Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

In 1929, art historian Paul J. Sachs presented George Grosz’s Anna Peter (1926–27) to the newly founded Museum of Modern Art, making it the first drawing to enter the collection.

It’s no secret that Balenciaga’s menswear shows and presentations are a considerably sobering experience compared to its universally lauded sister outings.

I read about an amazing new camera created from the award winning thesis of a Stanford University supergeek. A photographer who was testing an early prototype compared the resolution to his other point and shoot cameras, but the Lytro was something that never needed to be focused.

After the recent debut of its 2012 Sunglasses Collection, Lanvin is pleased to present its first eyewear optical collection in partnership with the De Rigo Group, under the creative guidance of the imaginative Alber Elbaz.

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

The enthusiasm of this young and ambitious New Yorker is undeniable.

2012 was a great year for fashion, but it has never looked so spectacular, or felt so thrilling, as through the lens of Burberry Prorsum.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Stella McCartney has revealed how proud she was to see her father Sir Paul McCartney performing during the London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

In early 2013, Wolfgang Laib’s Pollen from Hazelnut will inhabit the Museum’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity.

Makeup Forever’s new store is in a class of it’s own. With top technology and new ways to give your clients lessons, Makeup Forever will be your top stop for all your pro-makeup needs.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have really locked in on the princess dream dress at Valentino. There’s something regal about their clothes. Their diffusion line Red Valentino still fits into the princess motif, but this girl is all good times and frivolity.

The show opened in a palette of solid black, which made each piece in the first section of the show about texture, fabric choice, and silhouette.

Synaysky’s eye for avant-garde street style has brought her to the far corners of the fashion universe and the one thing that’s remained a consistent staple, from London to Tokyo, has been Chanel’s classic quilted bag.

Working dexterously from sources inspired by literature, Old Master paintings, and photographs in popular magazines, Wulff makes paintings inflected by wide-ranging references and in the process builds a surreal universe that moves across time periods.

BFC announced that three womenswear designers Henry Holland, Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzouand one menswear designer James Long, will receive Fashion Forward sponsorship for two consecutive seasons to show in London.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond.

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.

The name Renee Yohe may be familiar to you from all the support work the non-profit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms has done in her honor.

How do you get the best in the beauty industry to come together in one room at the same time? Well, it is not easy but, somehow, The Makeup Show finds a way to do it every year and in numerous locations around the world.

Those breezy, flouncy layers of silk-organza were probably the most obvious affirmation that the House of Christian Dior – with or without John Galliano’s vision–will thrive on, effortlessly.

It’s that beautiful time of year again, here are some creative and fun gifts to give your hunny.

After the explosive success of Versace for H&M and the welcome return to couture form with Atelier Versace, it appears Donatella’s newfound creative impetus has staked fertile ground in the ready-to-wear line, making for a fresh and spirited Versace girl, but one whose inherent carnality is always close at hand.

More and more Western stores are popping up in Asia, confirming its place as a dominating fashion hotspot.

A collection of urban-styled images, photographed by Alan Chan and starring Emma from Richard’s Models Management. Emma is dressed by Patricia Lagmay in a range of street-style looks.