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August 30 2014

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Launches Lingerie, Ralph Lauren Taps OneRepublic, Burch Joins Bush For FEED, And More…

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is making her move into fashion design with a twenties-inspired lingerie collection for English retailer Marks & Spencer (she is currently the face of the chain’s Autograph label). Rosie-like proportions, alas, not included with purchase. [Telegraph]

On the subject of lingerie, an exhibition showcasing the late photographer Lillian Bassman’s work (featuring ladies in lacy underthings, stockings, and garter belts) is now on display at New York’s Staley-Wise Gallery. The cheeky exhibit, appropriately titled Lingerie, displays about 30 of Bassman’s photographs and handwritten notes. The exhibit is open until May 26. [Vogue Italia]

Ralph Lauren is going pop. The designer has tapped chart-toppers OneRepublic for his latest Big Pony campaign; the band’s not yet commercially released “Life in Color” has been selected as the soundtrack for the Bruce Weber-shot videos. [Rolling Stone]

As if you needed another reason to support Lauren Bush-Lauren’s do-good Feed brand, here it is: Tory Burch has lent her design skills in a new collaboration with Bush and Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew. The traditional burlap design, with Burch’s pops of color and logo, retails for $50 at Holt Renfrew stores and online. [Racked]

China’s leading photographer Chen Man has snapped it all, from singer Faye Wong on horseback to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana playing mah-jongg with one of China’s leading men. The lenswoman goes back through her archives to curate her favorite works, now on display at Nowness. [Nowness]

Calvin Klein announced the launch of its Tumblr blog, which features posts from Hanneli Mustaparta, this morning. She will be giving readers a behind-the-scenes take on everything Calvin Klein. [Calvin Klein Tumblr]

 

 

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Acne On The Body

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Since launching Acne Paper in 2004, the magazine’s editor in chief and creative director, Thomas Persson, has done far more than simply prove it’s not merely a glossy offset of the denim empire. This week, he’s in New York to fête the launch of the latest issue, number 13. And it’s a very fitting location for celebration—Acne is set to open its first flagship store and office (at 33 Greene Street) outside of Europe in Manhattan later this spring.

As for the latest 256-page edition, the theme is the human body. “We were interested in looking at the body from an artistic angle, one that is broader than the general representation of the human form in magazines today,” Persson tells Style.com. “I find that we are so obsessed with modern, rather boring beauty ideals, the perfectly chiseled, impersonal bodies often lacking in humanity, history, and a life lived. So we wanted to look at the human form as an inspiration beyond that.”

That vision carried over in interviews with the likes of Isabella Rossellini, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn (pictured, above), Lillian Bassman, and Lola Schnabel, and rich photo essays to go with them. Here, Style.com has the exclusive first look at a few of the editorials, including Fonssagrives-Penn’s (with photos by her husband, Irving, selected by their son, Tom Penn) and Bassman’s—both are women that drew Persson’s attention for their glamour and sophistication.

“I have always admired Lillian Bassman’s work and had the great privilege of spending an afternoon with her last September,” Persson says of the late fashion photographer, who died just last month. “I was so taken by her wit and strength and character and was so sad when I got the news she had passed away. Our interview must have been the last she ever gave.” As for Fonssagrives-Penn, he says, “I wanted to show an amazing side of her that is not so well-known, which is that of an artist. She was an incredibly gifted sculptor and painter; her work is my favorite of any artist.”

Photos: Irving Penn; Lillian Bassman