The visionary/ Jean-Paul Goude did not break the internet Thank God it’s Sunday and we still have our Internet working just fine. Kim Kardashian’s attempt to break the internet did not happen but everyone is again talking about a visionary of photography. The man who found his muse in Grace Jones animal beauty, the creator of her persona is still one of the most interesting French men around the creative block. Provocative as ever, this master of visuals has collaborated with creative directors of Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, co-founders of Opening Ceremony to reinvent the vibrant brand with a campaign rich in visuals two years ago. When Another Magazine asked them to contribute something on him, the Kenzo creative wrote this. “We’ve always been huge fans of Jean-Paul Goude’s work.
A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids (20 photos) If there was a prize that could be given out to the most creative father, I'd hope that it was awarded to Jason Lee. A wedding photographer by day, he's used to capturing some of the most important moments in a couple's lives. As a longtime fan of Jason's photos on Flickr however, I think the real magic happens when he turns the camera onto his daughters. Sure, his children are adorably cute in their own right, but that's not what makes his photos so interesting. It's when he puts his own spin on their everyday moments that we not only get to experience our own childhood again, we're able to see a father's pride shine through. I was able to get in touch with Jason to ask him a few questions.
Art About Art: 6 Artworks about Other Works of Art I’m a big art history nerd, so I love art that references other artworks in funny and interesting ways. Check out these 6 works of art that are about other works of art. These works add something new to the conversation and make us think about the original works of art differently. These works would be a really fun addition to a high school or college art or art history class.
The icon/ Hubert De Givenchy hates vulgarity She had taste and she was not vulgar, even wearing a shoe as a hat or a dress with a painted lobster, it was chic and the clothes were very wearable. Now that does not happen” said last week in Madrid the superstar of fashion’s Golden Age, Hubert de Givenchy reminiscing about Elsa Schiaparelli. The 87 year-old who is a loving testimony to the history of fashion didn’t mince words, describing present-day fashion as “vulgar.” Givenchy, a disciple of renowned Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga, is one of few still living from the classic haute couture era. Wearing a suit, a blue shirt with a white collar and sunglasses, Givenchy added: “Fashion should evolve slowly, without any revolution (…) only in this way a dress can be loved and last.” Next to him several of the designs he created during the late decades of the 20th century.
Can Post-Crisis Dubai Become the World’s Largest Consumer Fashion Hub? - The Business of Fashion DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At the Armani Hotel in downtown Dubai, Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, the second most powerful man in the emirate and possibly the wealthiest, holds court wearing a crisp white dishdasha, flicking his matching guthra like a Western girl might flick her long hair. Peeking from beneath his robe is a pair of buffed Gucci loafers paired with finely ribbed silk socks in soft Armani greige. The 58-year-old billionaire is discussing the success of the recent Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, a three-day media and consumer event held at the beginning of November, created to raise the fashion credibility of the city, which in the last two years has become to fashion shopping what Las Vegas is to gambling. The malls open until midnight and, for the dedicated shopper, luxury hotels come attached via indoor walkways lined with shops, so one never need breathe the hot desert air.
Tim Burton Taking inspiration from popular culture, Tim Burton (American, b. 1958) has reinvented Hollywood genre filmmaking as an expression of personal vision, garnering for himself an international audience of fans and influencing a generation of young artists working in film, video, and graphics. This exhibition explores the full range of his creative work, tracing the current of his visual imagination from early childhood drawings through his mature work in film. It brings together over seven hundred examples of rarely or never-before-seen drawings, paintings, photographs, moving image works, concept art, storyboards, puppets, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera from such films as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman, Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, and Beetlejuice, and from unrealized and little-known personal projects that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. Tim Burton is sponsored by Syfy.
Joel-Peter Witkin Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings. Biography Influences and themes
Suzy Menkes Rome Fashion And Costume Design Academy celebrates 50 years Suzy Menkes reports from Rome as its Fashion and Costume Design Academy celebrates 50 years. I liked the hats - platforms of black veils, set off with a feather; tiny, cut-out flowers sprouting from an upturned cup shape; a garden of three-dimensional florals; or a puddle of mesh pinned with a single jewel. Most of all I loved the idea that each student at Rome's Accademia di Costume e di Moda had been given a budget of €70: €50 for the hats and €20 to create black dresses in the shapes worn by women of the Belle Epoque.
Elegy to a Small Idaho Town: Steve Davis Photographs His Hometown “American Falls seems to be dying a death that is as slow as it is unspectacular.” Steve Davis, 53, is describing the Idaho town in which he grew up. He left when he was 18. The region, once known for small potato farms, is now home to agribusiness and big-box retailing. About 4,000 people live there today. His photographic project, “As American Falls,” is both commentary and eulogy.