“One Night Only,” … To be sure, Giorgio Armani‘s retrospective in New York the other night is not something easily forgotten. Nor would just any ordinary place quite contain it—and so the extravaganza went down at Chelsea’s SuperPier, which had been dressed up for the occasion in acres of pristine beige walls and carpeting. Continue reading “Armani’s 8 Million Dollars New York Night.” »
NYC Last night…Judging from the fanfare surrounding the Whitney Gala, which honored Ed Ruscha, (that’s the guy in the next picture BTW), the American art scene is alive and well. For the event, the Whitney Museum, the largest holder of Ruscha’s work, teamed up with Louis Vuitton, which has a formidable stake in the art world, particularly American artists. Continue reading “Art at night.” »
—has a very cool haircut. It is shorn close and high on the sides, and left long and wavy and strikingly blond on the top, an on-trend serif that caps a near-impossible genetic composition… Continue reading “Clark Bockelman—six feet, two inches of millennial masculine beauty…” »
Of the three young, female pop stars fighting for the top spot in both America’s Billboard Hottest 100 and its iTunes download chart in recent weeks, the most interesting and exciting of the trio is a 16-year-old New Zealander.
She is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, although pretty much everyone interested in pop music will know her better as Lorde. Continue reading “The New Royal.” »
After an exhaustive, rapid-fire recap of his career Tuesday night at 92Y, André Leon Talley was only surprised by one thing — that the crowd stayed interested for two hours. His fast-marching conversation with Fern Mallis was laced with laughs, thanks to his off-the-cuff commentary on a career working with Diana Vreeland, Andy Warhol, John Fairchild andAnna Wintour. Talley’s chapter on Vreeland was among the most entertaining: “How she talked about marabou — it was literature,” and, “We used to have the most compelling conversations for four hours about French espadrilles.” Continue reading “André Leon Talley: “I decided if Marc Jacobs can wear a lace dress, I can wear a caftan or anything I want”” »
It seemed it all started last season with the dream collection of pajama wear… or maybe that was the preamble to one of those goodbyes that seem to linger for a while…Until one of the parties involved finally says: are you kidding? That is just too dam much! Yesterday morning in an all black show Marc Jacobs bid au revoir to the house of Louis Vuitton after a 16 years tenure that had been one of the most successful collaborations in recent fashion history: Lagerfeld, Chanel and Fendi aside of course. Continue reading “The Long Goodbye: Jacobs and Vuitton go their separate way…or so they say” »
It doesn’t matter what the perceived theme of a collection is when the work is amazing, In the case of Sarah Burton’s spring Alexander McQueen collection the message was one of absolute strenght both creatively and graphically.
Visually the clothes imparted a clear message of “a powerful woman,” as Burton said backstage, one who seemed divined from a warrior, even, given the abundance of aggressive leather harness bras and knife-pleated red-and-black, laser-cut kilts that evolved into incredible, fierce feathered gowns evoking African tribal garb. The silver and gold helmets were a modern streamlined take on gladiator headgear…or a rare alien from outer-space…or maybe both. the lines of time as it is ofted done by the house of McQueen are blurred by the sensitivities of the creative team. Continue reading “The New Warriors: Alexander McQueen Spring 2014” »
Lagerfeld was in a light mood and it showed in his collection, also he must had had a fetish for Elsa Martinelli, the Italian actress from the 60′s because all his models were made to look like her…This guy should get out more often… Continue reading “The unbearable lightness of Karl: Chanel Spring 2014” »
Adolescent rock and roll prom queen from Orange County suburbs must have been the inspiration behind the latest effort from Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent…
On Monday night, Slimane continued his celebration of the rich rock chick, one still steeped in interpretations of YSL’s renowned tailoring, with a heavy handed 80′s influence. The whole look of the collection was rather cheap which begs the question can you please bring back Stefano? Continue reading “Prom Dressing at Saint Laurent” »
A killer creative instinct has put Riccardo Tisci at the top of his game. His last few shows were blockbusters.
His influence continues to seep onto the runways of others and has trickled down to the mainstream — see the explosion of designer sweatshirts and bomber jackets everywhere. Maintaining that level of intrigue and celebration takes more than commercial hits and insider hype; self-awareness is crucial. Continue reading “Top of his game: Riccardo Tisci” »
When the lights suddenly turned on, signaling the end of a surreal and ingenious Comme Des Garçons show late Saturday afternoon, the crowd sat and clapped for Rei Kawakubo to come out from backstage. It was a repeat of the ovation given at the end of her Fall 2012. Then and now, there were no signs of the designer, a gesture that speaks volumes about a woman that has constantly pushed the envelope when it comes to fashion as art. Continue reading “Comme Des Garçons Spring 2014: Fashion as an Act of Courage” »
-It makes me hot just thinking about it-
She says with just a hint of a smile,
…puffing on her cigarette,
Taking a sip of brandy from my glass.
Continue reading “Haider Ackermann Rockabilly, Velvet Underground, Plastic Elvis and Om for Spring 2014” »