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
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
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
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
Cast: Rosalie Gilford, Rya Kleinpeter, Peggy Noland, Renata Raksha
Jewelry: Lynn Ban
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
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.
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.
Full Film Credits:
The Directors Bureau
Director of Photography:
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.
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada:
Dolce and Gabbana:
Frimousse de Coeur:
Jean Claude Jitrois:
Nicolas Saint Gregoire:
Rallye des Princesses:
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:
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
3 rue Duguay Trouin