Fashion

Watch ‘Tangerine’ Director Sean Baker’s New Short Film, ‘Snowbird’

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Last year’s Sean Baker-directed Tangerine was one of the year’s best films. Shot on iPhones and starring untrained actors, it became an indie darling and propelled Baker and his stars into the spotlight. It’s no shock, then, that Baker has been tapped by hyper-hip French fashion label Kenzo to produce an 11-minute short film, titled Snowbird (after the slang for settlers in Slab City), starring model Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and serving, subversively, as a showcase for the label’s latest collection. 
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Dream Casting the Alexander McQueen Biopic

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Flavorwire’s own film editor, Jason Bailey, recently wrote of the biopic that, at this point “even the most casual viewer can recognize the pitfalls of the form, in which the reduction of an entire life to a single short-form narrative results in clumsy expositional dialogue, one-dimensional characters, comically obvious historical markers, and tediously unimaginative soundtrack cues.”  
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Andrew Haigh Will Direct an Alexander McQueen Biopic

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On the eve of the release of his 45 Years, Andrew Haigh — the beloved writer and director of Weekend — has signed on to direct a forthcoming biopic focusing on the life of the legendary designer Alexander McQueen. Produced by Damian Jones and Pathe, and written by Chris Urch, the biopic will look to the McQueen biography Blood Beneath the Skin for some inspiration, but also draw upon other sources.
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Tom Ford Is Turning Drake — and 49 Other Men — into Lipstick

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Tom Ford is releasing the second annual Lips & Boys collection — with 50 shades of lipstick “inspired by notable men” in the designer’s life. Drake happens to be one of those men, and thus logic would and does follow that Drake will become a lipstick — and could become your lipstick for $32 come October 30. (Reportedly, another notable man-turned-lipstick is Jake Gyllenhaal). 
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This Kate Spade Ad Stars Anna Kendrick… and Gloria Steinem

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Feminist icon (and ’70s fashion icon in her own right) Gloria Steinem has become even more of a pop culture mainstay, now that she’s appeared in a series of Kate Spade promotional videos touting the benefits of dining alone, for ladies. The video is part three of the brands “#Missadventure” series, which star Anna Kendrick.
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The Fashions of Cleopatra in Cinema

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It was this month that Cleopatra, the Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt whose story has captivated scholars and history geeks for centuries, ended her life in 30 BCE. Her legacy has played out on the big screen by countless stars. Cinema’s version of the queen often emphasizes her exotic and lavish costumes, as any proper Hollywood spectacle would. We took a look back at the fashion-savvy depiction of Cleopatra in cinema to see how filmmakers have portrayed one of the most powerful women in the world throughout the years.
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