29 posts tagged "Steven Klein"
Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw aren’t the only models playing gymnast these days—the male models for Calvin Klein Bold mounted the parallel bars in just their underwear for the brand’s new Steven Klein-lensed campaign.
“I have always liked gymnastics and I give the people that do it a lot of credit because they make it look so easy, but it’s actually really hard,” Matthew Terry, the label’s 20-year-old new underwear model, tells Style.com. “It was one heck of a workout doing some of the poses they wanted.”
Here, catch Terry and his sexy cohorts, Arran Sly, Chris Garavaglia, and Myles Crosby, in action in these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the Joshua Tree shoot. An unreleased image of Terry from the campaign is below.
For Made in Polaroid, a new exhibit of—yes—Polaroids opening at Milk Studios today, fashion photographers like Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Klein, designers like Phillip Lim and Nicola Formichetti, and actors including James Franco all created images using the company’s GL 10 instant, mobile printer. There’s over 50 works of art in the Phillips de Pury & Company exhibition, all of which will be auctioned to benefit Free Arts New York, which offers children and families arts education and mentoring programs.
Klein, for his part, contributed Alejandro, a photograph of Lady Gaga (incidentally, the creative director of Polaroid). Klein also lensed the famously racy music video for the Gaga song of the same name. Above, your exclusive first look at Alejandro. It may benefit children, but it’s certainly not for kids.
Made in Polaroid runs through September 13 at Milk Studios, 450 W. 15th St., NYC. For more info, visit www.phillipsdepury.com.
Steven Klein Exhibit Opens In Brazil, Ralph Lauren Drops Polo, Stuart Weitzman’s Birthday Surprise, And More…
Steven Klein’s USAnatomy exhibit kicked off last night at the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture in São Paulo, Brazil. W has a few shots of the rare Polaroids on exhibit, including a few images from his W Brad and Angela cover shoot from 2005. [W]
Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. is no more. Yesterday, the company decided to drop “polo” from its name and opted to go by Ralph Lauren Corp. from now on. [WWD]
Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman was treated to a surprise 70th birthday bash in New York Tuesday night at the Empire Hotel lobby bar. Of course, his cake was in the shape of a shoe box. We can only hope the center didn’t taste like leather, or stiletto. [Page Six]
Model Molly Sims is tying the knot in wine country. The model and jewelry designer has announced that she and her wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stephanie Cove have selected Napa as the setting for the big day. [Modelinia]
Early in his career, back in 1992, Andrew Richardson found himself working as one of Paul Cavaco’s assistants on Madonna’s Sex book. He immersed himself in the subject matter. “I spent a lot of time in that community,” says Richardson. “That influenced my point of view enormously.” Six years later—by now an established stylist—he launched Richardson, a magazine that is, depending on your take on these things, either extraordinarily high-end porn, or a very intelligent, very beautiful, and very graphic magazine about sex. The latest edition focuses on masculinity and the male gaze and features a cover shot by Steven Klein (below) and contributions from, among others, Geek Love author Katherine Dunn and Restrepo co-director Tim Hetherington (the war photographer who was recently killed in Libya). An exhibition of work from the new issue will open next month at the Maccarone gallery, and preorders for copies launch today at www.richardsonmag.com. Here, Richardson talks to Style.com about sex versus stimulation, the pornification of the fashion editorial, and the essential difference between men and women.
What made you decide to launch Richardson?
Well, after I’d gone out on my own as a stylist, I was working a lot with Terry Richardson and Mario Sorrenti, and we were doing stuff that was really anti-grunge, anti that whole asexual thing about grunge, and most magazines wouldn’t publish it. But there was this one guy in Tokyo—Charlie Brown [a.k.a. Fumihiro Hayashi]—who had a magazine called Dune, and he’d run those stories. At some point, I showed him a scrapbook of ideas I had, and he said, you know, it would be interesting to see what kind of porn magazine you’d do. So we did one.
Do you see Richardson as a porn magazine?
No. We like to call it a sex magazine. We recontextualize sex; we’re analytical about it. Richardson isn’t about coming. Which is the point of porn.
So what is the point?
Stimulation. Not orgasm stimulation, but stimulating debate. It’s like an asexual sex magazine.
I’m not sure how many copies you’re going to sell on the back of that marketing campaign. “An asexual sex magazine.” Sign me up!
We have quite a cult following, actually. People were really excited to have the magazine back. Continue Reading “Meet Andrew Richardson, The Man Behind America’s First “Asexual Sex Magazine”” »
The Dutch government may have banned the sale of magic mushrooms a few years back, but their psychedelic after-effects appeared to be in evidence both on and off the runways at Amsterdam International Fashion Week, which concluded yesterday.
Fluorescent tie dye, polka-dotted bull horns, beaks, and a range of voodoolike accessories were the hallmarks of Bas Kosters’ standout collection (pictured), much admired for its unfettered, rebellious glee. “You know you’re not going to get jeans and a T-shirt with this guy,” gushed local blogger and stylist Rudney Lourens, when confronted with a model who appeared to be carried piggy-back by an enormous mutant Muppet.
The work of another enfant terrible was on display in the Westergasfabriek, in the form of Your hallucination is complete, a multimedia installation based on ten years of fashion shoots by Steven Klein. Curated by Amsterdam’s world-class photo gallery Foam, it was intended to depict a decade of decadence and decay in America, but drew crowds who appeared more delighted than disturbed.
Prize for best party of the week went to Ilja Visser, whose “Escapism”-themed designs for Ready to Fish were presented in a darkened circus tent at a warehouse cocktail bash that incorporated men on stilts, painted ladies, and even a fortune teller, who was to be glimpsed freaking out the front row with her oddly specific predictions.
And the forecast for Amsterdam International Fashion Week itself? Co-founder James Veenhof makes it sound pretty straightforward: “Today we are working hard to put Amsterdam on the map. Tomorrow we are New York fashion week’s cooler younger cousin.” Sounds like the journey’s going to be a trip.