COVER

A to Z (Cover Luxury Index)

A look at the ideas, products and destinations driving the luxury industries, trickling down to other markets and, ultimately, influencing the way we live now

Kara Ross: Stone Age (Special Report Luxury Source)

Designer Kara Ross has translated her childhood passion for unusual stones into a line of bold and beautiful jewelry

John Hardy: Bali Guy (Special Report Luxury Source)

John Hardy's love of craftsmanship and jewelry has brought the idea of sustainable luxury to a whole new place«•one of the world's most exotic locales

Coat Tales (Artifact)

The Burberry trench has provided cover for military men and movie stars alike

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE

Bugging Out (Right This Minute)

The garden creeps into the home as designers cultivate the natural world

How to Give (Working It)

When did the gift bag become the main event? A look at the art of gifting«•Hollywood style

Holiday Shopping (Navigator)

Gordon Thompson, creative director of Cole Haan and part-time Honolulu resident, reveals his list of tropical-chic gifts for the holidays

Living la Vita Dolce & Gabbana

It took designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana 20 years to fashion a global luxury empire out of humble Sicilian roots. Now their names are synonymous with Italian style and sex appeal

SPECIAL SECTION

Vespa: Hot Wheels (Icon)

Inspired by aeronautics and adapted by the dolce vita set, the Vespa is still the quickest way to get around

King of Diamonds (Special Report)

Laurence Graff has made a life and a business buying and selling some of the world's most fabled and flawless stones

BRIEFING

The A List: Watches (Notebook)

From classics like Cartier's Tank Solo to Breitling's sporty Navitimer, a look at some of the world's most popular watches

Making It Real (Notebook)

Gilles Mendel upends his family's Old World furrier traditions to attract a new generation

PEOPLE

10 Questions for Chip Kidd (10 Questions)

The book-jacket designer for Knopf has created some of the most iconic literary images of the past 20 years

TO OUR READERS