Marvel and Audemars Piguet? The Black Panther Flying Tourbillon

I’ll admit that when I heard there was a “Black Panther” Tourbillon watch, I thought it might be a collaboration with Romaine Jerome, whose Spiderman Tourbillon is their second Marvel Collaboration or with Memorigin the Honk Kong Tourbillon maker who currently sells three Marvel Super Hero watches for around $40k a piece. But high watchmaking house Audemars Piguet? That’s unexpected. And a little controversial among collectors. (more…)

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Netflix’s HALSTON : Drama, Drugs and Decolletage.

Halston was truly one of the most significant fashion designers of all time. His stunning skin-baring gowns designed for women with no breasts and long legs remained unmatched in terms of iconic silhouettes. He singlehandedly brought Ultrasuede to the world of fashion with his #704 shirtwaist dress and sensually draped the likes of every top ’70s model and socialite in halter gowns and chiffon dresses. Lauren Hutton and Jerry Hall. Bianca Jagger and Angelica Huston. Wet glossy lips and tight chignons. He made the runways look like photos by Helmut Newton and Francesco Scavullo. And his friendships with Liza, Warhol, Martha Graham and more are legendary. (more…)

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The Best Red Carpet Looks From The Oscars 2021 (Updated!)

The red carpet fashions at the 93rd Oscars were proof, like the other awards shows of 2021 before them, that people could not wait to get out of the confines of their home —at least those who didn’t gain the Quarantine Twenty— and spread their metaphorical peacock feathers. (more…)

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Restoring The Last Remaining JAWS Shark For The Academy Museum

As the quarantine restrictions begin to lift around the world, museums are once again opening their doors to the public. This includes the long-awaited Academy Museum in Los Angeles, scheduled to open September 30, 2021. The uniquely designed structure by architect Renzo Piano (a remodel and addition to the original May Company Building), will house beloved artifacts from the Motion Picture Industry. One will be able to peruse galleries of real props, matte paintings made for backgrounds, original costumes, scripts and more from the greatest movies of all time. (more…)

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