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Here are the top Styles features for the New York Times news service for the week ending Sunday, March 14th. To contact the messaging service, send an email to newsservice@nytimes.com. You can also follow the news service on Twitter: @NYTNewsService. Please visit www.nytlicensing.com for the latest photos and graphics.

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NY-21-CLUB (New York) – On March 9, almost a year after the pandemic forced the city to ban indoor eating, the “21” club permanently laid off 148 employees, the majority unionized New Yorkers Ministry of Labor. “The ’21’ club has been an icon of the New York experience for nearly a century,” said a spokeswoman for LVMH, the private French luxury goods conglomerate that acquired the restaurant, in a statement emailed. LVMH promises a redesign of the room. By Guy Trebay.

REPLY-ALL-WORKPLACE (undated) – The first episode of “The Test Kitchen”, a production of “Reply All”, the popular podcast about the intersection of life and the Internet, received praise from podcast listeners who couldn’t wait the next installment. Sruthi Pinnamaneni interviewed more than 60 people who talked about a culture upstairs and downstairs in Bon Appétit, the famous food magazine. But it turned out that the story of Bon Appétit was going to be a little too instructive. Pinnamaneni and PJ Vogt, the editor-in-chief of “Reply All”, tried to shed light on structural racism in a media company and triggered their own accounting. By Katherine Rosman and Reggie Ugwu.

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NY-BLADE-RUNNER-MOOD (undated) – When you have drank too much while looking at real life pictures, when you spend more time with machines than living things, when you have wondered if you are alive when you are have an itch that you can’t scratch if you think you are in a condition called accelerated neglect, if you live in a building with empty apartments, there may be a movie that speaks to you and this one The film came out nearly 40 years ago. It’s called “Blade Runner”. In Manhattan, which is still largely closed off, a sharper, lonelier, and more class-oriented update of the film’s retro-noir vibe has prevailed. By Ben Ryder Howe.

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[Story first moved Wednesday, March 10, at 8:40 p.m. ET.]

MODEL BOOK CLUBS (undated) – Before the pandemic, influencers may have documented their escape to luxury getaways. Now many are publishing fleeting or socially progressive literature to engage their fans. A generation after Oprah’s book club changed the publishing industry, model Kaia Gerber is one of several mega-influencers using Instagram to share literary life. In some ways, all of this activity is like an amplified version of the American Library Association’s READ poster campaign, which has attracted more than 200 celebrities since 1987. By Kate Dwyer.

With photo XNYT134.

[Story first moved Tuesday, March 9, at 7:06 p.m. ET.]

FASHION OUTLOOK (undated) – You can understand how Jil Sander’s Joseph Altuzarra and Luke and Lucie Meier added butterfly prints to their collections. If the metaphor isn’t exactly subtle, it still looked terribly pretty, suggesting that we will emerge from our current cocoons either in a glorious splash of color (Altuzarra) or in a delicate, sweeping motion (Sander). Either way, most designers seem to have agreed on one thing: when these clothes hit stores, we’ll be ready to take wings. By Vanessa Friedman.

With photos XNYT113-115.

[Story first moved Tuesday, March 9, at 11:50 p.m. ET.]

PARIS FASHION REVIEW (undated) – Almost exactly a year ago, the Louis Vuitton show, which took place in the courtyard of the Louvre, brought down the curtain on the catwalk circus as it used to. Although nobody knew it at the time, it was the last mass live fashion event that would take place. Fashion, like the rest of the world, seemed to be on a hiatus. Or did it? Twelve months later, Vuitton was back at the Louvre and ended the season again – without an audience or catwalk, but with a point. By Vanessa Friedman.

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SKIN OILS (undated) – Essential oils, which are often added to products for fragrances or for their antibacterial properties, are particularly controversial due to their increasing popularity. Dermatologists have long argued that essential oils pose a risk to the skin, but clients are starting to catch on unexpected and sometimes painful skin reactions. From Jessica Schiffer.

With illustration XNYT25.

DRESNER-RETAIL-CLOSURE (undated) – Linda Dresner, the store, was a minimalist shrine to avant-garde clothing. And Linda Dresner, the woman, became a Manhattan shopping legend, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis anecdotes and so on. After closing her business in New York during the 2008 financial crisis, she returned to decorating the Detroit area full time. Until March 1, when Dresner closed its only boutique in Birmingham, Michigan after four decades in the fashion industry. By Jessica Testa.

With photos XNYT82-84.

PANDEMIC WEDDING REGISTRATION (undated) – The pandemic not only delayed weddings, it changed what couples put on their gift wish lists. Out with the crystal carafe and in with the grill. Field notes by Alix Strauss.

MUSES-WEDDING (undated) – When April Hunt and June Berry tell the story of their relationship, they sometimes leave out a detail that the listener is sure to find important. “We forgot to tell you that there is a portrait of us in the National Gallery in Washington,” Hunt said the day before her wedding to Berry on February 12th. Hunt (39) and Berry (41) are usually not muses. You are a DJ and child helper. But “they are the most beautiful people,” said the collagist Wardell Milan. Vows from Tammy LaGorce.

SOCIAL ADVICE (undated) – Answers to questions about etiquette, including how to nudge a brother who didn’t bury his mother’s ashes in time; What to do with all that incentive money? and finally send thank you notes. Social Issues by Philip Galanes.

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