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The Best Looks from Valentino Spring 2020 Haute Couture

Paris Haute Couture Week in January is one of our favorite fashion moments of the year. Usually held just a few weeks before the Oscars, it’s both a chance to revel in the gorgeous gowns and pantsuits. And also to speculate about which ones will end up on the red carpet in Hollywood in short order. Our favorite of all is the work of Pierpaolo Piccioli at Valentino. Here are our picks for the best looks from the Valentino spring summer 2020 haute couture collection show.

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The Insider Secret Luxury of the Pirelli Calendar

The world of luxury has many ancient secrets. One of the more interesting ones is the annual Pirelli calendar, which is sent to a select group of wealthy and influential individuals who the company has determined to be appropriate members of their List. And no one else. It’s a tale of art, fashion, money and exclusivity. What could be more luxurious than that? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy shares everything you need to know about the insider secret luxury of the Pirelli Calendar, including some of the most talked-about, iconic and infamous images from its history.

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Celebrating Good Deeds: the January Sparkler of the Month

Sparklers is a monthly series that highlights those spreading light in the world. We’re celebrating good deeds and those who choose to shine in January 2020. This month we’re recognizing Haymakers for Hope, a charity organization that gives people the opportunity to fight back against cancer – literally. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen shares the inspiring story of Haymakers for Hope and the organization’s innovative approach to raising money for cancer research.

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How to Protect Yourself and Your Luxury Home Like a Boss

Wealthy people can be . . . well, a bit paranoid when it comes to personal security. We’ve heard moguls boast of secret properties in New Zealand to which they will flee when the [fill in the blank] apocalypse arrives. But putting aside those perhaps unwarranted concerns, how do people of reasonable means protect themselves, their families and their property? What are the best luxury home security devices and technology right now? Our ace correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks it down for us. Here’s how to protect yourself and your luxury home like a boss.

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Luxury Lessons: What You Need to Know About Caviar

We all know that caviar is a quintessential luxury item, prized for generations by aristocrats and celebrities the world over. But there’s a lot more to know if you’re planning on hosting or attending a party or special event where caviar will be on the menu. Like, what are the best kinds of caviar? Here’s an introduction – our Caviar 101. Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy provides a quick luxury lesson on what you need to know about caviar.