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Some recent favorites from the New York Times...

>> André Balazs's first hotel in London is a constantly-booked, celebrity-packed success—long before it even officially opens. Can the magic last? (September 2014)

>> Designer Simona Rocha is to the manner born, a daughter of one of Ireland's best-loved designers. Following his retirement (and a near miss for the inaugural LVMH Prize), she's determined to carry the name forward. (September 2014)

>> As Andrej Pejic, he was the androgynous toast of the male modeling world, a punk prince often in a dress. But post-transition and with an elegant new image, will the fashion world accept Andreja Pejic as a woman? (September 2014)

>> For New York's non-drivers, summer is anxiety season, a time of weekends away, country weddings and a triumvirate of head-for-the-hills holidays. (August 2014)

>> "I had never been around a woman that wielded that kind of power." Ford Models discuss the legacy of Eileen Ford. (July 2014)

>> At London's fledgling men's fashion week, the old guard and the new meet—and smile. (June 2014)

>> "My favorite thing is to read Women's Wear Daily the day after a national disaster." A Q&A with John Waters. (May 2014)

>> Mel Ottenberg: The man who made Rihanna a fashion icon. (May 2014)

>> In a gay-rights battle, Anna Wintour leads the charge. When their owner, the Sultan of Brunei, institutes sharia law with homophobic consequences, the Dorchester Hotels fall out of fashion. With John Koblin. (May 2014)

>> A tiger in the groves of fashion academe. The late Louise Wilson's high standards shaped young designers. (May 2014)

>> Every major fashion conglomerate is chasing the HENRY (High Earner, Not Rich Yet), a marketer's fantasy of the big-spending fashion guy. But if you name him, will he buy? (April 2014)

>> The search for Jay Ott, a missing Brooklyn designer. (April 2014)

>> After a messy break from Balenciaga, the most influential designer of his generation arrives at the jewel in LVMH's crown. The debut of Nicolas Ghesquière at the house of Louis Vuitton. With John Koblin. (March 2014)

>> Her suicide shocked the fashion world. But for L'Wren Scott, her identity was by design. With Jacob Bernstein and Guy Trebay. (March 2014)

Click here for a complete archive of my articles for the Times.

...and elsewhere

>> On the rise of street style in print, from Style.com. [PDF]

>> On Haider Ackermann, from M Magazine.

>> On Dries Van Noten, from M Magazine.

>> On Joe Brainard's collected writings, from Modern Matter. [PDF]

>> On New York, from Hero Magazine.

>> On Pee-wee Herman, Broadway star, from Paper Magazine.

>> On manliness and manners, from Slate.