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Issue No. 165

The View from Here Dandyish Cecil Beaton was an unlikely choice for royal photographer. But his portraits of Elizabeth gave a nation in crisis the monarch it needed

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A Queen’s Favorite Subjects

Elizabeth II and Her Horses Remembering Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in her most beloved pastime



When Family Secrets Turn Deadly A pedophilia-fueled murder in an idyllic town shocks France

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The Flight of the “Concordski” The espionage and secret history behind the Soviets’ attempt to build their own Concorde

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Air Supply

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My Favorite Things Erik Torstensson launched Frame in 2012 with a single aim: to create the perfect pair of skinny jeans. Now, as the supermodel-beloved brand celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Swedish co-founder shares the items he can’t live without

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Tie One On! AIR MAIL teams up with Chez Dede on a trio of scarves

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“Aw, Rex is chasing cats in his dreams again.”

Landing Gear Everything you need to keep—or get—fit, stay in the saddle, subdue your fear of flying, and more

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Mother Knows Best She escaped domestic abuse and poverty. Now, at 74, Maye Musk is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and the mother of the richest man in the world

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“And it looks like the Bitcoin toss has left everyone confused.”

The Glorious Collapse of Truth Social, Trump’s Social-Media App And other strange news about these curious days …

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New York or Bust Ukrainian designer Svitlana Bevza scrambled to finish her new collection. As she prepares to show it at Fashion Week, the stakes are higher than ever

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Read The Amazing Baby Name Book If you’d like to save your fetus from the eventual humiliation of sharing a name with several of his or her classmates… Sparkle Bea Bongiasca Bea Bongiasca’s brightly colored and oh so Instagrammable jewelry have captured the attention of millennial starlets like Dua Lipa and Bella Cook The Gourmandise School In 2011, chef Clémence Gossett, a former assistant at Twentieth Century Fox, teamed up with Sabrina Ironside Eat The Holland There’s no shortage of Sunday roasts in London. But the overpriced, overcooked slabs of beef at even the best-rated spots around town… Wear The Row Well, here we are: it’s barely September, and we’re already recommending a coat that costs more than a gently used Kia Rio… Watch Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist Here’s a documentary that combines two of America’s favorite pastimes… Read The Amazing Baby Name Book If you’d like to save your fetus from the eventual humiliation of sharing a name with several of his or her classmates… Sparkle Bea Bongiasca Bea Bongiasca’s brightly colored and oh so Instagrammable jewelry have captured the attention of millennial starlets like Dua Lipa and Bella Cook The Gourmandise School In 2011, chef Clémence Gossett, a former assistant at Twentieth Century Fox, teamed up with Sabrina Ironside Eat The Holland There’s no shortage of Sunday roasts in London. But the overpriced, overcooked slabs of beef at even the best-rated spots around town… Wear The Row Well, here we are: it’s barely September, and we’re already recommending a coat that costs more than a gently used Kia Rio… Watch Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist Here’s a documentary that combines two of America’s favorite pastimes…

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II Whether one spent time with her in person or knew her only through her portraits, her warmth was always present

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Love and War Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history

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The Nazis’ Most Formidable P.O.W. Camp Ben Macintyre, author of a new book on epic escapes from the German stronghold Colditz, discusses everything from Truman Capote to dream dinner-party guests

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A Jakob Schlaepfer lace collar from 2021 (top) and a Chantilly-lace shawl from 1860 (above) are on display in “Threads of Power” at the Bard Graduate Center, in New York.

Straight Lace

My mother’s white lace wedding dress lived in the basement of my grandparents’ suburban-Detroit home. My childhood summers were spent in that house, and soon after arriving I would scurry downstairs to the fragrant, cedar-lined closet to gaze again at the stark purity of the threads, a snowflake pattern that was wildly delicate yet forever unmelting. Like all lace, it radiated both earthly treasure and pristine transcendence. One summer I arrived to find it was gone—the basement had flooded and the dress was among the casualties. I have mourned it ever since. READ ON


Open House The James Rose Center, a modernist home in New Jersey, hosts an exhibition of art and furniture that align with the architecture’s Zen ethos

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“Vacation’s over.”

Lashana Lynch The actress, who has played an Olympic athlete, a James Bond spy, and now a 19th-century warrior, credits her upbringing for her resilience

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Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self

by Andrea Wulf
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The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World

by Max Fisher
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Open Book

Into the Wild A charming new coffee-table book and upcoming exhibition celebrate the stories and illustrations of Maurice Sendak, of Where the Wild Things Are


A platinum portrait, commissioned by Claridge’s, for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022).
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Issue No. 165
September 10, 2022
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Issue No. 165
September 10, 2022