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.Read More
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.
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.
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."
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.
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...