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  1. See Little-Seen Looks From Margiela and the Antwerp SixFrom the designers’ ‘90s shows.
  2. A Timeline of Fashion’s Belgian TakeoverBreaking down how the Antwerp Six and Martin Margiela upended European fashion conventions.
  3. The Director of a New Margiela Doc on His Genius“He almost became the anti-designer.”
  4. A Peek Behind the Martin Margiela MystiqueWhen fashion was at its most fame-obsessed, the designer chose anonymity. Why?
  5. Watch McQueen’s ’90s Shows in Their EntiretyIncluding paint-spewing robots, a ring of fire, ice-skating models, and a young Kate Moss.
  6. 4 People Remember Alexander McQueen’s 1996 Dante ShowPhilip Treacy, Susannah Frankel, and more recall the scene at Alexander McQueen’s legendary fall collection. 
  7. Revisiting the Show That Launched Alexander McQueen’s CareerA new biography documents his 1995 spring collection, inspired by The Birds.
  8. What It Was Like to Be Backstage at Alexander McQueen’s First ShowsTalking to Gary Wallis, who photographed some of the designer’s earliest collections. 
  9. Suzy Menkes on McQueen’s Dante Show“An exceptional show that was a dance of death in an empty vaulted church.”
  10. Parker Posey on Her Eccentric Look in Party Girl“Todd Oldham loaned us a pair of sequined rhinestone shorts.”
  11. A Guide to Accessorizing Like Your Favorite WeirdoWear big jewelry like Iris Apfel or a veil if you want to be Diane Pernet.
  12. Isaac Mizrahi on His Favorite Eccentrics in Fashion“Millicent Rogers was everything.”
  13. All Hail the Eccentric DresserA Gobstopper-size cocktail-ring-wearing middle finger to fashion’s youth obsession.
  14. Iris Apfel on Individuality, Her New Movie, and Being Famous Iris, a documentary about her life, opens this month.
  15. Anna Wintour at New York: Menswear StylesWarning: severe handsomeness ahead.
  16. Anna Wintour at New York: The Romance of FashionRoses, ruffles, and lace aplenty.
  17. Anna Wintour at New York: The Fashion FeaturesWith appearances by a young Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto.
  18. Anna Wintour at New York: The Art SceneShe got Jean-Michel Basquiat to make a custom painting for a fashion shoot.
  19. Anna Wintour at New York: ’80s High FashionIncluding a shoot set at Danceteria.
  20. Watch Supermodels Strut in Galliano’s Fall 1994 ShowBonus cameo by ALT in some fab ‘80s shades.
  21. Why I Saved My Galliano Invite for 20 YearsA memorable invitation to a memorable show.
  22. The Fashion Patroness Behind Galliano’s Big MomentMore on the influential São Schlumberger.
  23. Dana Thomas on Why the Schlumberger Show Was a ‘Perfect Little Sonnet’“He’s long been the comeback kid. That’s the way he’s always operated.”
  24. André Leon Talley on John Galliano’s Pivotal São Schlumberger Show“He had to come out of the dark into the light again. And I just felt that I [had to] do whatever I could.”
  25. See Cool Photos of the Real Jean ShrimptonA totally indulgent vintage slideshow of the model’s cool style.
  26. The Designer Who Brought Mod to the MassesMary Quant helped introduce the miniskirt and other mod styles to a whole generation of ‘60s women. 
  27. The 40 Chicest Women in Trench Coats of All TimeA hundred years of rainy-weather-ware.
  28. The Designer Who Brought the Caftan to BritainSix things to know about Thea Porter.
  29. The Most Stylish British ‘It’ Girls of All TimeFrom Twiggy to Twigs.
  30. 5 Minutes With a Great Onscreen Fashion EditorKay Thompson urges us all to “think pink.”
  31. The Greatest Fashion Moments From Absolutely Fabulous“It’s Lacroix, sweetie!”
  32. Patricia Field on What It Was Like to Dress an Onscreen Editor-in-ChiefAs it so happens, she actually wore more Donna Karan than Prada.
  33. Mr. Valentino Remembers Diana Vreeland She once sent him a memo complaining about the vodka he’d served her the night before.
  34. How YSL Rebounded From the Shock of ‘Scandal’He went on to embrace controversy.
  35. What the Critics Said About YSL’s Controversial Show“Truly hideous,” “a tour de force of bad taste,” and more.
  36. Joan Juliet Buck Recalls YSL’s Scandal Show“There was this huge brouhaha about it. It was kind of like WikiLeaks.”
  37. Pamela Golbin Talks About the Impact of YSL’s Shocking Libération CollectionAn intersection of sex, politics, and commerce.
  38. What Was So Scandalous About YSL’s Scandal Show?A new exhibit in Paris purports to explain.
  39. Great Moments in Fascinators on the Runway From soup cans to plumage.
  40. 6 Designers Who Are Reimagining the FascinatorFor everyone from would-be woodland nymphs to budding street-style stars.
  41. Great Moments in Fascinator HistoryIncluding Kate Middleton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Princess Beatrice, and more.
  42. how fascinating
    What’s So Fascinating About a Fascinator?A millinery explainer.
  43. The Patriots Are Football’s Best DandiesOne of them even admits to owning 3,000 pairs of shoes.
  44. An Ode to That Rare Creature, the Female DandyThey’re known as quaintrelles.
  45. Yes, Men in the 18th Century Wore CorsetsA curator talks us through proto-Spanx.
  46. A Modern-Day Dandy on His Favorite Dapper MenPatrick McDonald looks to the past for inspiration.
  47. Great Moments in Dandyism, From Brummel to KanyeValerie Steele breaks down the origins of the look.
  48. Thank You for Le Smoking: The 20 Chicest Women in TuxedosFrom Dietrich to Jolie.
  49. 10 Fashion People Weigh In on the Power SuitMartha Stewart kept all of hers from back in the day.
  50. 8 New Takes on the Power SuitModern interpretations of the big-shouldered look.
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