A trio of photography exhibits around Manhattan offer a wide spectrum of interest. Master portraiture and fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s career is showcased this fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where about 180 works will be on...
A trio of photography exhibits around Manhattan offer a wide spectrum of interest. Master portraiture and fashion photographer Richard Avedon’s career is showcased this fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where about 180 works will be on display. Some photos reach as far back as the 1940s and several large murals will also be on view. Subjects include key artistic, intellectual and political figures from the late Fifties through the early Seventies. Also featured are portraits of Avedon’s father shortly before his death. John Cheever, Roy Lichtenstein and Harold Bloom are other noteworthy subjects. Richard Avedon: Portraits, Sept. 26 — Jan. 5, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, (212) 535-7710.
Marking her second solo exhibition in New York, two new films and a group of photographs taken over two years by British photographer Sam Taylor-Wood will be at the Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea. Among the new photographs is Sleep, a life-size image of a male lying face-up nude with his eyes closed on a white bed inspired by Holbein’s painting "The Dead Body of Christ in the Tomb." The exhibition also features Taylor-Wood’s new series dubbed The Passion Cycle — over 20, 4 by 5 inch photographs inspired by erotic Japanese woodcuts called Shunga prints. But they’re not photos of woodcuts. Instead, Taylor-Wood shot a young couple in a committed relationship having sex. Sam Taylor-Wood: The Passion, Sept. 21-Nov. 2, Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24th St., (212) 243-0200
Former Dutch magazine editor in chief and Giorgio Armani creative director Matthias Vriens is known in the fashion industry for creating provocative images seen in avant-garde magazines like The Face, as well as ad campaigns for high-profile brands such as Gucci. But in his latest photography exhibition, held at New York gallery The Project, Vriens explores the racier side behind the manufactured images of fashion, advertising and pornography by erecting eight photographs measuring 6 feet high by 4 feet wide. Somewhat sculpture-like and surely sexual, the photographs leave either a little or a lot for the imagination. Matthias Vriens, Sept. 8-29, The Project, 427 West 126th St., (212) 662-8610.
“What he has done at Vuitton is really exceptional,” said @gameofthrones’ actress Gwendoline Christie on @mrkimjones’ final show for @louisvuitton. “He has rebooted luxury in terms of making it commercial, viable and contemporary. And most importantly artistic. He has never compromised his artistic vision for the sake of commodity.” (📷: @zefashioninsider)
After seeing a demand for men’s wear from its customers, British contemporary women’s wear label @ariesarise has added a men’s wear component and will launch a unisex collection with @mrporterlive. The 20-piece collection includes jackets, denim, logo T-shirts and more with deconstructed ‘90s vibes. Set to launch on January 18, you can shop the pieces on Aries’ website and on mrporter.com. #wwdfashion
“And so spending so much time with a character who thinks like that, inevitability you try and analyze yourself and go back and think about your own demons and dark chapters that you had in your life,” says @thedanielbruhl of his role in TNT’s “The Alienist.” The show, set in the Gilded Age of New York, also stars Dakota Fanning and Luke Evans. Head to WWD.com to read about how 39-year-old Brühl prepared for the role and why he thinks the show is so relevant to today #wwdeye ( 📷: @Eriktanner)
Now that Celine Dion’s collection has topped $10 million in sales, the pop superstar, fashion icon and newly-minted industry player is eyeing growth in Asia. Read the full report by @tiffanyap, link in bio. #wwdnews #celinedion
“My personal philosophy to beauty is paying attention to oneself. I love to be outdoors, lots of fresh air, trying to take care of yourself as best you can. I always notice that comes through,” says Felicity Jones, the global face of @shiseido-owned @cledepeaubeauteus, which launches today. Head to WWD.com to read more about the actress’ love for beauty and how she prepared for her new role in “The Basis of Sex,” playing the young Ruth Bader Ginsburg. #wwdbeauty (📷: @dandoperalski)
Among the familiar faces at @off____white’s show was a surprise figure: Japanese artist @takashipom, pictured here on Wednesday morning. Other show-goers included @jerrylorenzo, who spoke about his upcoming project: a @nike collaboration for back to school, with designs inspired by his childhood on the West Coast. Sitting in the front row were Future, Don Crawley, @miguel and more. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: Stephane Feugere)
According to @laurentsai, former “Terrace House: Aloha State” cast member, she didn’t know she was auditioning for the Japanese version of “Real World.” “I was telling a couple of my friends and someone’s like, ‘That sounds a lot like Terrace House.’ I was like, ’No it can’t be.’” Turns out, it was. But Tsai isn’t just a reality star — she’s an illustrator who has worked with Starbucks Japan and most recently, she’s dipping her toes into the fashion world. Head to WWD.com to read about her time on the show, modeling and her art. #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
More changes are coming to New York Fashion Week: Beginning with the spring 2019 collection, @alexanderwangny will move his New York show to June from September, adopting a biannual schedule with collections shown in June and December. Additionally, the @cfda is planning for an official summer/winter fashion season taking place as soon as June and December 2018. Read more about the upcoming changes on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @slovekinpics)