We’ve been blessed of late with a set of museum shows that bestow atavistic significance on particular pieces of cloth, and quite rightly so. Clothes talk, and a tattered tartan dress from Alexander McQueen’s “Highland Fling” collection, or the suit worn by David Bowie on his “Diamond Dogs” tour, or a “Seditionaries”... View More
Within minutes of arriving in India for a wedding, one thing became glaringly apparent: I wouldn’t be wearing anything black on this trip. Or gray. Or maybe even solid. Even the floral sari uniforms of the airport staff made my button-up shirt and pleated trousers feel masculine in the extreme. My somber... View More
GLENN O’BRIEN: Hi, this is Glenn.
PETER PILOTTO AND CHRISTOPHER DE VOS: Hi, Glenn!
GOB: Your lives seem hectic. Where were you traveling?
PP: Coordinating this conversation was complicated. We were in Brazil on the way to L.A., and Martino was in Finland on the way to Japan. It’s... View More
There’s a reason they call it the red carpet.
It’s to hide the blood.
There’s no end to the efforts we will make to be the most absolutely gorgeous creature in the whole wide world. It’s childish perhaps: We want to be as perfect as the bestest best dolls. This... View More
I have a big collection of the classic etiquette books. I’ve got Emily Post’s original 1922 Etiquette, the authoritative Our Deportment from 1881, Manners and Social Usages from 1884, Good Manners for All Occasions from 1904, and even a collection of behavioral maxims collected by George Washington. These books tell us more... View More
Every closet tells a story. Real estate agents say the first place prospective tenants go when scouting an apartment is to the windows, to assess the view. The next stop? The closet. The closet is about possibility, who we may become on a given day. It can also be about impossibility, when... View More
It has become increasingly apparent to me of late that in order to continue to grow as a person — spiritually, intellectually, emotionally — I am going to have to let go of the idea of myself as a being of flesh and blood, a writer of words printed on paper. My... View More