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THE END OF FASHION AS RESTRICTED INFORMATION

Everybody knows everything these daysEverybody knows everything these days

More than ever, there seems something dated in the existence of these people, publicists who glory in their task as guardians of precedence. Like the eunuchs of the Ming dynasty, they tend to forget their place as servants of the imperial luxury goods industry. And, like the eunuchs of the Forbidden City, they may wake up one day to find that those with real power — in this case, Bernard Arnault, Robert Polet, François Pinault — have noted that the bottom line is not being well served by lackeys with attitude.

Guy Trebay in The NY Times on fashion show publicists and their Marie Antoinette complex

CURRENT VIEWING: NATHALIE GRANGER: MARGUERITE DURAS: 1972:

Nathalie Granger is one of those great cult classic films that remains a seminal fashion influenceNathalie Granger is one of those great cult classic films that remains a seminal fashion influence

BALENCIAGA SS 09: CONSISTENCY OF LINE WITH COMPLEXITY

Iselin Steiro makes a rare runway appearnce at Balenciaga SS 09; Image via Women Mgmt blogIselin Steiro makes a rare runway appearnce at Balenciaga SS 09; Image via Women Mgmt blog

Jacques Garcia's Fever Dream Room

If you've ever suffered through the underlit wastes of Hotel Costes then you know what this room feels likeIf you've ever suffered through the underlit wastes of Hotel Costes then you know what this room feels like

"I really like it when people don't necessarily have the right stuff in their homes. I like errors; it's what shows personality. When everything is perfect it's called "the tastes of the times" and I find it terrifying. I like the bad moments in life or bad moments with family which put you where you should be and not where you think you should be. Even when one has acquired good taste , it is good to keep the memory of a time when you didn't have any. The more taste you have, the more you should let yourself not have any , and to assume and create mistakes"

Jacques Garcia to John Armleder and Nicholas Trembley in Self-Service#29

MONICA BONVICINI'S CHIC PISS-TAKE

Such a legendary statement piece...and it makes you laughSuch a legendary statement piece...and it makes you laugh

'Don't Miss A Sec’ (2003/2004:

Two-way mirror structure, stainless-steel, toilet unit,
concrete floor, aluminum, fluorescent lights
250cm x 140cm x 190 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan
and West of Rome Inc., Los Angeles
© Monica Bonvicini, VG-Bildkunst

Installation view:
Art Unlimited
Art Basel (2004)
Exterior view.

Mauricio Cattelan wishes!

IMMERSED IN CHANEL

Inside the Chanel experience via Jean Marc GadyInside the Chanel experience via Jean Marc Gady

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