Like thousands of others, I enjoyed the daily lockdown Polaroids of interiors photographer, François Halard. Sharing vignettes from his 18th century Arles home on Instagram, they’ve allowed an element of arty escapism from my own four walls during our enforced confinement. (more…)
“I always thought that fashion is really just another name for time, so I wanted to do an exhibition that was a meditation on fashion and temporality. I feel that fashion at the moment is grappling with ephemerality and impermanence and I thought that drawing out the tensions – between change and endurance and transience and permanence and persistence – might be a nice way to create more of a consciousness about fashion going forward.”
The Met Museum’s Costume Institute exhibition, About Time: Fashion and Duration, has been pushed back from Monday 4th May to October 29th in a sad but sensible Coronavirus-impacted move. (more…)
“Part of our experience as fashion people, as creators, as designers, as editors, is that there’s a huge creative process which involves everything from meeting people – new girls, models, photographers – and creating. And creating isn’t done in a vacuum or a bubble. It might be done in the bubble of our world, our fashion world, but it’s the stimulation of the entire world that is the catalyst that gives us the drive and the energy and the passion to create.” (more…)
A must-watch film if you’ve never seen it, the 1996 Richard Avedon documentary, Darkness and Light is pure escapism.
If you only have five minutes, watch the scene at around 21 minutes where Polly Mellen describes the legendary Nastassja Kinski Vogue shoot (above) involving a serpent’s kiss. Her storytelling is almost as dramatic as the shoot itself. (more…)