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DAVID LACHAPELLE’S “MAKE BELIEVE” IS A 40-YEAR WALK THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S LEGENDARY CAREER

On September 9th, David LaChapelle unveiled “make Believe” at Fotografiska New York, marking the venue’s first museum-wide takeover by a single artist and LaChapelle’s first major headlining exhibition in North America. A retrospective walk through the photographer’s monumental career, the exhibition features more than 150 works spanning nearly four decades. It juxtaposes reality and fantasy at…

VIRGIL ABLOH: “FIGURES OF SPEECH” EXHIBITION AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM PRAISES HIS CREATIVITY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN OPENING DOORS FOR BIPOC ARTISTS

On July 1st, The Brooklyn Museum opened Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”, as a tribute to the iconic work of the artist and designer. The exhibition will be on view until January 29th, 2023. The exhibition touches on his collaborations with Kanye West, visual artist Takashi Murakami, and architect Rem Koolhaas. In addition, various items…

CELEBRITY-STYLIST PAIRINGS THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK A LOOK

When we think of celebrity life, a common assumption is that all celebrities are stylish due to the variety of clothes and fashion professionals that are at their disposal. Though this may be true, not all stylist-celebrity combos run smoothly and produce ground-breaking looks. While there are partnerships that elevate the celebrity's style and their…

KANYE WEST’S PRESIDENTIAL RUN: HOAX OR HERO?

In the latest addition to the disturbing game of Mad Libs that is 2020, Kanye West is running for president. On July 4th, the rapper-cum-fashion designer-cum-media mogul posted the announcement to Twitter, quickly gaining over one million favorites. West first planted the seed of a presidential run at the 2015 Video Music Awards, during an…

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSED TWO PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS AS SEXUAL PREDATORS

In the span of two days, popular Instagram account Diet Prada facilitated the downfall of two of the industry's prominent photographers. Marcus Hyde, photographer and friend of Kim Kardashian-West, Kanye West and Ariana Grande, and Timur Emek, known for photographing Victoria Secret models like Alessandra Ambrosio, have been accused of extensive misconduct and the sexual…

MEADOWS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016 – GET THE HIGHLIGHTS

New York City’s newest music festival, The Meadows, may have just set a new precedent for fall! Festival season usually ends before Labor Day but on October 1st and 2nd at Citi Field/ Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, Meadows proved that great outdoor events can exist outside of the summer season and that an…

KID CUDI’S DEPRESSION ANNOUNCEMENT JUST CHANGED EVERYTHING

On Tuesday, October 5th, rapper Kid Cudi took to Facebook to inform his fans that he is checking into a rehabilitation facility for his struggles with "depression and suicidal urges." This admission came as a surprise to many; Cudi has always given off the impression of a very happy-go-lucky guy despite his sometimes ominous lyrics.…

YEEZY SEASON 4 UNDERWHELMS ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND

#YEEZYSEASON4 (@gq) A video posted by YEEZYSEASON 1/2/3/4 (@yeezyseason2) on Sep 7, 2016 at 3:22pm PDT For Yeezy season 4 Kanye West shuttled a barrage of editors and guest to Roosevelt Island to take in his latest parade of monochromatic bodysuits. https://twitter.com/VVFriedman/status/773615728180260864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw While the location added a layer of secrecy to the show, it also turned…

THE 2016 MTV VMAS WERE ALL ABOUT GIRL POWER

This year the MTV Video Music Awards were all about the women. Rihanna was the lady of honor as she was accepting this year's Video Vanguard award and graced the stage with not one - not two - not even three - but FOUR performances. Each performance included a medley of her many hit songs and of…

WATCH OUT FOR A STAMPEDE: KANYE WEST IS OPENING 21 POP-UP SHOPS AROUND THE GLOBE

  Those wary of style stampedes should avoid the streets on August 19th because Kanye West is set to open 21 temporary “Pablo” merchandise shops around the globe. Exact locations have just been revealed on kanyewest.com and the some of cities include Los Angeles, Paris, Singapore, Amsterdam, Melbourne, Portland, Detroit, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago,…

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WATERMILL WELCOMES RECORD-BREAKING CROWD TO ‘HOUSE OF MADNESS’ BENEFIT & AUCTION

View Photo Gallery of The Watermill Center "Fada: House of Madness" benefit (50 photos)  On July 30th, the Watermill Center welcomed more than 1,000 guests to the Hamptons for the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation’s 23rd Annual Summer Benefit & Auction. Themed “FADA: House of Madness,” this year’s event drew its biggest crowd ever, which may…

LOOK OUT FOR THE MEADOWS MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL THIS FALL

On October 1st and 2nd, Founders Entertainment will launch the first Meadows Music and Art Festival, which will be held at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Founders Entertainment is the same group who organizes the annual Governors Ball festival in June. The idea behind the Meadows Music and Art Festival is to bring the same…

THE 2016 MET GALA WAS A SILVER SENSATION – SEE THE BEST LOOKS OF THE NIGHT

The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” and celebrated the coinciding exhibit which highlights technology’s effect on  the world of style. On the red carpet the theme inspired fashion’s elite to wear garments that featured metallic details, latex, and a ton of silver. Chaired by…

GIVENCHY – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

Riccardo Tisci showed his ancient Egyptian inspired collection for Givenchy at The Carreau du Temple on March 6th during Paris Fashion Week. Before he was a well-known designer, Tisci had many shows at this venue. For this particular event, the atmosphere was transformed into a wooden maze setting the tone for the Egyptian and mythological…

FENDI – MILAN – FALL/WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

From Kanye to Karl, 2016 is turning out to be a year of “waves.”  Seismic swirls were the focus of Lagerfeld’s Fall/Winter Fendi collection on February 25th.  The motif showed up in ruffle collars, flouncy shoulders, curly cut-outs, fabulous furs, and stripey prints.  https://www.instagram.com/p/BCQNDv6L4PF/?taken-by=fendi Lagerfeld explained that the singular obsession was somehow related to Albert…

KANYE DISRUPTS THE FASHION STATUS QUO (AGAIN) WITH YEEZY SEASON 3

Kanye West once again disrupted the New York Fashion Week schedule and the status quo with his Yeezy Season 3, presentation. The event, held on February 11th at Madison Square Gardens was simultaneously a fashion show, album debut, performance piece, and cultural commentary. Long time West collaborator, the artist Vanessa Beecroft, orchestrated the show which…

KANYE WEST TO LIVESTREAM YEEZY SEASON THREE

After speculation that Kanye West would release both his latest album and his newest Yeezy collection on February 11th, the news has been confirmed according to media sources. West will debut Yeezy Season Three, as well as his long-anticipated album, Wave (previously titled Swish), to the public during New York Fashion Week. Similar to the livestream…

GOVERNOR’S BALL 2016

Despite the cold weather in New York, The Governor's Ball lineup is bringing the heat. Founder's Entertainment has announced a lineup featuring Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killer's to name a few. Friday June 3 will begin three days of music, art, food, fashion, and entertainment. Located on Randall's Island, the festival is sure to bring the best of…

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