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Is Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren Out Of Touch With America?

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How D'Wayne Edwards Became A Sneaker Legend

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The triangular patterns visible in Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther suit reflect what costume designer Ruth Carter calls "the sacred geometry of Africa." Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios hide caption

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'Black Panther' Costume Designer Draws On 'The Sacred Geometry Of Africa'

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French Culture Minister Francoise Nyssen, wearing a red scarf, visits two rooms of the Louvre filled with 31 paintings recovered after World War II. She conducted the visit Monday with the museum's president, Jean-Luc Martinez. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Barack Obama and artist Kehinde Wiley unveil his portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Behind The Obama Portraits: Artists Put Their Own Spin On A Presidential Tradition

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Artist Amy Sherald Discusses Portrait Of Former First Lady Michelle Obama

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A scene from Matthew Cordell's Caldecott-winning Wolf in the Snow. Matthew Cordell/Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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The new hospital garment ties in the front, like a robe, allowing the patient more modesty than the standard gown. Sophie Sahara Barkham/courtesy Care+Wear hide caption

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Can A Patient Gown Makeover Move Hospitals To Embrace Change?

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A photo released by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shows an oil painting of an unidentified man, likely a former court justice, painted by an unknown artist, which hangs in the court's collection of images of retired justices in Boston. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court via AP hide caption

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The Sankuanz shoes for shoes are meant to protect the first pair of sneakers from dirt and damage. Courtesy of Sankuanz hide caption

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In True Meta Fashion, These Are Shoes For Your Shoes

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Kean, Subway Sandwich Artist by Shauna Frischkorn Shauna Frischkorn/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery hide caption

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From Sandwich Shops To Cotton Mills, Art That Honors The American Worker

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