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.
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 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.”
The most highly anticipated and controversial fashion show of the season was the Celine Spring 2019 ready-to-wear show. It didn’t come as much of a surprise that Hedi Slimane completely took Celine in a new direction, one that is more masculine, rocker chic, and reflective of his days at Dior Homme and, more recently, Saint Laurent. His signature stick thin, pale, androgynous models lined the runway in dark colors (hence the title of the show, “Paris La Nuit”) and boxy, masculine silhouettes.
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.
Dark mood, neon lights, chopsticks, diamonds, sparkly lips. In Asian-inspired, futuristic outfits, we see Minaj rocking the “Chun Li” look in the video, with the iconic Cosplay character’s two high-buns hairstyle. Directed by Steven Klein, the video already has over sixteen million views on Youtube.
The music video starts with a black & white clip, with the singer narrating a short story and Japanese subtitles on the screen as she talks.
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.
For the very first time ever, Balmain’s Italian store opened its doors to the public. In a beautiful baroque building, Paris-meets-Milano extravaganza will take your breath away. Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing designed the store and it is located on favolosa Via Montenapoleone. The store is nothing but a luxurious experience to its shoppers. Vintage furniture. Mirrors. Chandeliers.
COLD CUT DIAMONDS ON ROUGE LOUBOUTIN
ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP
VISION OF A LOST LOS ANGELES: 1966, THE SUNSET STRIP, THE MOST ICONIC BLOCKS OF THE MOST FAMOUS STREET IN THE WORLD.
By Robert Landau
Published by Angel City Press
SUPREME. The brand has become a fashion statement. What started in 1994 on Lafayette street in NYC, has come a long way since selling $20 t-shirts.The NYC street-wear line has come out with any and every kind of products: From Sportswear to a “Bible Stash Box,” to Incense, to a Harmonica, and the list could go on and on… But the latest and hottest product that sold out in 16 seconds online is a Hot Red Hard Shell suitcase.
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.