In 2011, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presented the landmark exhibition The Fashion World of Jean-Paul Gaultier – effectively illustrating how a new generation of designers had extended the influence of fashion far beyond its traditional perimeters. The show went on to tour eleven more cities, including New York, London, Paris, Melbourne and Seoul.
Another such radically brilliant designer is Strasbourg’s own Thierry Mugler, who also rocketed to stardom amidst the wild experimentation of the 80s; and like JPG, his talents were, and are, legion. So it’s hardly a surprise the…Read More
If you look at pictures of Keith Richards’s less-than-stellar teeth during the early years of The Rolling Stones, you’d probably just chalk it up to a British thing. But all legends aside about the effects of the rocker lifestyle on his chompers, if you look at him now, he’s got a smile that can pretty much light up a room – albeit in a very Keith Richards sort of way.
He’s not gone on record about it, but it is entirely possible that his 180 on dental salubriousness was due to a serendipitous crossing of the paths with a young…Read More
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Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner…they’re all fans. But Han Chong’s super hot label self-portrait – launched in 2014 at London’s Selfridges – had yet to find a Stateside home. Until now.
From the moment you enter the new temporary concept shop at 158 Mercer Street in NYC’s Soho, you are enveloped with Cire Trudon Odalisque, the signature scent of the Mayfair, London flagship. What awaits is a 2,590 square foot space, with soaring 22-foot ceilings, designed by StoreyStudio.
It’s a genuinely magical…Read More
Nearly two decades after shooting their first Missoni campaign together – still early in their now storied career – fashion photography legends Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have collaborated again under the creative direction of Angela Missoni to shoot the house’s Winter 2019 campaign in Cappadocia, Turkey. It’s set against the surreal volcanic landscape of spired rock formations known as the ‘Fairy Chimneys.’
Mert & Marcus take full advantage of this arid and beguiling moonscape, home to Bronze Age cave dwellers and adventurist tradesmen who traversed the desert…Read More
The fashion media is ever promising to spill the secrets of “French Girl” style, only to reveal yet another navy and white striped t-shirt or lash-skimming Lou Doillon-inspired fringe.
While we’re generally skeptical of any article that encapsulates style into a half-dozen pieces that can be easily purchased at your neighborhood H&M (or an equally ill-advised bangs experiment snipped in front of your bathroom mirror), there is something intriguing about the effortlessness self-confidence that many French women project. It’s a slightly off-kilter combination of classic shapes artfully woven with quirky, attitude revealing pieces; and if you’re…Read More