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...
Earth-rattling bass penetrates through a subterranean warzone, matching Mr. West’s aggressive stomps through the mud. Models trudge relentlessly down Santiago Sierra’s mudslide, armed and ready for battle in Balenciaga tactical gear, bringing along their favorite stuffed animals and potato chips for the journey.
The Eiffel Tower dances with glinting lights on a perfect evening to celebrate Parisian Excellence. Trickling water of the Trocadéro fountain glows in front of the classic bold Yves Saint Laurent monogram; a baroque orchestral melody sets the tone for the night.
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.
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.
As the light from the sun melted into the blue sky, a goddess appeared between two concrete columns wearing a long snake print dress that wrapped around her head. It was a different world, curated by Nicolas Ghesquière and bounded by Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute in La Jolla, San Diego.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 magazine 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.
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.