Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures.

Fashion stars including Franca Sozzani and Stefano Gabbana have paid tribute to the late star Anna Piaggi.

Leading British artist and Turner Prize winner, Simon Starling (b 1967), will create a major new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2013, supported by Sotheby’s.

Using Tokyo as a source of inspiration, PROJECT Wooster highlights japanese designes and exposes their mastery in crafting products that transcend culture and time.

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.

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.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos moved to New York to begin a successful career in fashion. Starting as Glenn O’Brienn assistant, she then began Craig McDean’s studio manager before launching her own casting agency in 2003.

An exclusive backstage look at the shoot of Rick Genest, “Zombie Boy” with Matt Plunkett for Giantto.

Comme des Garçcons founder Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market will be crossing the pond to New York City to scoop up brands like Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Saint Laurent in December 2013.

Jil Sander has explained her time away from the label has helped her to find a new perspective.

Donatella Versace will find it hard to “face” the venue for her upcoming couture show as it reminds her of her late brother.

John Galliano is reportedly planning to move to America so his partner can become a stylist.

There’s another collaboration that’s happening for sure. Rei Kawakubo and Hermes. Have four sweeter words ever been spoken?

Giorgio Armani has sparked speculation his retrospective will take place during Milan Fashion Week in September.

Another day, another celebrity fashion collaboration. This one finds ska and reggae influenced band No Doubt mixing with the polo shirt and argyle sweater brand Fred Perry.

Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.

When was the last time the house of Balenciaga showcased a floor-length gown? The only instance that comes to mind was over a year ago when Cate Blanchett hit the Costume Institute Met Gala’s red carpet in a stunning gold goddess gown, arm in arm with the designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

The thirteen double-sided drawings represent a wide range of Darger’s practices, and have been carefully selected from the remaining body of exceptionally important work still held by his estate.

1940s glamor reigned at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk today. Christopher Bailey looked to capes and corsets to tap into that zenith of Brit elegance and he did so by turning out pieces you wouldn’t necessarily envision belonging to the Burberry house upon first glance.

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

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

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

Miuccia Prada believes that influential designers have started to snub Italy in favor of Paris.

Zac Posen’s collections are best experienced in person. So when we received the invitation to personally view the Resort 2013 collection at the Zac Posen showroom in TriBeCa we knew we were in for amazing craftsmanship, showmanship, and new and interesting takes on 1940s Hollywood and American aristocratic dress.