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Fashion Is Moving Into the Metaverse — Here’s What to Expect


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The internet is evolving right before our eyes. What started with digital pictures of apes, cats and 8-bit faces has begun a revolution that could transform every aspect of our lives.

When we think about the internet now, we think of the services we use: Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify and many others. But this doesn’t paint an accurate picture of how the current digital landscape is interlacing with our developing virtual realities (e.g., 3D game worlds) and augmented realities (e.g., interior decorating apps). These technologies have sucked us into the screen — not literally, but it sure does feel like it — and we’re encountering reality in an entirely new way.

Digital tools have tricked our senses into new auditory and visual experiences, and soon enough, this could apply

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Fashion icon Virgil Abloh was killed at 41 by a rare heart cancer. Here’s how to spot the signs, and how it’s treated.

Creative Director Virgil Abloh acknowledges the audience during the Off-White Menswear Spring/Summer 2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2018 in Paris, France.

Virgil Abloh died on Sunday aged 41.Kristy Sparow/Getty Images

  • Virgil Abloh, 41, was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of fashion house Off-White.

  • Abloh was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma in 2019.

  • Symptoms can include swelling of the feet, legs, ankles, or abdomen.

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh died Sunday following a private, years-long battle with a rare and aggressive heart cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma.

Abloh, 41, was the artistic director of Louis Vuitton and CEO of fashion house Off-White.

A post on the designer’s Instagram page divulged details of his illness, which he kept private since his diagnosis in 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about cardiac angiosarcoma, the illness that ended his life.

Risk factors for cardiac angiosarcoma

It’s unclear what causes cardiac angiosarcoma. Experts generally agree that it begins with abnormal cell division, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Risk factors may include smoking, sun exposure,

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Netflix’s life of Halston is all about the fashion. Here’s the story behind 9 key looks

Halston, the mononymous American fashion designer whose stripped-back, body-freeing take on luxury — caftans, halter dresses and acres of Ultrasuede — was a defining look of the ’70s, continues to fascinate.

Maybe that’s because his career, now more than three decades in the rearview mirror, still feels so contemporary, both in terms of his aesthetic — riffs on his shirtdress are everywhere and when haven’t caftans been a thing? — and his business strategy — including the once-novel concepts of brand extensions and diffusion lines. Or maybe it’s because the dramatic arc of his career from anonymity to high-flying celebrity designer to scandal-page fodder makes him seem like a victim of Me Decade cancel culture. Whatever the reason, Halston’s life seems to be perennially ripe for exploration in books (including Steven Gaines’ “Simply Halston”) and documentaries (most recently in 2010 and again in 2019). And now, a five-part miniseries.

“Halston,”

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Netflix’s life of Halston is all about the fashion. Here’s the story behind 9 key looks

A fashion designer in his office high above New York

Ewan McGregor as the designer Halston in Netflix’s new miniseries, “Halston.” (Atsushi Nishijima / Netflix)

Halston, the mononymous American fashion designer whose stripped-back, body-freeing take on luxury — caftans, halter dresses and acres of Ultrasuede — was a defining look of the ’70s, continues to fascinate.

Maybe that’s because his career, now more than three decades in the rearview mirror, still feels so contemporary, both in terms of his aesthetic — riffs on his shirtdress are everywhere and when haven’t caftans been a thing? — and his business strategy — including the once-novel concepts of brand extensions and diffusion lines. Or maybe it’s because the dramatic arc of his career from anonymity to high-flying celebrity designer to scandal-page fodder makes him seem like a victim of Me Decade cancel culture. Whatever the reason, Halston’s life seems to be perennially ripe for exploration in books (including Steven Gaines’ “Simply Halston”) and

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