I believe the timing for this traveling exhibition is perfect as well. The world is in upheaval but, at the risk of sounding like a modern-day Marie Antoinette of sorts, let us wear glamour!
Even if you don't follow the world of high fashion, Dana Thomas' dual biography of British designers John Galliano and Alexander McQueen is one of the nonfiction titles of the year.
It spans three floors and includes more than 140 articles of clothing shown alongside Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, film and other objects. Yeah, it's massive.
While the melding of so many different personalities and styles is what makes a place like Club 57 magic, the work of Keith Haring, Steven Sprouse and Leigh Bowery made a lasting impression on me, and their work seems more relevant than ever today.
In my tweens, teens and twenties, dancing and music were the nucleus of my existence. Together, they fed my soul and heart, and were the outlet for my self-expression (along with hairpieces and eyeliner).
We are never going to stop others from saying things in public or thinking things behind the closed doors of their mind. But we do have a choice to not let ourselves be burdened by words.
Just finished watching the interview with John Galliano on Charlie Rose and wanted to share my response. I was glad to finally see and hear him admit ...
Galliano describes "hearing the rustle of the taffeta" and "being able to smell the perfume on the girl." The glee that once was Galliano's shines through still, alive and well. Galliano brings fairy tales to life, although he's been very close to losing his own.
There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.
Just when John Galliano thought it was safe to go back in the (fashion) water, rather get out from drowning under water, comes The Galliano Conundrum - Part Deux.
With her brand, Ella, Elinrós Lindal has made it her mission to provide luxurious clothing that make women feel beautiful and confident, while, at the same time, being mindful of the environmental and economical impact of the industry.
The industry is in a sublime state of flux. What's happening? Is it art? Is it commerce? Is it merely a red-carpet costume? Is Victoria's Secret really a fashion show? It's all of that!
Now that Galliano is back -- albeit for three weeks, working at Oscar de la Renta's atelier -- rampant musings are resounding about Galliano's return to fashion, to the world he loves and has made his own for 25 years since.
If Neiman Marcus can partner with Target and designers are beating down the doors to H&M, then will the fashion snobs follow suit by opening their minds to a more supportive and even collaborative society?
What do you do with the years Galliano was named British Designer of the Year or the way Armstrong revitalized American interest in the sport of cycling?
Once dubbed as "the maker of the most beautiful hats in the world" by Italian style icon and former Vogue editor Anna Piaggi, Stephen Jones has made...