And I am back to photography. I guess nothing else tells you a story better than a beautiful photo. I was going through the images online and I came across these beautiful photos in black-and-white of actresses singers models. That’s how I learned about Francesco Scavullo .
This is the story about Rudi Gernreich, a Viennese Jewish boy who escaped the Nazis and found himself in America , about a visionary boy and a great designer who revolutionized swimwear in 60s.
“Embroidery was the love of writing your dreams with a needle, with a pearl, with anything that could enchant and bring tenderly to life a décor, an ambiance, a souvenir.” François Lesage
Ormond Gigli, longtime photographer for TIME, LIFE, Paris Match and others, snapped everything from farmers to movie stars in his decades long career. But his most famous image, “Girls in the Windows” — taken on New York’s East 58th Street in 1960 – was made on a whim.
Born on New York’s Upper East Side, Helburn took up photography when he was demobbed after the Second World War. He and an army buddy, Ted Croner, rented a cheap studio – “about the size of two bathrooms. And it stank!” – near Central Park, and made their start doing test shots for aspiring models… More
Space age happened during the space race era. It is the age of space exploration. The background of it was from the competition between the USA and Soviet Union during the Cold War period (from 1945 to 1991) the missile arms race, the product of the WWII, Nuclear weapon, one of the most significant examples,… More
All the costumes in The 10th Victim (La decima vittima, 1965), designed by Guido Coltellacci and made by the Sorelle Fontana to look dangerous and daring in so many ways.
“He could never design the collection without knowing what the show was” Sam Gainsbury (produced all of the McQueen’s shows ) The fashion week is always one of the biggest happenings in the year. It is a part of the fashion business and fashion labels invest big budgets in order to organize the most unforgettable… More
“She is the most completely sensational new beauty and the best example of what it means to be of mixed blood. Nothing pure is interesting.” Richard Avedon
Nico was one of the most fascinating and mysterious women of the multimedia revolution of The Sixties, and long after that till the present day. She was born on October 16th, 1938, in Cologne, in Nazi-controlled Germany. At the age of two she was taken to the little town of Spreewald on the outskirts of… More
When France refurbished its identity after the defeat and deprivation of the second world war, two men were crucial to the re-establishment of the nation as global supplier of luxuries. One was the couturier Christian Dior, the other his chief visualiser, artist René Gruau, who has died aged 95.
“Who knew that 40 years after the ‘death’ of fashion illustration it would be undergoing such a revival of interest? The depth and breadth of talent today is extraordinary. The truth is that we will always need artists to record and interpret a designer’s work. It’s a symbiotic relationship; one art-form describing another.” David Downton
“My favorite thing in the world is women. There have been basically only two women who interested me. One I was married to–Allegra Kent. The other was Marilyn Monroe. I had no way of knowing what her demons were.”
The Honourable Daphne Diana Joan Susanna Guinness (born 9 November 1967) is an artist of both British and Irish nationality. She is an heir by direct descent of Arthur Guinness, the 18th-century inventor of the beer that still bears his name.
“I’m from France, raised in the south of France. I have always been passionate about fashion. I think you need to be born with this in your stomach. You can learn a lot of things, but you cannot learn style. Style is your insides. It’s like a singer: a singer is born lucky because they… More
Barbara “Babe” Paley didn’t just wear clothes—she transformed them, sold you on them and made them seem almost profound. As the impeccably dressed wife of CBS founder William S. Paley—and a Vogue editor—Babe’s style was ready for prime time and worthy of constant renewal. Not only was she a great beauty, but there was something ethereal… More