Fashion

Musée Yves Saint Laurent

A new museum dedicated to the work and life of the legendary French couturier Yves Saint Laurent has opened in Marrakech. Designed by Studio KO,  the 4,000-square-metre building sits a short distance away from Jardin Majorelle, the home acquired by Sanit Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980.

Yves Saint Laurent museum

Image © studio KO

 

Put some “teeth” into it…

Fantich & Young, London based artist duo Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young, created a series of conceptual sculptures – “Apex Predator“,  set to address parallels between social evolution and evolution in the natural world. The original Apex Predator—described as predators with no predators of their own, residing at the top of the food chain.

APEX PREDATOR |OXFORDS | SCULPTURE | 2010 

Barker Oxford shoes inlaid with 1050 false teeth

 

APEX PREDATOR | WILD WEST | SCULPTURE | 2014

 

Wild West Boots, dentures, spurs

 

 

APEX PREDATOR | MARY JANE | SCULPTURE | 2014

Junior girls shoes, dentures.

 

 

 

 APEX PREDATOR | EMPIRE | SCULPTURE | 2014

Jimmi Choo Empire Shoes, 500 teeth dentures.

 

APEX PREDATOR | ALPHA TOTE | 2014

teeth, hair, bones

Check out other works by Fantich & Young on http://fantichandyoung.co.uk/ 

Image © fantich&young

R.I.P. Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta, one of  the world-renowned fashion designer, also known as the Sultan of Suave has sadly passed away on Monday. Born in Dominican Republic, de la Renta studied painting in Spain and later joined Balenciaga and Lanvin in Paris. He went solo and launched in his own label in 1965. His elegant and feminine designs gained him a loyal and dedicated fan base, which through the years included everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as influential figures such as Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama.

Here is a look back at the legendary designer’s incredible life and his most iconic designs.

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” – Oscar de la Renta

1956

For Balenciaga

Jackie Kenneday in Oscar de la Renta

With his first wife, Françoise de Langlade

1967

1969

Penelope Tree, 1970

Jean Shrimpton for Oscar de la Renta 1970

Jerry Hall in Oscar de la Renta, 1980

1982

with Audrey Hepburn, 1989

Linda Evangelista 1991

1991

Oscar De La Renta for Balmain 1994

Oscar de la Renta for Balmain couture, 1995

1995

1999

Spring 2001

2005

Fall 2006

2006

Agyness Deyn in Oscan de la Renta 2007

2008

Doutzen Kroes in Oscar de la Renta by Patrick Demarchelier for the Vogue Dec 2009.

2010

Fall 2010

Kate Moss in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Aug 2011.

2012

SS 2012

Couture 2013

Catherine McNeil in Oscar de la Renta by Mario Testino for Vogue Sept 2013.

2014

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta for Met Gala 2014

Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

At his final catwalk show s/s 2015 Oscar de la Renta collection

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood film noir legend and style icon, has  passed away at the age of 89.

As Irene Jansen in Dark Passage 1947

As Marie ‘Slim’ Browning in To Have or Have Not, 1942

With husband Humphrey Bogart on set for The African Queen, 1951

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I Only Want You to Love Me

I Only Want You to Love me‘ , the first monograph from the brilliant fashion photographer Miles Aldridge. With a cinematic approach to fashion photography, Miles Aldridge creates singular scenes with psychologically complex characters in surreal and fantastic settings.

 

Miles Aldridge website:www.milesaldridge.com

Images courtesy of : www.milesaldridge.com

 

70’s Flashback

Big hair, prints, platform shoes and layers.  Love the 70’s look of this editorial by Andrea Spotorno for the issue #27 of Double Magazine, staring Betty Adewole, George Koh and Kyle Forde.  Styled by Poppy Kain

 

All images from Bird Production 

 

Going undergound with Bob Mazzer

Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.” – Bob Mazzer.

While working as film projectionist in a porn cinema in the 80s, Bob Mazzer began photographing on the tube during his daily commute, documenting the individuals and events he witnessed on the the London Underground.

The punk, the patriot; the beauty, the beast, the drunk and the mischief. Mazzer’s photos captured some of the most influential subcultures to ever emerge from London in the 70s and 80s.

‘Bob Mazzer – Underground’ will be on show in Howard Griffin Gallery from 12 June – 13 July 2014.

Granny Takes a Trip

Granny Takes a Trip was the first psychedelic boutique in “Swinging London” in the 1960s.

The boutique was the brainchild of graphic designer Nigel Weymouth  and his girlfriend Sheila Cohen – part time actress and fanatical collector of vintage clothing.  In the summer of 1965, John Pearse, who had trained as a tailor on Savile Row, agreed to join them in the venture.  Granny Takes a Trip opened it’s doors in December 1965 at 488 King’s Road,  – an area known as World’s End in Chelsea.

The name of the boutique was giving away its policy – ‘Granny’ symbolized the influence of the past, and ‘Trip’ , a colourful world of bougeoing hippie movement and its drug of choice – LSD.

Initially the ambience was a mixture of New Orleans bordello and futuristic fantasy. Marbled patterns papered the walls, with rails carrying an assortment of brightly coloured clothes. Lace curtains draped the doorway of its single changeroom, and a beaded glass curtain hung over the entrance at the top of steps, which led on into the shop. In the back room, an Art DecoWurlitzer blasted out a selection of music.

The boutique clothed London’s fashionable young men and women, including many major rock performers. A constant stream of people visited the shop, especially on Saturdays during the weekly King’s Road Parade.

The facade of the boutique was an ever changing display of psychedelia, from Native American chiefs to the giant pop-art face of Jean Harlow and a car driving out of the window.

The Animals

 

Nigel Weymouth (right)

George Harrison wearing blazer from Granny Takes a Trip

Michael J. Pollard outisde Granny Takes A Trip