In Greek mythology, the Muses were the source of divine inspiration — nine goddesses each the personification of different forms of art. For fashion photographers, these goddesses are earthbound and made flesh. Models. Their beauty an endless wellspring of creativity. Though there were traditionally nine Muses, these 10 models are in a heavenly choir all their own, elevated there by the 10 photographers who captured them so brilliantly.
Does anything in life matter besides fashion, art, sex and disco? Short answer: no. In addition to my meditation mantra, those have always been the main tenants of my life and the same can be said for fashion illustrator and photographer Antonio Lopez. Lopez is largely forgotten today, but the new book from Rizzoli, Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco, will easily change that.
Hedi Slimane made his unofficial debut as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent — soon to be Saint Laurent Paris — with a buyer’s only presentation of women’s resort and menswear in Paris this week. Luckily, nothing stays secret for long. Especially in fashion.
Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor, Karl Lagerfeld on Kate Middleton’s Butt and the Kardashians Get Biggie wit It
- Lindsay Lohan pretends to be a surfer — calling this “acting” would be a stretch — in a clip — calling this a “film” would be a lie — by artist Richard Phillips. [NYT]
- Speaking of Lindsay, here’s the first look at La Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor for her upcoming Lifetime movie, Liz & Dick. I see they’ve decided to portray Liz during her drunken, coked-up heyday of the late-1970s. Way to commit, Linds. [The Hollywood Gossip]
To kick off June, our month dedicated to “Men,” let’s take a look back at that classic menswear staple, the tuxedo, given a feminine touch by Yves Saint Laurent some five decades ago: Along with the bikini, the wrap-dress and the tranny heel, Le Smoking is the greatest sartorial invention of the past 50 years.