Tanti Auguri! For Giorgio Armani’s 90th Birthday, a Collection of 90 of His Most Indelible Fashion Moments

Giorgio Armani is a fashion giant who first made his mark in menswear. His signature soft approach to tailoring reshaped not only the masculine suit but also male stereotypes. See Richard Gere at his most drop-dead gorgeous in 1980’s American Gigolo for proof. When it comes to womenswear, Armani focuses on sartorialism rather than flou, … Read more

The Best of Virginie Viard’s Chanel—As It Appeared in the Pages of Vogue

Virginie Viard, a Chanel stalwart, is saying adieu to the company she first joined, briefly, 37 years ago. Back then, her focus was on embroidery; when she returned to the house Coco Chanel built and Karl Lagerfeld renovated and expanded, Viard’s responsibilities had expanded. Known as the German-born designer’s right arm, Viard moved from his … Read more

Sisters at Court | Vogue

Richard Williams has managed to make it to Oklahoma City—he drove from Florida in his black Montero—and the family practice sessions are models of decorum. Every few minutes Richard hugs one of his daughters: “That’s great, Venus. That’s terrific.” “I love you, Serena. You’re a great daughter.” In between, he is a bit tougher: “That’s … Read more

Haute-y Gaudí: See Helmut Newton’s 1963 Vogue Shoot in Barcelona in the Lead-Up to Louis Vuitton’s Resort Show in Park Güell

Cloqué turnout, right. Billowing white coat with full, shirt-banded sleeves; navy-topped dress gathered under a satin sash. By David Kidd for Jablow, of Hurel cotton; to order. Hat: Bonwit Teller. Photographed on the roof of the Palacio Güell; through the tiny beaked windows of its cupola, sun flickers into the main hall, like starlight in … Read more

From the Vogue Archives: An Unmissable 1987 Interview With Elizabeth Taylor

Mike Todd, the flamboyant, street-tough producer of Around the World in 80 Days, was Taylor’s third husband and, by her account, first great love. They married in 1957 when she was twenty-four, he fifty. “It was fantastic,” she says. “I felt like I’d come home; no, I felt like I’d found home.” That distinction between … Read more

Joan Didion’s Emotional Blackmail: An Affair of Every Heart

I once knew an eight-year-old named Martha who wrote stories, unexceptional in every way except one: the heroine of each was a nightclub singer, Sandra, whose life was complicated by the constant threat of blackmail. In some stories Sandra was blackmailed by a shadowy Syndicate, in others by her estranged husband (“Mark,” a déclassé Fed); … Read more