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TI IS MAD FOR : Aperture #216 : "Fashion" : Edited by Inez &Vinoodh

Writer Donatien Grau describes I&V's  agnostic practice as a “collaboration embedded within collaborations,”Writer Donatien Grau describes I&V's agnostic practice as a “collaboration embedded within collaborations,”

"Though this issue’s title appears in quotation marks, the intention is not to be ironic, or to suggest skepticism. Rather, the quotes allude to image quotation and reference, which 
are part and parcel of any creative act but are essential to the world of fashion. “In today’s professional climate . . . you’re only as good as your references,” guest editors Inez & Vinoodh note in their introduction to a portfolio of images by fashion’s most iconic and imitated photographers. Referencing is delicate, requiring thoughtful handling to avoid crossing the line into copying. Curator Charlotte Cotton remarks in her contribution that fashion photography’s often transparent
 use of references may be one reason why the genre is criticized from other corners. But in the end what matters is how a reference is used: when adequately transformed, you may sense a quotation but won’t recognize its source.

Eagerly Anticipating :1996: Inez and Vinoodh: Byredo

At first the perfume was thought to be a gift for the couple, but then its exposure exploded on social medias. Image via Inez and Vinoodh InstagramAt first the perfume was thought to be a gift for the couple, but then its exposure exploded on social medias.Image via Inez and Vinoodh Instagram

The Art Gallery As The New Defining Space Of Pop Culture.

Those early leaks about Gaga's next long-player being a multimedia art project ended up being verified.Those early leaks about Gaga's next long-player being a multimedia art project ended up being verified.

And so it begins. Gaga's taking back of the cultural moment. In Pop, Cultural Moments are so fleeting these day, maybe we should think of them more as Cultural Seconds. Given our cultural blip-sphere, where 1st week sales might be as good as it gets, you kind of have to admire the gifted megalomaniacs of our day who try to hew great moments …mass movements so to speak…out of a pop market atomized into millions of niche markets.

The Balenciaga Posters: M/M (PARIS)

Given that those Kanye/Condo/m and m paris scarves sold out in 12 secs flat, here's the next fetish propositionGiven that those Kanye/Condo/m and m paris scarves sold out in 12 secs flat, here's the next fetish proposition

Well they are truly a part of fashion history

ENIKO MIHALIK IS NOBODY'S CHOPSTICKS THESE DAYS

Marilyn's Eniko Mihalik is blue chip crisp right this minute PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for V 55 Marilyn's Eniko Mihalik is blue chip crisp right this minute PH: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for V 55

WS: I guess you were into fashion growing up
EM: You know what. it was really embarrassing for me. I like fashion and everybody told me I should be a model but on the other side people were always telling me...when I was a kid I was sick skinny... like a chopstick or something and all the time my classmates made fun of me. Then as I grew up ...how they discovered me was ...I was walking down the street and this woman was like..".Ohhh you should do modeling!" So I started thinking...Maybe I don't look like a chopstick. Maybe I look like a cool model so I'm going to do it. I'm going to show you guys.(laughs)

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