Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Forget Super Sweet Sixteens and joint bachelor-bachelorette blowouts—the rage these days are divorce parties. Just ask musician Jack White and model/singer Karen Elson who announced their impending split via press release today. Clearly the split is amicable, as the couple also told the world, "In honor of that time shared, we are throwing a divorce party. An evening together in Nashville to re-affirm our friendship and celebrate the past and future with close friends and family." Aw, that's sweet, but it does beg the etiquette question: Does a divorce party require a gift? [FashionEtc.]