T's Dec. 6 Holiday Issue

Highlights

  1. PhotoThe small storage room in LaBelle’s house was designed and decorated by Eric Seats and is filled with memorabilia and costumes from the singer’s decades- long career. <strong>Dries Van Noten</strong> coat, $2,640, jacket, $1,395, and pants, $825, <a href="https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/">saks.com</a>, <strong>David Webb</strong> ring, $32,500, and LaBelle’s own earrings and shoes. Set design by Jill Nicholls.
    CreditPhotograph by Hank Willis Thomas and Deb Willis. Styled by Alex Harrington

    Patti LaBelle, the Doyenne of Philadelphia Soul

    At 76, she is the embodiment of success, the personification of warmth and an artist who changed the landscape of American music.

    By Mark Anthony NealHank Willis ThomasDeb Willis and

  2. PhotoDolly Parton, photographed at NOZ Studios in Nashville on Oct. 21, 2020. Parton wears a <strong>Chopard</strong> necklace, price on request, <a href="https://www.chopard.com/us/">chopard.com/us</a>, and her own clothing and bracelets.
    CreditCraig McDean. Photo in background: Chris Walter/Getty Images

    The Grit and Glory of Dolly Parton

    More than 50 years into her legendary career, she’s still capturing America’s particular mythology — its dreams and its disappointments — like no other.

    By Emily Lordi and

  3. PhotoBarbra Streisand, photographed at her home in Malibu, Calif., on Oct. 8, 2020. Streisand wears her own clothing and accessories.
    CreditPhotograph by Collier Schorr. Styled by Mel Ottenberg

    Barbra Streisand Is, as Ever, Firmly in Control

    Since her breakout in the 1960s, she’s been able to convince the world around her to listen — not by chasing trends but by remaining always and fully herself.

    By James B. StewartCollier Schorr and