Scarlet Muse

When Photography Hooked Up with Prostitution

The modern history of prostitution is inextricably linked with that of photography. A new exhibit, Scarlet Muse, spans the last 150 years of sex work, as told through photographs from the late 19th century to the present. The show includes the work of more than 20 photographers who befriended, employed, or were themselves sex workers — a loving, stylish tribute to the oldest profession.

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May 31, 2016 19:20:00
Helmut Newton

Helmut Newton, the Ultimate Provocateur

As film gives way to the digital revolution, the photographs of Helmut Newton only grow more compelling — slick and steamy, stunning in simplicity, equally influenced by art and erotica. Beginning June 17, Foam museum in Amsterdam will present a major retrospective of the iconic photographer, featuring more than 200 works, ranging from early prints (that rarely go on display) to monumental photos, the majority of which are on loan from the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.

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May 25, 2016 15:05:00
La Traviata

Just the Pics, Please: Valentino Goes to the Opera

A modern version of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera La Traviata opened in Rome, directed by Sofia Coppola (the filmmaker's first opera), with four costumes by Valentino Garavani for the main character, Violetta, and the rest by Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli...

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May 24, 2016 14:32:00
Banksy

Banksy Statement

The largest exhibition of Banksy works ever assembled, War Capitalism & Liberty, will debut in Rome on Tuesday. The show, which includes the pop-style image of Kate Moss, spans the career of the mystery graffiti artist, political activist, and film director.

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May 20, 2016 13:55:00
Antonio Lopez

Antonio Lopez's Instamatics Were the Stuff of Legend

A spritely fixture on the New York and Paris fashion scene in the 1970s, Antonio Lopez primarily worked as an illustrator for the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle. For kicks, he bought an Instamatic camera to capture his famous social swirl — Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Divine, Grace Jones, Paloma Picasso, Jessica Lange — thus keeping a kind of visual diary of the era.

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May 10, 2016 15:24:00
Madonna in Givenchy

Madonna Had No Fucks to Give at the Met Gala

Update 5/5/2016: In response to the planned furor over her assless outfit to the Met Gala, Madonna wants you to know it was, in part, politically motivated. She wrote on Instagram...

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May 03, 2016 13:36:00
Undressed

The Overlooked History of Underwear

The largest-ever exhibition devoted to underwear, currently on view at the Victoria & Albert in London, explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion, delving into historical notions of gender, sex, and morality.

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May 01, 2016 18:12:00
Jean Paul Goude

So Goude it Hurts

A new exhibit in Milan explores Jean Paul Goude’s extraordinary imagery, in particular the women who've played muse along the way.

The French photographer's unapologetically retouched oeuvre includes Naomi Campbell racing a cheetah; models dashing across a finish line in billowing couture and high heels; and 70s model Carolina Beaumont balancing a glass of champagne on her rear (he'd have Kim Kardashian do the same decades later).

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Apr 23, 2016 20:06:00
Salone del Mobile

The Scene at Salone del Mobile 2016

With Prada, Raf Simons, Nike, and Cos all having a presence at Milan’s Salone del Mobile 2016, one might surmise that the marriage between fashion and design has again been consummated. Indeed, the retailers’ presence at the week-long event, which drew over 41,000 visitors from around the world, is an example of how far-reaching the design world has become.

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Apr 20, 2016 18:58:00

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