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Hats Off

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 ...
Mousing Around

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 ...
Face to Face

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 ...
Bend Over Backwards

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 ...
A Cut Above

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 ...