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AZZEDINE ALAÏA

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“Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died on Saturday, November 18, in Paris. He was 82. His company said the cause was a heart attack.” — Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times. “Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, is Dead at 82”: nytimes.com/2017/11/18/fashion/azzedine-alaia-obituary Azzedine Alaïa , yesterday […]

SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA

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​Simon Doonan—author and window-dresser-for-Barneys nonpareil—will be in Los Angeles this weekend to give a talk on the life and times of his friend, the late artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985), with whom Doonan collaborated on window displays at such West Hollywood boutiques as Maxfield Bleu. Doonan’s talk is part of the ongoing PST: LA/LA exhibition AXIS MUNDO: […]

THE STORY OF THE FACE

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The Face—the post-punk bible of British music and style—published its last issue in 2004, and although plans for a revival are afoot, now is now and then is not. In the meantime, we have THE STORY OF THE FACE, a new book by Paul Gorman. Join Gorman, Face founder and editor Nick Logan, and MagCulture’s Jeremy […]

CLUB 57 AT MOMA — OPENING NIGHT

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Eric Marciano—director of The Age of Insects and four other films in MoMA’s collection—reports from the opening night of the museum’s new exhibition CLUB 57: FILM, PERFORMANCE, AND ART IN THE EAST VILLAGE, 1978–1983:  “The reception at MoMA was stunning! I know that we will never again see that group of people together in one place at one […]

KWAME BRATHWAITE AT APERTURE GALA

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Join co-hosts Edward Enninful and Hari Nef (among others) in honoring Kwame Brathwaite, Zackary Drucker, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin at APERTURE’s 65-anniversary gala. Justin Vivian Bond and St. Beauty will perform, and the evening will feature a video by Inez and Vinoodh, with a soundtrack by Anohni.   ELEMENTS OF STYLE—2017 APERTURE GALA, Monday, October […]

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 […]