Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane Sues Saint Laurent's Parent Company

Update 6/29/16: Hedi Slimane has won his lawsuit against Kering. Today in Paris, a judge sided with the designer, who claimed that his former employer, Saint Laurent, did not apply a contractually obligated non-compete clause — and its attendant financial compensation — when he left the company in April.

Even as Anthony Vaccarello has begun measuring the drapes at Saint Laurent, outgoing creative director Hedi Slimane isn't quite done.

According to Reuters, Slimane has filed a lawsuit against parent company Kering, and it's for the opposite of what you might think. Instead of angling to get out of his non-compete clause, he's angling to get back in it.

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Jun 22, 2016 21:16:00
José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros

The Happiest Place on Earth

Mexican artist José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros takes the cartoon stereotypes that contribute to creating a hostile world for LGBT people and puts them in an alternate and very loving Magic Kingdom, where princes, princesses, wizards, and dwarves are free to kiss openly.

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Jun 21, 2016 22:20:00
Senegalese wrestling

Obsessed with Senegalese Wrestling

Traditionally a pursuit young men engaged in to court wives and bring honor to their villages, Senegalese wrestling is now the national sport of the small coastal Saharan country — and more popular than football.

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Jun 21, 2016 21:56:00
Benjamin John Hall

Shoes for High-Level Espionage

Part shoe designer, part inventor, Benjamin John Hall produces highly conceptual footwear — in London, by hand — that challenges traditional notions of cobbling. Following shoes that self-destruct, his latest avant-garde venture is Laboratory 12, a seven-piece collection of experimental shoes, each highlighting a covert tactic used by the KGB and other secret police.

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Jun 21, 2016 13:36:00
Wilder Mann, Charles Fréger

Portrait of a Pagan

French photographer Charles Fréger is in search of adventure — adventures in costumery. For his ongoing Wilder Mann portrait series, he visits all corners of Europe (19 countries and counting) seeking the mythical 'wild man,' specifically what he might have worn as a glimpse into what he might have thought.

Fréger researches and cosplays various European masquerade traditions and popular imagery with the ultimate aim of dismantling the notion of the prehistoric caveman as savage and unintelligent. "We now know," he points out, "that our Homo sapiens DNA contains 5% of Neanderthal genes." 

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Jun 21, 2016 11:30:00
Hacked Twitter account

Hacked ISIS Accounts Get a Gay Makeover

While the rest of the world mourned the attacks in Orlando, ISIS celebrated. Its homophobia is well-documented; In ISIS-controlled areas, homosexuality is outlawed, punishable by death, and there are grim videos of ISIS members publicly executing LGBT people.

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Jun 17, 2016 17:12:00
Leopard Man

Leopard Man Dies

Thomas Woolridge, better known as Leopard Man, has died of natural causes at the age of 80.

The London-born former soldier covered his body with leopard-spot tattoos and was, for many years, the world’s most tattooed man.

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Jun 15, 2016 18:43:00

Morrissey Responds to the Orlando Massacre (Hint: He's Angry)

Morrissey — poet-author, Smiths crooner, bully slayer, defender of the downtrodden, total heartthrob — has written an open letter on the fansite True to You in response to Omar Mateen's homophobic massacre in Orlando. Called Hate-rosexuality, it goes after presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and it doesn't end there. The Moz has never been one to mince words...

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Jun 14, 2016 22:58:00
Sissy Spacek for Marc Jacobs

Sissy Spacek for Marc Jacobs

Sissy Spacek, 66, is the latest silver-haired queen on the scene to grace a Marc Jacobs campaign, and the designer's latest salvo against ageism in fashion. Previous campaign stars include Cher and Bette Midler.

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Jun 14, 2016 18:47:00

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