Lovely Lilly

Opening Thursday, May 12th, the artistically haunting fashion photography of Lillian Bassman will be spotlighted in a new exhibition at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City. Four years after Bassman’s death at the age of 94, her estate is now being represented by the Fifth Avenue gallery. More than 30 photographs will be

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Designer Spotlight: Guanabana

Spanish label Guanabana channels the free spirit of world cultures, bringing an exotic and eclectic feel to its striking handmade accessories. It brings forth a range of Guanabana shoulder bags, backpacks, bucket bags and satchels in a riot of tropical colorways, using fabrics like pima cotton, alpaca fleece, irica palm fiber and ‘vegetable ivory’ from

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Warhol Beginnings

Andy Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration. For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled

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A Splash of Dior

Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson … The cast is already dreaming. And when we know that “A Bigger Splash” is a remake of the famous film “The Pool” by Jacques Deray, we no longer doubt that it will be one of “the” films of 2016. As for Tilda Swinton, real guest -star film,

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Chanel Cruise to Cuba

When it comes to exotic, incredible, wanderlust destinations, no one can quite top Chanel and its cruise collections. Let’s see, there has been Seoul, Dubai and Singapore among them. Yesterday, continuing on the house’s world tour, it was all aboard a non-direct flight and some 16 hours in transit to Havana, Cuba, for Chanel’s 2016/17 pre-collection. After 33

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H&M x Met Gala

For The Met’s lavish fashion gala even last night, H&M outfitted Ciara, Jennifer Hudson, Amber Valletta, Hailee Steinfeld, Pyper America Smith, and Lucky Blue Smith. Each adhered to the technology theme, which many other guests didn’t abide by, with fashion employing futuristic techniques. “We live in a world that is getting more technical; that at

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Manus x Machina

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” focuses on the current state of the majority of industries, introduction and takeover by la machina.  Being the Costume Institute, this new exhibit hones in on how designers are replacing hands with machines. The exhibition was first inspired by the movie Metropolis but became a more solid idea

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Whimsical Welch

The old adage, ‘match made in heaven’ is often bandied around with abandon, but there is no better description of a pairing than when it comes to that of Florence Welch and Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. As far as brand ambassadors go, the British musical maverick is – to put it simply – an inspired choice

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Horsing Around

“I was influenced by my grandmother Peggy McGrath Rockefeller,” claims Ms. Ariana Rockefeller. “She was so stylish and always put together in a way that seemed effortless, whether at the stables or a black tie wardrobe.” Along with her privately retailed namesake apparel collection, she will launch a range of equestrian-inspired handbags for fall 2016

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Fabric Finesse

Well-designed, sophisticated, playful bags need not be made of leather, according to rising French label Rue de Verneuil — which hopes to write a new handbag paradigm with refined styles made from fabric. The brand, which was founded in 2014 by Vincent Ribat, has quickly amassed a roster of major stockists for its vibrantly coloured assortment

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