September 3 2014

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More On McQueen, Mouret And Schiffer On The Fringe, Remembering Don Hill, And More…


At the Telegraph, Hilary Alexander scores a preview of the forthcoming catalog for the Costume Institute’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which will include images by Sølve Sundsbø (left), and an interview with the house’s current creative director, Sarah Burton, by’s Tim Blanks. [Telegraph via Racked]

London’s Fashion Fringe competition has added two new judges to its roster: Joining Selfridges’ Anne Pitcher, London College of Fashion’s Roy Peach, and Metro‘s Bel Jacobs will be Roland Mouret and Claudia Schiffer. (Last year’s honorary chairman, John Galliano, was originally intended to serve for two years, but will not participate.) The program awards a package of cash, business advice, studio space, and mentorship worth an estimated £100,000; applications are open now, and those shortlisted for the prize will show their collections at London fashion week. [WWD]

Following last night’s wake for late club impresario Don Hill, a few well-placed friends, collaborators, and admirers—including Leigh Lezark, Paul Sevigny, Nur Khan, and Debbie Harry—share their memories of the man and the club. [T]

And tonight, rocker-approved menswear label By Robert James opens up its first-ever pop-up shop, in Tribeca’s John Allan’s grooming club. Which leads us to wonder: Will BRJ’s typically scruffy clientele emerge from the new shop fresh-faced and clean-shaven? [By Robert James]

Photo: Sølve Sundsbø /

Getting Their Due


First comes The Hangover, then comes parenthood? That’s a familiar enough trajectory, we guess—and it’s the one that director Todd Phillips has taken, following his smash-hit lost-in-Vegas comedy with a new Zach Galifianakis flick, Due Date. Robert Downey, Jr., stars with Galifianakis as a man desperate to make it across the country in time for the birth of his kid.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Mayer, and Narciso Rodriguez all turned out for the Cinema Society and DKNY Jeans’ screening last night, with Alexandra and Theodora Richards and Debbie Harry joining in for the after-party at Lavo afterwards. Even a few real-life parents took the evening off to celebrate. “We are just relaxing before we relieve our babysitters,” said designer Rachel Roy, who arrived with Iman and Drena De Niro, after winning Brand Launch of the Year at the ACE Awards earlier in the evening. “And we are here for Robert—hello, in Tropic Thunder he had swagger like none other.”

Courtney Love (left, with Russell Simmons) was also eager to catch up with Downey—in particular, to ask him about his workout routine. “I don’t see Downey anywhere. He is doing a martial art—Wang Chang or something—and I wanted to ask him about it,” she said. “I haven’t been sleeping well and I am wondering if I might need more exercise.”

Photo: Nicholas Hunt / Patrick McMullan

They Were With The Band


Lydia Lunch: “T-shirts have become the daily uniform of every slob too lazy to button up a shirt front.” So the post-punk chanteuse prefaces Ripped ($30, Rizzoli), a new coffee-table (or tour van?) collection of rock tees cool enough to convince you to join the slob brigade and renounce buttons forever. Vintage dealer Cesar Padilla—chasing, he explains, a great, lost collection of band shirts thrown out by his mother—has gathered the best of the best for the new book, borrowing from the collections of Betsey Johnson, Thurston Moore, the Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, and more. Banal but true: They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Shirts celebrating Television (above), the Kinks, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry are enough to send you straight to eBay (most often, probably without much success). For insider tips, Padilla will be on hand later this month to celebrate the book at Acne’s Greene Street shop. Good luck getting the shirt off his back.

Photo: Courtesy of Rizzoli

Rankin: Please Do Touch The Art


Destroy/Rankin is not your usual photo retrospective. The book, which comes out stateside next week, does feature a collection of portraits shot by photographer, filmmaker, and Dazed & Confused co-founder Rankin over the course of his career; so far, so typical. Not so typical? The fact that Rankin handed those portraits back to his subjects, to do with as they pleased. Seventy musicians, including Debbie Harry (pictured), Jarvis Cocker, Kylie Minogue, U2, and Beck, took Rankin up on the offer to tear up, deface, paint over, and otherwise mess with his snaps. (Damien Hirst also did yeoman’s work filling in for late Clash front man Joe Strummer as destroyer.) The mash-up artworks were auctioned off at Phillips de Pury in London in November, with proceeds going to U.K. charity Youth Music, and profits from the Destroy/Rankin book are going the organization’s way, as well. Here, Rankin talks to about his appetite for destruction.

How did you come up with the idea to let artists you’ve shot over the years have at your work?
I was looking over a lot of my old work, and it occurred to me that there wasn’t much interaction between me and the people I’d shot after those shoots were over. Which was a sort of disappointing realization, honestly. I wanted to create more of a space for collaboration. And I thought it would be an unusual interaction to have the artists I’d shot over the years go back and look at these images of themselves and destroy them in some way. I liked the word destroy. Creative destruction. It seemed like a good, punk idea, to invite a bit of chaos.

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AmfAR Fêtes Patricia Field


Last night’s amfAR Honoring With Pride tenth anniversary celebration at Edison Ballroom fêted Patricia Field, Lady Bunny, and AIDS Quilt founder and activist Cleve Jones for their lifelong efforts in raising HIV/AIDS awareness. Accepting her Award of Courage from a silver platform-and-orange minidress-clad Debbie Harry, Field emphasized the importance of being brave. “I do what I wanna do. Fear is not part of my act.” Of course, that also means putting your money where your mouth is, hence her winning bid on a ten-person Alaskan adventure cruise later in the evening. “I heard it was fabulous,” Field said of the Last Frontier State. “And now I’m going!” The evening’s event raised over $200,000 for amfAR.

Photo: Jonathan Ziegler / Patrick McMullan