Art books: the absolute best “no one needs this, everyone likes this” gift option out there. We sifted through this year’s wealth of art book offerings — from highbrow to lowbrow, $10 to $750 (?!!) — to provide ten page-turning suggestions we guarantee won’t just sit collecting dust on your coffee table. Enjoy! … Read More
Have you heard the news? MTV is reviving its ’90s-tastic House of Style, the show that brought you endless “supermodel” style tips from the likes of Kate Moss, Hanson, and, of course, host Cindy Crawford. The new Cindy won’t be announced until the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th, a month before the show’s October 9th premiere, so we’ve decided to help you get psyched by rounding up 10 incredibly ’90s moments from the show’s incredibly ’90s archives — a trove that has just recently been posted online. After the jump, enjoy some excellent fashion advice from Will Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Spice Girls, and more. … Read More
David Bowie’s androgynous early-’70s alien character, Ziggy Stardust, is not only one rock’s most memorable characters; he’s also one of its most distinctive fashion icons, sporting skintight jumpsuits, pounds of glitter makeup, and a bright-red hairdo that gives mullets a good name. Although he’s nearing his 40th birthday, Ziggy’s iconic style continues to influence musicians, fashion designers, artists, and fans, as pop-culture homages to the bisexual space invader abound. Models have been the subjects of Ziggy Stardust-themed fashion shoots, actors have portrayed (and parodied) the role onscreen, and celebrities of all kinds have taken it upon themselves to revive the lightning-bolt look for fun and profit. See some of the best and funniest Ziggy Stardust tributes after the jump. … Read More
The death of Corinne Day from a brain tumor last year at the age of only 48 was tragic in its own right, and all the more so because it robbed the British fashion industry of one of its most distinctive photographers. To commemorate the first anniversary of her passing, London’s Gimpel Fils gallery is putting on a retrospective of her work for British magazine The Face. Day’s work for the magazine in the ’90s was lo-fi and engaging, eschewing the trappings of high fashion studio shoots for natural lighting and outdoor locations. Her career was inextricably linked with that of fellow ’90s style icon Kate Moss — she first photographed Moss when the latter was 16, and did so many times again over the years, and images of Moss thus feature prominently in the show. We’ve shared a selection of images from the exhibition after the jump — there are lots more to see at Day’s official website. … Read More
You might be familiar with Anton Corbijn’s recent film work (Control, The American) or his music videos for bands like Nirvana, U2, and Depeche Mode, but it was photography — particularly portraiture — that first launched his career. In Inwards and Onwards, currently on view at Amsterdam’s Foam Gallery, the Dutch photographer returns to his roots, training an intense lens on a few of his favorite artists in an examination of the creative process.
“The images are basically from the past eight years,” Corbijn explained to The New York Times back in November. “After 2002, when I did my self-portraits, there was a whole period that I started in the early ’70s that I felt I had finished. I wasn’t sure what direction to go to, so I was just taking pictures. But after a few years, it dawned on me that I was just going back to basics — taking simple black-and-white photographs of people I wanted to meet.” From a candid portrait of Alexander McQueen hiding behind a turtleneck in his studio, to a photo of a naked Iggy Pop sprawled out in Central Park, to an older shot of his one-time housemate Kate Moss, see some of our favorite black and white images from the exhibition after the jump. … Read More
Daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney and sister of the celebrated Stella, photographer Mary McCartney is now being recognized as an equally creative talent.
Mixing family snapshots and still lifes with backstage shoots at fashion shows, rock concerts, and dance and theatre performances, McCartney displays a personal, poetic vision in both her editorial and exhibition work. From Natalie Portman and Tilda Swinton to Dennis Hopper and Tommy Lee Jones, McCartney captures the essence of famous and unknown subjects with elegant ease. … Read More
Here at Flavorpill, we love an elegant infographic. We are also kind of obsessed with ’90s alt-rock, to an altogether unhealthy extent. So, when it came out that Courtney Love has copped to sleeping with not only Gavin Rossdale but also Kate Moss, we went into nostalgia overdrive, reminiscing about who dated or… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we hoped the current condo crisis in Williamsburg could be fixed by the Housing Asset Renewal Program. We were frightened by the news of Kate Moss and Simon Cowell joining forces in a business venture. We spoke in foreign idioms. We decided that if it’s always going to… Read More