Best Of The Golden Globes Virtual Red Carpet

Best Of The Golden Globes Virtual Red Carpet

Last Night’s Golden Globes faced a lot of technical challenges given the pandemic-safe production, but when it came to the fashions, they went off without a hitch. The ‘virtual’ red carpet featured celebrities in couture (or in the case of a few like Joaquin Phoenix, a promotional hoodie) they wore at home or onsite. We got a glimpse of these either as a presenter on the show or in a Zoom. Read more

PRADA Made To Order Travel Custom Luggage Collection

PRADA Made To Order Travel

After launching a shoe customization service in their Paris boutique in November, the Italian house has now extended personalization to luggage. With PRADA Made To Order Travel 14 different models of XL weekend bags and suitcases from the Spring-Summer 2016 collection can be personalized to reflect your own style. Read more

Killer Heels At The Brooklyn Museum Is A Real Kick. 40 Pics Prove It.

Killer Heels exhibit hero IIHIH

On exhibit from September 10, 2014 through February 15, 2015 at The Brooklyn Museum is “Killer Heels,” a show that explores the rich and varied history of the shoe and its enduring place in our culture’s imagination. Read more

Creepy Space Age Film for Prada: The Future Of Flesh Directed by Luke Gilford

Commissioned by Prada for their Autumn/Winter ’13 collection, Los Angeles-based writer, director & photographer Luke Gilford collaborated with Document Journal, actress Jane Fonda, and Jake Shears, formerly of Scissor Sisters, to create an chilling space-age short film, entitled The Future of Flesh.

The blog, One small seed writes “With Jake Shears’ eerie music score creating an almost sci-fi horror atmosphere, Gilford – in only just over a minute – manages to indulge us in a discourse of age, mimicry, the future and and high fashion. Faces elongated and latex as skin, the models are far from stereotypical in their aesthetic, perhaps serving as a metaphor for Prada’s new collection: typically that there is nothing mediocre or ordinary when it comes to Prada. The director also opens up the discussion of the industry moving past traditional standards of beauty, allowing room for new intellectual thought processes and denying the age-old idea of fashion being equivalent to mindlessness.”



The New York Times Magazine reports that ‘The eerie, evocative video features an original score by Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and is narrated by Jane Fonda — not coincidentally, another complicated feminist icon. While the clip is not the usual terrain for Fonda, she was easily convinced to lend her voice.’


above: Jane Fonda at LACMA, 2012 (image courtesy of zimbio)

“When Jake asked me to collaborate on the video I thought, For Jake, anything. He’s so out-of-this-world creative and cutting-edge, I knew it would be exciting. I was right,” she said, describing the project as “just wild and unique and Pedro Almodovarish.”

Director: Luke Gilford
Score: Jake Shears
Voice: Jane Fonda
Wardrobe: Prada
Cast: Rosalie Gilford, Rya Kleinpeter, Peggy Noland, Renata Raksha
Jewelry: Lynn Ban

sources: One small seedLuke Gilford, Document Journal  and the New York Times’ T Magazine

Prada Marfa, A Full Scale Replica of a Prada Boutique In Texas: Art or Advertisement?

all about Prada Marfa
above: A permanent art installation, PRADA MARFA, is under fire by the Texas Department of Transportation who has officially classified the structure as an illegal outdoor advertisement. (photo by Casey McCallister)

Perhaps you’ve heard of Prada Marfa, or at least have seen photos of it. But what exactly is it? Read on to learn all about Prada Marfa. Its history, its venue, why it exists and how you can help save it. Meet some of the talented people who have admired it, exploited it, mocked it and, of course, photographed it. Read more

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola’s Prada Candy L’Eau And A Look Behind The Scenes.

To promote Prada’s latest fragrance, Candy de L’Eau, Directors Wes Andersen and Roman Coppola have created a real tale told in three online episodes starring Léa Seydoux. The short film is available as one complete video, but I want you to see it as it was intended.

Strikingly similar to Truffaut’s Jules and Jim, the short film tells the story of a starlet caught between the affections of two young men, while plugging the new fragrance at the end of each episode.

Episode 1:

Episode 2:

Episode 3:

Behind the Scenes:

Actress Lea Seydoux appears in the print ads and in the promotional pieces for the fragrance (shown below) as well as in the film.



The new fragrance is a trinity of white musks, benzoin and caramel, heightened by notes of citrus and oriental florals.

Full Film Credits:
Client:
Prada Candy
Director:
Wes Anderson
Director:
Roman Coppola
Executive Producer:
Lisa Margulis
Executive Producer:
Max Brun
Production Company:
The Directors Bureau
Production Company:
Hi! Production
Producer:
Juiie Alford
Production Service:
Pioneer Productions
Producer:
Ezther Repassy
Director of Photography:
Darius Khondji
Production Designer:
Tunde Csaki
Costume Designer:
Judy Shrewsbury
Editor:
Stephen Perkins

Prada Candy L’Eau

Artists, Fashion Designers and Jewelers Create Custom Dolls For Charity: Frimousses Designers for Darfur.

For the tenth year, UNICEF France’s Frimousses Creators bring together the greatest designers, artists and jewelers who put their talent toward helping UNICEF and children worldwide by creating one of a kind dolls that are auctioned with the proceeds going toward vaccinating children in Darfur.

The unique dolls (or in some cases, artworks inspired by dolls) were created by such well-known names and fashion houses as Prada, CHANEL, Gaultier, Gucci, Missoni, Issey Miyake, Olivia Putnam, Philip Pasqua, Mathieu Lehanneur, Dolce and Gabbana and many more. The pieces range from couture dressed Barbies to lithographs, knit dolls to robotic sculptures. To show the path of hope and gather people to believe in tomorrow, this year’s theme was “Yes Future!” for which dynamic, lively, modern dolls and art works are the ambassadors of hope and carry the colors of life.

Here’s a look at many of the other dolls from the project.
Anne Fontaine:

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada:

Ara Starck:

Agnes b.:

CHANEL:

Chantal Thomas:

Chloe:

Christian Dior:

Dolce and Gabbana:

Elie Saab:

François Clerc:

Frimousse de Coeur:

Gucci:

Issey Miyake:

Jay Ahr:

Jean-Paul Gaultier:

Jerome l’Huillier:

Jean Claude Jitrois:

Lorenz Baumer:

Mac Chaoul:

Mathieu Lehanneur:

Missoni:

Nicolas Saint Gregoire:

Olivia Putnam:

Prada:

Rallye des Princesses:

Valerie Attinelli:

Vincent Darre:

Yulia Yanina:

See all the dolls here.

What Went for The Most Money:
The Artcurial auction, which took place on December 3rd, 2012 at Petit Palais, raised $251,942. The top five pieces which garnered the most money for the cause were:

Lot 17. Carlos CRUZ-DIEZ Couleur Additive Denise B 6/8 2007, sold for $23,613:

Lot 16. DICE KAYEK Poupée Trésor « Lumière » June 2012 // Paris, sold for $16,557:

Lot 21. Claudine DRAI – Galerie de Noirmont, Untitled, August 2012, sold for $8,915:

Lot 5. Philippe PASQUA, Aora 2011 sold for $8,278:

Lot 71. TORRENTE Shina June, 2012 // Paris, sold for $7,642:

The individual results of each lot in the auction can be found here.

In ten years, the auctions of Frimousses Designers have raised over $ 1.5 million, allowing the fund UNICEF vaccination campaigns and saving hundreds of thousands of children.

For this 10th anniversary, UNICEF hopes to ensure the children of Darfur right to be healthy and to grow and thrive, protected from diseases such as measles.

If you want to support the actions of UNICEF for children in Darfur, you can send your donations by check *:

Frimousses Designers for Darfur
UNICEF France
3 rue Duguay Trouin
75006 Paris

Prada Parallel Universes – 12 Animated Gifs for Prada by Graphic Designer Vahram Muratyan.

Graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, best known for his Paris Versus New York series of posters and book has collaborated with uber luxe fashion brand Prada for Parallel Universes 2012, a series of animated gifs. Read more