Drinking Beers with Franca Sozzani in the Visionary World of Italian Vogue

Constance Jablosnki at the exihibit. Images courtesy of Vogue Italia.

Beer and Vogue Italia, two things I love that don’t often come together– until very recently.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, the premium Italian beer, has launched an exhibit of 30 behind-the-scenes videos celebrating Vogue Italia’s 50th anniversary. The Visionary World of Vogue Italia was presented to a full house of party-goers, including Baz Luhrmann, Zachary Quinto, and Harley Viera Newton at Industria Studios in New York City.

Each video reveals an intimate portrait of individuals who have either been featured in or contributed to the magazine in some way. Highlights from the exhibition include footage of Miles Aldridge’s photographs, art by Vanessa Beecroft, and insights from filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino.

The Visionary World of Vogue Italia runs from the 15-22 October at Industria, Studio 10 in New York. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free to the public.

You can also view the exhibition online here.

The Visionary World of Vogue Italia Exhibition Opening Night Presented By Peroni Nastro Azzurro
Baz Luhrmann attends the launch of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, celebrates The Visionary World of Vogue Italia

The Visionary World of Vogue Italia Exhibition Opening Night Presented By Peroni Nastro AzzurroZachary Quinto attends the launch of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, celebrates The Visionary World of Vogue Italia

The Visionary World of Vogue Italia Exhibition Opening Night Presented By Peroni Nastro AzzurroHarley Viera Newton attends the launch of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, celebrates The Visionary World of Vogue Italia

 

Visual Xanax: Collecting Smiles

May your Monday be cheery.

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Images: Drew Barrymore photographed for Arena UK, July 1994; Police eyewear campaign image; Karen Elson photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue Italia, March 1997; Christy Turlington and Kate Moss backstage in the ’90s; Linda Evangelista photographed by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia, June 1990; Claudia Schiffer for Chanel, 1992; Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, 1992

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Lara Stone Strips For Love

‘Tis the season for Lara Stone. The blond bombshell was just handpicked by Marc Jacobs to follow in Madonna’s fishnet-clad footsteps and star in Louis Vuitton’s latest (familiar) ad campaign. She may have endured rehab this year and found that her size 4 frame was too “fat” at times, but Stone has still become one of the industry’s most in demand faces. Her latest gig: stripping down for Love‘s second issue.

Speaking of love, for as much trouble as Stone says she’s had with men in the past, apparently she’s found a paramour in British actor and comedian David Walliams. Stone also made the cut for Vogue Italia‘s December cover, which features a twitter-themed photo collage and images of supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. And if Love‘s temperature raising cover doesn’t cure your Stone cravings, check the behind-the-scenes look at Stone’s romp in the grass with Louis Vuitton here.

10K Reprint for ‘Vogue Italia’ Black Issue

imageLast Friday, I made my monthly pilgrimage to Casa Magazine, and I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the woman buying one each of all four covers of the newly released July Vogue Italia. She spent a good 15 minutes arguing with the owner about the quality of each issue. And she wasn’t the only one; the much-talked-about “Black Issue” of Vogue Italia is becoming a collectors’ item. Unsurprisingly, Condé Nast is printing another 10,000 copies to meet demand. The magazine only hit US newsstands on June 11, but it is already sold out all over New York. This is the first time in over a decade that fashionistas have clamored for an issue with such fever. If you’re looking to score all four covers yourself, be prepared to shell out a full Benjamin, since each copy costs $22 in the States.