Hubert de Givenchy on the golden age of haute couture and his Giacomettis

Hubert de Givenchy on the golden age of haute couture and his Giacomettis

“Givenchy is a survivor of the golden age of haute couture” writes Financial Times’ Nick Foulkes in his exclusive interview with the iconic designer and art collector Hubert de Givenchy.

“He clothed the most beautiful women of an elegant time: Gloria Guinness, Babe Paley, Daisy Fellowes and Mona von Bismarck among them. Nicknamed the Tarzan of fashion because of his towering frame, he worked for Jacques Fath, Lucien Lelong and Schiaparelli, before founding his couture house in 1952, aged just 25. A couple of years later, the newspaper L’Express told its readers that he was to haute couture what Françoise Sagan was to literature and Bernard Buffet to painting: successful, glamorous, gorgeous and very, very French” adds the renowned journalist of the man who defined an era –and his muse Audrey Hepburn.

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Gucci Garden is Alessandro Michele’s latest concept store to explore

Gucci Garden is Alessandro Michele’s latest concept store to explore
The Italian fashion house debuts the Gucci Garden inside the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia, which housed the Gucci Museo.
Conceived by creative director Alessandro Michele, the newly designed space features a store with one-of-a-kind items, the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura— a restaurant by three-Michelin-star chef—and the Gucci Garden Galleria exhibition rooms curated by critic Maria Luisa Frisa. Read more

Carmen Dell’Orefice is the style icon to rule them all

Bella Hadid, 21, and Kendall Jenner, 22, frequented Paris Fashion Week like a pro yet there was one stunning beauty to rule them all. Carmen Dell’Orefice, 86, is obviously the only true runway star and style icon of fashion. The renowned model closed the show for Guo Pei (the couturier behind Rihanna’s iconic 2015 Met Gala look) last year being the oldest working model in the world.

How to spend a weekend in Paris by Olivier Rousteing

The French fashion designer and creative director of Balmain in 2011 contributes to the Financial Times on his favourite spots of Paris for a very Balmain weekend.

Happy very sunny year 

Happy very sunny year 
From Kaia Gerber and Natasha Poly through Izabel Goulart and Lily Alridge the top models of our times wore their bathing suits for a very sunny NYE. Check their summery Instagram posts and be inspired because it’s always sunny in the fashion world.

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Happy times ahead

Studio des Acacias presents the mystical Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro 

Studio des Acacias presents the mystical Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro 

The renowned Parisian art Studio des Acacias is proud to host the latest exhibition by visionary fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø.

“Sølve Sundsbø pour Numéro” is the first solo show devoted to the Norwegian image maker in France and explores his two-decade collaboration with Numéro magazine.

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Hamish Bowles is the only editor who matters

Hamish Bowles is the only editor who matters
“Hamish Bowles was brought up far from the glamour of aristocratic life in Hampstead, an area of north London that was comfortably middle class and rather left wing. His father was Vice Provost of University College, London; his mother was especially interested in photography and antiques” writes BoF’s Colin McDowell on Vogue’s International Editor who defines an era.

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Met celebrates a genius named David Hockney

For nearly 60 years, David Hockney  has pursued a singular career with a love for painting and its intrinsic challenges. This major retrospective—the exhibition's only North American venue—honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present. Working in a wide range of media with equal measures of wit and intelligence, Hockney has examined, probed, and questioned how to capture the perceived world of movement, space, and time in two dimensions. The exhibition offers a grand overview of the artist's achievements across all media, including painting, drawing, photography, and video. From his early experiments with modernist abstraction and mid-career experiments with illusion and realism, to his most recent, jewel-toned landscapes,  Hockney has consistently explored the nature of perception and representation with both intellectual rigor and sheer delight in the act of looking. The exhibition is organized collaboratively by Tate Britain, London; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. “David Hockney” is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 27, 2017 to February 25, 2018. 
“Delightful, absorbing exhibition” writes New York Times on David Hockney’s major Met retrospective.
The exhibition honours the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present. Read more