Seriously great dancing. Vanessa Bruno’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection with music by Chilly. Her fashion videos are so unique and always have the best music!
After getting the boot from Nina Ricci’s fashion house a little over a year ago not much has been heard from Olivier Theyskens. This is odd given the seditious and provocative nature of Oliver’s designs. Luckily for those who love the dark edge of Theyskens Parisian publishing house Assouline, has just released a 140-page book of photos of the young designers work tossing him back into the mix of edgy designers who could potentially fill the fashion whole left following the death of dear Alexander McQueen. The books photo’s were taken by Julien Claessens and the text is by American Vogue’s Sally Singer, the fashion wordsmith rumored to be a potential replacement for Anna Wintour. The surreal photos capture 10 years of backstage goingson at Rochas, Nina Ricci, and Theyskens’ label. The book sells for 96 euros and is out now from www.assouline.com
The incredible London art, fashion, design and film publisher Phaidon is installing its wears at Artazart Design Bookstore on the Canal St Martin. Books include English and French editions, plus limited-edition signed artist box sets. Stephen Shore will even be there in person signing books on May 28th and the librariette will be open for the next 5 weeks!
Larry Gagosian, owner of 9 infamous art galleries worldwide (New York, London, LA, Rome and Athens) is finally coming to Paris (4 rue de Ponthie to be exact) opening shop dangerously close to Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Gagosian’s introduction to the art world is a unique one. He comes from LA wherestarted his now predominate art business by selling posters just off the UCLA campus. Gagosian’s new Paris gallery plans to create a complete catalogue of Picasso sculptures and will create a new axis in the Paris art world. To see the pieces in his tremendous collection check out his site.
I’ve been hair modeling for Marisol in the last few months and thought I might add some pictures to make the blog more personal and showcase the awesome crazy things that are possible with straight hair. Personally I am awful with hair and up dos and all other things in this genre. Back combing and a high messy bun is about all I can pull off, but the incredible Marisol was able to whip my hair into afros, 80s punk styles and even a massive puff filled with feathers, sorry no pictures of that one. Check out some of the other styles she has done here. Oh and please excuse the quality on some of the pictures, I took some of them with my iphone which sadly has lost more buttons than it has remaining.
(photos by michel and I)
An inovative and intreguing neighborhood project in Paris, The Sweatshop is a café couture for people in local fashion. This atelier incorporates Singer workstations (which you can rent for just 6€ per hour or 25€ per day) a cafe, and workshops for aspiring seamsters. To find out about these daily workshops taught by professionals in the industry click for the program.
There’s a special opening party next week Tue 16 March from 4pm with drinks, cake, and music by The Peter Von Poehl & Marie Modiano Songbook and Bent Van Looy.
Held in a private residence, Alexander McQueen’s final collection was a tranquel affair of white bandage and gold feathers. The show was meant to take place at Conciergerie one of the gloomiest of Marie-Antoinette’s prisons, however the 18th century manor which hosted the private showing seems almost as fitting. McQueen’s pieces are said to be inspired by 15th and 16th century painting. You can sense the Botticelli angel motifs in silk imprimés and the grotesques hellscapes of Bosch in certain dresses. McQueen, reportedly devastated by both the death of his mother and the 2007 suicide of close friend and mentor creates a hauntingly angelic and tortured final showing.