5 posts tagged "The New York Times"
According to a tweet from The New York Times‘ Eric Wilson, the Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture racked up a total of 442,350 visitors before closing on August 14, making it the fifth most popular Costume Institute exhibition in the past twenty-five years (the other four being Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, and Chanel—in that order). Considering several critics gave the show less-than-glowing reviews, it looks like Punk has boisterously proved ’em all wrong, yet again.
Helen Gurley Brown, who edited Cosmopolitan magazine for three decades beginning in the sixties, died this morning. Gurley Brown was famous for her tenure at Cosmo, and it was there that she changed the face of magazines with candor and frankness, especially where sex was concerned; according to the media columnist Jeff Bercovici, “Every time you go past a newsstand, you’re looking at her work.” But magazine editing was her second or even third act. She also penned the historic (and at the time, scandalous) guidebook Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, and before that, rose from the secretarial ranks to become a hugely successful female copywriter at the ad agency Foote, Cone & Belding. (Shades of Mad Men‘s Peggy Olson.) Still, it’s her influence on the magazine industry that earned her the most lasting praise. It was the subject of the 2009 biography Bad Girls Go Everywhere, and as recently as this month, fodder for The New York Times‘ exploration “How Cosmo Conquered the World,” as “the patron saint of Cosmopolitan‘s sex-centric brand of female empowerment.”
Fashion’s New Macho Men, The Kills’ “Last Goodbye,” Catherine Deneuve To Be Honored At Lincoln Center, And More…
In case you thought otherwise, fashion blogging isn’t limited to women or gay men; “there are hyper-masculine dudes” who do it, too. The New York Times profiled five of these “macho fashion bloggers” who “look at men’s fashion the way other guys look at cars, gadgets, or even sports.” [NYT]
The Kills’ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart celebrate a decade of musical partnership with a music video portrait directed by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton. “I wanted to make it completely different from anything we’d normally do,” explains Hince of the song “The Last Goodbye.” [Nowness]
Roksanda Ilincic’s Lego-inspired pre-fall collection inspired her to design similar pieces for her 18-month-old daughter, which resulted in a ten-piece children’s collection. The dresses and tops, ranging from $300 to $500, are her first outing in childrenswear. [WWD]
French actress Catherine Deneuve will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award Gala on April 2. Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese, and Meryl Streep have all previously been honored at the gala. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Madonna’s New Album Deal, The New Frat Of Flatiron, Elizabeth Taylor’s Jewel Collections Breaks Records, And More…
Madonna might be busy promoting her new directorial effort, W.E., but that doesn’t mean her music career is behind her. Madge has a new three-album deal with Universal Music Group’s Interscope at a base of $1 million per album. [Page Six]
Should a collar always be popped? The New York Times‘ Jon Caramanica headed to the new Brooks Brothers Flatiron store (a.k.a. frat row) to find his answer: “pop, pop, pop.” [NYT]
Elizabeth Taylor’s enviable jewelry collection raked in a record $115 million at last night’s Christie’s auction. The infamous 33-carat diamond ring alone sold for more than $8.8 million (originally it was estimated to sell for $2 million or $3 million). [Huff Po]
The royal couple is bound for the South Pacific next year. To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, William and Kate are set for a tour through Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, and Tuvalu on the Queen’s behalf. [WWD]