Behold the haute cheese of photographer Mario Casilli, master of the soft-focus lens and king of the TV Guide cover. In the 1980s, Casilli shot the highest-profile TV and music stars in America, capturing the excess and glamour of the greed-is-good decade, the era of Dynasty and Dallas, shoulder pads, and big perms.
Parsons School of Design, New York's premier fashion academy, has ended its partnerships with fur companies, reports Yahoo Style. Focusing instead on alternative materials and methods, Parsons had previously promoted career opportunities in and accepted sponsorships from the fur industry. It will no longer offer any incentives for students to use fur in their designs.
This week Mr. Lash went to Sierra Leone, the setting for Graham Greene's love triangle The Heart of the Matter. I love visiting the settings of my favorite books and can still hear Mr. Greene asking if I'm "as beautiful as my voice" back when I had a job flirting with writers on the phone at Granta magazine.
Coming from a family of artists, French artist Coco Fronsac culls sepia-toned vintage portraits from flea markets and enhances them in various ways, primarily by painting over their faces with bright tribal masks. In this way, her characters become frozen in their elegant, shamanic finery, an unlikely meeting producing a magical veneer.
Leave it to French students of the 1960s to incorporate sexual liberty in their list of demands for social change. In an article in Le Monde in 1968, the author Pierre Viansson-Ponté wrote that, in France, student uprisings "are mostly concerned that the girls...should be able to visit the bedrooms of the boys." The right of young adults to have sex in their dorm rooms did in fact morph into the widespread student demonstrations of May 1968.