T's Oct. 17 Greats Issue


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    The Greats

    In our 2021 Greats issue, on newsstands Oct. 17, T celebrates four talents — an actress, an artist, a playwright and a fashion designer — who have helped make and change the culture.

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    Photographed in Honolulu’s Manoa Valley on July 24, 2021, at around 10:30 p.m., Hylocereus undatus, known as Panini o Kapunahou in Hawaiian, is a night-blooming cactus whose flowers appear between June and October, and last for a single evening.
    CreditPhotograph by Linny Morris. Styled by Ren MacDonald-Balasia

    The Ephemeral Beauty of Night-Blooming Flowers

    Plants that unfurl their petals only in darkness often condense the drama and poetry of their blossoming into one supercharged — and unpredictable — evening.


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    A few members of the lens-based coalition Authority Collective, which is made up of over 200 women and gender-expansive photographers of color around the world, shot on Aug. 29, 2021, at the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Las Fotos Project. From left: Saman Assefi, Oriana Koren, Tara Pixley (top), Kayla Reefer and Amari Dixon.
    CreditPhotograph by Jon Henry. Photo assistant: Justin Carter

    Social Studies

    The Creative Collectives Finding Strength in Numbers

    Born out of the American civil rights movement, Black artists’ coalitions thrived in the 1960s and ’70s. Now, a new generation is discovering their power.


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    A private room within a branch of Shanghai’s Yinxi mini-chain of teahouses, where visitors enjoy loose-leaf and powdered tea alongside snacks in a casual environment.
    CreditJosh Robenstone

    food matters

    In Shanghai, Teahouses Offer Both Community and Solitude

    Historically, these spaces were akin to populist pubs. Modern-day iterations allow for an individual retreat — among strangers — in a city lacking privacy.

    By Ligaya Mishan and

  1. In Studio

    The designer Marcin Rusak in his Warsaw studio. Behind him is a Flora tabletop (2017); in the foreground are dried plants he uses, including beech, pear tree, ash-leaved maple, eucalyptus and others.
    CreditRafal Milach

    A Designer Who Finds Beauty in Decay

    In a Warsaw warehouse, Marcin Rusak turns decomposing plant material into polished pieces that degrade over time.

    By Stephen Wallis and

  2. by design

    A pair of circa 1955 Giulio Minoletti armchairs face the large 1950s Cansado ash- wood coffee table by Charlotte Perriand. The cabinet is by Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950. Touchaleaume used Mallet-Stevens’s original color palette throughout, including Naples yellow wall paint in the living room.
    CreditMatthew Avignone

    A Modernist Gem in Paris, Meticulously Restored

    Since purchasing a 1920s townhouse by Robert Mallet-Stevens, the art and antiques dealer Éric Touchaleaume has been deeply faithful to the architect’s original vision.

    By Jean Grogan and

  3. Market Report

    Louis Vuitton, $1,750, louisvuitton.com.
    CreditMari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi

    The Return of the Monogrammed Carryall

    This season, the most sought-after briefcases, totes and satchels come adorned with the insignia of their makers.


  4. In Fashion

    Givenchy coat, price on request, dress, $1,220, and shoes, $1,095, similar styles at givenchy.com. Givenchy coat, vest and shoes, price on request, and hat, $790; Canali turtleneck (worn underneath), $995, and trousers, $625, canali.com.
    CreditPhotograph by Toby Coulson. Styled by Ian Bradley

    Winter’s Fluffiest and Furriest Outerwear

    This season, whimsical textures and saturated hues blend fantasy and utility.

    By Toby Coulson and