Making Mainboucher

The Chicago History Museum will explore the life and legacy of Main Rousseau Bocher in an upcoming exhibit entitled “Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier,” which opens on Oct. 22. The exhibition, which will mark the first of its kind dedicated solely to the work of the Chicago-born designer, will feature about 30 garments from

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Supermodel Maker

Fashion’s first supermodels—Cindy Crawford, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour—would not be so big without John Casablancas, the founder Elite Model Management, one of the most iconic agencies in the modeling world. The supermodel tycoon, passed away in 2013 to cancer, but his legacy lives on in a new documentary, Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women. The “inventor of

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Fashion’s Last Journalistic Gentleman

Bill Cunningham, the modern era’s original street style photographer, passed this past Saturday in New York, marking the end of an extraordinary career, during which Cunningham, 87, spent almost 40 years chronicling the world’s ever-changing fashion trends and shifting social mores for the New York Times. His death also means that fashion reporting — and the wider

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Re Work, werk, werk

Urban Outfitters has launched the latest label in its growing in-house portfolio earlier this week. Entitled ReWork, it aims to fuse the worlds of creativity and commerciality by employing a very different approach to those usually used by high-street brands: the fabrics are decided first, and then the clothes are designed. “This collection is designed

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June Leaf

June Leaf was trained in ballet, but she’s been making visual art since she was a kid. That’s a long time – she’s 86 and the subject of a new retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Much of Leaf’s work tells stories, often about relationships, and especially her relationship

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Future Funk Fashion

FUTURE FUNK: El Museo del Barrio’s latest exhibit calls attention to a fashion illustrator from its own neighborhood. “Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion,” which opens today, has been 15 years in the making. The show incorporates work from the Antonio Lopez estate in New Jersey and from private collectors, including designer Narciso Rodriguez. It’s the

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Punk party

Sweat, soap spikes and snarls are key ingredients of punk – and all are present and correct in Derek Ridgers’ photography of the London scene in the late 70s. These images might have been taken 40 years ago but they are still full of the fizzy energy of a firework of a scene, one that burned

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70’s South Bronx

The millennials think New York was always this magical, safe and opportunistic land depicted in the Hollywood Disney-fied way on the big screen.  Not so.  The mass removal and restructuring of the South Bronx in the late ’70s and early ’80s was one of New York’s most dramatic domestic exoduses. Mel Rosenthal, a photojournalist who grew up in

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PS1+

Proenza Schouler aims to jump-start its accessories business. For the first time, the New York-based company has taken a macro-approach in reviewing its bag strategy as it looks to counter the “fatigue” presently hamper – ing a struggling accessories market. As such, designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have created new “Hava” and “Hex” visual

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Broken Dreams

We’ve all been there before; the breakup.  Though originally created as a temporary exhibit in Croatia in 2006 by co-founders Olkina Vistica and Drazen Grubisic (who used to date but broke up over a decade ago), the Museum of Broken Relationships has since visited dozens of cities all over the world. When American lawyer John

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