OK off to the Oak showroom to pick up a pile of Hood By Air I just ordered...all the better to play with on new girls for the constant round of shoots I edit with Spur, MDC and TI . We think Natalia from Women (who opened the last Prada) would look brilliant in that twisted gear.
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-05-20 20:41.
This show is causing a bit of a stir in Paris, primarily because the photographer being showcased, Andre Zucca worked for a Nazi propaganda magazine "Signal" during the Occupation at the height of WWII. The strange twist is because of his rare access to color film he was able to document the Paris of those war years. Of course as a 'propogandist" he chose to depict Occupied Paris in a far more romantic way that the reality would suggest.
As David Lewis in Artforum outlined, "Mainly the images depict fashionable girls sporting sunglasses and cycling and swimming, working-class and bohemian antics, and the magnificence of Parisian architecture and streets. The Parisians appear better served under the Occupation than history, or myth, would have it. It is for this reason that the show has caused such a scandal. Officially, controversy broke out over a supposed lack of curatorial sensitivity—the photos were at first displayed without much historical information, which was then added—but what is in fact tough to stomach is the lesson these photos offer about indifference, especially in the face of tragedy."
All which just serves to underscore the ever shifting values of truth in a photograph.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-19 19:32.
2008! Its the 40th anniversary of the May 68 uprising in France, an event forever romanticized and fetished in fashion (Ms Prada), film (Bertolucci's "The Dreamers") and music (check Pet Shop Boys "I'm Not Scared"..the crowd noises at the end are a tribute to Mai 68). The Hayward Gallery is exhibiting a collection of posters curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jeff Boardman of original posters from the uprising.
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-19 17:47.
I have to say, nobody in the modeling industry of New York behaved in a predictable way last week. Or have they? From the blood bath (or bloodletting depending on how you care to look at it) at DNA and Women to the delightfully un-corporate IMG agency image in the new V magazine, nothing is quite the way it was . But that's good for fashion and the modeling industry, because despite its efforts that business remains bound by fashion's tendency to change...abruptly, randomly with maximum cruelty . A hundred question abound in the wake of this shift... What does this mean for the girls? What does this mean for clients ? For mother agencies?
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-05-19 16:31.
TI wants to enormously thank Neal Hamil at Elite for turning us on to the very excellent Sunset Beach Hotel on Shelter Island. If you hate the Hamptons but need the escape (and boy was this a weekend that made escape necessary) the Sunset Beach is a brilliant reprieve. Created (and impeccably curated) by Andre Balazs, this laid back Long Island destination features only 20 guest rooms, all with sun decks and a stunning bay view, as well as an excellent restaraunt . A whip smart staff, an unpretentious, laid back vibe and the best use of a white and yellow striped awning since Giorgio's Beverly Hills, TI was turned...so to speak .
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-05-16 14:41.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-05-16 01:22.
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Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-05-15 19:37.
Thursday May 15th 2008 has just about been the biggest day of shifts and changes the NY modeling industry has seen in about a decade. Stay tuned for the full story.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2008-05-14 22:34.
In tandem with the Color Chart show at MOMA, this Robert Miller Gallery show is rich reference point for art directors (and art lovers) everywhere. With artists ranging from Nils Folke Anderson to Mayumi Terada, the fact that the show highlights a range of rising talent makes it an all the more compelling see.
May 8 thru to July 30th