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Rumors Swirl About Kate, Princess of Wales, Amid Health Concerns

On Christmas Day, Catherine, Princess of Wales, attended service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, England, wearing head-to-toe royal blue. She walked to church with her husband, Prince William, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, much like she had in years past. Greeting the gathered crowds and the cameras, “She looked lovely for …

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Cat Janice, Singer With Cancer Who Left Her Son a Dance Track, Dies at 31

In her buoyant pop track “Dance You Outta My Head,” the musician Cat Janice sings about “dancing on the edge of disaster.” As her own health outlook darkened amid a grim fight with cancer, the song caught fire online, with thousands of supporters heeding her call to sway, and even groove, in the face of tragedy. Born Catherine Janice Ipsan, …

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Happy Leap Day Birthday to Me (See You Again in Four Years)

My mom tells the story the same way every year. I was two weeks late and my heartbeat had slowed briefly, as it turns out, because I was squeezing my umbilical cord, and the obstetrician said it was time for my grand arrival. So when I was born on the evening of Feb. 29, my grandfather took partial credit. “I …

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Milan Fashion Week: Red and a Surprise Appearance by Ye Generate Buzz

People at Milan Fashion Week usually go big with their outfits, often by incorporating bold prints or visible logos or some combination of the two. This season, both off and on runways, many achieved an outsize presence by wearing red, shades of which were abundant in the streets and incorporated into the collections of brands like MM6 Maison Margiela and …

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Why Can’t My Friend Accept That My Disabled Son Has a Great Life?

Our son was partly paralyzed in a sporting accident as a teenager. Now, years later, he lives a full life — with friends, a job, sports and lots of fun. Still, when we socialize with a certain friend, our son’s disability is her main concern: We get sad eyes, soft touches and pronouncements about how brave we are. I know …

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Why Nepo Babies Crowd the Fashion Runways

At London Fashion Week, the honor of the final look at the Burberry show didn’t go to a runway legend like Naomi Campbell, Agyness Deyn or Lily Donaldson, all of whom walked in the show. Instead, Maya Wigram, wearing a belted leather field jacket and billowing maxi-kilt, took the lap most models would kill for in her modeling debut. Sorry. …

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Ahead of Paris Fashion Week, Colette Co-Founder Curates Another Retail Space

As creative director of Colette, the influential Paris store she founded with her mother, Colette Roussaux, Sarah Andelman created an acclaimed hub of all sorts of distinctive items that were frequently quirky and uniformly stylish. Just in time for Paris Fashion Week, Ms. Andelman has curated another eclectic retail space: the Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. It …

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Saint Laurent Has Breasts; Dior, Women’s Liberation

Enough with the boobs. That’s all I could think when yet another Saint Laurent model appeared wearing what was essentially a nylon stocking transformed into a dress. Or a pussy bow blouse. Or a pencil skirt. Or a ruched halter — whatever it was, it was skintight and see-through, often draped across the body and always revealing not just nipples …

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Exxon Mobil Wants Me on a Rig: Exploring TikTok’s New Prank

For certain social media influencers, brand-sponsored trips are just part of the job. If they’re lucky, they may find themselves admiring the Instagrammably blue waters of the Greek islands, or perhaps the pink sunsets of Bali. But what about endless ocean views from the metal decks of an offshore oil rig? “So, I need to, like, know by tonight, but …

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New York’s School of American Ballet Celebrates 90th Anniversary

When the choreographer George Balanchine co-founded the School of American Ballet in New York City in 1934, the last thing on many people’s minds was dance. The United States was still digging out from the Great Depression and often children dropped out of school to work. But nonetheless, the 29-year-old Balanchine believed a dance school was crucial to establishing a …

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