Audrey Hepburn wore one while munching on a croissant in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Grace Kelly wore one with a hot pearl necklace in To Catch a Thief. And Jackie Kennedy posed in one by Arnold Scaasi in ruby satin when her husband was still a senator of Massachusetts. We’re talking about the little black dress. And the sartorial sensation is finally getting the recognition it has long deserved, an exhibition in its honor curated by none other than Vogue contributing editor André Leon Talley.
Tony Bennett, who has apparently dabbled in painting for several years, recently painted a portrait of Lady Gaga in the nude, the sketches for which will soon be sold for charity.
Pop Stars in Museums
The Brazilian-born artist Eli Sudbrack was standing on 60th Street this morning, next to Lady Gaga’s mouth. A taxi zoomed by, painted green with purple and orange stars, and the artist chased it with a camera. When the thing stopped, he snapped a picture. Then Cary Leitzes, of Leitzes & Co., wrangled The Observer and Mr. Sudbrack. It was time to go in. But we wouldn’t be going through Gaga’s mouth. “We’ll go a different way,” she said.
Lady Gaga, the pretty awesome pop star and dubious “performance artist,” along with bespectacled photographer Terry Richardson, will be doing a book signing at da club–uh, we mean the New Museum. The occasion is the launch of this dynamic duo’s new book, appropriately titled Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson. It will take place on November 22. Thanks to Gothamist for alerting us to this.
Let us not assume that Frances Stark actually makes a hobby of seducing Italian men in their 20s over the internet, though that was the topic of her Performa commission “Put a Song in Your Thing,” which she presented on Friday night at Abrons Arts Center.