2 posts tagged "Sigmund Freud"
Smythson’s Panama diary has some seriously impressive cred. Launched in 1908, it’s been used by everyone from Sigmund Freud and Katharine Hepburn to Jonathan Saunders and Dita Von Teese. For Spring ’14, Smythson is releasing a full-on Panama collection, comprising diaries, address books, manuscript books, and beyond. In celebration of the new range, the brand has called in young British artist Quentin Jones to create a series of pretty wild works. The set of ten pieces will feature the aforementioned influencers, as well as Hardy Amies, Waris Ahluwalia, Erdem Moralioglu, Bryan Ferry, Kylie Minogue, and Laura Bailey. The works—done in Jones’ signature, surreal style of mixed media—will explore the subjects’ relationships with their Panamas. An exhibition of the art, as well as the new Panama line, will be unveiled during a special event at Smythson’s New Bond Street store today, and the show will be open to the public from Monday. In the meantime, get your Smythson x Jones fix with a gif teasing the star-studded artworks, which debuts exclusively here.
A Modern Master Passes, Middleton’s Dress Goes On View, An Angel Lands Another Ad Campaign, And More…
The art world lost one of its greatest modern masters yesterday with the passing of Lucian Freud at the age of 88. The London-based artist—a grandson of Sigmund Freud and father of the English society maven Bella Freud—was famous for his warts-fat-and-all depictions of his subjects, often in the nude. Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, and Her Majesty the Queen were only a few of the high-profile subjects to sit for his portraits. [Vogue. U.K.]
The Sarah Burton-designed wedding dress of Duchess Catherine (née Kate Middleton) will go on view at Buckingham Palace tomorrow as part of the exhibition The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design. The frock, which Burton calls “a feat of engineering,” will be on display with the bride’s lace-covered McQueen shoes, Cartier “Halo” tiara, and the silk tulle veil the bride wore on the big day. [WWD]
Candice Swanepoel, the model who stars in Tom Ford’s Fall 2011 ad campaign, has scored yet another big one. This time, the Victoria’s Secret model is sporting a giant pair of Versace shades for the label’s new eyewear and accessories campaign. [Fashionologie]
After 50 years together, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi and publishing insider Parker Ladd are getting married next week. The designer, who has dressed the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barbara and Laura Bush, and Barbra Streisand, and his partner will have an intimate ceremony followed by a big bash at Le Cirque. [Page Six]