Category Archives: FASHION

MARILYN MINTER — ANGER MANAGEMENT

2018 is an election year, a chance to end Republican control of Congress.

Educate, organize, resist, register, vote…

… and check out the selection from Marilyn Minter and Andrianna Campbell’s ANGER MANAGEMENT, a pop-up featuring resistant work by John Baldessari, Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, Zoe Buckman, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Jenny Holzer, Rashid Johnson, Joan Jonas, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Laura Owens, Jack Pierson, Mary Ping, Faith Ringgold, Laurie Simmons, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and many others.

A portion of the proceeds will go to charity and to the Brooklyn Museum.

shop.brooklynmuseum.org/marilyn-minter-resist-t-shirt

 

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JACQUES DE BASCHER

Marie Ottavi on her 2017 book JACQUES DE BASCHER: DANDY DE L’OMBRE:

“How do we go about telling the story of someone who left no traces, who did nothing with his life, who built nothing? It was an interesting challenge—first of all, because everyone told me that no one would speak to me about him… and secondly because it involved giving substance to a character that some believe had none. I remember someone telling me, ‘Why would you bother writing a book that will only be read by 200 gays in Paris?’ That comment remained with me throughout the entire writing process. I told myself that I needed to write this book not to sell tons of copies, but to tell the story of this man. And to prove that his story holds interest for more people than one might think.”*

 

MARIE OTTAVI—JACQUES DE BASCHER: DANDY DE L’OMBRE, Éditions Séguier, 2017.

editions-seguier.fr/livre

*See:  i-d.vice.com/the-scandalous-story-of-jacques-de-bascher

Jacques de Bascher.

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DANIEL DAY-LEWIS’ SWANSONG

We hope he changes his mind, but Daniel Day-Lewis has—for now—retired from acting.

The Hammer Museum completes its 2017 Contenders screening series with the highly anticipated PHANTOM THREAD, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Day-Lewis —in his final role—as Reynolds Woodcock, a 1950s British couturier based on bits and pieces of BalenciagaNorman Hartnell, and Alexander McQueen (the messages sewn into the linings), but especially Charles James:

“The dresses created by Day-Lewis’s character and those James was known for possess statuesque, sculpture-like qualities wherein the manipulation of fabric is paramount… Like Woodcock, James, who viewed his work more as sculpture than articles of clothing, only parted with his confections when they were perfect, and he was perfectly satisfied—a reason why his clients frequently commissioned items years in advance.” — Alexander Fury*

Vicky Krieps co-stars as Woodcock’s muse Alma, and Leslie Manville as his sister and business partner Cyril. Anderson regular Jonny Greenwood composed the score.

Following the screening, the film’s costume designer Mark Bridges will participate in a Q & A moderated by journalist and filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer.

 

PHANTOM THREAD, Tuesday, December 19, at 7:30 pm.

BILLY WILDER THEATER, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.

hammer.ucla.edu/programs/phantom-thread/

nytimes.com/t-magazine/phantom-thread-movie-paul-thomas-anderson

Daniel Day-Lewis as couturier Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread (2017).

'Phantom Thread' trailer

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AZZEDINE ALAÏA

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

See, “Mourning Alaïa—The Designer’s Friends and Collaborators React”:

nytimes.com/2017/11/19/t-magazine/alaia-death-friends-react

Azzedine Alaïa , yesterday and today. Image credit: alaia.fr/en/maison-alaia/azzedine_alaia

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SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA

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: QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A. This program is presented in collaboration with ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program.

 

SIMON DOONAN ON MUNDO MEZA, Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 at 3 pm.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood.

moca.org/program/simon-doonan-on-mundo-meza

AXIS MUNDO: QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A., though December 31.

MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood.

ONE ARCHIVES GALLERY, 9007 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood.

moca.org/exhibition/axis-mundo-queer-networks-in-chicano-la

Simon Doonan (left) and Mundo Meza at Maxfield Bleu, West Hollywood, in the early 1980s. Photograph by Wayne Shimabukuro, from the collection of Jef Huereque.

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