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

Wigs on Asses

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
Plastic Jesus

Plastic Jesus Strikes Again

In what's become an Oscar tradition, L.A. street artist Plastic Jesus has unveiled a new life-size Oscar statue on Hollywood Boulevard. Standing slightly over seven feet tall, including a platform with a sign reading "False Idol" in old English font, the gold-painted sculpture is none other than Kanye West as Jesus.

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Feb 26, 2017 18:21:00
Mongolian deel

What's the Deel?

We're obsessed with the traditional deel robes of Mongolia, typically made of silk or brocade and held together with a sash. As part of the costume, the hair is flattened and gathered at the sides resemble sheep horns.

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Feb 26, 2017 02:06:00
Ren Hang

RIP Ren Hang

Update 3/1/2017: FOAM in Amsterdam is currently exhibiting a survey of Ren Hang's work. Launched in January, the exhibition is not in response to the photographer's recent death, however mourners are encouraged to view the work in person through March 12, 2017.

A month shy of 30, Chinese photographer Ren Hang has taken his own life, according to friends and colleagues. Though unconfirmed, depression is likely the root cause.

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Feb 25, 2017 15:11:00

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