Banksy Statement

The largest exhibition of Banksy works ever assembled, War Capitalism & Liberty, will debut in Rome on Tuesday. The show, which includes the pop-style image of Kate Moss, spans the career of the mystery graffiti artist, political activist, and film director.

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May 20, 2016 13:55:00
Madonna in Givenchy

Madonna Had No Fucks to Give at the Met Gala

Update 5/5/2016: In response to the planned furor over her assless outfit to the Met Gala, Madonna wants you to know it was, in part, politically motivated. She wrote on Instagram...

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May 03, 2016 13:36:00

The Overlooked History of Underwear

The largest-ever exhibition devoted to underwear, currently on view at the Victoria & Albert in London, explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion, delving into historical notions of gender, sex, and morality.

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May 01, 2016 18:12:00
Jean Paul Goude

So Goude it Hurts

A new exhibit in Milan explores Jean Paul Goude’s extraordinary imagery, in particular the women who've played muse along the way.

The French photographer's unapologetically retouched oeuvre includes Naomi Campbell racing a cheetah; models dashing across a finish line in billowing couture and high heels; and 70s model Carolina Beaumont balancing a glass of champagne on her rear (he'd have Kim Kardashian do the same decades later).

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Apr 23, 2016 20:06:00
Salone del Mobile

The Scene at Salone del Mobile 2016

With Prada, Raf Simons, Nike, and Cos all having a presence at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2016, one might surmise that the marriage between fashion and design has again been consummated. Indeed, the retailers’ presence at the week-long event, which drew over 41,000 visitors from around the world, is an example of how far-reaching the design world has become.

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Apr 20, 2016 18:58:00
Reigning Men

It's Reigning Men in L.A.

A major new exhibition at LACMA explores the last 300 years of men’s fashion, from the three-piece suits of 18th-century aristocrats to the Gucci rope thong of the Tom Ford era.

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Apr 16, 2016 12:41:00
Malick Sidibé

Malick Sidibé's African Portraits

Update 4/15/16:
Confirmed today by his nephew, Malick Sidibé has died of undisclosed causes, having been ill for some time. He was 80.

Malick Sidibé, the Malian photographer celebrated for chronicling his country’s flourishing culture and style following independence from France in 1960, sees his sixth solo exhibition at Jack Shainman gallery in New York. The show traces Sidibé's illustrious career with a diverse selection of vintage and recent black-and-white prints, some of which have never been exhibited.

While internationally acclaimed for his formal portraits and candid shots of exuberant parties and nightclubs, capturing a sense of freedom and modernity among youth in post-colonial Mali, Sidibé also presents lesser-known works. Street scenes and interiors show everyday Malians in their element.

Malick Sidibé, March 17 – April 23, 2016, Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W 20th St, NYC

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Apr 13, 2016 16:08:00

Haute Couture Vs Prêt-à-Porter

As the once-moribund realm of haute couture enjoys renewed interest, and as the world of ready-to-wear already encompasses some of the most luxurious and fanciful clothing anywhere (fast fashion notwithstanding), one can't help but wonder what exactly is the difference between the two crafts.

A new exhibition in Belgium examines the modern relationship between couture and ready-to-wear, and the cross-pollination between them. A selection of standout silhouettes and accessories from a variety of designers and houses — from Chanel and Valentino to Dries Van Noten and Viktor & Rolf — is on view for the marveling masses. In the internet age, these are pieces that must be seen in person to appreciate their full glory.

Haute-à-Porter, April 2 - September 11, 2016, Modemuseum Hasselt, Belgium

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Apr 04, 2016 17:52:00
Bas Kosters

Stay Weird, Bas Kosters

There's no shortage of nuttiness in fashion, but Bas Kosters really busts the nut-o-meter. Rather than clothes, the Dutch designer makes what he calls soft sculptures, or what others might call life-size piñatas — all hand-crafted through photo collage, decoupage, embroidery, and what's officially known in fashion as gluing on found shiny things.

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Mar 24, 2016 14:25:00

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