I, Mannequin

Mannequins are typically overlooked. Used as models, they are created to display, not to be displayed themselves. But these anonymous body shapes have an anthropological value, revealing the ideals of a particular time or culture. Line them up and watch as busts heave and regress, hips narrow and flare, and silhouettes curve to reflect economic …

The Parrish: Close and Closer

“People are looking for a beacon, a place to go and be together.” Suddenly Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum, breaks off her train of thought. “You know what’s interesting? There’s the road. But you can’t hear it.” She’s right. We’re sitting on the museum’s massive back terrace, which faces Montauk Highway, and …

Bespoke and Beguiling

by Lily Hoagland “If there comes a time when owning a custom-made black cashmere blazer or tweed hacking jacket becomes unstylish for a woman, I will hang up my tape measure,” Alan Flusser declares. The designer has no reason to worry: male couture on a female silhouette is an aesthetic that appeals to something almost …

Dress For Travel

Produced by Elizabeth Meigher and Lily Hoagland Photographed by Brendan Burke Before the invention of the Boeing 747 in the 1980s, when air transportation became an affordable, mainstream means of transit, dressing for travel was considered standard etiquette. Today, that ethos has returned. Nothing expresses this sentiment better than a spring trip to New York …