9 posts tagged "Robert Mapplethorpe"
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Riccardo Tisci is crowning a new model of the moment—just when his last discovery, his longtime assistant, transgender model Lea T., is being celebrated more than ever. His next campaign will star albino model Stephen Thompson (left) alongside Mariacarla Boscono, Daphne Groeneveld, and Iris Strubegger. Albino skin tones are “very near my world,” Tisci isaid. [WWD]
Congratulations to fashion scion David Lauren, who reportedly proposed to longtime girlfriend Lauren Bush on Friday night. [Page Six]
Step right up, dedicated shoppers: Chloe Sevigny’s Resort ’11 collection for Opening Ceremony goes on pre-sale today. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like one of Sevigny’s Robert Mapplethorpe-print T-shirts. (But probably not for grandma’s stocking, as most of them are NSFW.) [Fashionologie]
In London, Mulberry’s on top. The resurgent brand tripled its profits in the last sixth months, was named Brand of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, and is now opening a new Bond Street flagship that’s a giant 5,400 square feet. In other words: A whole lotta Alexas. [WWD]
And speaking of London fashion, Nicole Farhi’s named a new men’s designer: Massimo Nicosia, a veteran of Pringle of Scotland and Alessandro Dell’Acqua. [Vogue U.K.]
Her fashion stock has rarely been higher than in the last year, when Patti Smith’s punky, layered look found a whole new generation of fans and imitators. Her literary stock is on the up-and-up too: Last night, Smith won the National Book Award for Just Kids, her memoir of her life and friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Earlier this month, the book came out in paperback, and it’s currently selling on Amazon.com for a mere $7.71. That means you’ve got no excuse not to read it. As for us, we don’t need any excuse to publish great vintage pics of Patti—like this one from the late seventies, with Lou Reed, above—but we’ll take this opportunity anyway.
If Marc builds it, they will come. The contemporary artist/fashion label complex, that is, which Jacobs sent to new heights with his accessory collaborations with Louis Vuitton. Yes, artists and designers had collaborated before—including Dalí and Schiaparelli way back when—but the runaway success of Louis Vuitton’s Murakami bags (and the follow-up Richard Prince “joke” bags) has given contemporary artists a new form to play with and, just as importantly, a new revenue stream. The latest is the conceptual art star Jenny Holzer, who’s teaming up with Keds to create kicks this summer. (Artist’s canvas, taken literally.) The high-top and low-top styles are emblazoned with PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT, a phrase from Holzer’s text series Survival. They’ll be available online and at select Bloomingdale’s locations in July. The footwear brand is giving back to the art world, too: Keds is sponsoring the Whitney’s summer season.
$70 to $75, available at select Bloomingdale’s locations and www.keds.com beginning July 8.
PLUS: Click below for a few of our favorite recent art/fashion collabs. Continue Reading “Artists And Labels: The Continuing Story” »
The year ahead for the fashion industry may look somewhat bleak, but that’s all the more reason to be excited about the International Center of Photography’s “Year of Fashion,” a 12-month-long look at style shooters. The year begins on January 16 with three simultaneous exhibitions: a collection of vintage prints from Vogue and Vanity Fair‘s chief lensman Edward Steichen; a 70-image look at non-fashion photographers (Walker Evans, Tina Barney, Robert Mapplethorpe) whose images are nonetheless quite stylish; and another that focuses on the modern fashion photograph, culled from glossies that range from Vogue to Purple Fashion. (The latter two are curated by photography critic and writer Vince Aletti.) There’s a whole lesson in fashion history right there in the first few months of the year. Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937; This Is Not A Fashion Photograph; and Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now will all be on view from January 16 through May 3, 2009.