May 26, 2014

Cat’s Out of the Bag

Tokio Kumagaï and Charlotte Olympia

Before launching his own collection in 1981, Japanese-born Tokio Kumagaï attended the Bunka College of Fashion (where Kenzo and Issey Miyake would also matriculate) and soon after began designing footwear for Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre d’Alby. For his eponymous label, Kumagaï went beyond the expected, ...

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May 22, 2014

Change the Chanel

Steven Meisel and Alberto Tommaso Badalamenti

Considered somewhat of an enigma to the fashion industry, photographer Steven Meisel is notorious for abstaining from interviews and shying away from the camera, unless of course, he is behind the lens. In 1988, Meisel shot his first cover for Vogue Italia, beginning a long relationship with the magazine– Meisel ...

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May 11, 2014

Cross Check

Christian Lacroix and Urban Outfitters

Peter Lindbergh’s 1988 November cover for Vogue Magazine (also Anna Wintour’s debut cover) featured a black jacket by Christian Lacroix, encrusted with a Byzantian-like bejeweled cross. The couture jacket, provocatively styled with a pair of the model’s own acid wash jeans–the model being Israeli ...

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April 28, 2014

Café Society

rving Penn and Mario Testino

In Lima, Peru, Irving Penn would photograph model Jean Patchett on her first Vogue assignment for the editorial, “Flying Down to Lima.” Penn’s well-known image of the then 22-year-old model was reportedly taken candidly, as Patchett awaited the next scene, unknowing of the camera upon her. For Vogue’s May ...

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April 14, 2014

Double Breasted

Sophia Loren and Sofia Vergara

Supper club to the stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Romanoff’s Restaurant was the setting of an unforgettable image featuring Italian bombshell Sophia Loren sizing up her American counterpart Jayne Mansfield and veering disapprovingly at her excessive décolletage on display for the world to see. Of all the 50s ...

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