Tina Gorjanc

Alexander McQueen's Actual DNA as Human Leather

Talk about skin in the game. Recent Central Saint Martins graduate Tina Gorjanc intends to make “human leather” jackets and bags using skin tissue grown from Alexander McQueen’s DNA, a sample of which she's already acquired. As you may recall, pieces from his first collection, called Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, came with a lock of his own hair.

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Jul 25, 2016 18:25:00
Mongolian deel

What's the Deel?

We're obsessed with the traditional deel robes of Mongolia, typically made of silk or brocade and held together with a sash. As part of the costume, the hair is flattened and gathered at the sides resemble sheep horns.

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Jul 24, 2016 19:06:00
ITS Fashion Festival

The Kids Are All Right in Trieste

"15000 applications, 1500 schools in over 80 countries, 140 journalists from 36 nations," read the big screen at the award ceremony, marking the 15th anniversary of the Its Fashion Festival in Trieste, Italy.

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Jul 22, 2016 15:51:00
Andy Warhol by Billy Name

RIP Billy Name

Billy Name (born William Linich Jr), creator and documentarian of Andy Warhol's Silver Factory, has died at the age of 76, from a variety of chronic conditions.

In 1964, Andy Warhol met Billy Name, then a hairstylist, at one of Name's haircutting parties in his Lower East Side apartment, which had been covered in solver foil and silver paint. Warhol invited Name to do the same at the artist's new loft on East 47th Street, which became the original Factory. Name did so, as well as install all the lighting and sound equipment.

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Jul 21, 2016 13:03:00
Nicolas Ghesquière

Nicolas Ghesquière to Exit Louis Vuitton

Reuters is reporting that Nicolas Ghesquière intends to exit Louis Vuitton, where he's been the women's artistic director only three years, following Marc Jacobs' 16-year tenure.

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Jul 20, 2016 12:38:00
Gianni Versace, Antonio Banderas

Gianni Versace to Be Played by Antonio Banderas

Remember when Antonio Banderas enrolled in Central Saint Martins’ MA fashion course last year and everyone was like, huh? Well, now we know the method-acting to the madness. The actor will play the lead character in a biopic of Gianni Versace, nearly 20 years since the designer's death.

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Jul 19, 2016 20:55:00
Victorian women of color

Victorian Women of Color

Sadly, nothing is known about these Victorian women of color, other than they were immortalized between 1860 and 1901...

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Jul 18, 2016 16:24:00
Badly drawn models

Models with Picasso Face

In an age when so many models are having their limbs and waistlines chopped and mangled by Photoshop, you'd think they wouldn't have the appetite for more mockery.

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Jul 17, 2016 11:05:00
Suntan goals

Suntan Goals

Maybe just a few more minutes in the sun. I'm sure it'll be fine. I'm just a little pink. What's the worst that could happen?...

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Jul 16, 2016 19:39:00

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