Monthly Archives: March 2013

HAPPY EASTER

Vivienne Westwood RED LABEL show invitation Autumn/Winter 2008-09

PUNK COUTURE

Photographer: Steven Meisel Models: Linda Evangelista, Stella Tennant The Times Magazine, 2 October 1993

VERSACE 1993

Meisel’s photographs for Versace Atelier Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 1993 (unveiled in Paris in July at The Ritz), were used to illustrate a feature I wrote in The Times Magazine: ‘His first couture collection, Versace Atelier, was shown in 1989 and certainly raised eyebrows…but…it made great pictures…Image is Versace’s forte. When he designs a dress he […]

BALENCIAGA 2013

I love that photographer Steven Meisel is now referencing himself. For the new Balenciaga advertisements he has taken inspiration from his own back catalogue and images he created twenty years ago for Versace. Both feature the same juxtaposition of upmarket fashion in a downbeat, downtown environment – bare floorboards and crumbling walls. This new set […]

IT MAY (STILL) BE WINTER OUTSIDE

But it does provide a good excuse to wrap up in layers of gorgeousness… Invitation for Popy Moreni fashion show, Autumn/Winter 1990/91 Photographer: Aimé Deudé

MAY ROUTH

May Routh was costume designer on The Man Who Fell To Earth, the film that starred David Bowie as Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who crash-lands on Earth while searching for water to replenish his home planet. In an exclusive transatlantic interview she tells me about her career, her designs on Mr Bowie and loving […]

BILL GIBB

‘Suits of tartan, velvet, silver and lace’ Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy, V&A Publishing Photograph: Terence Donovan Models: McLean twins British Vogue, 15 September 1977

KAFFE AND BILL

The Mixture As Never Before by Ernestine Carter The Sunday Times, 21st December 1969

KAFFE FASSETT

Sadly I didn’t get to the opening of, Kaffe Fassett – A Life In Colour, at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London last night. Mr Fassett is an incredible mixed media artist who crafts and constructs colourful knits and textiles along with mosaic and painting. Born in San Francisco in 1937 he arrived in […]

CHANEL

When I saw the wonderful layers of knits and tweeds and tartans that Karl Lagerfeld melded together so exquisitely for his latest Métiers d’Art collection for Chanel I was reminded of the extraordinary work of Bill Gibb and Kaffe Fassett. Lagerfeld even unveiled the collection in Scotland, the birthplace of Mr Gibb. His inspiration lives […]