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Why are men celebrated as stylish and women belittled as fashion victims?

1Sean Connery on Savile Row. Credit: United Artists/Getty Images.


One everyday pair of black jeans makes quarantine more tolerable


Column

Vogue didn’t put Styles in a dress in order to emasculate men; they did it because it’s hot

Harry Styles at the Met Gala on May 6, 2019. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/MG19/Getty Images


I struggled to make my colorful style fit the job’s low profile

Photo: Kevin Lamarque


MEDIUM RARE

This week’s digest of stories from the Medium Universe celebrates the unfettered joy of being extra AF

  • Leave it to the late Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds to have amassed one of the most absurd collections of Tinseltown trinkets in history. Costume designer Alison Freer cataloged the 10 most insane pieces from the collection, which includes a truly terrifying wax figurine of Sammy Davis Jr.’s head.


The nonbinary bag that’s no passing fad

Illustration: Yann Bastard


YOUTH NOW

An excerpt from Bill Cunningham’s posthumous memoir

Photo: Noam Galai/Getty


Techwear is supposed to be a boundary-breaking, avant-garde fashion subculture. So why is the community mostly men?

A man wears a black and white zebra print bomber jacket from the brand “Stone Island.”
A man wears a black and white zebra print bomber jacket from the brand “Stone Island.”
Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images


Power Trip

From the French court to JFK to Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho’

Illustration: Noah MacMillan

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