14 posts tagged "Richard Avedon"
Some people dream of opening their own boutique. Some people dream about editing their own magazine. Giambattista Valli gets to do both: Valli (left) is the guest editor of issue No. 10 of A MAGAZINE, which will launch in tandem with the opening of his first store, in Paris this November. Following designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Riccardo Tisci, and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler onto the Belgian pub’s masthead, Valli has conceived his issue of A MAGAZINE as an extended essay on the topic “What is beauty?” Work by Chiara Clemente, Nan Goldin, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Avedon, and the late Corinne Day will help him answer that question. The print magazine launches in late November, but impatient Valli fans can get a look at the online edition on October 10. To tide them over in the meantime, Valli prepared a special “scrapbook” collage of inspiration images, seen here (below) for the first time.
Felicitaciones to our neighbor to the south—last night, Jimena Navarrete (pictured), Miss Mexico, was named Miss Universe. We didn’t think we cared, really, but following what seemed to be the entire fashion community’s live-tweeting of the event, we got into it. [Styleite]
A selection of Avedon portraits are set to go on the auction block in Paris to benefit the Richard Avedon Foundation, including the famous Dovima with Elephants. It’s expected to reach up to around $4 million, for which price, we imagine, you might be able to buy an actual elephant. [Vogue U.K.]
Every Dame has her day, and Vivienne Westwood’s about to have hers: Selfridges is mounting an exhibition of her shoes, ranging from the early seventies to the present day. It’ll include the famous Super Elevated Gillie platform, which felled Naomi Campbell on the runway back in ’93. ]WWD]
Strange words from Isabel Marant: “I hate famous women. My ideal woman is Serge Gainsbourg, not that he was a woman.” [Hint Mag]
Speaking of strange, here’s one we didn’t expect: The top-selling item at Wal-Mart nationwide is…the banana? Apparently, the potassium-rich fruits really move, and come to think of it, we have noticed that they’re having something of a moment right now. Over the weekend, the Times weighed in on Chiquita’s new design-your-own-packaging campaign. Of course, by packaging, they mean “sticker”; it’s hard to one-up Mother Nature on that peel. [Racked]
Last week, I got my impressive tripartite “world of Alexander Wang” package with a fold-out pamphlet for his T collection, one book for his fierce runway show, and another with a full range of accessories. But the best part was tucked inside the ready-to-wear book: seven black-and-white spreads, shot by Brit photographer Daniel Jackson and starring Tasha Tilberg, that are a sort of millennial take on Avedon’s old Versace campaigns. “We didn’t want it to look dated, but it just felt right on Tasha,” says Wang, who’s been a longtime admirer of Tilberg and finally got his wish to cast her in his Fall show. “You have to have a strong girl who knows how to pose for this direction.” (Tilberg clearly does. The shoot wrapped four hours early.) The images certainly feel campaign-worthy, but Wang currently has no plans to buy ad pages. “It’s funny, I just heard recently about all these young designers doing mini campaigns,” he says. “But we’ve always had an editorial element to our lookbooks.” In other Wang news, the designer’s first ever capsule men’s collection is coming along nicely for a summer debut. There definitely won’t be a runway show, but Wang is still hammering out the how and where. Well, we hear Paris is lovely in July.