Chanel Perfume and Jean Paul Goude

Chanel Perfume and Jean Paul Goude

Yes! Jean Paul Goude made another ad mini-movie for Chanel! After juggling with a perfume bottle of Chance, in 2011, the models now, in 2015, take up bowling, with many bottles of Chance, fun! Our all-time favorite Jean Paul Goude/Chanel collaboration is the one with Vanessa Paradis whistling and spilling Coco perfume, made in 1991. Oh and also the ad for Chanel Egoiste, made in 1990. (see those? click read more) Continue reading

Ran Hwang Pins and Needles

 Ran Hwang Pins and Needles

ARTIST STATEMENT I create large icons such as a Buddha or a traditional vase, using materials from the fashion industry. The process of building large installations are time consuming and repetitive and it requires manual effort which provides a form of self-meditation. I hammer thousands of pins into a wall like a monk who, facing the wall, practices Zen. My works are divided into two groups. In the first, pins are used to hold buttons remain free to move and suggest the genetic human tendency to be irresolute. I choose buttons, which are as common and ordinary as human beings. In the second group of works, a massive number of pins connect yards of thread creating a negative space of the presented images, threads suggesting connections between human beings and a communication network between seemingly unlinked human experiences. The filled negative space in the absence of the positive space suggests mortality at the heart of self-recognition. (via ranhwang.com/images via the red list)

Iman

Iman, dressed in Rykiel’s feathers. We needed to share this picture with you because it’s an example of how fashion shoots can be difficult to understand: Or is it just that she is wearing feathers and was known for her long neck? Probably so, hmpff … Iman is a Supermodel from the eighties of the previous century. She is married to David Bowie, a Super Pop star from that same era. Just so you now…..
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Photo by Mark Seliger for Harpers Bazaar December issue, 2010