It seems fairly unlikely that when Irwin Shaw wrote “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses,” his classic paean to “a million wonderful women, all over the city,” drifting along the pavement as warm breezes tugged at their hems, he could have envisioned a day when those “girls” would as likely be men. Sexist and dated as Shaw’s much anthologized 1939 story may be, it did lay out truths about urban existence and the unalloyed joy of looking. Those pleasures, largely withheld over the last 16 months, have returned as we venture forth from our caves. To the delighted surprise of at least one observer, a considerable number of us apparently used the time in confinement to rethink some shibboleths about who gets to wear what. Khoa Sinclair, for instance, treated lockdown as a time of experimentation, a chance to push a style already liberated from rigid binary conventions into the realm of “next-level femininity.” So there was Mx. Sinclair, 26, on a recent warm afternoon sauntering … [Read more...] about The Boys in Their Summer Dresses
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MILAN — The last days of Milan Fashion Week took place as cases of the coronavirus crept closer and news reports came that at least two people had died in nearby cities . Though there were temperature checks at the airport — a uniformed man with an electronic thermometer greeted people disembarking from London — apparently it wasn’t enough. Schools and public spaces were ordered closed . But not the shows! Though a cough nearby could often pause conversation, the shows would (and did) go on. At least until the very end. Then Giorgio Armani , given the theoretic honor of being the closer, announced he would unveil his collection “behind closed doors. The decision was taken to safeguard the well-being of all his invited guests by not having them attend crowded spaces.” Instead, it would be held in his empty theater, and streamed live. Through a screen (or phone), it was possible to see the empty Armani theater, a facsimile of a reflecting pool with nodding lotus … [Read more...] about The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.
IN the understated town of Cornish, N.H., where it is considered bad form to exhibit your wealth, the man calling himself Clark Rockefeller was driven around in an armored black Cadillac with bulletproof windows. He affected silk ascots and bragged that when it came to acquiring property, he could outbid anyone. He said that Helmut Kohl and Britney Spears were coming to dinner. If it seemed odd for a Rockefeller to violate such unwritten class rules, some wrote it off as the eccentricity of an heir to a legendary fortune. “What Clark figured out,” said Peter Burling, a New Hampshire state senator and Cornish resident, “was the truth that novelists sometimes find and write about. That the power of a name can blind you to the behaviors that would otherwise make you say, ‘This is nuts.’ “ But Mr. Rockefeller was not only not one of the Rockefellers. He was not any sort of Rockefeller at all. That became joltingly clear three weeks ago when, the authorities say, he kidnapped … [Read more...] about Ready-Made Rockefeller
Mickelson, bothered at times by noisy mobile phones, struggled to a four-over-par 75 and finished the opening round at Torrey Pines eight strokes adrift of pace-setter Russell Henley. Watch every round of the 2021 US Open Live with Fox Sports on Kayo. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now > “I’m hitting enough fairways to give myself chances and I’m optimistic that I’ll put together a good round tomorrow,” Mickelson said. Mickelson, who turned 51 on Wednesday, became the oldest major winner by capturing last month’s PGA Championship. The left-hander hoped to carry momentum into the US Open, the only major he has never won with a heartbreaking record six runner-up finishes. Hometown hero Mickelson started on the back nine and made three bogeys in his first six holes, righted the ship with a birdie at 17, then took bogeys at six and seven. Mickelson was left fuming over fans on their phones. Source:Getty Images “I was fighting hard throughout the round,” … [Read more...] about Phil Mickelson slams snap-happy fans at US Open
New Covid-19 infections soar by 94 The Saigon Times Medical workers conduct Covid-19 tests. Vietnam reported 94 fresh locally-infected Covid-19 cases in five provinces and cities this evening, June 20 - PHOTO: VGP HCMC - Vietnam reported 94 fresh locally-infected Covid-19 cases in five provinces and cities this evening, June 20, raising the daily total to 311, according to the Ministry of Health. Among the latest infections, 57 cases were detected in HCMC, 23 in Bac Giang, nine in Danang City, three in Bac Ninh and two in Nghe An. Since the current fourth wave of the coronavirus emerged on April 27, the country has reported 9,943 domestic Covid-19 cases in 42 provinces and cities. This afternoon, the ministry also reported two more Covid-19 deaths, taking the country’s Covid-19 death toll to 66 as of today. They were a 53-year-old man in Vinh Phuc Province and a 80-year-old male resident of Bac Ninh Province. The resident of Vinh Phuc Province tested positive … [Read more...] about New Covid-19 infections soar by 94