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REFERENCE LIBRARY: LEGENDARY EDITORIAL: NICK KNIGHT AND HESTON BLUMENTHAL May 21 2004 Banquet

Photography and Direction: Nick Knight Concept: Ed Griffiths and Alexia Somerville Chef: Heston Blumenthal at The Fat DuckPhotography and Direction: Nick Knight Concept: Ed Griffiths and Alexia Somerville Chef: Heston Blumenthal at The Fat Duck

" In May 2004, a complement of mystery guests were invited to participate in this twenty-two-course meal, prepared by the gastronomic alchemist Heston Blumenthal and photographed by Nick Knight for a visually decadent W magazine shoot. "

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CURRENT READING: NOSTALGIA IN VOGUE: RIZZOLI

"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov  and that  makes it a quintessential Christmas item"Nostalgia In Vogue" hits stores in early Nov and that makes it a quintessential Christmas item

“I had read too many stories about magazines losing image troves, whether because they were poorly maintained, thrown out by accident, or deemed unimportant to posterity. But you need only visit any designer’s studio and see the vintage portraits and fashion photographs pinned to the wall to understand that these pictures carry weight; that they are points of reference and inspiration, not simply commercial images made to sell dresses.”

Anna Wintour in the foreword to Nostalgia In Vogue.

I recall a brilliant writer , (I believe it was Hilton Als) expressing the discouraging sentiment that in fashion, people are suspicious of words and the people who ply too heavily in them.

WHEN GODDESSES RULED THE EARTH

When The Trinity Ruled the Biz: Naomi: Linda: ChristyWhen The Trinity Ruled the Biz: Naomi: Linda: Christy

Christy! Linda! NAOMI! On a night out with Steven himself.

REFERENCE LIBRARY: BERNADETTE CORPORATION 's Dedicated Détournement

the anonymous, international group of artists known as Bernadette Corporation has explored strategies of cultural resistancethe anonymous, international group of artists known as Bernadette Corporation has explored strategies of cultural resistance

Did you know you can order archival (1995-1997) Bernadette Corporation fashion shows from Electronic Arts Intermix? That is dedicated! Just in time for idea-dry New York designers looking for a Fashion Week ref, a moment ripe for redux. EAI press clip on the collective post jump

RECONSIDERING SIEFF

Sieff's understanding of the inherent eroticism of fabric on skin  is what makes his work so memorable todaySieff's understanding of the inherent eroticism of fabric on skin is what makes his work so memorable today
“Today models wear tights rather than girdles. Pity, there was something moving about the elastic marks...”

ELLEN VON UNWERTH THE UBERMODEL

Ellen von Unwerth at Elite Paris. Image via modelscomposites.comEllen von Unwerth at Elite Paris. Image via modelscomposites.com

Of course you knew Ellen was a model back in the day but did you know she was this ferocious?

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