Balenciaga released its Spring 24 Collection with a five-minute video directed by Mau Morgo. For the scenario, the brand chose none other than 10, Avenue George V in Paris, the mythic address housing their headquarters.
Gagosian museum in New York has announced a new exhibition honoring what would have been the 100th anniversary of photographer Richard Avedon.
Louis Vuitton unveils its highly anticipated Resort Collection 2024 against the picturesque scenery of Isola Bella, where he presented a mesmerizing and fashionable journey into the depths of water.
Renowned photographer Steven Meisel and supermodel Linda Evangelista have joined forces to present their latest project: "Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel".
Versace has unveiled "La Vacanza", a collection co-created with British singer, Dua Lipa. The collection exudes an air of femininity, offering an exciting summer wardrobe that captures the essence of a luxurious vacation.
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival selected the legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve as their muse for 2023, showcasing billboards of a youthful Catherine in black and white in the festival's official poster.
It's a first in Los Angeles, from the 27th of May to the 8th of October 2023, Keith Haring's tremendous body of work will be displayed in an exceptional exhibition called Art Is For Everybody at The Broad museum, on South Grande Avenue.
As models strutted across the wet pavement of Mexico City for The Dior Cruise 2024 Show, they emanated the spirit of Frida Kahlo. Maria Grazia Chiuri showcased common motifs often seen in Kahlo's art such as butterflies, florals and parrots. She also tributed Kahlo’s androgynous style and the three-piece suits she liked to wear.
The film Jeanne du Barry opened the 76th Cannes Film Festival, marking the return of Johnny Depp to the big screens. Maïwenn, the Franco-Algerian director, started dreaming about Jeanne 17 years ago, idealizing how to portray the story of King Louis XV's favorite mistress, a bold woman who disrupted the court in the 18th century.
Chanel has announced Timothée Chalamet as the new ambassador for the iconic Bleu de Chanel fragrance, heralding a new era of beauty and redefining masculinity standards.
Lit by the serenity of its neutral surroundings, Dior's Fall 2023 campaign explores the fashion brand's long-standing relationship with India.
High fashion has always had a strong relationship with the world of film; cinema aesthetics and film celebrities have been the source of inspiration for most designers and high fashion houses since forever. Amidst them, Chanel has a long history of symbiotic relationship with the film industry.
Beyoncé's Renaissance world tour kicked off in Stockholm on Wednesday, May 10th, at Sweden’s Friends Arena. The return of the Queen Bee to the stage provoked an internet frenzy, with social media soon filled with photos of the bold ensembles worn during the concert.
Runway shows in South Korea are trending among luxury brands. Just after Louis Vuitton held its first pre-fall 2023 runway show in Seoul on April 29th, Gucci followed in their lead.
On Monday, May 1, the event dubbed “Fashion’s Superbowl” aka the 2023 Met Gala took place in a venue packed with celebrities and A-listers. This year’s Costume Institute exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” is an ode to the creative life of fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld and his contribution to the overall fashion zeitgeist.
Coachella has once again solidified its status as one of the most iconic and influential music events in the world. For its 2023 edition, the festival boasted an extraordinary lineup featuring 150 artists, making it one of the largest and most diverse lineups of all time.
Staged on Seoul’s iconic Jamsugyo Bridge, Louis Vuitton’s pre-fall 2023 runway show on April 29th, fully highlighted the K-culture wave while continuing to celebrate the brand’s distinctive silhouettes.
The Dior house is no short of unexpected landmark shows. The storied brand hosted its runway show in Mumbai, making history as the very first fashion house to host a seasonal-not resort show in India.
The first words that may come to mind when looking at the work of Anthony Vaccarello in The Saint Laurent Men's Winter 23’ collection are: chic, fluid, bold and elegant. Each piece was dripping with class.
Royal medieval cloaks reworked with leather and cow print fabrics drape the alien figures guarding Deitch’s gallery.
Los Angeles’ historic landmark, The Wiltern, is home to Hollywood’s vaudeville, rock-n-roll, and Celine’s fall/winter collection: dubbed “The Age of Indieness.” The art deco movie palace recreates an atmosphere of ‘70s glitz and glamor to welcome the nostalgic charm of indie sleaze.
An underwater dystopia, composed of glass hydrophytes and neon coral, transforms into Bjork’s dancefloor. Bubbles rise from Daniel Del Core’s neon lime kelp gown, while twinkling Hugo Kreit chrome accents dance on her nails.
Red, a pigment that awakens inner passion, stimulating romanticism and sensuality. Rosso, a crimson shade, is the color that revamps Maison Valentino’s lifelong devotion to redefining haute couture.
A bed of chrysanthemums wraps around the president sitting firmly in power in Kehinde Wiley’s life-size portrait of our 44th president, Barack Obama. The vibrant portrait of the former president is shown next to Amy Sherald’s painting of the first lady, Michelle Obama...
Subtle notes of electronic synths slowly began to chime into the dimly lit Hammerstein Ballroom. A uniform line of models stride swiftly, glistening with bright neon green accessories that sharply contrast ardent gray monochrome fabrics.
Ocean storms, city blizzards, and tumbling forests come to life as celebrity sensations take front and center in studded garments. Ambient background effects are tailored to each star's look to complete an integrated visual experience in which the viewer takes part.
The smooth sounds of violins were cut as a fierce beat began to circle through the speakers. Covered head to toe in spliced patterns, a line of male models stomped down a blanketed path. The phrase “Merci Jean Paul Gaultier,” would not only be heard overhead but seen within the detailed stitching inside the brand’s 2022 fall couture collection.
Beyoncé Knowles, a cultural phenomenon herself, made headlines this week with her new album, Renaissance, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Although the singer is no stranger to chart-topping records, this is the first time any woman has accomplished the feat in music history.
French luxury brand Mugler and rapper Megan Thee Stallion are proving to be quite the duo as both of their collaborations were released earlier this month: Megan’s “Plan B” music video and Mugler’s Spring Summer 2022 film.
According to Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia, “money is the ultimate fetiche.” With its power for creation, destruction, and control, money breeds both our highest aspirations and deepest fears. At Balenciaga’s recent show inside the New York Stock Exchange, impending corruption has never felt so alluring.
Joining the infamous high-fashion hotspot in Los Angeles, the first ever Adidas x Gucci pop-up store is being brought to Melrose on June 7th. Completely covered in ivy the space is marked by the large collaboration symbol, the Adidas trefoil with “Gucci” wrapped underneath.
Decedent and dripped in diamonds, Zendaya and Anne Hathaway dazzle and dance in Bulgari’s latest campaign entitled Unexpected Wonders. The two are featured in a two-and-a-half-minute video released on social media on May 24, parading around a stunning palazzo and prancing amongst cascading flowers.
The biography of Anna Wintour shows the fearlessness of an ambitious young woman who grew up in a predominantly feminine environment and later became one of the most powerful people in the media. Anna Wintour’s contributions to society beyond her reign as an editor were aligned with her connection to creative, successful people.
A look into the “Dream Now” exhibition takes New York into the final collection of the visionary and first Black artistic director, Virgil Abloh, in the history of the most authentic, high-end sneaker, Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with Nike.
Layered leather, velvet mini dresses, and wine-colored lipstick— Winona Ryder is the quintessential ‘90s cool girl.
The 70s are making a comeback in the new Michael Kors x Ellesse collaboration. This collection includes graphic prints of the Michael Kors logo meshed with Ellesse's logo.
Loewe is always doing unexpected campaigns, and this season is no different. For Loewe's Pre-Fall 2022 campaign, the brand decided to inject inclusivity into it.
Captured in their trademark rock studded bottle, Valentino has released a new fragrance “Born in Roma: Coral Fantasy”. The new scent joins the existing collection “Born in Roma” with two other fragrances, “Born in Roma Pink and Yellow”.
Entering into a new space, Dior held their runway show for the first time ever at the Ewha Womans University in South Korea. The French luxury house titled the collection "The Next Era", which carries weight and expectation looking into the future.
Amidst a rainy backdrop, shimmers of “gilded glamour” flashed on the carpeted steps while artists, actors and celebrities arrived for the 2022 Met Gala “In America An Anthology of Fashion.”
The Costume Institute’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion collaboration of haute couture designs dedicated to the fashion of the 18th and 19th centuries, embodies the expressionist movement by bridging the gap between clothes-decoration, remnants of an aristocratic fashion ideal and the abundant world of fashion through eloquence after the historical designers who pushed iconic, modern fashion forward in motion.
Gusts of wind blew sand on a crowd of more than 100,000 people as they waited in anticipation of the first Coachella 2022 headline performance. A soft whistle began to play, and a silhouette appeared on the stage.
Riccardo Tisci hosted a lavish party to honor the launch of Burberry's Lola Bag. The bag, is beautifully crafted, soft and elegant with the monogram TB, Thomas Burberry, clasp, and a sleek chain strap.
Titled “Mind, Mythos, Muse”, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has curated a collection of donated Lee Alexander McQueen designs and paired them with the art décor, textiles, sculptures, cultural inspiration, etc. that catalyzed his work.
Stunned and speechless, John Batiste made his way to the golden stage. “The creative arts are subjective, and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most,” Batiste’s words rang throughout the MGM Grand Garden Arena as he accepted the Grammy for “Album of the Year”.
Louis Vuitton decides to bottle up California and make fragrances that feature the west coast. City of Stars is the newest scent in the collection, and Jacques Cavallier Belletrude was the nose who created the cologne.
The creative director Nicolas Ghesquière is one to always get inspired by the past and make a collection read to a more modern audience to inspire their closets. Louis Vuitton was the first fashion house to show inside Paris' Musée D'Orsay, unveiling it in the central hall and Courbet Gallery.
“Unapologetic certainty” erupted on a polished red runway in Milan as Donatella Versace crafted a movement of confidence in her new Fall-Winter 2022 collection. Through blockades of semi-transparent screens, the continuity of latex leggings with a hand on the hip of each model flashed in and out of sight unleashing spurs of tension and allure.
ARMANI RELAUNCHES FLAGSHIP STORE WITH NICOLE KIDMAN'S PRE-OSCAR PARTY
The Oscars always shows extravagant parties and over-the-top fashion, Giorgio Armani's Store on Rodeo Drive hosted and exclusive event just for that to honor their reopening.
Held at the spot where the future of filmmaking is envisioned and brought to life, the 2022 Academy Awards continued the legacy of its influence on statement style designed by fashion powerhouses
An unexpected location collided with an unexpected departure when the announcement came that Daniel Lee's Detroit, Michigan show would be his last as creative director for Bottega Veneta.
Chanel sticks with their roots and is inspired by their signature fabric tweed. The collection named "Infinite Tweed" has proven that this textile is very versatile and can be a trendy fabric that more people will want to wear after viewing the collection.
Taking a sidestep from their traditional red, Valentino uses the excitement of Fushia to brighten the runway this season. This Pantone color "Valentino PInk PP", developed by the creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, gave a visual shock to the runway by having the color cohesively utilized throughout both the venue and the runway.
Two white flags swung below a chandelier in the former Paris stock exchange with the message “Question Everything”, as close friends of Virgil Abloh walked his last ready-to-wear and high fashion collections.
The Balenciaga Winter 22’ collection is very personal to the creative director, Demna, as this blends his personal refugee story with the modern context of the war within Ukraine.
It takes a certain type of glam to be a Victoria’s Secret Angel or a Versace Muse and Stella Maxwell has the looks and the success for both. From high-profile and Fashion Beauty editorials to all the top runway shows and Instagram superstardom, Stella’s career has been one that boldly signals that she is a star.
This iconic French actress with the unique versatility and talent for metamorphosing into her roles is adored all over the world and has won most major awards, including a Golden Globe for her provocative performance in Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle. Now, Isabelle Huppert is taking yet another acting risk: portraying a woman doomed to die in Ira Sachs’ new film Frankie.
A rare combination of hallucinogens, drag, and singing improvisation, the Cockettes were a landmark in the early ’70s underground culture of San Francisco. The performance group was founded by Hibiscus (George Edgerly Harris III)and had several vibrant members all living in a communalhouse, which ex-resident and Cockettes member Fayette Hauser recalled as being full of “acid, freak artists, and hippies” located in the countercultureneighborhood of Haight-Ashbury. Her recent book on her experience as a Cockette member is a vivid narration of that era.
THE MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION :
A WATERSHED IN LA'S ART SCENE
VISIONNAIRES MAURICE AND PAUL MARCIANO ART STATEMENT
Chasing their dream, the Marciano brothers moved to LA on 1981, when they founded their small denim company, the iconic brand recognized worldwide today “GUESS?”. Pioneers in fashion and art, they developed a strong relationship with contemporary art, a relationship out of love, that is why The Marciano Art Foundation exists today.
Azzedine Alaïa. Fashion legend. Man of vision. Loved by everyone. The entire fashion world mourned his loss last November. He was known for his timeless designs and ability to empower women with exquisite clothing designed carefully and uniquely for the female body. “I dressed women directly on their body, by intuition”, Alaïa once said. Alaïa was loved and admired by everyone in the industry. One of his closest friends was supermodel Naomi Campbell, who called him “Papa.”
Publishers Roger and Mauricio Padilha have written several different Art and Fashion books, some of them being: Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco, The Stephen Sprouse Book, and The Work of Chris von Wangenheim. Following up such outstanding books, they recently wrote a new one about the one and only Richard Bernstein, and about his bold and unique art. The book will be titled Richard Bernstein Starmaker and will be published on September 4th of this year.
In case you haven’t heard about it, Bleecker Street recently released the Alexander McQueen Documentary teaser trailer, and let us tell you: You will want to watch it.
Bold. Intense. Dramatic. You will definitely be adding this to your to-watch list for the summer. The Documentary will premier at the Tribeca Film Festival, and it will be out in theaters afterwards.
The City of Angels is thrilled about the David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life exhibition coming up. This exhibition, featuring up-and-close portraits of 82 people, and one still life, is full of vibrant colors and life, making it pleasing to the eye for everyone in the public. Iconic paintings provide a close look into the artist’s personal life, his relationship with the art world, and the people portrayed in them.
If you are looking for a good summer read, or a très chic coffee table collection book, look no more. Dior’s third volume of its unprecedented series is finally here, and you will definitely want it. No, you will definitely need it. In the third of seven books commemorating the work of Christian Dior’s most iconic designers, this volume is about Marc Bohan’s historic 30 years at the house. Dior By Marc Bohan follows the departure of Yves Saint Laurent and the start of Marc Bohan in the Couture house.
WORKING WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTISTIC OVERLAY:
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MARIO SORRENTI AND JOHN BALDESSARI
At Half Galley in New York, the two iconic artists Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari present their exhibition, “Noses, Elbows and Knees.” This exhibition is all about the deconstruction, beauty, and imperfection of the human form, so the collaboration of this exhibition could not be in more fitting hands. Fashion photographer, Mario Sorrenti best known for his photo of Kate Moss in 1990 for the Calvin Klein Obsession campaign, centers his work around the sexuality and curiosity of the human form whether impure or perfect.