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. 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.
Called “Outside In,” the exhibit will kick off on September 21 on Via Montenapoleone in Milan, and will be open to the public. Playing off the idea of taking the “inside out,” Rankin will showcase his signature playful sense of humor in the exhibit’s conception. It will include a series of portraits of models inside white boxes, which will line the street. The 50 Best Artist Collaborations in Fashion. In a list of art and fashion collaborations there is a bit of blurring that happens.
There are moments when designers becomes artists, artists become designers, or both entities becomes something different entirely. 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. Fendi to Host Runway Show at Rome’s Trevi Fountain – WWD. Fendi will be the first fashion brand to host a runway show at Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain.
Trevi Fountain Reopens after $2.2 M Restoration. 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. Bassen has worked with Playboy, the New Yorker, the United Nations, Nike, Adidas and others, according to her website.
This was her first interaction with Zara, she said in an email to the Guardian. Bassen said she first found out about the similarities from her fans, who amount to more than 100,000 followers on Instagram.