Jessica Sofia Mitrani's Headpieces for Peace

Hint Tip: Jessica Sofia Mitrani at FIAF

FIAF, the French cultural center of New York (and the best place in the city to learn French), welcomes multimedia artist Jessica Sofia Mitrani with a screening of her fashion short Headpieces for Peace. Using graphic prints originally designed by threeASFOUR for their Insalaam Inshalom exhibition in Tel Aviv (2011), the video blurs the line between various religious headgear to clever and humorous effect.

The eleven pieces featured in the film, which won the grand prize in A Shaded View on Fashion Film festival in 2012, will also be on display. The installation is part of a month-long fashion focus at FIAF, which includes talks with Thom Browne and Joseph Altuzarra.

Jessica Sofia Mitrani: Headpieces for Peace
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6-8pm
FIAF Gallery, 22 East 60th Street, NYC

Feb 23, 2014 12:46:00
Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli couture

Tilda Swinton Wore...

...a Schiaparelli couture tuxedo, with the jacket embroidered on the inside with white silk chiffon ruffles, and a silk charmeuse men’s shirt to the opening ceremony of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival to present her latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Feb 08, 2014 14:40:00
Marcelo Krasilcic Phofoam

Hint Tip: Marcelo Krasilcic's Phofoam

Foam is loads of fun and full of cheer, two qualities that make it an ideal prop for Brazilian-American photographer Marcelo Krasilcic, whose upbeat fashion photos have appeared in Elle, L'Officiel and Purple. Opening February 6, he'll exhibit new mixed-media works incorporating polyurethane foam, the latest in a performative series started in Fire Island Pines last August, in which he invited audience members to don foam scraps of various sizes and colors. They were then asked to take selfies and upload them to social media using the hashtag #phofoam, a fitting word mash-up. Foam pieces will also be on hand during the opening (February 6, 6-9 pm) to continue the selfie indulgence.

#PHOFOAM, February 6–28, 2014, OSMOS Address, 50 E. 1st Street, NYC

Feb 05, 2014 21:18:00
Cate Blanchette in Givenchy

Cate Blanchette Wore...

a custom Givenchy pleated sequin evening gown with leather details and gold metal sandals to the AACTA Awards (aka Australia's Oscars) in Sydney today. Naturally, she won Best Actress for her work in Blue Jasmine...

Jan 30, 2014 13:57:00

The Great and the Grisly: 2014 Grammy Awards

The Grammys were a particularly epic awards ceremony this year, both onstage — Flash mob marriages! Pyrotechnics! Pharrell Williams' hat! — and on the red carpet, where the dresses were either particularly inspired or whatever the opposite of that is. Or as we like to call it: the great and the grisly. Here there are...

Great
Let's just get this out of the way: Beyoncé owned the night...

Grisly
Nadeea, on the other hand...

Great
People were hating on Katy Perry's frou-frou gown, but it works for us. Valentino couture, hello...

Grisly
We literally cannot with Paula Patton's dress...

Great
Madonna in groom-black Ralph Lauren. She switched to bride-white for the mass marriages...

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Jan 27, 2014 13:21:00

The Week in Selfies

A round-up of the week's most entertaining selfies from the fashion crowd and beyond...

Jan 25, 2014 19:21:00
David LaChapelle LAND SCAPE

David LaChapelle Mixes Oil and Glitter in a New Solo Show

Candy-cane smokestacks, glittery oil wells, Kool-Aid sludge. These are the sugar-coated, artificial impressions in David LaChapelle's latest solo show, LAND SCAPE, at Paul Kasmin gallery. The sites in the photographs — oil refineries and gas stations — are scale models, made out of cardboard, egg cartons, hair curlers, and other recycled materials. Shown as shining, color-saturated, cartoon-like places, they are thus reduced, sweetened, and otherwise stripped of their negative, inconvenient connotations — in order to shed light on those very connotations. The backgrounds — the coastlines of California and the jungles of Maui — are photographed realistically.

This is familiar territory for LaChapelle, who's made a career out of extreme airbrushing, the objectification of self-involvement and addiction, and repeatedly crossing the line between beautiful and grotesque. Drag queens, transexuals, eccentrics, fashion designers, and now petroleum dependence, have been burnished to the point of otherworldliness.

David LaChapelle, LAND SCAPE, January 17 - March 1, 2014, Paul Kasmin, 293 Tenth Ave, NYC

Jan 24, 2014 19:16:00

The Week in Selfies

A round-up of the week's most entertaining selfies from the fashion crowd and beyond...

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Jan 06, 2014 16:21:00

Hint Tip: Only Lovers Left Alive Concerts in Germany

We don't know how it is that the Tilda Swinton-led vampire film Only Lovers Left Alive, written and directed by the Jim Jarmusch, has opened in most of the world except for the USA, after debuting at Cannes earlier this year. Not only that, but fans in Cologne and Berlin are being treated to a live concert — December 10 and 12, respectively — by the various artists from the film's soundtrack: White Hills, Jozef Van Wissem, Yasmine Hamdan, Zola Jesus and Jim Jarmusch's own band, SQÜRL. That's SQÜRL with an umlaut, which may explain why the Germans are so lucky.

Buy tickets (€27.50) for Cologne or Berlin

Want to know what SQÜRL sounds like?...

Dec 09, 2013 22:27:00

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