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August 2021

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1 min
last look

Gucci bag, $2,400 How did this elegant accessory come to see spots? Simple: Creative director Alessandro Michele had them printed on the maison’s classic monogram Jackie bag—a simple satchel with a horse bit–like closure strap, named after Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis—in a glorious red hue, and while he was at it, he added a couple of sporty stripes to further liven things up. Take her with you no matter where you’re headed: She’ll be sure to attract all the right kind of attention. DETAILS, SEE IN THIS ISSUE…

3 min
island in the sun

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy ravaged Pier 54, an unassuming strip on the West Side of Manhattan that jutted into the Hudson River near 14th Street. Once a dock for transatlantic luxury liners—the Lusitania departed from the pier before it met its untimely end and contributed to the start of World War I—it had become a venue for outdoor events. But following Sandy, the pier was a ragged shadow of its former self and in grave need of rehabilitation. The Hudson River Park Trust approached Barry Diller, who, with his wife, the designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg, had been the single largest donor to the neighboring High Line. Diller offered a counterproposal: What if he just tore the whole thing down and started over? He gathered theater directors Stephen Daldry, George…

16 min
this woman’s work

ON A SUNNY WINTER AFTERNOON IN Paris, Gabriela Hearst, the new creative director of Chloé, buzzes around the house’s atelier in the 8th arrondissement. She’s about to present her first Chloé collection with an atmospheric video shot at night in pandemic-empty Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and models are parading into a room lined with racks of clothes while assistants in masks put the finishing touches on each look: There’s a flowy marbleized red-and-green silk crepe dress, a chunky knit ankle-length dress, a long coat of scalloped brown-leather scales that looks, in the best way, like Joni Mitchell might have worn it in 1971. Every so often, someone asks Hearst a question, and she nods and offers a “Oui, merci” in slightly Spanish-accented French. “My French is ‘Oui, merci,’” Hearst says, a bit apologetically,…

2 min

Théo de Gueltzl This month, along with shooting the model Anok Yai in some of the season’s wildest (but most wearable) accessories (“The New Bags,” page 72), de Gueltzl captured Gabriela Hearst, Chloé’s new creative director (“This Woman’s Work,” page 54). “We shared a lovely morning, very early, to catch the first light,” says the photographer, who is based in Paris. “We met around this weeping willow on the bank of the Seine.” They connected over their love for the environment, which plays a major role in both Hearst’s design sensibility and a long-simmering project of de Gueltzl’s, examining “the relationships between humans and nature in ancient cultures and indigenous communities.” The day, de Gueltzl says, “was a great memory.” Jonathan Van Meter Where Van Meter’s prior profiles of Dr. Jill Biden, published…

11 min
on their games

Don’t forget: Even though they are poised to take place in 2021, the Olympics that we’ve all been waiting for are still the 2020 Olympics. From the perspectives of the athletes, it’s as if they’ve been at the starting blocks all along, waiting to burst out, to dive or mount, throw or take one long last leap. From the point of view of everybody else, the notion of athletes returning feels like that next moment in a relay, when a baton from life before the pandemic gets passed on to a runner after, the teams joyfully picking up speed in a new world—and, somehow, speeding us along with them. Sure, logistics are always changing, with health precautions like so many crucial hurdles, but the anticipation is building, with more competitions and…

1 min
bright idea

Is it possible to will ourselves into thinking optimistically with a little help from eye shadow? From finely etched fluoro flicks at Christian Dior to thick wings in striking pinks and blues at Versace, the fall runways—and TikTok, that other arbiter of style—seem to suggest yes. “Last season it was all smoky eyes and black liner,” reveals makeup artist Fara Homidi, noting the somber state of makeup as the pandemic raged on. Now, as we edge closer to a postpandemic future, “everyone is asking for color,” she continues—and not subtle washes and transparent finishes but what Homidi calls “impact makeup,” like the layering effort of bright canary creams and powder pigments she applied to Hailey Bieber’s clean skin and bare lashes to telegraph a certain sunniness. “It’s definitely a mood,”…