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PURPLE — 25 YEARS

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PURPLE—the magazine Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm started twenty-five years ago in Paris—celebrates its anniversary this fall with a “25 Years 25 Covers” edition. In the beginning there were several Purples—Purple Fiction, Purple Fashion, Purple Sexe, which eventually came together in one quarterly edition—but in 2004, PURPLE truly split in two, with Fleiss editing Purple […]

PIERRE BERGÉ

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Pierre Bergé—publisher, opera impressario, former president of Arcad SIDA, patron of the arts, and life and business partner of Yves Saint Laurent—died today in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He is survived by his husband Madison Cox, the landscape architect and director of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle. See Hamish Bowles: vogue.com/article/pierre-berge-hamish-bowles-remembrance Loulou de la Falaise, Pierre Bergé, and Yves Saint […]

NO SESSO AT 356 MISSION

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Join OOGA BOOGA and 356 Mission tonight, September 2, for the NO SESSO Fall/Winter 2017-18 runway show, and the unveiling of a special NO SESSO installation in Twooga Booga. Free, everyone welcome. NO SESSO FASHION SHOW, Saturday, September 2, at 7 pm. 356 and TWOOGA BOOGA are both at 356 South Mission Road, Los Angeles. nosesso.net 356mission.com From […]

THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED

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Back in Berlin after a recent L.A. sojourn, Vaginal Davis sent us this photo taken during the 2017 Paris collections, featuring a headdress by Rick Owens, which Davis calls “Aleister Crowley-esque.” Vaginal Davis. Photograph by Luke Mayes.

OKJA

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Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA is streaming on Netflix, but Quentin Tarantino persuaded the filmmakers to strike a 35mm print, which he will screen at his New Beverly Cinema for one week, beginning in July. OKJA is also playing in Santa Monica for a very limited theatrical engagement. OKJA, through July 4 only. LAEMMLE MONICA, 1332 2nd Street, […]

RIOULT’S DEEP PURPLE

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There’s a glam-rock sock hop at the Joyce this weekend, courtesy of choreographer/entrepreneur Pascal Rioult and his driving company Rioult Dance, performing the world premiere of Rioult’s FIRE IN THE SKY. Jere Hunt plays an Iggy-Ziggy rock god, mesmerizing his band of followers with animal grace in painted-on, silver-and-black, zebra-striped jeans—designed by Patricia Field and David Dalrymple, who took a […]

LEILAH WEINRAUB’S SHAKEDOWN

In the last screening of the 2017 Whitney Biennial Film Program, Leilah Weinraub presents her new film SHAKEDOWN, “an intoxicating, dreamlike portrait of Los Angeles’ African-American lesbian strip club scene, in which a network of female performers attached to a weekly party called Shakedown take center stage. SHAKEDOWN chronicles the personal and professional relationships of […]