August 23 2014

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Celebrities Are House-proud, Too


BCD cover“I am an interiors geek—I have been slightly obsessed with homes since childhood, and that’s why this project just came naturally to me,” said creative director and now author Rob Meyers on the eve of his book launch. The tome in question is Behind Closed Doors, which catalogs images of twenty-five creative people’s homes, with a twist: They were all taken by the creatives themselves.

Olivier Theyskens, Nicola Formichetti, Courtney Love, Marc Quinn, and Gary Card are among those who participated in Meyers’ first book, which was five years in the making. “I worked with all these crazy talented people and I thought, Hey, I wonder what their homes look like,” said Meyers, whose résumé includes stints with Arena Homme+, POP, Wallpaper*, World of Interiors, and Nylon. “I gave them all disposable cameras and asked them to take pictures of their fave bits in their homes,” said the author of his subjects. “And amazingly, they came through. The cameras came back fully loaded.”

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Jeremy Scott’s incredible eighties post-Memphis furniture pieces (above, top) and surreal Ronald McDonald collection; Martha Stewart’s bank of fridges, jars of spatulas, and bowls of eggs; and Courtney Love’s assortment of wedding cake figurines (above, bottom), which includes a pic of her own wedding topper with Kurt Cobain, are just a few of the images included in Meyers’ book. But he insists that this is not what you think: “It’s not like these people have been papped or violated in any way. These pictures are not at all intrusive because [the participants] took the pictures of their homes themselves, and showed as much or as little as they wanted. This comes from their hearts.”

Priced at $29.95, Behind Closed Doors will be available from Rizzoli in March 2014.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

An Art Star Turned Scarf Tsar


British artist Marc Quinn is no stranger to the fashion world. The so-called YBA made headlines in the aughts with Siren, his solid-gold statue of a nude, yoga-posing Kate Moss, reportedly the largest gold statue made since the days of the Pharaohs. And while Kate herself is branching into jewelry with a collection for the French label Fred inspired by her own tattoos, Quinn is also taking his first steps into the accessories market, with a new capsule line for Selfridges.

Not that he draws a distinction between one genre and another. “I don’t consider these works as accessories, I just consider them as part of my work,” Quinn told “They are, in a way, living artworks when someone wears them and I have always been interested in taking art out of the gallery and into the real world. Clothing is the perfect way to do this.”

The limited-edition collection of scarves, T-shirts, and jewelry draws on some of the same imagery that inspires his work: eyeballs, flowers, and skulls, that last being a symbol still enjoying a long moment in both fashion and art. (Think of Quinn’s sculpture of his own head made of his own frozen blood, or Damien Hirst’s diamond-encrusted memento mori.) “The skull has been used for centuries in art and design,” Quinn says. “Why it has come up particularly at the moment is perhaps because the more virtual our existence becomes, the more immortal we feel and we have a deep anxiety about death which these decorative skulls somehow dispel or mock.”

Photo: Courtesy of Selfridges

Dries Van Noten’s Traveling Exhibition, Artist Behind Kate Moss Gold Sculpture Collaborates With Selfridges, Altuzarra’s Win, And More…


Starting Thursday, Dries Van Noten’s Spring 2012 collection will be on display alongside the James Reeves photos that inspired them. The exhibition will debut at the Song concept shop in Vienna and will travel to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and finally, Paris on January 25. [WWD]

Marc Quinn, the artist who made the famous gold Kate Moss sculpture, has created a collection of T-shirts, accessories, and art for Selfridges. The limited-edition collection includes temporary tattoos, more bronze sculptures, and white-gold accessories. [Hint]

Tamara Mellon, who officially announced her departure from Jimmy Choo yesterday, is reportedly set to launch her own line. WWD notes that “funding is already in place for a Tamara Mellon brand.” [WWD]

After the Telegraph wrote an article about Adriana Lima’s pre-Victoria’s Secret show extreme diet, the model reportedly says it was just a “misunderstanding.” Lima’s new message is this: “Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please!” [Huff Po]

Joseph Altuzarra took the $300,000 prize at last night’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund awards. The runners-up, Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s design duo, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters, each won $100,000. [WWD]

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