Annie Jones

A Moment for Annie Jones

Annie Jones, the most celebrated Bearded Lady of the Victorian era, began her unexpected career in exhibition shortly after she was born, with fine hair covering her chin, in Virginia in 1865.

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Feb 19, 2017 19:37:00
Fantasy coffins

The Fantasy Coffins of Ghana

Imagine a funeral in which the polished mahogany coffin is replaced by a whimsical wood-carved sculpture. Imagine a last farewell not accompanied by uncontrollable sobs but by celebration. Imagine a journey to the other side with style.

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Feb 17, 2017 14:20:00
Thom Browne fall 2017

Backstage at Thom Browne

Backstage fashion and frolic at Thom Browne, photos by Sonny Vandevelde...

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Feb 16, 2017 22:53:00

Sex at Sotheby's

Judging from the unabashed lots in Sotheby's auction of erotic art, there is no sexual act — either on the hetero- or homosexual spectrum — that hasn’t already been perfected by our forebears.

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Feb 16, 2017 13:00:00
Supreme X Louis Vuitton

Did They or Didn't They?

LVMH may have just acquired Supreme for $500 million, according to Hypebeast. Some are putting that figure even higher.

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Feb 09, 2017 14:39:00
Cats that Look Like Pin Up Girls

Cats as Pinup Girls

Why should male models have all the fun? The frisky Tumblr Cats that Look Like Pin Up Girls shows exactly that, cats resembling vintage pinup beauties, side by side. It's catcalling done right — simply meow-velous!

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Feb 08, 2017 12:06:00
J.W. Anderson Workshops X Alasdair McLellan

Full-Frontal Sunsets and Man Splendor

Jonathan Anderson has a kind of art laboratory called J.W. Anderson Workshops, in which the London designer invites a variety of artists and image-makers to experiment with new and often provocative ideas. That's how the first collaboration of 2017 came to be, nude male posters lensed by British photographer Alasdair McLellan.

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Jan 06, 2017 13:55:00
Miss Soviet Union

There She Is, Miss Soviet Union

Beauty pageants were banned in the USSR in 1959. No scantily clad women, no swimsuit portion, no "world peace" quotes.

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Dec 30, 2016 14:02:00
Patrick Kelly

A Moment for Patrick Kelly

It's too often the case that recently passed designers, struck down before their creative peak, are simply forgotten, cycled out of memory by an accelerating fashion system. The American designer Patrick Kelly, a perpetually upbeat Mississippian, is one such case. With the clarity of hindsight, his work in the 1980s — before his untimely AIDS-related death in 1990 — is proving to be much more trailblazing than he's given credit for.

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Dec 21, 2016 08:46:00

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