Up Next: The Man and Spirit Behind GucciGhost, Gucci’s Renegade Line

Updating: Beyoncé; Nicki Minaj; Kim Kardashian West; and Kanye West and more fashion from one of the music industry’s biggest award shows.

Venus Williams Gave Me a Tennis Lesson
A Times reporter learns how to split-step, sidestep and hop on one leg from one of the sport’s greatest players.

For Wedding Photography, Some Couples Eschew a Pro in Favor of GoPro
With nearly every guest wielding a cellphone with a camera or a similar device, a professional wedding photographer is becoming less of a necessity.

First Person: Black Health Matters
A number of police killings prompted this writer to seek relief in yoga, meditation and other holistic strategies carried out in a black radical tradition.

Venus Williams, Off the Court
At 36, Venus Williams is balancing a still-vibrant tennis career and her athletic-wear and interior design businesses.

Scene City: Nation’s Parks Turn 100, Saving a Church, and Cooking With Tennis Stars
Last week’s parties included celebrating the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, saving Saint Sava church, and the 17th annual Taste of Tennis.

Vows: United in Love, But Living on Separate Coasts
Two museum directors find each other, haltingly, then break through to love.

Scene City: Nation’s Parks Turn 100, a Church Fund-Raiser, and Tennis Time
Benefit parties and charities that took place in New York last week.

New York Through an iPhone’s Lens
Selections from a digital diary of the city’s streets.

Scene Stealers: From the N.F.L. to Hollywood, Trevor Pryce’s Plan B
Trevor Pryce played pro football for 14 seasons and then retired. Now the 6-foot-5, 250-pound former defensive end is reinventing himself as a movie mogul.

#1LookADay: Around the City in 10 Tweets
Our reporter shares selections from his visual, digital diary of New York.

Love and Sex for the Thinking Gal
Who says dating and sex aren’t serious subjects for serious writers? A phalanx of young, female authors are challenging that assumption.

Modern Love: Security in a Bright Yellow Suitcase
An overnight bag becomes a token of hope, signifying someone waiting on the other end.

Sonia Rykiel: A True Original
“I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion,” the designer once said. “I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

Unhitched: Unhitched: The Same Arguments, Then Finally a New Direction
After 30 years of marriage, an empty nest leads to changes and more changes.

Social Q’s: In a Social Setting, Is It OK to Avoid Saying Where You Work?
Working for Planned Parenthood elicits unwelcome talks with strangers. Also, worming your way into a tight-knit circle of friends — or not.

Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86
Based in Paris, she made fashions for women, like herself, who were proud of their pregnancies, sophisticated about sex and too busy to fuss over the latest fads.

Lars Fisk: An Artist in Red Hook
The cunning sculptor has been making public art for two decades.

Scouting Report: At Westfield, New Openings and Celebratory Events
Plus, the biannual sale at Opening Ceremony, a first-ever sale at Armarium and a closing sale at In God We Trust.

Up Next: Kelsey Lu McJunkins, Hitting the Stages of Afropunk and Barclays Center
Meet the 27-year-old classically trained cellist with an eccentric sense of style who has shared the stage with Dev Hynes and Nappy Roots.

At Home With: An Artful Life in Four Shipping Containers
Lars Fisk, sculptor and an art director for the band Phish, knows how to be economical with space.

On the Verge: Brand to Know: A Line Worn by Grandmothers and Miley Cyrus Alike
Nikki Chasin embroiders, prints and hand-beads garments that appeal to a broad audience.

A Grandmother’s Necklace, Lovingly Taken Apart After Her Death
The jewelry designer of All Blues has created 37 earrings using beads from a piece his grandmother bought in 1961.

Whalebone Magazine, Started by a Native Surfer
Jesse Joeckel is the founder of Whalebone, a surf-wear label and magazine that channels the authentic Montauk.

Modern Love: The Modern Love Podcast: Sterling K. Brown Reads ‘My First Son, a Pure Memory’
The star of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” reads the story of a man and his wife dealing with a pregnancy gone awry.

My Space: What the White House Decorator Likes About His Study in Madrid
Michael S. Smith, who decorated the Obamas’ White House, on his favorite room at the residence of the ambassador to Spain.

In Arts and Culture, a ‘New’ Mexico Embraces Its Roots
Many emerging artists and trendsetters are drawing inspiration from within Mexican culture and society rather than looking abroad.

Some Like It Hotter
Infrared saunas, which have taken off among the Hollywood celebrity set, are making their way to New York.

Anya Hindmarch Selects Artworks to Sell at Sotheby’s
The quirky and irreverent accessories designer is curating a sale of contemporary art for Sotheby’s, which will be auctioned off during London Fashion Week.

Day Out: Orchestrating the Past
The founder of Jazz Age party lives a 1920s life — microwaves and underwear not included.

Speedo USA Is Among 4 Companies to Drop Ryan Lochte Amid Rio Fallout
Speedo, Ralph Lauren, Syneron Candela and Airweave announced they were cutting ties to Lochte after the swimmer’s story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio created an international furor.

Scene City: Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Ciara and Lionel Richie Perform at Apollo in the Hamptons
Annual benefit for the Apollo Theater draws big name musicians, Hollywood bigwigs and politicians.

Scene City: Ciara, Lionel Richie and More Bring Harlem’s Sound to the Hamptons
Musical artists performed at a benefit for the Apollo Theater, which has helped black culture thrive in New York since 1934.

Letter From Europe: The Multifaceted ‘Burkini’ Debate
Heated discussions over Islamic women’s wear are not limited to France. And the arguments – for and against – run the gamut of reasoning.

Skin Deep: Are You Ready for Mask Bingeing?
Learn about all of the latest trends in face masks.

What to Buy at Kanye West’s New York Pablo Pop-Up Shop
Before his “Saint Pablo” tour kicks off, Kanye West is selling exclusive merchandise in cities around the world.

Scene City: Christie Brinkley, Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close Take to the Hamptons Circuit
Artists and collectors flock to Guild Hall’s summer gala, while a new benefit helps Asian elephants.

The Summer of ‘Jack’
The British clothing company Jack Wills selects energetic 20-somethings to spread its gospel over dinner, dancing and drinks.

They Get Paid to Have a Catalog-Perfect Summer
Tough job, but someone’s got to do it: A clothing brand’s marketing campaign means sunset dinners on the beach, dancing into the wee hours and endless drinks.

Vows: Working Through Their Issues, One Lake at a Time
The couple’s romance proceeded in fits and starts as she worked through some issues and he accepted that they don’t need to like the same things.

Scene City: Christie Brinkley, Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close Party in the Hamptons
Artists and collectors flock to Guild Hall’s summer gala, while a new benefit helps Asian elephants.

Documenting Africa’s Rising Fashion Industry
With its own fashion weeks, along with homegrown talent making a splash abroad, the continent is establishing itself as an important design hub.

Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway
For “African Catwalk,” the Swedish photographer Per-Anders Pettersson spent five years documenting the energy of Africa’s emerging fashion industry.

Social Q’s: Coming Out to His Conservative Parents: Is It Time?
Also, an employee with body odor, disrespectful customers and dealing with wedding catering that has gone very wrong.

Modern Love: A Single Mom Escapes the Friend Zone, One Non-Date at a Time
With parenthood dampening her romantic options, a woman changes her strategy.

Is Hayden a Boy or Girl? Both. ‘Post-Gender’ Baby Names are on the Rise.
Charlie, Emerson and other unisex names are not just a Hollywood fad but a rising trend among American parents.

Joye Cottage
A lovingly restored cottage in Aiken, S.C.

Scene City: John Legend Performs at Westfield World Trade Center Opening
Joined by Gayle King and other V.I.P.s, the singer celebrates the new luxury mall next to ground zero.

Fighting for the ‘Soul of France,’ More Towns Ban a Bathing Suit: The Burkini
The full-body bathing suit has become a flash point in a nation at odds with its Muslim population in the face of a series of terrorist attacks.

Before the Tour, the Store: In 21 Cities Around the World, Kanye West Sets Up Shop
The rapper and godfather of the current boom in fashionable concert merch goes global with a constellation of temporary stores.

Broadway’s Dirty Secret: How an Artisan Turns Costumes From Riches to Rags
Hochi Asiatico, one of Broadway’s distressors, explains how to work over a piece of fabric. Step No. 1? Shred it.

Field Notes: Sneakers for That Sprint Down the Aisle
For comfort and casual style, more brides, particularly millennials, are choosing sneakers for themselves and even the whole wedding party.

Scene City: John Legend Performs at Westfield World Trade Center Opening
Joined by Gayle King and other V.I.P.s, the singer celebrates the new luxury mall next to ground zero.

Scouting Report: Escape to the Hamptons. Check Out the Many Pop-ups.
Or sweat it out if the city, where there are new gelato-colored sneakers to be found and free workout classes to attend.

At Home With: Joye Cottage, a Love Story

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