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Grace Elizabeth Takes Center Stage

Hooded dress, Alaïa. Sølve Sundsbø Top, $1,700, swimsuit, $750, skirt, $3,650, earrings, $725, necklaces, from $1,375, bracelets, $2,275 each, flats, $1,225, Chanel. Sølve Sundsbø Dress, sneakers, $590, Loewe. Sølve Sundsbø Grace Elizabeth has her mother to thank for her modeling career. With her encouragement, the Lake City, Florida, native began with childhood pageants and graduated …

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Why We Need the Fashion Act, According to State Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Courtesy of the subjects; Getty Images Style Points is a weekly column about how fashion intersects with the wider world. “Fashion has basically operated in this black box for so long,” says New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi. She’s talking about the way that, unlike the finance, food, and automotive industries, fashion has been able …

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Retail Therapy

If you’ve indulged in a bit of online shopping over the past few years, you’ve surely come across the name Afterpay. The company, co-founded by Aussie Nick Molnar at only 24, has become one of the most popular payment-plan options, alongside competitors like Klarna and Affirm. At 30, Molnar was named Australia’s youngest self-made billionaire, …

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Slouching Toward Chic

Long, khaki schoolteacher skirt, tailored men’s white shirt and black blazer (stiff collars), ’70s dress with brown buttons down the front, oversize cardigan (with pockets), men’s wool scarf, floral grunge dress, lace-up military boots, trench coat, white baby-doll dress, denim cutoffs, tiny shoulder purse, vintage brooch, flannel. The list, dated Aug. 12, 2003, is jotted …

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How I Found Susie’s “Outrageous” Style on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Contrary to popular belief, Susie Essman is nothing like her Curb Your Enthusiasm character (who, not-so-coincidentally, is also named Susie). Equal parts brash and outspoken, with a penchant for bad-mouthing Larry David, Susie Greene has graduated from supporting character to fan favorite over the show’s 21 years in existence, not least because of her garish …

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Addison Rae’s Holiday Gift Guide

“My perfect cozy afternoon?” Addison Rae muses over the phone with ELLE.com. “Probably hot chocolate with a lot of marshmallows and a really good rom-com. Maybe an older rom-com…any Jennifer Aniston romcom, really. That is my perfect afternoon with lots of blankets and maybe no makeup, just lounging.” Rae is TikTok’s sweetheart. Not too sweet, …

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Katie Sturino’s Holiday Gift Guide

When it comes to holiday gifting, Katie Sturino prefers to think outside the box, which really should come as no surprise to those familiar with her beauty brand, Megababe, which reimagines personal care products, and/or eponymous blog, known for changing perceptions around plus-size fashion. “I’ve always been a practical gift giver,” Sturino says. “I want …

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Emma Grede’s Holiday Gift Guide

Emma Grede seems to have it all. The business mogul behind the Kardashians’ sprawling fashion empires (Grede is the co-founder and CEO of Good American alongside Khloe Kardashian and a founding partner of Kim Kardashian’s Skims), she has also used her platform to promote Black businesses as the chairwoman of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, an …

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How Denim Got Its Groove Back

There was a time when even the most fashion-literate couldn’t bear to look at a pair of stiff, dull, everyday jeans. The pandemic pushed the once tight and rigid staple out of the way in favor of Gen Z’s baggy, slouchy styles. And many people stopped wearing jeans completely, swapping them for sweats or fun, …

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Venice, Anyone?

Heavy is the head that wears the Swarovski-encrusted crown—but Leni Klum sounds anything but weighed down. The bubbly 17-year-old is recounting the details of her first-ever runway walk, at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda show—which took place in the hard-to-top setting that is Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. Not only was it the first fashion show …

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How to Launch a Sustainable Fashion Brand From the Ground Up

Disclaimer: Even though I’ve spent the last decade writing about fashion, technology, and sustainability, it occurred to me earlier this year that I have zero firsthand experience designing clothes. Or making sustainable design decisions. Or utilizing technology for those purposes. To remedy this, I embarked on a journey to launch an experimental fashion brand utilizing …

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