August 31 2014

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Tar Six


“How I find myself as the chief editor is still not clear to me,” says Francesco Bonami, the editor in chief of the biannual art publication Tar Magazine. “But, however, it happened, and it’s a lot of fun.” Bonami, who runs the magazine along with editorial director Martina Mondadori and fashion director Coco Brandolini, swooped in and took the reins for the third issue after the magazine got complicated under the old guard. “The magazine looked expensive, but in fact it was too expensive to make,” he explains.

Now on his sixth issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow, Bonami and his team of Italians have made a name for themselves with their bold choices and an impressive lineup of contributors (like Wolfgang Tillmans, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and James Franco). In the process, Bonami says, he learned “fear eats your soul, and if you stay slightly ahead of the curve doing what you like, rather than figuring out what the others are doing, the result is a very particular, interesting, and unexpected magazine.”

The latest Urs Fischer-designed issue includes a feature on Rockaway Beach in New York—”where the ghetto meets the Atlantic”—lensed by Roe Ethridge, a piece on cars photographed by Giorgio Bellia, and another feature shot by Yelena Yemchuk called “Decolletage Extreme.” has an exclusive inside look at the new Tar. What should you expect from issue seven? “No prisoners.”

Photos: Courtesy of Tar Magazine; Yelena Yemchuk

Letting The Light In


Last season, sheers ruled the runways—Dior to Dolce, Fendi to Ferré. (You can check them all out here.) And this season? They’re still here. See-through styles showed up at YSL, Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Valentino, among others, but the point was really hammered home at Giambattista Valli’s dinner for Moncler Gamme Rouge last night in Paris. Valli girls including Heidi Mount and Jess Stam pictured), and Coco Brandolini went for gauzy frocks, baring plenty of skin. (So did Lou Doillon, in a chic, sheer jumpsuit that occasionally revealed more than she might have preferred.) The hand-wringers will continue to wonder, especially in this season of the power suit, how these will play at the office. But when your office is the runway…

Photo: Courtesy of Moncler

Blasblog: DVF’s Family Ties


Fashion schedules notwithstanding, Sunday night was, in fact, Valentine’s Day. And even with her fashion show the same day, Diane von Furstenberg was celebrating love as much as clothing, parading around her studio and fielding well-wishes and cards from huband Barry Diller, her grandchildren, and her various next of kin. “Tonight is all about family,” the DVF said. “But not just blood. My family goes beyond blood.”

She wasn’t kidding: Working the room of the second floor of her 14th Street store and studio, she played host to a whole slew of von Furstenberg royalists. As the designer pointed out, there was real family, like her son Alexander von Furstenberg and his children; fashion family, in the form of Ahn Duong, Hamish Bowles and Francesco Clemente; and “my baby,” as Diane von Furstenberg said, pointing toward recent CFDA inductee Phillip Crangi. “It can get very complicated,” said Coco Brandolini, who tried to explain her own heritage to von Furstenberg. Turns out Brancolini is second cousins with Alex, and also Lapo Elkann.

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene

Blasblog From Paris: Giambattista’s Kaviar Kaspia Crowd


Giambattista Valli has had a very busy couple of days: Monday saw his Fall ’09 collection take to the runway in the Tuileries, and yesterday his puffy, dreamy looks for Moncler were on view—along with live horses—in the basement of the Paris Opéra. Come Tuesday night, Valli was ready to celebrate. The party kicked off with dinner at Kaviar Kaspia (that night’s dinner spot for Karl Lagerfeld along with Amanda Harlech and her brood, coincedently), where Michael Roberts, Olivier Martinez, Coco and Bianca Brandolini, and Dasha Zhukova tucked into the fashion-fave eatery’s signature dish. “It’s so good here,” Valli said. “I could come here every single night, but then, I think I would look like that potato there.” The food—salmon on crepes, caviar in potatoes, and a vodka-to-person ratio that hurts to think about (especially this morning)—wasn’t the only draw. Valli’s skill at attracting a chic fête set is equal to his skill at blending his social groups. Andrea Dellal, for example, who hadn’t seen Ellen von Unwerth since the two were modeling together in the seventies, settled down for a chat with her long-lost friend. “I’m having flashbacks,” she told the photographer. “I sometimes forget that I’m a grandmother!”

Photo: Marcio Madeira