February 12, 2014

Make a Splash

? and Mert and Marcus

Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2009 SS campaign featured a denim-clad couple soaking in a bathtub. For Love Magazine’s SS 2013 issue, photographer duo Mert and Marcus also took the the tub when photographing Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Chloe Moretz.        

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February 5, 2014

Wing It

Cecil Beaton and Ulyana Sergeenko

In 1956, Cecil Beaton costumed the debut broadway production of My Fair Lady, which would earn the prolific photographer and costumer designer a Tony for Best Costume Design. Two years later, Beaton would design the costumes for another — this time on-screen — musical, Gigi. Both musicals were rag-to-riches tales ...

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February 3, 2014

Smoke and Mirrors

Erwin Blumenfeld and Mert and Marcus

German photographer Erwin Blumenfeld’s Dada background is evident in his collage-like images and photographic manipulations. In 1943, Blumenfeld would place model Lisette behind a full-length panel of fluted glass, photographing her rippled, fragmented silhouette. In 2012, photographer duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott ...

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January 21, 2014

An Arm and A Leg

YSL and Jean Charles de Castelbajac

A year after Yves Saint Laurent debuted his Mondrian-inspired shift dresses, the designer continued his appropriation of art into fashion with his Fall/Winter 1966-67 “Pop Art” dresses. This crop of dresses featured fragmented silhouettes of the female figure printed atop columnar shaped gowns, perhaps ...

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January 20, 2014

Lady Godiva

John Collier and Walter Chin

Society takes peculiar measures when burdened with high taxes: Some throw tea into the harbor while others take to touring the town on horseback in the nude. The latter, of course, being the method employed by Lady Godiva, the 11th-century noblewomen whose husband would only relinquish the oppressive taxes he imposed on his ...

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