Photographer Hal

Plastic-Wrapped Love

Japanese artist Haruhiko Kawaguchi, aka Photographer Hal, packs people into futon covers, which he then vacuum-seals (without hurting anyone). He thus transforms loving couples into gruesome twosomes, like wrapped meat from a supermarket...

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Jun 28, 2016 16:26:00
Trans House and Rainbow House

There Is Now a Trans House

Planting Peace has a proven track record of hitting back at hatred on its home turf. In 2013, the group bought a home across the street from the vitriolic, picket-wielding Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, and promptly painted the outside the colors of the rainbow, christening it the Rainbow House.

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Jun 28, 2016 11:03:00
Bill Cunningham

An Unusual Tribute to Bill Cunningham

In the wake of Bill Cunningham's death over the weekend, there's been a profound outpouring of love for the New York Times' social and street photographer. Now, a petition has launched on Change.org to rename his resident intersection of New York, Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, "Bill Cunningham's Corner." What else?

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Jun 27, 2016 18:31:00
Bill Cunningham

RIP Bill Cunningham

The New York Times reports that Bill Cunningham, the paper's beloved social photographer of nearly 40 years, has died at the age of 87. He was hospitalized on June 23 after suffering a stroke. His last spread appeared in the Times on June 12.

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Jun 25, 2016 18:05:00
The Invisisbles

Vintage Portraits of Gay Love

Here, vintage portraits of gay love and pride from the book The Invisibles (Rizzoli), assembled by Sébastien Lifshitz. The French screenwriter and director discovered a photo album that belonged to two elderly women, whom it didn’t take long to realize were in a lifelong and loving relationship. Inspired, Lifshitz launched The Invisibles project, interview gay women and men born between the two World Wars. These are the photos that emerged...

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Jun 25, 2016 13:24:00
Stonewall Inn

Stonewall Inn Is Now a National Monument

Get ready for Stetson hats and leather hatbands at the Stonewall Inn. Today, President Obama declared the gay landmark and its environs a national monument, thus creating the first National Park Service unit dedicated to the LGBT movement.

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Jun 24, 2016 19:28:00
Maria Grazia Chiuri, Valentino, Pier Paolo Piccioli

Finally, a New Designer at Dior

Reuters is reporting that Christian Dior will announce its new creative director after its couture show in July, and that that person will be Maria Grazia Chiuri, currently half of Valentino's design duo.

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Jun 23, 2016 12:20:00

Leigh Bowery Dazzles Harrods

Leigh Bowery made his dazzling debut on BBC One's The Clothes Show in 1988, taking viewers inside Harrods for a spot of tea and a bit of shopping. Naturally it was all about his multiple costumes — sequined bodysuits with characteristic "fabric face" — and his campy conversation.

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Jun 23, 2016 11:26:00
Hedi Slimane

Hedi Slimane Sues Saint Laurent's Parent Company

Even as Anthony Vaccarello has begun measuring the drapes at Saint Laurent, outgoing creative director Hedi Slimane isn't quite done.

According to Reuters, Slimane has filed a lawsuit against parent company Kering, and it's for the opposite of what you might think. Instead of angling to get out of his non-compete clause, he's angling to get back in it.

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Jun 22, 2016 21:16:00

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