Middleton, belonged to the Lupton family, a well-known political dynasty. Trust funds established by Olive Middleton were passed down to Michael and enabled the family to continue the Middleton tradition of sending their children to top notch schools. All three children were sent to St Andrew's School and Marlborough College, and both daughters attended Downe House (a girls' boarding school in Cold Ash). By all accounts, William is very close to the Middletons and even refers to his fatherin-law as "Dad," on occasion. Of course, the British press must have a little fun at their expense, creating the increasingly familiar moniker, “Upper Middleton Class" or "UM" for short. This new class of Brit is not as much upwardly mobile as it is upwardly trajectile. And at its center is almost always a "mum" with her eyes on the prize. The UM consists of non-aristocratic, comfortably-off "already haves" who want to "have" more: royalty at best, aristocracy the contingency plan, and as a last resort, “fully loaded” (e.g. private planes, castle-esque English country houses, and the like). Kate's younger sister, née Philipa "Pippa" Charlotte Middleton, was catapulted into fame when she served as Kate's maid of honor. Her figure-flattering Alexander McQueen dress made the then 27-year-old an instant sensation (her derriere was named People's Top Body Moment of 2011!). Now Pippa Matthews, she is happily married to hedge fund manager and former race car driver James Matthews. He is the son of billionaire David Matthews, owner of luxury resort Eden Roc, St. Barth's (among other things), where Pippa and James first met. Wed in 2017, the couple welcomed a son, Arthur, in 2018, and a daughter, Grace, this past March. Kate and Pippa's younger brother, 33-year-old James, is an entrepreneur, with ventures in custom marshmallow items, cake kits, and healthy dog food. He was recently wed to French financier, Alizee Therenet. Kate and her siblings grew up in Bucklebury Park, Berkshire, with a twoyear stay in Jordan, for her father’s job. She attended St Andrews School (not University…yet) and Marlborough College, where she was captain of the field

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Counterclockwise from top right: Kate with her sister, Pippa, and her father, Michael, in Jerash, Jordan, circa 1984; Kate sporting yellow short shorts and a sequined halter for a midnight roller disco in 2008; Kate caught up with Harry's then-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, and Zara Phillips at the Tidworth Polo Club in 2006; James and Pippa Middleton (Kate's younger brother and sister) at Wimbledon in 2015; Michael Middleton watching Prince George as William and Kate competed in the King's Cup Race in 2019; Kate and Willem Marx leaving Boujis nightclub in 2007. The two reportedly dated while Kate was enrolled at Wiltshire boarding school; Kate on the town with Pippa in 2007; the sisters wearing matching bikinis on the bow of a boat in Ibiza in 2006; having a blast with friends at London's Boodles Boxing Ball in 2006. Opposite page, from top: Kate, William, and Harry at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012; Pippa and Kate on either side of their mother, Carole Middleton, at the Goring Hotel on the eve of Kate's wedding to William.


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hockey team. She took a gap year in Italy and Chile, then entered University of St Andrews. William was in her year and it was there that he first noticed her, when she modeled a see-through dress in a charity fashion show in 2002. By 2003, they were dating, and from 2003 to 2005, they shared a flat. Upon graduating from university in 2005, Kate worked as an accessories buyer at popular fashion label, Jigsaw. She also curated a photo exhibit for UNICEF and volunteered at a children’s hospice. Cleary, she has always been charitable and productive, even before it was mandated. Kate and William broke up for a brief four months in 2007, but reunited and were eventually engaged in 2010 (hence the “Waity Katie” moniker), and married in an unforgettable Winchester Cathedral ceremony in 2011, watched by an estimated two billion viewers. Her life has been well documented since then. Over documented, in fact, to the point where when French magazine Closer used telephoto lenses to capture and publish photos of Kate sunbathing on a patio at a private estate in Provence, Kate and William sued—and won. In another horrific invasion of privacy, two Australian radio hosts called the nurse in Kate’s hospital ward where she was experiencing pregnancy issues. Pretending to be the Queen and Prince Philip, they extracted private information. When the hoax was revealed, the nurse committed suicide. Kate continues to advocate for respect for her own privacy and for others. When the Duchess of Cambridge does agree to publicity, it revolves around her royal duties and engagements in support of the Queen. She

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holds patronage within over 20 charitable and military organizations, including Action for Children, SportsAid, and the National Portrait Gallery. She undertakes projects through The Royal Foundation, with her charity work focusing on issues surrounding young children, addiction, mental illness, and art. Last year, Kate launched her “Hold Still” photography project in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery to encourage those in the UK to document their experiences during the pandemic. And throughout it all, like her late mother-in-law, Kate remains the most stylish presence in the room—stadium, or castle. A constant on every publication’s Best Dressed List (and Most Influential), she inspires and activates fashion conscious women, worldwide. She is credited with putting hosiery, coatdresses, waxed jackets, nude pumps, and recycled clothes on the fashion map. Aren’t we happy she made what we’ve always worn, chic? Perhaps most endearing, though, is her subtle, but knowing care and guidance of her husband and family. When Harry and William reunited at Prince Philip’s funeral after the controversial “break”, Kate was seen delicately holding back, so the brothers could walk ahead together, in privacy. On a trip to Northern Ireland in late September of this year, Kate and William caught up with some of the Ulster University nursing students with whom they had video chatted during lockdown. Naturally, the press was interested in what Kate was wearing (a perfect purple Emilia Wickstead panstsuit), but Kate had her sights set on a more important mission. While calmly holding a tarantula aptly named “Charlotte” at the institution's Kidz Farm well-being petting zoo, Kate was overheard saying, “We had lots of animals during lockdown. Animals are like therapy.” And her unflappable attitude, as the spider made its way up her arm, revealed the poise and fortitude that most believe will make her a marvelous queen. A recent story for Vogue was titled, “Is Kate Middleton Now the Firm’s Greatest Asset?” I think we know the answer. ◆

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Fashion In A Post-Pandemic World By RoBeRt JanJigian

The Coronavirus pandemic brought startling and pretty abrupt changes to the American way of life; masking, Zooming, virtual visits, social distancing, curbside pickup, lockdown, variant, super-spreader quarantine, and other terms were added almost immediately to our lexicon. In the dressing department, many followed the Zuckerberg approach: going for the hoodie—albeit a luxurious Cuccinelli cashmere one—and jeans and trainers for daytime and nighttime, as few nights on the town were an option and the black-tie gala scene just seemed so 2019. A night home with Netflix replaced HappyHour; and most dancing took place on TikTok.

So how will life and times proceed once the pandemic is in the rear view? The fashion scene adapted to the COVID limitations quite handily; cinematic virtual fashion shows on YouTube from New York, Paris, and Milan houses replaced the inperson runway spectacles. Online sites took over from the established brick-and-mortar shopping experience. Designers responded to the athleisure dominance by making comfortable clothes that weren’t too complicated and echoed the dressed-down trend. Consider Jodie Foster’s choice of an ultra-cool pair of Prada PJs as her at-home Red Carpet look for the 2020 Golden Globes. We asked a select group of designers and tastemakers about their experiences during the COVID year, how the pandemic restrictions changed their business, and what they see or hope to see as the next phase for the luxury fashion business.

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CAROLINA HERRERA foresees the equivalent of the post-World War II “New Look” that couturier Christian Dior originated when designers were free of restrictions on fabric. “Women will go back to dressing in an elegant way, after all the sport clothes they’ve been wearing,” she states, adding that she hopes that evening dresses will be in demand, as they were pre-COVID.

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Founder & Creative Director, Ala von Auersperg ALA ISHAM launched her first Ala von Auersperg boutique on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach just prior to the onset of the coronavirus spread. What could have been a disaster, ended up being a roaring success. “We were all surprised given what was going on in the world,” she reflects. “But the boutique has done extraordinarily well.” She also created a number of masks featuring her signature prints, in response to the moment. Isham believes that women will want to get dressed up, put on makeup, and go out on the town once the threat of the virus is past. But what has changed, she observes, is “less tolerance for discomfort.” “I will not change the ethos behind my clothes, which are luxurious in their ease, comfort and versatility,” says Isham. Isham will continue to sell online and via trunk shows at various places across the country, but is bucking the retail trend toward internet as the principal method of sales. “Our Palm Beach store continues to perform, and will resume our schedule of trunk shows. It’ll be great to get out there again, engaging with the customer where she lives.”

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ASPREY’S John Rigas reports that the company’s home collection, which includes snazzy barware, was snapped up by homebound customers, and that jewelry has been “very much in demand, especially every time the Duchess of Cambridge wears a piece from our collection.” The pandemic also boosted Asprey’s online sales. “Our volume more than doubled,” Rigas notes. “It could have increased further, but there was limited availability because the workshops were working intermittently.” He continues, “Customers are looking for assurance that life will go back to normal. As a result, they have more confidence in brands that have a long history, strong heritage, and offer products with residual value and staying power.”

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Founder and Creative Director, Manolo Blahnik THE VENERABLE yet whimsical designer, known worldwide by his first name, is distressed by the prospect of women having to wear trainers or sneakers for an extended period. Manolo Blahnik prefers a handsome flat or kitten heels, which he considers both practical and comfortable. “I hope we all fling open our shoe cupboards and wear what we want to wear immediately. That’s what’s important,” says Blahnik. “My friends tell me they are desperate to dress up, party, and wear their favorite dancing shoes again.” He foresees lots and lots of color, beautiful fabrics, and plenty of dazzling jewels on footwear once the veil of COVID is no longer. u

Clockwise from bottom left: Manolo Blahnik; a sketch of a classic Manolo style; a sketch of classic Manolo styles; the Suplial heels in red Nappa leather with ruffle details.

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This spread: Estée in her New York dining room; Assouline’s Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life (inset).

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Estée Lauder: Tribute to a Legacy by

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Businesswoman, mother, world-class hostess, and beloved friend, Estée Lauder was a visionary who revolutionized the beauty industry. Born to Hungarian immigrants in Queens, New York, Lauder was a self-made woman in a time when such a thing didn’t exist. Assouline’s new book, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life, pays tribute to her impact on the beauty industry, women, and the world. FA L L 2 0 2 1 /

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Estée Lauder introduces her first full makeup collection, featuring a limitededition assortment for evening wear, 1962. Opposite page, clockwise from above: William Lauder’s high school graduation from Trinity, 1978; Estée and Joseph set sail to Bermuda for their honeymoon, 1930; Aerin, Jane, and Estée at Disney World.

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The book opens with a thoughtful forward from Lauder’s own granddaughters, although, they never called her the “G” word. “Never wanting to seem old, she insisted we call her Estée, instead of Grandma,” writes Aerin and Jane Lauder, introducing us to Lauder’s journey from building a business in her kitchen to becoming a worldrenowned beauty guru. A mosaic of photographs, quotes, firsthand accounts from family and friends, Estée Lauder: A Beautiful Life takes us through Lauder’s remarkable rise and eventual success. Split into three chapters—The Business of Beauty, In Good Company, and Family is Everything— we see the various shifts of Lauder’s stardom and business, and her insatiable perseverance that led her there. “I did not get here by


wishing for it. I got here by working for it,” one quote reads on the decorated pages. A woman with drive and purpose, she set out to revolutionize the beauty industry in a way that gave women more agency. Those close to Lauder remark on her innate understanding of human connection, and it was her warmth and engagement that made her a master marketer. “Quality to her was not just the product, but the entire experience,” writes Aerin and Jane Lauder. Her insistence and welcomed opportunities to “try” her products—regardless of purchase—was unheard of, and it was this approach that made her, in many ways, the woman responsible for the cosmetic shopping experience that exists today. Lauder believed that beauty first came from within, through confidence that radiates, and built a beauty empire that helped women look good, and feel even better. While the book works chronologically, one consistency holds true: her strong, impenetrable values as a businesswoman, mother, and friend. Throughout the hardships and endless work to build her business from the ground up, she never wavered in her belief that family came first. To this day, she is the only one of her competitors with a family dynasty. Lauder was a woman who knew what was important, how to live, and would go after what she wanted. Assouline’s new book serves as an inspiring blueprint for all ambitious, compassionate, and strong women, with a message to ignite impact whenever you can. ◆

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Clockwise from above: Estée Lauder poses with beauty advisors, who assisted customers at her beauty counters, 1975; a promotional photograph for Youth-Dew bath products; Estée with her beauty advisors at the counter at B. Altman, circa 1970. Opposite page, from above: Estée delighted in making over customers, like this one at the Famous-Barr department store counter in St. Louis, 1968; the brand’s first full-page national advertisement, which ran in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, 1959.

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Getting The Royal Treatment From Pepa Gonzalez By ElizaBEth Kurpis

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If there is one thing in common between the Royals in the UK, who appreciate the art of traditional dressing, and chic, in-the-know mothers all over the world, it’s Pepa & Co., a children’s wear brand that chooses to focus on quality over quantity and timeless design. With a new Fall collection on the horizon and a number of other exciting ventures in the works, we sat down with Founder Pepa Gonzalez to discuss her inspiration, the future of the brand, and of course, what little Prince George and Princess Charlotte are wearing. How did you find yourself working in children’s wear? Was it something you wanted to pursue early on? I was working in the marketing department for the Spanish Embassy in London when I began looking for my next role, which ended up being a nanny for affluent families in London for two years. That’s when I realized how difficult it was to find high quality, traditionally-styled clothing for babies and children. Knowing we had so many beautiful brands in Spain, in 2013 I decided to start importing them to the UK and selling them. From there, Pepa & Co. was born. I started sourcing specific pieces, researching factories, and finally I developed my own capsule collection. Was the transition difficult going from nanny to owning and running a children’s fashion brand? Of course, there are challenges, and on some days, you wonder why you’re doing it at all. However, it’s incredibly rewarding to speak to customers who love their pieces enough to want to hand them down to future generations.

From above: Prince George and Princess Charlotte wear Pepa & Co. during the Royal Tour of Canada in 2016; sketching looks for a new collection. Opposite page: Pepa & Co. founder and owner Pepa Gonzalez in her design studio.

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What differentiates Pepa & Co. from other children’s wear brands? Our obsessive commitment to quality, fit, and use of the finest textiles. Our smocking is all done by hand in a family-run factory in Spain by a group of grandmothers who have been making clothing for their own families for generations. We keep to a very traditional, conservative look so you’ll always find beautiful Liberty prints, peter pan collars, mariner stripes and gorgeous knits.

From above: Prince William and Kate Middleton with Princess Charlotte and Prince George, both wearing Pepa & Co., as they arrive at the Victoria Airport; a blue smocked dress from Pepa & Co. Opposite page: Gonzalez with her son, dressed in Pepa & Co.

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How has having children of your own influenced your perspective when designing? Let’s just say that my son, Mathew, has a very full wardrobe! When producing clothes, it’s important to me that they remain traditional in style, while also being able to stand up to modern life. In other words, they must be washable,

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The clothes are so traditional in their style and beautifully made. From where do you draw your inspiration when designing? Most of the pieces in the collection are meant to be timeless and traditional. I strive to bring back vintage inspired looks for children from previous generations; what our parents and we once wore as children. Soft colours and classic cuts that aren’t too fussy always serve as inspiration for my designs. Luckily, my mother kept suitcases full of my brothers’ and my childhood clothing, which serve as a constant source of inspiration.


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sturdy, and incorporate materials that resist pilling and pulling. That being said, I probably pay more attention now to buttons and fastenings. There’s nothing more frustrating than fiddling with a million buttons on a wriggling baby! What is one of your favorite fashion moments? There were actually two, both equally exciting knowing they will be immortalized forever. Seeing Prince George and Princess Charlotte wearing our clothing on their very first public engagement in Canada was a dream come true, as was designing the flower girl and page boy outfits for Pippa Middleton’s wedding. I also love seeing the images that come through on Instagram and when clients directly share how much they love our clothes. How has business changed since the first time you spotted one of the Royals in your designs? It certainly helped spring board us from being a “kitchen table start up” to a brand with a strong global platform. We now ship to over 100 countries, direct to consumer, all fulfilled from our team in the UK. Why do you think you are one of the preferred brands of so many Royals? I like to think that they appreciate my eye for traditional and conservative design. There is an expectation for their children to be seen a certain way in public and I help them achieve that. I’d also like to think that they wear Pepa & Co. for the fact that our clothes are made ethically, slowly, and with true integrity.

From above: Royal portrait of Queen Elizabeth II surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On her lap, Princess Charlotte wears Pepa & Co., as does

What’s next for Pepa & Co.? In addition to launching Autumn Winter ‘21 right now, we want to find other ways to speak to our global customers through pop ups and collaborations, as well as expanding into different product categories. Stay tuned! ◆

Prince George to her left; a pink smocked dress from Pepa & Co. Opposite page, from above: Flower girls and page boys dressed in Pepa & Co. at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in 2017; Prince George wearing Pepa & Co. with Lupo, his family’s dog, at their home in Norfolk in 2016.

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New York’s Casa Cipriani Craze by

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Following a trying year, 2021 has brought with it optimism and hope of a new Roaring Twenties to mirror the period of grandeur that followed the Spanish Flu pandemic. Though people are keener to party than ever, many are still hesitant to engage in large crowds with strangers. Replacing Vegas trips and large concerts are celebrations in private, controlled environments, and memberships to social clubs. One of the most notable and exclusive to open in New York is social club and hotel Casa Cipriani, founded by Maggio Cipriani, a fourth-generation member of the family and president of their namesake hospitality group. With properties in 14 cities spanning four continents, Casa Cipriani is the first of the group’s private social clubs. Housed in the iconic Beaux-Arts style Battery Maritime Building built in 1906, Casa Cipriani opened in late August From above: The Museum at FIT’s 2021 Couture Council Award Luncheon at Cipriani South Street in the Battery Maritime Building; a view from Casa Cipriani’s in-house restaurant. Opposite page: Exterior view of the Battery Maritime Building.

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following building renovations and redesign overseen by Marvel Architects and Thierry W. Despont, who brought to life Maggio’s vision for a “private members club in a true modern sense.” While Lower Manhattan may seem like a trek for some, Casa Cipriani has 47 guest rooms and suites with sweeping views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty, making the trip worthwhile. Guests can also enjoy the perks that come with the $3,600 annual membership dues, including a spa and wellness center, a Jazz Café, and an in-house restaurant. The building also houses Cipriani South Street, a beautiful private event space that was completed in October 2019. Since its opening, Casa Cipriani has become an instant hotspot, attracting Manhattan’s social scene and celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio. Likewise, the event space has served as the setting for several prominent New York soirees, including the Museum at FIT’s Awards Luncheon and a number of runway shows. Knowing the Cipriani family, Casa Cipriani’s popularity is sure to stand the test of time. ◆

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Clockwise from above: A view of the Brooklyn Bridge from Casa Cipriani; the event space at Cipriani South Street in the Battery Maritime Building; guests aboard Rarebit during a Loro Piana event that featured a cruise followed by cocktails at Casa Cipriani, which overlooks the East River. Opposite page, from above: The living room inside the Liberty Suite at Casa Cipriani; the terraces of the Premier River View Suites offer views of the Statue of Liberty.

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Experience Life like a Royal at Ireland’s Dromoland Castle Hotel by

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This spread, counterclockwise from above: Dromoland Castle Hotel is majestically set on 450 acres of breathtaking scenery; the hotel offers horeseback riding experiences through Irish farmland and green pastures; casting off in Dromoland Lough is an experience you are unlikely to forget,

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year of international travel restrictions, I was more eager than ever to escape the country on an overseas retreat, settling on my ancestral home of Ireland after much deliberation. While known for its brisk and rainy Octobers, I was spoiled by warm weather and sunshine throughout, to match the cheery disposition of the Irish folk that welcomed me. I started my trip in the intimate city of Dublin, exploring the charming townhouses, quaint shops, and Guinness-soaked pubs lining the cobblestone streets. After a couple nights of imbibing the black stuff and reveling with locals, I was ready to pack my bags once again and trek across the Irish countryside to the more tranquil County Clare.

“Welcome to Dromoland Castle,” bellowed a guard before pointing me through the stately gates in the direction of the seemingly endless 450 acres of magical estate grounds. After winding through the beautiful country club and championship golf course fairways- past a wall garden and large fishing lake- I finally reached the highlight of the trip. An imposing gothic-style stone castle instantly transported me back to medieval times. I learned the structure was once the ancestral home of the O’Brien family, direct descendants of Brian Boroimhe (Boru), High King of Ireland in the 11th century, and was transformed into a hotel in the 1960s. Upon entering the castle, I found cozy common spaces filled with warm, classic baronial country house FA L L 2 0 2 1 /

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features—paneled corridors, tasseled drapes, portraits of esteemed ancestors hanging on the walls, and taxidermy mounts, to name a few. Through the lobby, I meandered through a maze of corridors that house the castle’s 97 guestrooms and suites. All are homey with traditional Irish décor but, outfitted with modern features like refurbished bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and LCD panel TVs. Mine even had its own wood-burning fireplace, a perfect way to end the evenings. The culinary experience alone makes the trip worth a visit. Meals are served in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Earl of Thomond. The elegant, chandelier-lit restaurant is full of formal theatre and truly representative of the way Ireland’s aristocrats would dine. The affable restaurant manager Se Gardiner was welcoming the first night and a friend by the end of the trip. Executive chef David McCann, who has been at Dromoland since 1995, is paramount to the hotel’s international acclaim, crafting each meal from locally sourced, quality-assured produce. Entrées include Steamed Wild Halibut, Glazed Thornhill Duck Breast, and, my personal favorite, Roast Loin of Venison. After dinner, guests venture

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Dromoland Castle offers Pony & Trap rides around the estate to learn about the the rich history of the castle and the families that once called it home.

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Clockwise from above: The estate’s walled gardens; Mrs. White’s Afternoon Tea; Earl of Thomond offers fine dining in an elegant setting; a guestroom at Dromoland. Opposite page, clockwise from above: The Brian Boru Suite; the driving range; a rear view of Dromoland Castle.


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to the intimate Cocktail Bar, situated in Lord Inchiquin’s former study, to enjoy a 12-page menu of world-class mixologist-crafted drinks by the fire to the tune of an Irish ballad performed live. And in true European style, Afternoon Tea is served daily in the Earl of Thomond—a long-standing tradition comprising finger sandwiches, baked breads, and pastries, in addition to hot teas. The estate is surrounded by nature walking trails and an endless number of outdoor activities. In addition to multiple rounds of golf on the 18-hole course, my personal highlights were Falconry and Dromoland Lough. There’s something truly magical about going out on one of the estate boats in the early morning Irish fog in hopes of landing a pike or trout. Booking the hotel’s ghillie is crucial if you hope to catch a 20-pounder. Clay shooting, horseback riding, and tennis were also on hand. While Dromoland leaves no plausible reason to venture beyond the estate, multiple internationally ranked golf courses are nearby like Lahinch Golf Club, where I played links golf alongside the Cliffs of Moher. A stay at Dromoland gave me the feeling of royalty and a sense of walking amongst the High Kings of Ireland. While the sweeping grounds, culinary excellence, and grand castle are truly remarkable, what really made the experience special were the people I met along the way and the staff that made me feel at home. My first trip back to Europe will not be one that I forget and my first trip to Dromoland will not be the last. ◆ FA L L 2 0 2 1 /

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Nashville Flair & Fun at White Limozeen B y B r o o k e k e l ly

While researching “must-visits” for my bachelorette trip to Nashville, I quickly noticed a common theme—hospitality team Med Abrous and Marc Rose’s new rooftop bar White Limozeen in the Graduate Hotel is the talk of the town. So, I had to visit on my trip in September and it certainly did not disappoint. The venue was one of the most hotly anticipated debuts during the pandemic, boldly opening its doors in July 2020 while most were shuttering. I can now add with confidence that it is also a dream destination for a group of girlfriends looking for carefree fun. The indoor-outdoor setup follows a pink color scheme with over-the-top décor that sets a cheery mood.

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Upon entrance, guests instantly encounter a vibrant atmosphere surrounding a large onyx wraparound bar, crystal chandeliers, plush chairs, and a room for private events called The Green Room. The outdoor area features sweeping views of Music City, access to the Governor’s Pool (by reservation), eye-catching pink umbrellas and daybeds, and an oversized statue of country music icon Dolly Parton crafted from chicken wire—perfect for

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hot butter. “We call it French-ish,” says Rose. Similarly, the cocktail menu is designed with a creative spin on traditional drinks. The Queen of Rodeo offers a “gussied up” Cosmo with pomegranate and grapefruit flavors, while There’s a New Cowboy in Town livens up whiskey with coffee. For a more celebratory option, go for the round of Champagne Jello Shots. Every aspect of the White Limozeen truly presents an adventure, with nods to the carefree attitude of Nashville at every turn. It’s a destination to check off your bucket list when visiting the Music City. ◆

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its Instagram-hungry patrons. In fact, the bar was named in honor of Parton’s studio album, White Limozeen, and mirrors her enthusiasm and generosity. “We didn’t start out just to do the Dolly thing in Nashville, but we listened to her song [White Limozeen]. To us, it just felt like the spirit of ‘making it,’ and the glamour and excitement of a night out where anything could happen. Of course, who could be better to invoke than Dolly Parton’s contagious optimism and her legendary contribution to American music,” explains Rose. The bar’s appeal goes far beyond the décor. The dining and drink menus are constructed with a thoughtful, playful approach and the food was inspired by Julia Child’s embrace of French food for a brand-new audience—merging fine ingredients with Nashville flair. For instance, the Moules Frites dish presents mussels swimming in Nashville


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didn’t hold back when it came to their debut back onto the runway. This year’s Spring/Summer presentations brought vibrant style that celebrated a much-anticipated reemergence out of hibernation with strength and excitement that instills hope. Many of the designers acknowledged how the pandemic offered new perspectives and gratefulness when it comes to fashion, presenting looks that celebrate life and the act of dressing up in and of itself. Featuring vibrant colors, show-stopping patterns, and looks as bold as they are elegant—these five designers showcased collections that marry classic Spring/Summer style, while also incorporating innovative interpretations that nod at our reemergence back into the world. Among the designers, one theme held true: We’re back, ready to go, and we’re going to look fantastic.


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Clockwise from above: Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer runway show at Lincoln Center; designer Tom Ford; John Demsey and Saweetie seated in the front row; Joan Smalls in Tom Ford; Anna Wintour arriving at the show; men’s looks from the Spring/Summer Collection. Opposite page: Gigi Hadid in Tom Ford.

> Tom Ford Tom Ford closed out fashion week with a collection that quite literally shined and reflected on how the pandemic changed our relationship to fashion and dressing up. His dazzling collection offers hope and resilience as we emerge back into an everchanging world. It’s indisputable that the demand for evening wear has been especially low in the past year, and much of Ford’s Spring/ Summer collection marks a return to going out, in a new way that is approachable and self-assured. In his show notes, Ford remarked on how all the time spent at home altered his perception of evening wear, and wanted to approach dressing up in a way that was a bit more relaxed and casual, while still being glamorous. Ford’s collection adds a dazzling touch to the clothes we already know and feel good in. With sequined button downs, satin joggers, and eye-catching colors, he presented a new vision of glamor and chic. Ford also remarked on how he was inspired by his son’s affinity for basketball shorts and leisure wear, wanting to make clothes that elevated the popular athletic style. He accomplished the mission effortlessly with pieces that acknowledge the transition from months at home to being back out into the world. What makes Ford’s collection especially remarkable is its straightforwardness in tackling a return to fashion and dressing up. His willingness to pivot his vision and create pieces that address just how much has changed is what makes Tom Ford a staple in the industry, continuing to create fashion at the intersection of past and future. FA L L 2 0 2 1 /

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Looks from Carolina Herrera’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, and creative director Wes Gordon (top left). Opposite page: Looks from Brandon Maxwell’s Spring/Summer 2022 Collection, and designer

< Carolina Herrera The Carolina Herrera Spring Ready-to-Wear collection, which debuted at Salon 94’s pristine gallery, had us all ready to put on our party shoes after a year of slippers and sweatpants. The collection radiates with joy and opulence to mark not only a return to dressing up, but a celebration of the brand’s recent 40th year anniversary. Wes Gordon, who became creative director of the label back in 2018, was struck by inspiration when a woman reached out to him over Instagram about found scrapbooks from her brother—who worked with the brand in spring of 1983. Revisiting vintage Herrera, Gordon created a collection that effortlessly captured the spirit of the brand and paid tribute to its foundation, while also offering fresh, exciting spins on its roots. The show began with sleek, controlled, black-and-white pieces and eventually transitioned to extravagant gowns that radiated with color, puffed sleeves, and patterns that exude the kind of joy that’s contagious. Carolina Herrera is a brand that celebrates life, and rejoices in both playfulness and classic avant-garde evening wear. As Gordon says, “Herrera is an invitation to live life in color. It’s a dance to which everyone is invited.”

> Brandon Maxwell This Brandon Maxwell—who in the past has shied away from patterns—incorporated a series of psychedelic swirls and asymmetrical stripes that brought movement and life to every look. His collection is as elegant as it is mesmerizing, accentuating the beauty and livelihood of what it means to get dressed up, regardless of the occasion. Featuring textures that quite literally shine and sway, the looks delivered a pulsating vibrance. Maxwell recently told Vogue how COVID and lockdown altered his approach this year compared to previous seasons. “I wanted to do something that felt authentic,” he said. “When I started, I was maybe insecure about not having a fashion education, so I felt I needed to be more serious. But I’m not that serious person. During the pandemic, I decided that if I got the opportunity ever again, I’d like to do it as me.” Maxwell did just that. Not taking for granted the magic of fashion and life, he brought forth looks with a livelihood that celebrates both resilience and playfulness. Featuring silk pleated skirts, satin blazers, and elegant long dresses, his looks redefine what it means to be “the belle of the ball.” With attention paid to both boldness and simplicity, Maxwell’s pieces are as versatile as they are singularly show-stopping, many of the looks perfectly suited to go from the beach to brunch, or from cocktails to dancing in the evening.

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Michael Kors Michael Kors, whose looks consistently exude poise and confidence, returned to fashion week with a collection that exerted strength, class, and sex appeal. Kors recently expressed how being at a live performance after the lockdown and seeing people’s enthusiam inspired his latest designs. His new collection embodies that adrenaline, presenting fashion that asserts a sense of dominance and being present. What makes so many of his designs timeless is his undeniable attention to detail. With a mix of lace, leather, and form-fitting tops, the collection takes a modern spin on textbook elegance. The show, which took place at Tavern on the Green, presented hit after hit of classic beauty. While many of the looks could stand alone as a work of art, together the collection exudes a sense of consistency and grace in what Kors has mastered as a designer: pieces that are as essential as they are ageless. The accessories, or lack thereof, reiterate the strength of the looks. With none of the models wearing jewelry, the clothes speak for themselves in their cool confidence. Kendall Jenner kicked off the show, wearing a pencil skirt and sleek black bra, carrying a bucket purse filled with red flowers. This set the tone of assertion and power, with ensuing designs ranging in occasion and decadence, all possessing that signature Kors idea of class, poise, and boldness.


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Counterclockwise from top right: Looks from the Spring/Summer 2022 presentation on Mercer Street, and Chriselle Lim with designer Tory Burch (top left). Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Mindy Kaling, Keke Palmer, Chloe Fineman, Gemma Chan, and Emily Ratajkowski; models walking the runway in Tory Burch; Kristine Froseth and Chase Sui Wonders; models walking the runway in Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Tory Burch’s collection, both minimalistic and glamorous, highlights what Burch often does best: comfort and elegance. Featuring long skirts, blouses that subtly sinch at the waist, and tailored jackets, the looks honor the modern woman with places to be and people to see. Burch understands what it means to be a woman on the go, and brought forth a collection that celebrates glamour through ease and simplicity. Burch took a modern spin on classic chic, every look mastering what it means to be effortlessly well-dressed. The location of the show, which turned Mercer Street into a runway, served as an accessory to the looks themselves, putting into context Burch’s clothes that understand the importance of feeling good, and looking great. The line achieves smartness and sophistication, without sacrificing comfort and class. Every detail was executed to bring this vision to life, even down to the shoes, with many of the models wearing either flats or boots. As models strutted through the closed off SoHo street, attendees received a first-hand look at how Burch intended her collection to exist in the world. What makes Burch’s collection so special are the intentional, subtle details that understand the modern woman while incorporating classic elegance. With pops of contrasting color, effortlessly fitting pieces, and accessories that tie everything together, Burch continues to create fashion for the modern woman with a busy schedule and a killer wardrobe. u

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On September 30th, some of New York’s chicest (and best dressed) gathered to celebrate the return of New York City Ballet at the ninth edition of its Fall Fashion Gala, an event established by Sarah Jessica Parker in 2012 to honor legendary designer Valentino. Since its debut, the gala has connected standout choreographers and designers to produce unique stage costumes for the special evening. This year’s event presented looks designed by Christopher John Rogers and Esteban Cortázar, in collaboration with Marc Happel, NYC Ballet’s director of costumes. Two world premiere ballets were performed at Lincoln Center, raising more than $2.5 million for the company.

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Earlier this fall, Annabel’s was transformed into a Brazilian rainforest for a charitable evening to benefit The Caring Family Foundation in partnership with One Tree Planted. Money raised from the evening will be used by the organizations to plant one million trees in the Amazon, equating to approximately 600 hectares of forest restoration. The black-tie event, coined Annabel’s for the Amazon, was co-hosted by Winnie Harlow and Sabrina Elba, and featured cocktails, dinner, and dancing to music by DJ Luciano and The Martinez Brothers. “The Amazon Rainforest is the lungs of the world, so deforestation is something we all need to take responsibility for across the globe. I’m honored to add my support to this very worthwhile cause,” commented Harlow.

1. Idris Elba and Tinie Tempah 2. Clara Paget and Georgia Lewis Anderson 3. Patricia Caring, Richard Caring, and Phoebe Dynevor 4. Ceawlin Thynn and David Armstrong-Jones 5. Ajak Deng 6. Anna Brewster 7. Gary and Lauren Kemp 8. Sabrina Percy and Phineas Page 9. Julia Brown 10. Sabrina Dhowre Elba

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On September 30th, American fashion brand FRAME celebrated its new collaboration with The Ritz Paris at the legendary hotel. Together, the pair released a limited-edition capsule collection featuring sophisticated yet cool fashion essentials, including cashmere sets, denim, and accessories designed to evoke the “home away from home” feeling of staying at The Ritz. “When I think of Paris, I think of The Ritz Paris. FRAME’s collections always offer a distinctly enduring European aesthetic and we wanted to create a collection that brings our customer to the elevated experience of The Ritz Paris but an off-duty version,” commented Erik Torstensson, co-founder of FRAME.

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first Monday of May, this year’s ball fittingly was held during New York Fashion Week after being postponed due to the pandemic. As always, celebrities—from Rihanna to Kendall Jenner—dressed to impress on the red carpet. The event’s theme celebrated “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the Met’s latest exhibition to open to the public. Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman co-chaired the special evening.

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During the final weeks of summer, Well/Beings hosted a benefit at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club in support of its current fundraising campaign: Save the Mangroves, Save the Ocean. The evening featured a vegan dinner for more than 200 attendees, sustainable wine from Out East, live music by Tierra del Fuego, and an auction. Later, guests were invited to a beachside afterparty sponsored by Saks, which included an open bar, small bites, and a bonfire with s’mores. Well/ Beings founders Amanda Hearst and Breanna Schultz were both present for the affair. ◆

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1. MONICA VITTI applying makeup in a scene from Modesty Blaise in 1966. 2. RÉVIVE SKINCARE This rich, soufflé-like Brightening Moisture Mask gives skin an energizing boost; $150 at reviveskincare.com. 3. CHARLOTTE TILBURY The new, exfoliating Magic Lip Scrub preps and primes your lips; $28 at charlottetilbury.com. 4. ELEMIS The Superfood Facial Oil reveals a healthy-looking glow; $55 at elemis.com. 5. LA PRAIRIE The Skin Caviar Nighttime Oil; $530 at laprairie.com. 6. CLARINS PARIS The naturally powerful, anti-aging Total Eye Lift; $89 at clarinsusa.com. 7. CHANTECAILLE The Luminescent Eye Shade in Leopard/Wild Bronze; $52 at chantecaille.com. 8. LA MER Through the end of October, La Mer will donate 100% of the purchase price of this Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation; $190 at cremedelamer.com. 9. DR. BARBARA STURM The Super AntiAging Serum; $350 at drsturm.com.

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SHOPPING INDEX > DKNY: dkny.com.

> Maja DuBrul: 325 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, Colo.,

> Dolce & Gabbana: 212.249.4100 or

970.920.1133.

dolceandgabbana.com.

> Manolo Blahnik: 212.582.3007 or

> EF Collection: efcollection.com. > Elie Saab: eliesaab.com.

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> Emilio Pucci: 212.901.5004 or

> Neiman Marcus: 888.888.4757

emiliopucci.com.

or neimanmarcus.com.

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> Fendi: 598 Madison Ave. or fendi.com.

> Orlebar Brown: At The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm

> GANT: 646.367.5416 or us.gant.com. > Gauhar Jewelry: gauharjewelry.com.

Beach (561.328.3204) or orlebarbrown.com. > Oscar de la Renta: 888.782.6357 or oscardelarenta.com.

> Ghurka: 831 Madison Ave. or ghurka.com.

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> Gianvito Rossi: gianvitorossi.com.

> P. Johnson: pjt.com.

> Giorgio Armani: 877.361.1176 or armani.com.

> Patek Philippe: At Wempe New York or patek.com.

> Gucci: 877.482.2430 or gucci.com.

> Aerin: aerin.com.

> Nouvel Heritage: nouvelheritage.com.

> Fabergé: 579 5th Ave., 646.559.8848.

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> Elizabeth Gage: elizabeth-gage.com.

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> Michael Kors: 800.908.1157 or michaelkors.com.

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> A La Vieille Russie: alvr.com.

> H. Stern: hstern.net.

> Riedel: riedelusa.net.

> Alexandra Mor: alexandramor.com.

> Harry Winston: harrywinston.com.

> Rizzoli: 1133 Broadway or rizzoliusa.com.

> Asprey: asprey.com.

> Hermès: 800.441.4488 or hermes.com.

> Roberto Coin: At Neiman Marcus or Roberto Coin,

> Ralph Lauren: 888.475.7674 or ralphlauren.com.

800.853.5958 and us.robertocoin.com.

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> Ippolita: ippolita.com.

> Bergdorf Goodman: bergdorfgoodman.com.

> Irene Neuwirth: At Jeffrey New York,

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> Betteridge: betteridge.com.

212.206.1272.

> Saint Laurent Paris: 212.980.2970 or ysl.com.

> Bloomingdale’s: 800.777.0000 or

> Rolex: 800.36.ROLEX or rolex.com.

> Saks Fifth Avenue: 877.551.SAKS or

bloomingdales.com.

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> Bottega Veneta: 212.371.5511 or

> J.McLaughlin: 844.532.5625 or jmclaughlin.com.

> Salvatore Ferragamo: ferragamo.com.

bottegaveneta.com.

> J. Mendel: 212.832.5830 or jmendel.com.

> Stella McCartney: stellamccartney.com.

> Brunello Cucinelli: brunellocucinelli.com.

> Jimmy Choo: 877.955.2466 or jimmychoo.com.

> Stuart Weitzman: 212.823.9560 or

> Bulgari: bulgari.com.

> John Varvatos: johnvarvatos.com.

stuartweitzman.com.

> Burberry: 877.217.4085 or

> Judith Leiber: judithleiber.com.

burberry.com.

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> Carolina Herrera: 212.249.6552 or

saksfifthavenue.com.

T > Tibi: 888.420.3334 or tibi.com. > Tom Ford: 212.359.0300 or tomford.com. > Tory Burch: toryburch.com.

carolinaherrera.com.

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> Cartier: 800-227-8437 or cartier.us.

> L’Objet: 370 Bleecker St., 212.659.0316, or

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> Chanel: 800.550.0005 or chanel.com.

l-objet.com.

> Valentino: 212.772.6969 or valentino.com.

> Chopard: 212.223.2304 or us.chopard.com.

> La Perla: laperla.com.

> Van Cleef & Arpels: vancleefarpels.com.

> Lightbox: lightboxjewelry.com.

> Verdura: 745 Fifth Ave. or verdura.com.

> Linda Horn: 1327 Madison Ave. or lindahorn.com.

> Veronica Beard: 988 Madison Ave., 646.930.4746,

> David Yurman: 888.398.7626 or davidyurman.com.

> Loro Piana: At Bergdorf Goodman.

or veronicabeard.com.

> Dennis Basso: 825 Madison Ave., 212.794.4500.

> Louis Vuitton: 866.VUITTON or vuitton.com.

> Vhernier: vhernier.com.

> Dior: 212.931.2950 or dior.com.

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> M. Dumas & Sons: 843.723.8603.

> Wempe: 212.397.9000 or wempe.com.

D > Diane von Furstenberg: dvf.com.

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