Grey Area, the art-meets-design commerce site, has partnered this holiday season with Helmut Lang, which will feature Grey Area goodies in its boutiques along with an installation by artist Shelter Serra called Engine Blocks. The collaboration—or exhibition, if you like!—runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 17. This news broke today at WWD. Read More
As you may already know, the artist Rob Pruitt–he of naked book-signing fame–has collaborated with Jimmy Choo on a new line of shoes, bags and accessories that reflect many of Mr. Pruitt’s themes. The line includes glitter zebra sandals and glitter angel and devil pandas, which are pretty much exactly what they sound like. Here’s Mr. Pruitt on the subject of pandas, quoted in a press release: Read More
What would we do if we ever forgot that Rudi Gernreich once designed a crazy topless bathing suit for women. Fashion history would take a giant step backward. Luckily, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology just relaunched its Online Collections, a digital resource that lets you peruse the museum’s vast holdings—it has over 875 images of more than 600 objects—including the aforementioned risqué swimsuit (see left). And while the Online Collections consist of only a smidgeon of the Museum at FIT’s vast holdings (which includes some 50,000 garments from the eighteenth century to the present), this updated archive is a boon to aspiring Daphne Guinnesses. Read More
How does one get to hold a fashion show at the Louvre? Try sponsoring an exhibition, for one. That’s how Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo pulled it off, according to The Guardian. As the exclusive sponsor of the exhibition “Sainte Anne: Leonardo da Vinci’s ultimate masterpiece,” the brand gained access to this shrine of fine art to showcase their cruise collection on June 12. Read More
At his resort presentation, the fashion designer Thakoon Panichugal spoke of two major influences: cake frosting and Pace Gallery’s recent exhibition of work by Fred Wilson. Here, Mr. Panichugal gave T: The New York Times Style Magazine a look at one of the designs from the collection, which they describe as “pretty jacquard dresses Read More
The artist Yayoi Kusama has partnered with Louis Vuitton to launch a new line of clothing and accessories ahead of her upcoming retrospective at the Whitney Museum, Women’s Wear Daily reports this morning.
From that piece (subscription only):
Ranging from trenchcoats and silk pajamas to a pendant necklace and wristwatch, the collection is due Read More
Marc Jacobs has made handbags with Richard Prince and Takashi Murakami, but for his Monday night runway show, he called on New York artist Rachel Feinstein, and the result was quite a sight: a fantastical Brothers Grimm-meets-Dr.-Seuss backdrop for the designer’s latest line.
According to Ms. Feinstein’s dealer, Marianne Boesky, the project came together in Read More