Jan 05

Hats Off

A year before the designer’s final collection, Cristóbal Balenciaga introduced his single-seam wedding dress in 1967. Balenciaga would take cues from the period’s affinity for futuristic cuts and tech fabrics, and in this case, reappropriated them into the unlikeliest of places, the traditional white wedding dress. ...

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Jan 03

Mousing Around

In 1987, Herb Ritts photographed Madonna in bed and undressed, save for the pair of minnie mouse ears affixed atop her head. Amused, she directs her gaze upwards, focusing further attention on the seemingly out-of-place Disney memorabilia.  For Elle Magazine’s May 2013 issue, Rita Ora covers the ”Women in Music ...

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Jan 01

Face to Face

A contemporary of Salvador Dalí and Jean Cocteau, Elsa Schiaparelli’s transgressive designs were often inspired by the surrealists.  A violet, satin evening coat was the result of Schiaparelli’s collaboration with Jean Cocteau in 1937 and was almost certainly the inspiration for a jacket seen on Miu Miu’s SS 2014 ...

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Dec 31

Bend Over Backwards

A year after photographing YSL’s Le Smoking Jacket on a damp Paris street, Helmut Newton would photograph a beachfront Charlotte Rampling topsy turvey in a black one piece.  For the June/July 2012 issue of Vogue Paris, Dutch photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh photographed Gisele Bündchen similarly upside down in a ...

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Dec 30

A Cut Above

Vogue’s 1966 editorial, “The Girl in the Fabulous Furs” featured 26 pages of Veruschka swathed in exotic furs, traversing about Japan on the Bullet Train, (then, the world’s fastest train) along with her stay in a traditional Japanese inn where an additional room was required to house the abundant furs brought along ...

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Dec 25

Penn it In

With the return of the midi skirt, along with Raf Simons citing the Dior archives as the predominant inspiration behind his latest collection for the house, it seems a sense of mid-century glamour is having a moment. As Vogue’s leading photographer, Irving Penn’s sharp postwar imagery pierced the pages of the ...

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Dec 24

McQueen Antoinette

To fête the release the Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette in 2006, Vogue enlisted Annie Leibovitz for an 18th-century-themed editorial starring Kirsten Dunst as the Dauphine. Photographed nowhere else but Versailles, Dunst is resplendent in designer interpretations of rococo fashions, descending the stairs of a gilded ...

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Dec 13

Hats Off

The same year the model would sign an unheard of six-figure annual contract with Revlon, Lauren Hutton was photographed by Richard Avedon for the July 1973 issue of Vogue. Posing for the 1973 cover story “The American Woman Today Part 1,” Lauren Hutton would serve as both the all-American beauty ideal of the period ...

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Dec 09

Punked Out

Celebrating the launch of Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, Craig McDean photographed the incognito duo alongside Karlie Kloss who sported a sort of helmet herself which took form as a thick straw-like bobbed wig. Published in Vogue’s July 2013 issue, the editorial featured the group walking about midtown Manhattan, ...

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Dec 06

Fan Out

Photographer and photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt would photograph celebrities and politicians alike, capturing moments that showcased and helped to create the popular culture of his era. Among Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, Katharine Hepburn would sit for Eisenstaedt; a photograph from Life Magazine in 1938 showcases ...

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