October 2013

Class of 2004: Anne Desloge Bates

Clyde Thomas

Peruse a gallery of every Best Dressed honoree from the past decade, including athletes, musicians, and more. Read more


Kevin A. Roberts

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts Read more

The adult ticket price at the new Go Ape! zip-line course ( 13219 Streetcar, 800-971-8271, ) in Creve Coeur Park is $55, which might seem a little steep for sliding down a few ropes betw... Read more

Last year, inspired by the Mayans, we twice compiled lists of reasons the world might be coming to an end, pointing to foreboding signs like Tony La Russa’s retirement and a dispute about pork that... Read more


Photography by John Pruitt; composite by John Pruitt and Michael Paradise

In 2012—the so-called end of the world—Artica’s theme was “Long Count Serenade,” and the mood was madcap and joyful. John Pruitt hopped into a helicopter with a video camera, while fellow artist Mi... Read more


Keysor Elementary School Halloween Parade in Kirkwood, 1977. Photography by Francis Scheidegger, courtesy of the State Historical Society of Missouri

Your very old neighbor, in his mustard-colored Van Heusen shirt, plaid polyester pants, and horn-rimmed glasses, stood in the alley, burning leaves in a metal garbage can. The world smelled like sm... Read more



Photograph by Anastasya Martynova

Charlie Rose once asked Alexander McQueen to describe the woman he designed for. “I really care about a woman’s independence,” McQueen said. “I don’t like her to look so naive and so fragile. I lik... Read more


Photography courtesy of FELD Entertainment

At 21 years old, Elliana Grace is the youngest female human cannonball ever. Having grown up under the tutelage of her mother in Circus Harmony at City Museum, she’s been flying through the air n... Read more


Photography courtesy of the Branson/Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sight & Sound Theatres, and Dixie Stampede

“The Live Entertainment Capital of the World” just turned 100. What does its future hold? A first-time visitor and her reluctant husband make a pilgrimage to find out. Read more


Photography by AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

A miraculous transformation. A vicious battle. How will SLU’s longtime president be remembered? Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

Publisher for the Everyman Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

How to keep your fireplace and chimney in great shape this season Read more


Kevin A. Roberts

Photography by Kevin A. Roberts Click HERE to read more about Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers. Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

This shopping plaza has become a retail magnet. Read more



Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Musicians in St. Louis tend to have a love/hate relationship with the town’s seemingly endless enjoyment of cover bands. For some players, it’s the perfect way to fund their own projects; others wo... Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

When someone serves as president of a major institution for a quarter century, he’s bound to leave a mark. Still, few have accomplished as much—and left such passionate opinions in their wake—as Sa... Read more


Photography by Kevin A. Roberts

What started in Scotland is back on runways this fall. Read more



Photography by AP Photo, courtesy of Joseph Mangano

It took an entire city—and a whole lot of baby teeth—to help scientists learn the truth about nuclear testing. Read more

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John Fedele

Written by Nancy Curtis. Photography by John Fedele. Styling by Jan Leach Givens. In 2004, Vanity Fair began publishing the International Best-Dressed List, a concept conceived decades earlier by fa... Read more



Photography by Alise O'Brien

Interior designer Kim Taylor transformed a room over-wrought in paisley into a chic and serene library. Read more

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