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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 Balenciaga, Norman Hartnell, and Alexander […]

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 […]

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: […]

THE STORY OF THE FACE

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

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

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

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 […]