Tom Ford's Second Film Dazzles in Venice. Tom Ford’s second movie, Nocturnal Animals, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Right, premiered on September 2 at this year’s Venice film festival to an audience pregnant with anticipation.
The film opens with a confrontational image. A macabre burlesque of older women gyrates, their faces leer at the camera. Jonathan Anderson to Curate ‘Bodies’ Exhibition – WWD. PARIS — Add Jonathan Anderson to the list of designers who marvel at the transformative silhouettes invented by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons.
“She really tackles the form at a level that’s unheard of,” said Anderson, who is to include looks by Kawakubo in the exhibition he is curating at the Hepworth Wakefield gallery next spring. Titled “Disobedient Bodies,” it is to explore how sculptors, designers and potters have reimagined the human form in the 20th- and 21st centuries.
Anderson, who creates fashions for men and women under his J.W. Costume Institute’s Next Subject Said to Be Rei Kawakubo – WWD. Rei Kawakubo — a designer’s designer if there ever was one — is to be the subject of a solo exhibition next spring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sources told WWD.
It is understood this will mark only the second time in the institution’s history that it is devoting an exhibition to a living fashion designer. The last one, a vast retrospective dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent organized by editor Diana Vreeland, opened in 1983. The Japanese designer behind the Comme des Garçons label and Dover Street Market specialty stores, Kawakubo is a fashion maverick whose Paris fashion shows remain a highlight for the international retail and design cognoscenti.
Azzedine Alaïa and Marc Jacobs are among designer peers in her global fan club, while celebrity fans include Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Chanel recreated pieces from its archive for Kristen Stewart's costumes in Woody Allen's glamorous new film Café Society Spike Jonze gets freaky for Kenzo – where film meets beauty. Art and Fashion: The Ultimate Collaborations.
The worlds of art and fashion are long intertwined; from Elsa Schiaparelli's collaborations with Salvador Dalí and Jackson Pollock's with Cecil Beaton, all the way through to Louis Vuitton with The Chapman Brothers and Prada with Elmgreen + Dragset.
To celebrate the interaction between the two disciplines, fashion historian E.P. Cutler has compiled 25 of the most influential pairings and published a book, aptly titled Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons, which explores creative relationships past and present. Here, she explores five of her favourites, exclusively for AnOthermag.com. Ed Ruscha and Stella McCartney collaborate on typographical ad campaign. American visual artist Ed Ruscha has conferred his characteristic style to Stella McCartney’s winter 2016 campaign, #Stellacares, collaborating with the ethically-minded fashion designer on a series of images which overlay editorial photography with declarative typography.
The composition of the images used throughout the campaign closely adheres to Ed Ruscha’s style seen in his prolific painting career, graphically transmuting his signature san-serif squared-off Boy Scout Utility Modern typeface throughout. The 10 Best Ballet Designer Collaborations: Prada, Dries Van Noten, Rodarte, and More. Though each occupies its own cultural space, more often than not, the worlds of fashion and dance are intrinsically linked, with designers from Jacques Fath to Yves Saint Laurent looking to the ballet for inspiration—or conversely (and more recently), the ballet looking to fashion designers for some.
While Fath’s costumes for The Red Shoes and Saint Laurent’s Ballets Russes collections are now legendary, the past decade has found designers like Riccardo Tisci, Miuccia Prada, and Azzedine Alaïa tasked with creating the costumes utilized in productions for institutions like the Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet Preljocaj, and the New York City Ballet. For these dance programs, the addition of a notable designer serves to provide added media exposure and the attention of fashion’s global audience. For designers, it offers the chance to be involved in a project based purely on art. See more photos of: Read Caption Vogue may earn compensation on these sales through affiliate programs. Wes Anderson's Bar Luce is inside Fondazione Prada. Photographer Rankin to Stage Open-Air Exhibit During Milan Fashion Week – WWD.
MILAN — The streets of Milan will get an extra dose of fashion in September when Rankin stages an open-air exhibition of his latest work during Milan Fashion Week.
The 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion. Label: Jimmy Choo Year: 2012 In 2012, internationally renowned footwear designer, Jimmy Choo, collaborated with contemporary artist, Rob Pruitt, to create a capsule collection.
Pruitt is maybe best known for his seven-foot Soho Andy Warhol Monument commissioned by the Public Art Fund. Twenty Designers on the Art That Inspires Them. ‘Manus x Machina,’ on Track to Be a Blockbuster, Extended Through Labor Day. Photo “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” is on its way to becoming the latest blockbuster for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Seen by more than 350,000 visitors in the two months since it opened, on May 5, the exhibition has been extended through Labor Day, Sept. 5. It was originally set to close on Aug. 14. The show’s traffic is averaging slightly less than that of last year’s “China: Through the Looking Glass,” which drew 815,992 visitors in its roughly four months and set an attendance record for the Costume Institute. The 2011 exhibition “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” had previously held the record, with 661,509 visitors, but that was before the Met moved from its six- to seven-day-a-week schedule in 2013. Fendi to Host Runway Show at Rome’s Trevi Fountain – WWD. Trevi Fountain Reopens after $2.2 M Restoration. Locals and tourists gathered around Rome’s iconic Fontana di Trevi on Monday to witness the first flow of water in 16 months after the fountain’s $2.2 million restoration has come to completion.
Fashion brand Zara accused of copying LA artist's designs. The fast-fashion brand Zara is facing criticism for allegedly copying the designs of Tuesday Bassen, an independent artist based in Los Angeles. Bassen, an illustrator and designer, posted a side-by-side comparison of her pin designs next to Zara’s. “You know what? Sometimes it sucks to be an artist because companies like @zara consistently rip you off and deny it,” she wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night.