Azzedine Alaïa and Grace Jones

RIP Azzedine Alaïa

Azzedine Alaïa has died in Paris at the age of 77, the French Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion announced today. It's thought the maverick couturier died suddenly from heart failure.

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Nov 18, 2017 11:22:00
Kimiko Nishimoto

An 89-Year-Old Grandmother in Japan

Kimiko Nishimoto wasn't interested in photography until the age of 72. Then her son taught a beginner’s course, in which she enrolled on a whim, unaware that she was about to awaken a passion. The grandmother fell in love with photography and has been staging quirky selfies ever since.

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Nov 18, 2017 08:49:00
Bjork

Björk Has Just Released a New Song

Björk has released a new song and video from her forthcoming album, Utopia. With just over a week to go until the new and ninth studio record hits shelves, Bjork has shared Blissing Me, the second track to be previewed after The Gate.

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Nov 15, 2017 13:50:00
Cyrus Kabiru

Art of the Shades

Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru creates epic eyewear from scraps of metal and other salvaged materials found on the streets of Nairobi.

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Nov 13, 2017 13:34:00
Grace Jones

Grace Jones Describes Her Own Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Grace Jones has revealed she was sexually harassed when she landed her first big acting role. Speaking to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, the icon recalled how a film producer asked her to bring her portfolio to his house so he could make a final decision on her casting.

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Nov 04, 2017 13:00:00
Gucci spring 2018

Guess Who's Going Fur-Free

In a boon for animal-rights activists, Gucci announced that it will no longer use fur in its collections. The luxury giant's president and CEO, Marco Bizzarri, shared the news today during the Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion. “Being socially responsible is one of Gucci’s core values," he said, "and we will continue to strive to do better for the environment and animals.”

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Oct 11, 2017 19:00:00
We Margiela

We Margiela

Fans of fashion's most enigmatic house, Maison Margiela, are about to get a shade closer to the heart and mind of the ultra-reclusive, now-retired founder, who thought of the house in collective terms. In two weeks, the documentary We Margiela will premiere in the same space, the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, where the label held its first museum exhibition 20 years ago.

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Oct 10, 2017 14:47:00
Cake Holes

The Art of Sploshing

UK-based flavor-experience designers Bompas & Parr have concocted everything from an inhabitable cloud of gin and tonic to first multi-sensory fireworks display.

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Sep 29, 2017 19:36:00
Triadic Ballet, 1920s

A Moment for the Bauhaus Ballet

It's been just over a century since the Bauhaus Ballet, more commonly known as the Triadic Ballet, was first developed by Oskar Schlemmer. In 1916, the notion of avant-garde was also in its infancy, thus the two came of age together. The ballet toured all during the 1920s, helping to spread the philosophy of the German art school — that is, extreme minimalism and functionality — throughout Europe and the world.

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Sep 28, 2017 20:15:00

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