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Gallery : The Best Spring Jackets

Photograph by Greg Broom

Photograph by Greg Broom

Inspired by field jackets worn by U.S. officers in the Korean War, Tommy Hilfiger updates the look with a cinched collar and stretch waistband.

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Lingerie-Clad Miley Cyrus Shows Off Legs in Self-Portrait

Miley Cyrus Credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for CFN; Twitter.com

Miley Cyrus
Credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for CFN; Twitter.com

Legs for days!

Miley Cyrus showed off her long and lean stems — sculpted by her daily Pilates sessions — on Twitter Monday.

“As you can see I have a very busy Monday ;)” the 19-year-old posted along with a pic of her bottom half dressed in blue lingerie with black lace trim.

PHOTOS: Miley Cyrus’ wildest moments

As she kicked back in her sexy pajamas, Cyrus had a roaring fire blazing; no word if her hunky boyfriend, The Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth, was close by.

The singer has been proudly showing off the results of her frequent workout sessions — and controversial gluten-free diet — by flaunting her abs in midriff-baring tops and her legs in short rompers.

PHOTOS: Disney stars all grown up

On April 11, her revealing outfit took a PG-13 turn when she went braless in a loose-fitting Iron Maiden shirt, flashing the side of her breast to onlookers while browsing through choices at a clothes boutique.

Miley Cyrus Credit: AKM-GSI

Miley Cyrus
Credit: AKM-GSI


The Top 10 Male Celeb Clothing Lines

You’ve watched them do a variety of things—perform sports feats, drop beats, put butts in seats. But there’s one thing that unites the guys on this list: they’ve all got fashion sense. And when you’re an independently famous icon, there’s a whole market of men who want to wear your clothes. So from Sean John (Diddy) and Edun (Bono) to Livestrong (Lance) and JK Livin (McConaughey), here are the top 10 male celeb clothing lines. And where to get them, of course.

Famous founder: Sean John Combs (a.k.a. Diddy), rapper, 1998
Target market: Homeboys who crave Los Angeles glamor at a Macy’s price point
Highlights: Tailored suits, lightweight cardigans and the color purple
Reception: Council of Fashion Designers of America award (2004)
Price range: $30 to $275
Bottom line: Diddy once explained his decision to drop the “P” from his name because it was “getting in between me and my fans.” Here’s something else that does that, too.
Get it: seanjohn.com

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Deron Williams and Bonobos Go Pop


Recent Man of the Moment and three-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams isn’t just a baller. He’s also a curator. No, really. He’s teamed up with men’s apparel brand Bonobos to launch a cyber pop-up shop, quite possibly the first of its kind.

The concept is pretty simple—and pretty cool: Williams hand-selected his favorite pieces from Bonobos’ spring and summer 2012 collections, dividing them into four categories: business, vacation, travel and casual (basically, suits, chinos, jeans, shirts and belts). For the next month, you can check them out and buy them on a subsection of bonobos.com.

The bonus? Twenty percent of all sales will be donated to Williams’ Point of Hope charity, which supports at-risk children through educational and recreational programs. Which means you can up your style game, save time by avoiding the madness of actual physical stores and help out the troubled kids of America. Sounds like a three-point play to us.

So get on it. The pop-up shop will de-pop on April 21. Check it out right this very moment at bonobos.com/dwill-shop.


The International Best-Dressed List 2011™ ©

A thread of tradition runs through this latest roster of haute style, as royal brides, tycoons, and movie stars alike cherish the perfectly broken-in handmade shoe or the heirloom bling. But it’s a sure bet that each one has a favorite new fashion purchase too . . .



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OCCUPATION: Wife of the future King of England. RESIDENCES: Anglesey, Wales; Kensington Palace. SIGNATURE ITEMS OF CLOTHING: Issa wrap dresses, Alexander McQueen wedding gown, Reiss Nannette dress worn in engagement-portrait session with Mario Testino. SCENT: White Gardenia Petals, by Illuminum. JEWELRY: Sapphire engagement ring, originally worn by Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. STYLE PREDECESSORS: Princess Grace, Princess Diana. CAUSE: Starlight Children’s Foundation, which provides entertainment, education, and family activities for seriously ill children.

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You Say You Want a Devolution?

For most of the last century, America’s cultural landscape—its fashion, art, music, design, entertainment—changed dramatically every 20 years or so. But these days, even as technological and scientific leaps have continued to revolutionize life, popular style has been stuck on repeat, consuming the past instead of creating the new.

By Kurt Andersen . Illustration by James Taylor

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE From the fedora to the Afro, styles have changed with the times. Unless you’re living in the 21st century.

HOLD IT RIGHT THERE From the fedora to the Afro, styles have changed with the times. Unless you’re living in the 21st century.

The past is a foreign country. Only 20 years ago the World Wide Web was an obscure academic thingamajig. All personal computers were fancy stand-alone typewriters and calculators that showed only text (but no newspapers or magazines), played no video or music, offered no products to buy. E-mail (a new coinage) and cell phones were still novelties. Personal music players required cassettes or CDs. Nobody had seen a computer-animated feature film or computer-generated scenes with live actors, and DVDs didn’t exist. The human genome hadn’t been decoded, genetically modified food didn’t exist, and functional M.R.I. was a brand-new experimental research technique. Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden had never been mentioned in The New York Times. China’s economy was less than one-eighth of its current size. CNN was the only general-interest cable news channel. Moderate Republicans occupied the White House and ran the Senate’s G.O.P. caucus.

Since 1992, as the technological miracles and wonders have propagated and the political economy has transformed, the world has become radically and profoundly new. (And then there’s the miraculous drop in violent crime in the United States, by half.) Here is what’s odd: during these same 20 years, the appearance of the world (computers, TVs, telephones, and music players aside) has changed hardly at all, less than it did during any 20-year period for at least a century. The past is a foreign country, but the recent past—the 00s, the 90s, even a lot of the 80s—looks almost identical to the present. This is the First Great Paradox of Contemporary Cultural History.

Think about it. Picture it. Rewind any other 20-year chunk of 20th-century time. There’s no chance you would mistake a photograph or movie of Americans or an American city from 1972—giant sideburns, collars, and bell-bottoms, leisure suits and cigarettes, AMC Javelins and Matadors and Gremlins alongside Dodge Demons, Swingers, Plymouth Dusters, and Scamps—with images from 1992. Time-travel back another 20 years, before rock ’n’ roll and the Pill and Vietnam, when both sexes wore hats and cars were big and bulbous with late-moderne fenders and fins—again, unmistakably different, 1952 from 1972. You can keep doing it and see that the characteristic surfaces and sounds of each historical moment are absolutely distinct from those of 20 years earlier or later: the clothes, the hair, the cars, the advertising—all of it. It’s even true of the 19th century: practically no respectable American man wore a beard before the 1850s, for instance, but beards were almost obligatory in the 1870s, and then disappeared again by 1900. The modern sensibility has been defined by brief stylistic shelf lives, our minds trained to register the recent past as old-fashioned.



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