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Emilia Petrarca

Senior Fashion Writer, the Cut

Emilia Petrarca is a senior fashion writer at the Cut who loves turtlenecks and merch and is still baffled by Anna Wintour’s lunch. She solicits advice for the “Fashion Friend” shopping column and is the retired @sopranosstyle creator.

  1. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: I Want a Status Beach TowelIt’s all about the dramatic rollout.
  2. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: What the Heck Do I Wear to a Beach Wedding?“It always gets windy, and you ruin your shoes.”
  3. how i get it done
    We Want an Invite to Photographer Amanda de Cadenet’s Group ChatCool women checking in with each other and sharing Rilke poems? Yes, please.
  4. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: I Want to Wear a White Skirt Like Mrs. PradaNot a tennis skirt and not a prairie skirt either.
  5. runway
    Two Very Important Blondes (VIBs) Walked Balenciaga CoutureActually three, if you count Kim Kardashian.
  6. rsvp yes
    Winning the Wedding-Season MarathonHow guests with fully booked weekends are getting through it all. (Excel, mostly.)
  7. style
    This Luggage-Tracking Device Made My Vacation Stress FreePeace of mind is priceless.
  8. parties
    Loewe Brought the Dolls to IbizaFor its first party on the island since 2019.
  9. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: I Need Shorts That Aren’t JortsNot that there’s anything wrong with jorts.
  10. 5 questions with…
    Jake Gyllenhaal Spoke to Us for 3 Solid Minutes About Pasta PomodoroAnd other nice smells.
  11. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: I Need Summer Sandals That Won’t Give Me BlistersHopefully these 18 pairs won’t destroy your feet.
  12. fashion
    Inside the Louis Vuitton and Nike ‘Air Force 1’ Exhibit by Virgil AblohOne of his last projects before his death.
  13. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: Help, I’m About to Be So Sweaty!There’s nothing wrong with sweating, but here are some tips for making it less uncomfortable.
  14. shopping
    17 Fisherman Sandals That Are Actually CuteNo bait required.
  15. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: I Want to Go to the Beach, But I Don’t Want to Get a WaxSwimwear solutions to help you avoid grooming this summer.
  16. fashion
    There’s Still Style In the CityCandace Bushnell chose five looks by five New York designers for her one-woman show at Café Carlyle. She gave us an exclusive look.
  17. q&a
    How the Unauthorized Anna Wintour Biography Was Written Without Her“As people hung up on me, I had serious questions about whether or not I was going to be able to do this.”
  18. met gala 2022
    How the Star of The Gilded Age Did ‘Gilded Glamour’Getting ready for the Met Gala with Louisa Jacobson.
  19. met gala 2022
    The Best-Dressed and Most On-Theme Celebrities at the 2022 Met GalaDid anyone get the whole “gilded glamour” thing right?
  20. 5 questions with…
    King Princess on Where to Get a Tank Top and How to Have a ‘Gorgeous Mullet’Five minutes with the musician before the Thom Browne show.
  21. met gala 2022
    Will Any Celebrities Have a Meet-cute at the Met Gala This Year?It’s where Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson met, so anything’s possible.
  22. met gala 2022
    What Is the 2022 Met Gala Dress Code?And why is it happening again so soon?
  23. fashion
    Dominatrices Weigh In on ‘Fetish-core’There has been a spike in interest in recent months.
  24. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: Help! I’m Having an Existential Style CrisisI’m celebrating a big birthday, and I want to change my wardrobe.
  25. coffee table status symbol
    3 Stylish Coffee-Table Books We Recommend This MonthCoffee-table books on millennial pink, 40 years of i-D magazine, and Yves Saint Laurent’s inspirations.
  26. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: Where Can I Get a Cute Suit for a Summer Wedding?One that isn’t boring.
  27. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: What Should I Wear on a Date?Not your favorite earrings if you aren’t prepared to lose them in someone’s bed.
  28. fashion
    I Sat In on a Harvard Class About GucciDesigner Alessandro Michele Zoomed in for a philosophical discussion.
  29. grammys 2022
    The 17 Best, Most Outrageous Looks at the 2022 Grammy AwardsWho won the red carpet?
  30. grammys 2022
    This Is How Real Rock Stars DressLenny Kravitz saved the Grammys red carpet in a going-out top and heels.
  31. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: How Do I Dress for Work Again?It’s all about compliments on the way to the bathroom.
  32. oscars 2022
    This Is How an Oscars Look Stays Wrinkle Free All NightThe answer is not what you think.
  33. collaborations
    This Is How You Say ‘That’s Hot’ in DanishJuicy Couture and Ganni collaborated on the most responsibly produced version of the velour tracksuit yet.
  34. oscars 2022
    The Best, Hottest, and Most Glamorous Looks at the 2022 OscarsFrom Kristen Stewart’s Chanel hot pants to Zoë Kravitz’s sweet Saint Laurent gown.
  35. oscars 2022
    Zendaya’s Oscars Outfit Seems FamiliarSharon Stone wore something similar in 1998, only it was the Gap.
  36. oscars 2022
    Forgetting Something, Timothée?The Dune star made a fashion statement with a lack thereof.
  37. style
    Hey, Fashion Friend: I’m Traveling for a Month. How Should I Pack?If it doesn’t work with more than one outfit, don’t bring it.
  38. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: Where Can I Get a Spring Trench That’s Actually Waterproof?How to look good and stay dry this spring.
  39. how i get it done
    Lady Gaga’s Mom Is Making Kindness CoolHow Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother and president of Born This Way Foundation, gets it done.
  40. style
    Hey Fashion Friend: What Kind of Jeans Should I Buy This Spring?A guide to current trends, from joots to JNCOs.
  41. q&a
    This New Instagram Account Will Make You Excited About Fashion AgainA conversation with the man behind @stylenotcom.
  42. london fashion week
    Finally, Harris Reed Would Like to Invite You Into His WorldThe 25-year-old designer’s entire career has taken place during a pandemic, but he’s making it work.
  43. london fashion week
    9 Noteworthy London Fashion Week MomentsThese designers, uh, really dominated.
  44. fashion
    The Tyranny of the Bandage Dress Has ReturnedHervé Léger hosted its biggest New York Fashion Week presentation in years.
  45. q&a
    Cher Says She Almost Caught Fire on the Set of MoonstruckTurning back time with the icon, just because.
  46. 5 questions with…
    From Making Face Masks to Opening New York Fashion WeekChatting with emerging designer Tia Adeola after her biggest show yet.
  47. savage x fenty
    Butt Cleavage Arrives at the MallRihanna’s unabashed underwear brand opens its first retail establishment.
  48. in memoriam
    André Leon Talley Has DiedThe former Vogue creative director and editor passed away unexpectedly this week at the age of 73.
  49. what the what
    I Joost Loove JootsBoth Julia Fox and Kim Kardashian wore “pantaboots” in the same week.
  50. collaboration
    Okay, We Get It, Kanye Likes BalenciagaYeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga is happening.
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