WTF Retro Vests

These knit vests from the 60s and 70s are so heinous, so abominable, so reprehensible that they're all we want to wear right now...

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Mar 02, 2017 23:40:00
Yayoi Kusama

The Dangers of Selfies

While taking a selfie, a visitor to the Infinity Mirrors exhibition at Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC lost his footing and crashed into one of Yayoi Kusama's signature polka-dot pumpkins. A similar sculpture sold for nearly $800k in 2015.

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Mar 02, 2017 13:32:00

The Metropolitan Has a Shoe Fetish

The Met Museum may be going through financial difficulties at the moment, but never let it be said they don't devote enough attention to shoes. Witness the following examples from the permanent collection...

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Mar 01, 2017 21:46:00

Parsons Goes Fur Free

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.

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Mar 01, 2017 13:50:00
Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life

Shallow Not Stupid

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.

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Feb 28, 2017 23:12:00
Ana Hell

An Artist Gives Back

Spanish photographer Ana Hell harbors a penchant for the absurd and surreal. She molds and plays with bodies as if they were her canvas.

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Feb 27, 2017 23:26:00
Coco Fronsac

Tribe Called Sepia

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.

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Feb 27, 2017 16:35:00
Calvin Klein Underwear spring 2017

The Men of Moonlight for Calvin Klein Underwear

Following Moonlight's big finish at last night's Academy Awards, these striking images of the four main actors in Calvin Klein's spring men’s underwear campaign, photographed by Willy Vanderperre, surfaced on the label's social media.

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Feb 27, 2017 13:25:00
Belles Lettres Photo-Alphabet

Nude Alphabet

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.

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Feb 27, 2017 10:43:00

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