18 posts tagged "Vanity Fair"
BMW and Vanity Fair teamed up last night to throw a party for the Art Car exhibition (which runs through February 24) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Guests including Dennis Hopper, Joan and Jackie Collins, and Rick and Kathy Hilton sipped Champagne and pondered the featured works of art on wheels: vintage Beamers with paint jobs courtesy of big-name Pop artists. There were four in all, by Andy Warhol (colorful impasto), Frank Stella (black and white grid pattern), Roy Lichtenstein (yellow sun rays and signature pixel dots), and Robert Rauschenberg (Old Masters on the doors). Cheryl Tiegs, stationed by the Warhol model, revealed she’s no stranger to customized cars. “The first thing I do is get fatter tires. Instead of 17-inch, I get 19-inch—it’s cooler.” A former swimsuit model and current reality show judge (ABC’s True Beauty) who knows her way around autos—could it get more L.A.? “I’ve pretty much always driven
sports cars, but I want a hybrid,” Tiegs added. Guess that answers that question.
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.