December 2016
Culture Articles

Inside Photographer Harley Weir’s First-Ever Solo Exhibition, Featuring Her Collabs with Frank Ocean

2017 Preview: Rei Kawakubo, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Princess Diana Are All Getting Major Exhibitions

The Year in Leonardo DiCaprio, King of the World

Why 2016 Was the Year We All Watched The Sopranos, Again

Ryan Gosling, Moon Man, Teams Up with Damien Chazelle Again, and the Trump Inauguration Looms Closer

Always Glamorous, Always Daring, Margot Robbie’s Best Looks in 2016

From Kardashian Drama to Political Beef, the Best Podcast Episodes of 2016 Answered All Your Most Pressing Questions

James Franco Prays the Gay Away in I Am Michael Trailer

The Contrarian New Yorker’s Argument Against New Year’s Eve

Remembering Debbie Reynolds and Her Massive Collection of Hollywood Costumes

Debbie Reynolds’ Hollywood Costume Collection

An Entire Year in One Shot: W‘s Photographers Let Their Pictures Do the Talking

Goodbye to All That: A Particularly Fraught Farewell to an Often Abject, at Times Glorious 2016

Twin Peaks, The Young Pope, and 8 Other New TV Shows That Will Dominate 2017

Vetements Dropped a Surprise LGBT Sweater Line That’s Almost Already Sold Out

Scarlett Johansson Is 2016’s Top Grossing Actor

George Michael Was an Underrated Pop Virtuoso: An Appreciation of His Musical Genius

Watch Gigi and Bella Hadid Rap Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” in Their Lingerie

Carrie Fisher Was Never the Bright-Eyed Princess Leia Hollywood Wanted Her To Be, and That’s Why We Loved Her

Carrie Fisher Remembered: Hollywood Mourns Another Celebrity Gone in 2016

Carrie Fisher, Hollywood’s Rebellious Princess Leia, Dies at 60

Debbie Harry is Designing a Capsule Collection Just in Time for the ’80s Revival

The Next Oscar/Grammy/Emmy/Pulitzer Winners Are Here: W’s Favorite Discoveries of 2016

Here’s the Best ’90s Slope Style to Steal, Just in Time for Snowboarding Season

Drama Among Society Swans and More Highlights from the Holiday Weekend

Twitter’s Favorite Astrologers Predict What Your 2017 Will Look Like

How Bella Hadid, Kendall and Kylie, and the Rest of the Fashion World Celebrated the Holidays

Sarah Paulson Won 2016 Thanks to an Infamous Perm and Lots of Prada

For Your Consideration: 15 of the Most Stylish Music Videos of 2016

Lindsay Lohan’s Little Brother, Dakota Lohan Opens Up About His Newfound Modeling Career

Exclusive Video Premiere: Kylie Jenner’s Christmas Gift to You Comes Already Unwrapped

The Most Instagrammed Art of 2016: Robots, Rainbows, and a Toilet Are All Up There

Michèle Lamy Would Like a New Scissor Lift for Christmas

Some Very Un-Wholesome Artists Would Like to Wish You a Merry XXXmas

Yves, a Warm New Restaurant in the Heart of Tribeca, Opens Just in Time for Winter

Instant and Infinite, Lily Rose Depp’s Best Looks in 2016

In Remembrance: The Fashion Figures We Lost in 2016

Then I Said, ‘Goodbye, Franca’: A Remembrance of Franca Sozzani by Stefano Tonchi

Helen Mirren, Instagram’s New Selfie Queen, Agrees 2016 Has Been a Pile of….

The Fashion Figures We Lost in 2016

Franca Sozzani, Iconic Editor of Italian Vogue, Dies in Milan

Remembering Franca Sozzani: Her Best Italian Vogue Covers

Kendrick Lamar: The Prophet We Needed for the Worst Year Ever

Behind the Scenes of Pedro Almodóvar’s New Film, Julieta

Beyoncé Is Officially Getting Her Own Bey-Shaped Tower, Meaning You Can Live in a Literal Beyhive

Conspiracy Theory: Geminis Ruined 2016

Björk Pens Letter About Sexism in the Media, Tells Everyone to “Eat Your Bechdel Test Heart Out”

2016’s Fashion Musical Chairs: All The Designer Firings and Hirings

Taylor Swift Fans, You Deserve Better Than “The Taylor Swift Experience”

Zac Efron Lands First Major Fashion Campaign as Face of Hugo Boss

Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono and Scarlett Johansson Join Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: In “Too Far,” Laurel Finds a Partner in Heartbreak

Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior Is On the Move Again

The Year in Culture: Fran Lebowitz, Whoopi Goldberg, Claire Danes and More Celebs Weigh in on Their Obsessions

This 30-Second Scene from Fences Explains Why Viola Davis is Already an Oscar Frontrunner

Are Hotels the New Art Museums? Inside the Latest Arms Race Shaking Up the Art World

Who Will Actually Dress Melania Trump for the Inaugural? Designer Calvin Klein is Latest to Raise His Hand

A Cure For Wellness: A Trailer for a Horror Movie Set in a Spa

Isabella Rossellini’s Son Roberto Rossellini Steps Out of Mom’s Shadow as a Model

Dior’s Latest Campaign Has A Feminist Message

Ciara’s Custom Cavalli Wedding Dress Was One of Many Major Fashion Statements in 2016

Juergen Teller Exposes Another Side of Robert Mapplethorpe

Sure, Matthew McConaughey Would Do Another Season of True Detective

Public School, New and Improved, Plots a Return to New York Fashion Week

A Metropolis TV Remake Sounds Like It Could Be The Next Westworld

Rihanna Goes Platinum Blonde, Internet Loses Its Mind

With Netflix’s The OA, Brit Marling Has Finally Arrived at Her Best Medium

Jake Gyllenhaal’s Style Evolution, from Donnie Darko to Tom Ford Heartthrob

Tallulah Willis Fills Her First Solo Gallery Show With Genderless Creatures

Zsa Zsa Gabor Was the Original Kim Kardashian

China Machado, Legendary Model and Muse, Dies at 87

Margot Robbie Marries in Secret Ceremony in Australia

Exclusive Video: Miranda July, Fresh with a Middle Part, Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Whitney Biennial

The Engineer Behind Bon Iver’s 22, A Million Clears Up Any Confusion About Its High-Tech Sound

Musician Thundercat Looks Back on the Year Since His Grammy Win for the Kendrick Lamar Collaboration “These Walls”

Unpublished Bill Cunningham Photos Surface; Blood Orange Gets Busy

Music Video Premiere: Bishop Briggs Enters a Lynchian Fever Dream With “Wild Horses”

After Midnight in Artist Nikki Maloof’s Unsettling Menagerie

Nicola Formichetti Also Can’t Wait for More Stranger Things

Hollywood’s Message to Standing Rock Activists: ‘We Stand with Integrity’

There Are 13 Cate Blanchetts at the Park Avenue Armory Right Now

Mick Jagger Welcomes His Eighth Child With Girlfriend Melanie Hamrick

Julia Roberts and 17 Other Oscar-Winning Actresses With TV Projects in the Works

Rick Owens’ Furniture Is Like Couture: Precious, Handmade and Wildly Expensive

Selena Gomez Got a New Haircut, and Is Still Silent on Social Media

Star, Not Empire, Is the Melodrama For the Trump Era

Watch Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn Play Mother and Daughter in the First Trailer for Snatched

Irina Shayk Is Having a Great Year. Band of Outsiders, Less So.

Model-Turned-Artist Tali Lennox Transforms Her Grief Into Paintings

“Ashes & Confetti” by Tali Lennox

Music Video Premiere: See Imelda May Perform Her Stark New Heartbreak Song, “Call Me”

See Harry Styles’ Acting Debut in the First Trailer for WWII Drama ‘Dunkirk’

The 8 Juiciest Feuds That Fueled the Art World’s Gossip Mill in 2016

The Year of Poptimism: 17 Songs That Renewed Our Faith in Humanity in 2016

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn Spinoff Movie ‘Gotham City Sirens’ Will Have a Female-Led Cast

Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt Land Surprise SAG Awards 2017 Nominations

Bruno Mars’ “Carpool Karaoke” Is 24K Magical

Marion Cotillard Plays a Parody Version of Herself in Trailer for Raunchy French Comedy

Meet Kari Faux, the 24-Year-Old Rapper Tapped by Donald Glover and Issa Rae

It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Bella Hadid Was a Designer, Too

We Award the Winners of the Art World in 2016, from Tracey Emin’s Rocky Marriage to Shia LaBeouf Being Shia LaBeouf

Bella Hadid’s Top 10 Street Style Looks of 2016

A Madonna Biopic Was Voted Hollywood’s Hottest Unproduced Script

An Appreciation of Bella Hadid’s 2016 Street Style Transformation

The ’80s Will Be The Biggest Trend of 2017, For Better or Worse

Zaha Hadid’s Abstract Paintings Look a Lot Like Her Buildings

Is Chris Pine the Best Actor of All the Hollywood Chrises?

Twitter’s Favorite New Astrologers Are Here to Guide You Through Dark Times Ahead

Kanye West Paid Donald Trump a Visit and Left With a 2024 Campaign Plan

How Wolfgang Tillmans Made His New Visual Album Starring Hari Nef

Rick Owens, Kanye West’s Favorite Designer-Slash-Furniture Maker, Recommends Regular Naps

Meet Denée Benton, Broadway’s Newest Leading Lady

Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and More Models Are Working on a Secret Project in the Bahamas

The British Royal Family Can’t Stop Issuing Press Releases About their Relationships

A Guide to the Golden Globe Nominees You Might Not Know

W‘s Complete Guide to the 2017 Golden Globes, from Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman to “Westworld” and”Stranger Things”

Felicity Jones, Dakota Fanning, and Hailee Steinfeld Belong in “Jerry Maguire”

Selena Gomez Signed a Reported $10 Million Deal with Coach

The 12 Best New TV Shows of 2016, Because We Couldn’t Pick Just 10

Viola Davis Delivers Powerful Speech About Self-Acceptance at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Christie Brinkley Taught Mariah Carey About the Importance of Good Lighting

Bob Dylan Did Accept His Nobel Prize After All, With a Bit of Help from Patti Smith

Dress for the Holiday Season Like Emma Stone, Bella Hadid, and Cate Blanchett

Who Actually Had a Good 2016 On Social Media?

Ina Garten Has a Serious Appetite for Taylor Swift

Artists Nursed Their Art Basel Miami Hangovers in the Virgin Islands

Kylie Jenner’s Pop-Up Cosmetics Store Looks Insane

Ciara Is Starting 2017 Off with a Chic New Haircut

Kate Moss Stars in the Latest Music Video for Elvis (Yes, Elvis)

Bella Hadid and Naomi Campbell Attended Marina Abramovic’s Very Artsy 70th Birthday

The Five Most Earth Shattering Album Drops of 2016

An Ode to Emma Stone’s Expert-Level Fashion Promoting “La La Land”

The First Trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Here

Kanye West Is Blond, Back in Public, and Everything Seems Fine

“La La Land” Has the Heart of a Romantic, the Head of a Cynic

Taylor Swift Slips In a New Single with Zayn Malik Just Under the Wire

For ‘Elle’ Director Paul Verhoeven, a Good Movie Means “Anti-Boring”

Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst Sure Seemed to Have Fun on the Set of Sofia Coppola’s Latest Film

In the Trump Era, Kara Walker’s Slavery Art Rises Again

Madonna Definitely Broke Some Laws During Her Carpool Karaoke

Kim Basinger Has Always Had Great Pantsuits, and Even Better Hair

Chanel Muses Kristen Stewart and Willow Smith Get Busy at Their Day Jobs

Cruz Beckham Is Either The Next Justin Bieber or Willow Smith

Wolfgang Tillmans Made a Visual Album for the Post-Trump Era, Starring Hari Nef

Art World Can’t Get Enough of Agnes Martin

Art Crowd Can’t Get Enough of Agnes Martin Show at Guggenheim

Oh Right, There’s Another “Fifty Shades” Movie and Here’s the Trailer

Diving Into Artist Doug Aitken’s Underwater Universe Off the Coast of California

I Finally Saw Lauryn Hill Live, and It Was Worth the Wait

Mariah Carey Might Be the Realest Reality TV Star, Ever

Chrome Hearts and Off-White Re-Invent the Basic T-Shirt

Donald Trump Is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Jeff Bridges Reenacts Shirley MacLaine’s Iconic “Terms of Endearment” Performance, 33 Years Later

What the Album of the Year Grammy Race Means in a Year When the Album Was Everything

15 Times Tom Ford Has Waxed Poetic About Sex

Emma Watson Battles a Cult-like Tech Company in “The Circle” Trailer

Grammys 2017 Breakdown: Bowie and Beyoncé Finally Get Their Long Overdue Recognition

Chanel Throws an Unconventional Tea Party-Inspired Fashion Show, Starring Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams

When the Architect Behind High End Prada Stores Designs a Fast Food Restaurant

Lily-Rose Depp Makes Her Runway Debut at the Chanel Métiers D’Art Show, Because It Was Only a Matter of Time

Karlie Kloss Wants a Space Trip For Christmas, Will Settle For Nintendo NES Classic

From Victoria’s Secret to the Pride of St. Louis, a Decade of the Very Best of Karlie Kloss

Hailee Steinfeld Is Not Your Average Teenager, But She Does Love Drake

What You Need to Know About Turner Prize Winner Helen Marten

The Next Step in Beyoncé’s World Domination Plan? The Grammys.

Tom Ford’s Four-Year-Old Sounds Much Chicer Than You

A Guide to Everything You Missed at Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

Julia Restoin Roitfeld Prefers Not to Dress for the Weather, Because She’s Still a Paris Girl at Heart

For Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes, the $3 Million Fantasy Bra Was “A Little Bit Too Comfortable”

Jaden Smith’s New Music Video Looks Like “Westworld” Season 2

Kim and Kanye Are Taking The Rest of 2016 Off, As We All Wish We Could

First-Time Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver Made Her Debut in 20 Pounds of Crystals

The Schwarzenegger Daughters Step Out at Matt Damon’s Holiday Party

Mini-Me Givenchy Isn’t Just for North West Anymore

A Conversation With the Beloved, Compassionate, Indefatigable, Very Wise Judith Light

Madonna Gave Art Basel the Debauched, Celebrity-Drenched Concert Miami’s High Rollers Deserved

The Best Party Pictures From Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

Inside Madonna’s Tears of a Clown Concert in Miami

The Best Instagram Moments From Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

Jamie Hawkesworth’s Russia Gets the Spotlight in Jonathan Anderson’s London Gallery

Meet All the Street Cast Models in Hood by Air’s Art Basel Miami Show

Inside Hood By Air’s Epic Miami Pool Party, Art Basel 2016’s Most Transgressive Show

Judge a Gift by Its Label: 7 Designer Wines That Will Impress Even the Pickiest Hostess

Scenes From a Protest: On the Ground at Standing Rock

Jill Soloway Is Thinking About Starting a Revolution — But First, a Hot Bath

Unsurprisingly, the Works at Art Basel Miami Beach Got Political

The Year Art Basel Became One Big Group Therapy Session

Paris Hilton, Gucci Mane and Other Highlights from Art Basel Miami Beach Day 4

Vic Mensa and Kerby Jean-Raymond Are Heading to Standing Rock With Supplies and You Should Too

Thirty Years Later, Rossy de Palma and Pedro Almodóvar Are Still Playing Jokes On Set

Old School and Cutting Edge Furniture to Blow Your Mind: The Best of Design Miami 2016

Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow Are Out; Kristen Stewart Is In

The Top 10 Highlights of Design Miami 2016

A Look Back at the Pioneering Photographer William Christenberry, Who Died This Week at 80

3 It Girls Taking Art Basel Miami Beach by Storm

The Ten Types of Parties You’ll Find at Art Basel Miami Beach

Day 3 of Art Basel Miami Beach Might as Well Have Been the Open Bar Olympics

Art Basel Miami Beach, Day 3: Nelly Furtado, Alex Katz, and Open Bars

The Dark, Twisted Natalie Portman in “Jackie” is the Natalie Portman We’ve Been Missing

Party All Around Ugo Rondinone’s Day-Glo “Miami Mountain”

A Comprehensive “Westworld” User’s Manual For the Season Finale

Can Damien Chazelle and “La La Land” Make Americans Fall in Love with Musicals Again?

Amid Art Basel and the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Awards Season Charges Ahead

Alessandra Ambrosio Loves All the Tiny, “Barely There” Outfits She’s Worn at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Bella Hadid Lives Out the Ultimate Breakup Fantasy On the Runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show