Kim Petras Is The Star of Opening Ceremony’s F/W 18 Campaign

Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony


Kim Petras is starring in Opening Ceremony‘s Fall / Winter 2018 campaign, her debut as the face of a fashion brand.

With images by Oscar Ouk – Petras plays both shopaholic and shopkeep, swiping her plastic, and strutting around with bags laden on her arms in certain shots, then steaming clothes as a stylist in others. She looks amazing in each shot, retaining her signature playful, casual high fashion vibe throughout.

“It was like we were all hanging out,” said the shoot’s stylist, Matthew Mazur to PAPER about photographing the rising pop star. “Just because it’s work doesn’t mean you have to be bored, anxious, or stressed.”


Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony


Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony


Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony


Photography by Oscar Ouk for Opening Ceremony



Mansur Gavriel Goes Metallic, with the Help of RO/LU

Here’s a multifaceted collaboration/meeting of minds. Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, the women behind the instant cult classic Mansur Gavriel bucket bags have joined forces with acclaimed furniture designers of RO/LU, Matt Olson and Mike Brady with Opening Ceremony.


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To mark the occasion of MG’s first ever/only metallic styles (a silver saffiano leather) will be sold at OC, the two duo’s designed a mirrored table inspired by their mutual admiration of artists Dan Graham and Helio Oiticia.  “Playing with reflective surfaces, the puzzle table they realized together replicates and exaggerate the metallic look of the silver bags in a playful, disorienting manner.”

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The custom table is on view at Opening Ceremony’s 35 Howard Street location in SoHo.

Art History: Opening Ceremony Collaborates with René Magritte + 12 Fave Past Collabs

If real life’s been too real for you, step into René Magritte’s surreal paintings — Opening Ceremony made it easy, applying The Blow to the Heart (1952), Double Reality (1936), and The King’s Museum (1966) to a pair of Manolo Blahniks, Birkenstocks, and Vans respectively. The capsule collection includes Magritte-dedicated clothes, too, with The Lovers (1928), The Cascade (1961), Scheherazade (1950), and more adorning pieces.

Check out the collection for sale now at Opening Ceremony, then click through our fave designer/artist collabs of the past.

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Opening Ceremony Brings The Art Of Mike Kelley To A T-Shirt Near You

To coincide with L.A.’s MOCA retrospective of the late, great American artist Mike Kelley (going on from March 31 through July 28), Opening Ceremony has organized a collaborative collection with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, a foundation Kelley started in 2007. T-shirts both long and short are in stores now, while the tote bags hit the shelves in a little over a week.

Images from Kelley’s earlier projects (The Poltergeist and Monkey Island) grace the goods, so if you’ve ever been in the market for a Mike Kelley but feared your budget too meager, (or alternatively, have been on the lookout for a top bearing monkeys drawn butt to butt,) now’s your chance.

The collaboration is available online at Opening Ceremony.

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Main image: Monkey Island: Travelogue, Mike Kelley, 1982-83

STYLE SCOOP: Is Prada Under Investigation for Tax Evasion?

See every red carpet look from last night’s Golden Globes, including best dressed Lupita Nyong-o in Ralph Lauren and a baby-bumped Kerry Washington in Balenciaga.

Prada may be under surveillance for tax evasion from undeclared income, but Miuccia and the gang aren’t admitting to it, and claim to be unaware of any investigation.

Function and fashion together at last? Talking to Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim about partnering up with Intel.

Will Milan final open up to the young designers? Milan Fashion Week is notoriously set in its ways, with fledgling designers hardly getting a chance to show their collections at home. This men’s season, things might be changing. Think MSGM and Massimo Piombo. 

Model Sasha Owen-Longfellow Thinks Everyone Should Be Homeless At Least Once

Today on Opening Ceremony’s blog, New News, they interviewed the model that designer Tara Subkoff hand-picked to represent her Imitiation of Christ line on the concept retailer’s website. The subject, Sasha Owen-Longfellow, is a part-time model and full-time blogger living in Brooklyn. Although her physical features are whimsically delicate, and her poses are classically demure, don’t let them fool you, because she’s funny and gives quirky interview answers.  

On the music she plays at shoots:
"People don’t usually like when I DJ at photo shoots. I play weird ambient Krautrock music and Disney songs."

On the best gift she ever received:
"I had an old Japanese man friend in Tokyo when I was living there last year. For my birthday he put me up in the Tokyo Ritz Carlton for three days, all expenses paid. Four hours of spa treatments and all the room service I could ever hope for. He said as long as I didn’t order The Diamond is Forever martini ($18,000) he wouldn’t be mad."

On what she thinks everyone should try at least once:
"Being homeless. I didn’t have my own bed for almost a year, moving from place to place and couch to couch. You really learn who your true friends are, and get to know people in a way that wouldn’t normally occur. You also learn how wonderful it is to be without furniture, rent, bills or too many possessions."

On her five necessities on a deserted island:
"Scotch, Jennifer her best friend, an attractive sterile man to fornicate with, hummus, and tampons."

We Can’t Deal With the Cuteness of OC’s New Kid’s Line

Warning: If you tend to squeal when you see ridiculously cute kids doing ridiculously cute things like playing on tiny guitars and you’re currently in an environment where you cannot collectively exclaim "awwwwwith your best friendthen close this screen immediately. Opening Ceremony’s latest A for Apple children’s collection has just rolled out, and it stars OC staffer Bettina Chin’s, adorable niece, Miette.

The lookbook features Mietta sporting the line’s covetable dresses, separates, and accessories that are just as quirky-cool as OC’s grown-up offerings. We love the camo Bianca pointed collar dress, Bryce hooded sweatshirt (pictured), and Bella scalloped collar blouse. We wouldn’t mind shrinking to fit into this Blake leather ribbed bomber, either. See the complete collection here.

Nicola Formichetti, Jason Schwartzman Play Arbiters for Opening Ceremony’s Best of 2011 List

To chime in on the various best-of roundups floating around the web, Opening Ceremony has put together a list of this year’s favorite movies, books, songs, fashion moments and more. A nice twist on their effort is that they asked a bunch of their famous friends to declare their picks, including Nicola Formichetti, Spike Jonze, Jason Schwartzman, and The Misshapes. They also tapped a few internet-famous people, too, like photoblogger Tommy Ton, who selected Belgian model Hanne Gaby (pictured) for best street style.

"Hanne Gaby is crazy, young, and silly. She uses clothes like a little girl playing dress-up," Ton tells OC. She has fun with style—it’s not the standard model-off-duty look. She’s the ideal muse for a designer, wearing head-to-toe looks right after the shows, but adding her own quirky touch." 

For best movie, Jason Schwartzman picked Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and for best Lady Gaga look, Nicola Formichetti went for the Mugler leopard bodysuit that the pop star wore to the after-party for his first Mugler show in Paris. "We took the outfit straight off the runway, put her hair up, and styled it with the Mugler knee-high leather boots from ‘Born This Way,’ and a glass of champagne," Formichetti notes. "Her date made the outfit even more glamorous—it was me, of course!" See the full list here.

Carine Roitfeld, Opening Ceremony: NYFWeekend Party Recap

Thank (or blame) the unpredictable weather, but there’s something in the air this season that has triggered a delicious wickedness on the fashion week scene. The last 72 hours have been filled with both innovative fashion and late-night debauchery, which is always a welcomed mix in my book. From Maison Martin Margiela’s spacey sportswear presentation to Carine Roitfeld’s ultra elite magazine bash attended by fashion influencers like Karlie Kloss, Derek Blasberg and Karen Elson (pictured), read on for the weekend’s highlights.


Friday belonged to the It girls, and kicked off with Rebecca Minkoff‘s bash at Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar. Rowdy partygoers packed in like sardines to sip on custom Belvedere Vodka libations and sway to the sounds of celebrity mix master DJ Cassidy. Nasty Gal‘s fête at The Westway was equally electric, as notables like Theophilus London popped by to watch Blood Orange perform and to congratulate the e-tailer on the launch of their shiny new magazine, Super Nasty.


Saturday started with a next-level presentation by MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, chock-full of inventive (and, at times, intergalactic) garments with athletic influence. Speaking of space, 2011 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize winners Anndra Neen delivered an out-of-this-world collection of sleek geometric jewelry that paired well with the chic TOME pantsuits worn by the models (pictured). Watch a trippy Viddy I created for the show here.


While there were tons of parties on Saturday night, the party to be seen at was former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book bash presented by Mercedes-Benz. Held at the super swank The Frick Collection art museum, Ms. Roitfeld danced into her party with a hot male model in tow. To kick the exclusivity up a notch, a fleet of Mercedes Benz G-Class vehicles monogrammed with the CR initials transported guests to the event and were showcased in front of the venue. Advanced copies of the magazine, which will not be out until this Thursday, were available inside the cars for guests like Anna Dello Russo (pictured) to preview.


After the CR hangover subsided (the Roitfeld really family knows how to party), I stopped by the Illesteva presentation at Milk Studios, which included a lively jazz dance performance paired with the eyewear label’s covetable offerings. Then it was off to Asher Levine‘s show at Pier 81 to witness a range of exquisitely experimental looks with utilitarian appeal (pictured). Guests like Jared Leto and Dr. Lisa Airan enjoyed an on-runway performance by up-and-coming rapper, LE1F with Don Jones featuring Mess Kid. Designer-turned-pioneering unisex couturist Rad Hourani also showed that day, offering more of his signature transformative pieces with the cleanest of lines.


To cap an exceptionally wild weekend, Opening Ceremony threw a massive four-story rager at Webster Hall to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Everyone from Erin Wasson to Paris Hilton partied down until the wee hours, taking full advantage of the SVEDKA Vodka flowing, as well as the retro club bangers and ghetto gothic beats booming on multiple dance floors. Monday never hurt so good.