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Fashion addicts rejoice! It's NYFW week and our resident sultan of style, Mickey Boardman, will be presenting his daily fashion week highlights. Avant-garde sihouettes, eye-popping accessories, stylish socialites and well-built hunks: You'll find them all here. So tune in every morning to see the things that make Mr. Mickey flip his wig.
Tory Burch makes pretty clothes for pretty ladies and we loved the opening look of her show. It made us want to go on trips and buy jewelry!
2015 Paper Beautiful People and design duo Eckhaus Latta are a brand that the hip kids go crazy for. And I might just be able to fit into this jazzy little number from their show!
When it comes to fantasy and impeccable workmanship, Rodarte just can't be beat. Their show was one of their best in years and featured this super-chic little ensemble.
If you know me at all you know I can't resist overalls and this little overall dress is from Diesel Black Gold on one of my favorite girls Mica Arganaz.
Coach did their show on the highline and it was an idyllic setting. We loved the patchwork leather (even though MM is cruelty-free and wears no leather) and this dinosaur sweater is pretty adorable.
Simple and sexy looked great at Milly.
We're seeing lots of fringed moments and this printed skirt at Alice + Olivia really gave us the fever for a trip to the southwest.
Peter Copping's second show for Oscar de la Renta was devastatingly gorgeous. Now this is what style looks like.
Jeremy Scott is a busy man. Last night he hosted both the NYC premiere of the documentary Jeremy Scott: The People's Designer and one of his signature blow-out after parties. (Stop by our party and issue signing with him tonight at the Moschino store with Tumblr).
Kenneth Cole hosted a party at his Bowery store, and here he is taking a selfie with gorgeous mother-daughter Jillian Hervey and Vanessa Williams.
Business of Fashion hosted a party to celebrate their new BoF 500 at the Edition Hotel. Here's fabulous BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amred with CFDA's Steven Kolb and DVF who co-hosted.
Runway photos from Voguerunway.com . Event photos from BFA.com
Taste is in the eye of the beholder, which is why some legendary entertainers who were accused of having terrible taste turned out to be fashion visionaries who were walking billboards for chutzpah and class. Here are my favorite stars who've spun wacky into wonderful:
PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012)
Hilarious standup comic Phyllis engaged in the shtick that she was ugly and unwanted, and in the process, she gussied herself up in feathers, stripes, excessive jewels, and fright wigs. And the result was gorgeous! I remember being inspired as a kid by Phyllis' supposedly ugly looks, which today look totally runway-ready.
MAMA CASS (1941-74)
In our twisted society, fat people aren't supposed to dress to draw attention to themselves. They're supposed to wear solid black, hold in their stomachs, and hide in a corner with their heads down. But Cass Elliot -- the throaty and popular singer from the '60s singing group the Mamas and the Papas -- threw all that out the window, while holding onto that proverbial ham sandwich. She flaunted her fabulous self in boldly patterned caftans, patchwork shmattes, and even some tighter things, with bows and beads and all the other accoutrements. She was fabulous.
Young and fearless, Miley has become the fashionplate for things that make old people faint while her admirers scream with approval. She is game for all possibilities, and can make magic out of anything from hanging Skittles to glorified duct tape. She's made fashion fun again, and though she also happens to have a pulled-together look, I'm glad she doesn't trot it out that often.
So adorable in patchwork dreads, floppy hats, and other paraphernalia, George
was the boyish -- yet rather girlish -- new wave star who became an ambulatory hanger for anything that moved him. He and his performance artist friend Leigh Bowery pushed the boundaries of what was OK, and it looked so fab that their looks now seem timeless.
The sparkly pianist didn't believe in "less is more." He was always willing to lay on one more jewel, then flash his pearly whites for extra blinding effect, thrilled to overload his audience's senses with anything that shimmered. The man basically melded classical music with the aesthetics of La Cage aux Folles, and for that I'll always be grateful (if confused).
When she wore what looked like a dead cockatoo on her head to the Oscars in 1986, it didn't surprise anyone who'd been following Cher for years. After all, she'd always specialized in button pushing, rule breaking, navel showing, supposedly offensive but actually wildly exciting looks. The woman believes in life after taste, and she makes it work big time.
They're still talking about the swan dress. Case closed.
The head personality of the musical group Sly and the Family Stone, Sly has always been a leader in brave fashion choices as well. There's nothing too shiny, revealing, ornamented, and outrageous for this man to wear, whether he's dealing in pimp style, cowboy chic, or other hippity happenings. Sly sings about being "everyday people," but that's not what I'm seeing.
Gaga infused a lot of merriment into pop fashion with her elaborately orchestrated ensembles, most famously a meat dress that was as high in pizzazz as it was in cholesterol. No one would mistake her for the Queen of England -- but that's why we love the girl. And even though she's gotten a bit more tasteful these days, we're happy to say she hasn't gotten that much more tasteful. She and Miley know it's their responsibility to make "bad" good again.
She's not exactly Gaga, but Katy does have a healthy sense of silliness as she throws on everything from Cleopatra outfits to Catwoman suits, with all manner of hats and other stuff to spruce it up. Uppity fashion critics' worst nightmare is actually what amounts to a grownup version of a "Teenage Dream."
If you've been craving some Miranda in your life, Amazon now has every season of Sex and the City available through Amazon Prime (including downloading). Read Emily Nussbaum's fantastic defense of the show for The New Yorker, get out of the way of that splashing bus, hunker down for a simpler time when classy benefits could involved Donald Trump, and, most importantly, forget about the movies.
The upcoming generation of teens is full of kids who are stars to each other, but inhabit practically a different social universe from adults. They're building their own social media followings on Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, you name it -- but to what end? For the olds among us: who are these teens, and how can we be as cool as them? Get to know the most fascinating teens on the internet in our feature, Yasss Teen.
I mean to introduce characters of diverse ethnicities, of all kinds of racial backgrounds -- and I'm looking forward to doing that with the Marias, indigenous women of Mexico that are discriminated against. It's no shocker that these women aren't offered Planned Parenthood-like services. There are women that are giving birth in the streets, and they're not being respected at all. So, rather than being influenced by art or what my country showcases [to me], I want to shine a light on the communities that aren't represented and make sure that they look beautiful as well, mixing them with all the color that I include. I really intend to mix comical aspects of illustration but with a serious note.
Esta bien no estar bien. No esta bien rodearte de aquellos que no aportan a tu vida y felicidad. No esta bien ser la razón por la cual alguien no va a sonreír durante el día. No esta bien disminuir la poca empatía que existe entre nosotros. No esta bien denigrar a aquellos que no entendemos. Y no esta bien olvidar quien eres y cuanto importas. Hoy regreso a @instagram lleno de cambios y motivación. Pensé que había perdido mi voz e identidad en la comunidad, pero descubrí que sencillamente ha cambiado. Mis ilustraciones y personajes han crecido junto conmigo, cobrando muchos estilos nuevos que estoy ansioso por compartirles. Junto con #DamiselasDistópicas podrán conocer mas sobre temas que nos conciernen a todos, especialmente a aquellos que vivimos en Mexico. Espero que todos hayan disfrutado y aprendido de su verano tanto como yo. Para todos aquellos que batallan con la depresión, ¡recuerden que esta bien no estar bien!
Do you feel that your art is political in nature?
Do you find subjects to draw, or are they composite figures from your head?
I'm not sure if I'm acknowledged as a "celebrity," I feel like I'm just doing the same. The fame or the popularity is quite small compared to many other people that are showcasing what they do. I'm really flattered by the opportunity and always looking forward to what my followers have to say, I'm really keen on reading the comments, taking suggestions. I'm always wanting to change my style. That's what I'm always looking for within my drawings. They're of people, but I make sure they're very diverse characters, so after all the people that I've been able to talk to, thanks to Instagram, thanks to The Huffington Post; even in Spain, i-D magazine from Vice, I was able to talk to them regarding marketing and branding. There's been many great opportunities, and rather than the followers and the celebrity and getting to be reached out to by many people, I appreciate that I can make a little bit of a difference in the cultural community of my country.
Have you ever considered doing comics journalism? Your art is so much about portraying others and real life.
Thanks to the Internet and, more specifically, social media (we're looking at you, Tumblr), the nostalgia cycle is moving at warp speed. Gone are the days when it took twenty years for trends to come back and so while it seems like only a few years ago that everyone was dressing like they stepped out of a Hole video, early-90s nostalgia is quickly getting displaced by an obsession for the later part of that decade and even the early-2000s. As we prepare to dust off our Rocket Dogs and dry clean our velour tracksuits, we ask some of our favorite stylists to tell us about which late '90s/early '00s trends they think will be making a comeback -- for better or (much) worse.
"I'm all about bringing back multicolor Louis Vuitton bags, and Dior Saddle bags. It's been long enough and I'm ready to see some cool chicks rocking these around fashion week."
"I remember the '00s being a big fusion of trends and being very influenced by the music industry. Pop, hip-hop, rap, rock...Missy Elliott, Madonna, Xtina Aguilera, Britney. There were a few trends they did for the worse that are or might be coming back (Buffalo platform shoes, those tiny plastic collars that I've seen on models lately, metal geometric tops, Ed Hardy, fanny packs...) and also some basics that we see every few seasons (camo, flare trousers, Manolo pointy high heels). And if we could avoid the Spice Girls looks coming back outside of theme parties I'd be grateful!"
"I saw the return of the mid-length denim skirt -- thank you Bey and Kim K -- and while I loved this return trend, I worry the natural length progression will retreat and the next trend will be the mini denim skirt. Let's leave the mini denim skirt back in 2002 ladies, after all, Britney did it better than anyone ever could."
"Having recently moved from rural Devon to East London in the early 2000s, my world was consumed with images from Wolfgang Tillmans, Juergen Teller and Corinne Day. I wanted to wear anything that would have me belonging in one of their photographs -- mostly vintage, flowery dresses over jeans, Adidas sneakers, no bra, oversized military jackets...This Corinne Day and Carmen Kass shoot for Vogue Paris summarizes all that was good for me: skimpy dresses, summer skin, strappy shoes/wedges and simple beauty...and a hat of course! But the '00s trends I hated most were anything asymmetrical, straightened hair -- I felt like everyone looked the same for years -- and whale tails!
My predictions for which early '00s trends will come back are satin and elevated cargo pants. I love the idea of pastel and muted satin -- we saw a bit of it already in the New York shows at Maiyet, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Dion Lee and Victoria Beckham. This was a huge trend in the early 2000s from brands like Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Yves Saint Laurent and even McQueen. Cargo pants are a tough one but it reminds me of Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten 2002/2003 shows with traveler/Ibiza vibes or alternately British girl band All Saints. I'm not sure if it'll stick but I think we'll see it none the less.
The trends I'd rather not see again are those pirate-inspired collections from the Brits, namely McQueen and Vivienne Westwood! Off the runway I think straightened hair on everyone can stay in the past, I much prefer the lively natural hair trends right now."
"The decade 2000 is full of embarrassing trends, but one that I think is still relevant is Premium streetwear. Not that it's disappeared since the 2000s, but I think there is more room in the market (especially for women) for brands that have big ideas and make comfortable, affordable clothing inspired by street fashion."
"The only '00s trend I can think of that I'm really seeing making a comeback are mules -- I'm seeing some pretty modern chic versions around and I could def get into those (at least it's more comfortable than a heel) and the new versions are so much cooler than the old ones. And then remember the jeans with the cut-off waistband? I feel like that's something that (unfortunately) could make a comeback -- I can see someone like Miley or Rihanna doing that and really picking up from there. Shrugs scare me 'cause I feel like those could make a comeback and I really hate them -- I hated them then and I hate them now but maybe someone will come out with a cooler version. Just please no low-rise jeans and/or trucker hats.
On a side note -- the one person whom to me had the best style in the '00s was Kirsten Dunst -- all that Phoebe Philo-era Chloé was perfection. So there are some '00s trends I would LOVE to see like Phoebe Philo's Chloé, which was 2002 to mid 2000s, had the amazing scalloped edges on everything, the sheer peasant blouses, and those perfect braided waist bell bottom jeans. How has no one brought those back?"
"I've been seeing ruched, stretched jersey and, first of all, anything jersey makes me want to throw up. There's been a comeback of stretched jersey halter tops that are all ruched around the mid-section, which makes no sense. What is ruching? You want to look thinner but add all these layers and bundle up this fabric around your mid-section? But honestly, as for 2000s trends, I wouldn't want to see anything make a comeback. Actually, you know what was kind of hot? Britney Spears wearing the bikini bottoms over her leather pants in "I'm A Slave 4 U." That video was so hot. I love that.
But the other trends I hope won't come back include the short denim skirt with Uggs -- it was greatest catastrophe. It makes no sense. If you go out to the Midwest, like in Chicago, you'd see girls freezing but their feet and ankles would be warm in these atrocious Uggs. And I don't want to see those aforementioned jersey dresses with the ruching -- I think it's so cheap.
But as for what I think will most definitely come back? The Playboy Bunny. We're seeing Jeremy Scott and Moschino and the Looney Tunes and all the animated cartoon characters coming back and I think the next thing that makes sense is the Playboy bunny logo on things (which The Blonds kind of already did). I can definitely see designers exaggerate that and doing the mules and the slides with the furry toes. It can totally work if it's done right."
It's 9:30am on a recent Sunday and James Goldstein -- or Jim, as he prefers to be called -- is about to give us a tour of his glass mansion, known as the Sheats Goldstein Residence, nestled in the Hollywood Hills. Goldstein is a man about town and hard to miss with his unique fashion sense (think: snakeskin or zebra print suits accessorized with cowboy hats and boots). While the source of his income is murky, he's often described as a 'billionaire NBA superfan' -- he attends over one hundred NBA games per season, mostly sitting court side and even traveling to catch a game. It's a commitment only matched by his love of fashion; he's frequently spotted front row at fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
As we make our way down the extended palm tree-lined drive and eventually to the front door, we catch a glimpse of Jim in his natural habitat, lounging on the couch in tennis gear reading the morning paper. He greets us with a handshake and takes us on a tour that starts off at the pool area, which we recognize immediately from a photo shoot starring Kendall Jenner (the home is a sought-after location for fashion shoots and has also been featured in movies like Charlie's Angels).
Jim then leads us along a marble walled pathway toward his bedroom where we see pictures of him with Kate Moss, John Galliano, and many others, stacked on a chest of drawers next to a 'JG' initialed Goyard hat box. We walk together to his prized closet, which is organized by season, and he shows us some of his favorite pieces, including an extravagant Saint Laurent snakeskin jacket and a beautiful Lanvin leather number. When we ask him if he's found anything special for this coming season, a look of worry appears on his face and he responds with "No, I haven't seen anything I like. I'm concerned about this season." As we walk out onto the balcony, which offers the best view of Los Angeles, we discover that the wooden terrace lifts up to unveil a bubbling hot tub. Paradise. We finish the tour at Club James, a new addition to the Sheats Goldstein Residence. Jim tells us that Rihanna celebrated her birthday here earlier this year and he has plans to turn this entertainment complex into one of the hottest spots in LA. After the tour, we sit down to chat where we learn more about Jim's upbringing, his inspiration and his own fashion line, James Goldstein Couture.
Tell me about your upbringing. What brought you to Los Angeles?
I went to college at Stanford, which was my first exposure to California having grown up in Milwaukee. While I was at Stanford one of my former roommates invited me to Los Angeles and I liked it a lot so I decided to do my post grad work at UCLA to give the city a test and then I decided to stay.
What persuaded you to stay after your post-grad?
I decided to stay despite my father having a business in Wisconsin that he would have liked me to take over but I didn't want to stay there.
What's a typical day like in the life of Jim Goldstein?
Well I travel about 7 months of the year but a typical day when I'm here at home is to go through my emails and Instagram while I'm still in bed. Then I get up and check on my construction work, which goes on daily and has been for many, many years. I then read the newspapers and play some tennis on my new court.
Tell me about the construction, what's going on?
Club James has been added. You could call it an entertainment complex that I have been working on for many years now. It consists of a tennis court on the top level then Club James and my offices on the second level and on the third level, which is still a long way from being finished, a huge entertainment terrace including a lap pool, dining facilities, kitchen and bar.
Who inspires you most?
At this point architecturally, I would give Zaha Hadid my number one spot along with Santiago Calatrava. That's architecture. My other strong interests include watching a lot of basketball and going to many games here in Los Angeles. Basketball is a big part of my life. I can't point to one person in basketball who inspires me but there are many.
Where fashion is concerned, who continues to inspire you?
Well, my favorite designers have always been John Galliano and Jean Paul Gaultier. Right now my two main sources for my own clothing choices are Balmain and Saint Laurent.
Tell me about your signature look.
I would say that my clothing tastes for myself have evolved. I try to stay as current as possible and I change my wardrobe completely every fashion season. I look around at what all the designers have to offer even though I have my favorites. As far as my signature image, that's something that I like because it's the opposite of the average suit and tie dresser and it shows a little bit of rebellion toward the typical way of dressing. It's also very comfortable and I think I look great in it. Having said that, I still try to keep an open mind to everything new that comes along, I try to wear something that's unique and has never been done before. I'm always looking for new ideas.
What advice would you give to the young people of today?
My advice is to find something in life that you can be really passionate about and then taking it all the way and I think I have done that with my architectural projects, basketball and with fashion.
With so many accomplishments and successes under your belt, what are you most proud of?
I think I'm most proud of the creation of this property. The total rebuilding of this house, the tremendous landscaping project that I've been working on for years. The creation of the James Turrell Skyspace and the creation of the entertainment complex. All in all this has been like a life's work project for me and I'm very proud of the way it has turned out.
As someone who travels a lot, what's your favorite city and why?
Paris is my favorite city. Even though I've been there hundreds of times I still get goosebumps when I'm walking around.
Where in Paris?
I've been staying in Saint Germain all my life and I feel like that's my second home, I feel very comfortable there.
Favorite spot in Los Angeles aside from your home?
Aside from here, my second favorite spot is the beach on a beautiful day.
What are some of your pleasures in life?
Well certainly tennis and basketball are a big part of my life.
You recently launched your own fashion brand, James Goldstein Couture, tell me more about it.
Two of my closest friends from Milan called me one day and much to my surprise they told me that they had decided to start a line and wanted me to be the Head Designer and to have it named after me. That started a little less than two years ago and started primarily with womenswear and it is aimed at the young, hip dresser and inspired by the kind of clothing that I like to wear myself.
The video is just an exercise in sheltered suburban thinking that some oblivious adults have dragged this poor kid into -- and he'll be known as that lame af apple pie kid for eons to come.
The folks behind this obviously had enough sense to change "bando" to "condo," but not enough sense to think about the broader societal implications this deeply terrible video has. Someone go rescue Dalton, please.
At the debut of Yeezy Season 2, Kanye West played a new song, apparently off the maybe-upcoming SWISH. The track, "Fade," features Ty Dolla $ign and, for some reason, n-word-deploying rapper Post Malone. You can listen to it through this janky YouTube video, since we know how desperate everyone is for new Kanye.
For it-model Issa Lish, fashion has transformed the everyday into one colossal amusement park.
Issa Lish, the 20-year-old Mexican-Japanese model, awoke in her Williamsburg apartment one summer Wednesday with a hankering for corn dogs and roller coasters. So she slipped into a pair of Rag & Bone jeans, laced up her Converse and spent the afternoon at Six Flags. "We did the Kingda Ka, which is supposed to be one of the fastest and longest coasters in the world," Lish giddily explains during a phone call from the park. "For a minute, I thought I was going to throw up, but I didn't... thank God."
That adventure, Lish confesses, "was luxury for me -- to be 20 and just pick up and go to Six Flags and have the freedom to have these experiences and 100 percent support myself." But it's also the quintessential millennial take on luxury, one that stands in sharp contrast to the opulence of Cindy Crawford-era models. Lish traces her outlook to the unique hybrid of cultures that has made her one of the year's most sought-after faces.
"I am from Mexico City, but I would say that I was not raised fully Mexican," says Lish, who was discovered by an agent while waiting tables at her father's sushi restaurant. "My Dad taught me to embrace a lot of the values that Mexican culture doesn't as much: being nice to everyone no matter what, honesty, hard work, a really dark sense of humor," she says. "I didn't fully understand those roots until I went to Japan for the first time three years ago."
Whether he's designing out dresses emblazoned with Spongebob Squarepants's face, or quilted purses shaped like coats, Jeremy Scott knows how to make a splash. The designer -- and current Paper cover star -- cheerfully embraces all things flashy and wacky, fun and luxe, which makes him a favorite designer for pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj or his muse, Katy Perry, who want the exuberance of their clothes to match that of their personas. Here we've rounded up ten of Scott's top pop moments, and the beautiful people who surround him.
September 8, 2015
Director Vlad Yudin's film tracks the rise of Jeremy Scott, from growing up in Missouri to helming Moschino, filled with interviews from Scott's cavalcade of celebrity friends. Unsurprisingly, the doc's LA premiere drew an equally star-studded crowd, including Vanessa Hudgens, Liberty Ross, Rita Ora, and Lily Collins, all sporting Moschino looks. Scott himself appeared with BFF Katy Perry, wearing matching black crystal-encrusted ensembles. They memorialized the night by putting their handprints in cement.
August 30, 2015
For this year's VMAs, Scott was invited to update MTV's iconic Moonman, giving him a metallic rainbow sheen, peace-sign chain, and coloring his flag with the technicolor bars of a TV test-pattern. That same bright pattern was reflected in the show's red carpet, which was also a Scott creation. Host Miley Cyrus, a Scott devotee and friend, also wore a collection of out-there Scott pieces throughout the show.
April 12, 2015
The invite to Scott's Coachella party is always a hot ticket. This year, it was sponsored for the first time by the designer's brand, Moschino. (Adidas partnered with Scott on the fete the past three years.) The guest list -- curated by Scott -- included Katy Perry, Jourdan Dunn, Alexander Wang, FKA twigs, and Robert Pattinson, while Skrillex and Diplo occupied the DJ booth and provided the party's soundtrack.
February 1, 2015
Katy Perry's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show costumes -- including the beach ball bikini forever made famous by Left Shark dancing behind it, and silver shooting star gown -- were a collaboration between Scott and the singer for her first Super Bowl performance. This wasn't Scott's first time being featured during the Super Bowl, though. In Madonna's 2012 performance, her back-up dancers wore Scott-designed track suits.
September 10, 2014
Prior to fashion week of fall 2014, rumors swirled about a collaboration between Scott and Cyrus to be unveiled during his show. When Scott's Spring/Summer 2015 collection went down the runway, it featured handmade plastic jewelry -- troll dolls and brightly colored toys featured heavily -- designed by Cyrus, who then took a final bow with him at the end of the show.
February 21, 2014
In fall of 2013, Scott was named creative director of Moschino and his famous friends were nothing but supportive of Scott's joining the Italian brand. Both Rita Ora and Katy Perry walked the runway during his debut show and Perry also signed up to be the face of Moschino's fall 2015 ad campaign, and sported a Moschino gown at the 2015 Met Gala.
Scott and Adidas
Scott kicked off a collaboration with Adidas designing sneakers in 2008, a partnership that's been long-lived and fruitful. His unique aesthetic resonated with rappers and sneakerheads alike and his 2012 collaboration with the brand kicked off with a video featuring a slew of his famous musician fans, including Nicki Minaj and Big Sean, and Korean band 2NE1. A year later, A$AP Rocky worked with Scott on a signature take on Scott's iconic winged sneaker. When Kanye West debuted his first fashion collection with Adidas, Scott reportedly used his pull with Adidas to get the show off the ground.
October 22, 2002
The Queen of Pop has been a long-time Scott fan. Madge wore his creation, an elaborate fencing outfit, in her video for her Bond theme song "Die Another Day" and he went on to contribute costumes to several of her tours, including her upcoming Rebel Heart performances. And like Perry, Madonna also selected a Moschino gown to wear to the 2015 Met Gala.
Vanna White wears Scott
December 31, 2001
In an attempt to update their image, Wheel of Fortune invited Scott to dress Vanna White. For five shows, White wore Scott-designed outfits while turning the tiles, including a dress printed with dollar bills bearing Scott's face.
Bjork has never been shy in her wardrobe choices, so it comes as no surprise that the Icelandic singer was an early adopter of Scott's clothes, reportedly phoning him up after just his third show and asking him to dress her. He provided costumes on several of her tours, including Homogenic and Biophilia.
If you survived last week's art openings, sorry, but there's no letup this week. (Just think back to the summer when you regretted there wasn't a lot to do.) Despite the rain and massive crowds, we did manage to make it to -- and loved -- Geoff McFetridge at Josh Liner (540 West 28th Street), Christian Marclay at Paula Cooper (534 West 21st Street), Mike Kelley at Hauser & Wirth (511 West 18th Street) and Dana Schutz at Petzel (456 West 18th Street). Tried to get in to Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar (521 West 21st Street), but the line was too long so we'll have to check it out before it closes on October 17th.
Long-time PAPER fave, Shepard Fairey, is back in NYC with his first show in five years opening at Jacob Lewis Gallery (521 West 26th Street) on Thursday, September 17, 4 to 8 p.m. -- there's also a private "afterparty" with Mike D spinning. The exhibition, "On Our Hands," will be on view until October 24th.
On Wednesday, September 16th, 6 to 8 p.m., Marlborough(40 West 57th Street) opens a new Tom Otterness exhibit called "Metal On Paper" featuring his silverpoint, copperpoint and steelpoint works, and new stainless steel sculptures. Up until October 17th.
The 10th edition of Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair runs from September 18 to 20 out at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City. Admission is free and there's a special preview ($10 admission for members) on Thursday, September 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Printed Matter is closing their 10th Avenue spot in Chelsea this weekend and will be moving to 231 11th Avenue at 26th Street in mid October.
And if you're heading out to the NY Art Book Fair over the weekend, stop by the Peradam press stand and check out their latest, limited-edition Scarlett Johansson dictionary,ScarJo, featuring text by Christine Smallwood and Mark Sussman, along with cool collages by artist Chris Santa Maria. As the book says: "You know a ScarJo when you see one." There's a release party at Greenpoint's Capri Social Club on Saturday, September 19th, from 8 p.m. on.
David Zwirner(525 West 19th Street) opens a new exhibition of over 70 works by Wolfgang Tillmans -- including the USA debut of a split-screen video -- on Wednesday, September 16th, 6 to 8 p.m. Up until October 24th.
Cosima von Bonin has a new solo exhibition, "CvB Singles Uptown Remix," opening on the 16th, 6 to 8 p.m., at Petzel's "uptown" space at 35 East 67th Street. It's a survey of works made after 2000, and will be on view until the end of October. Bonin was born in Kenya, raised in Austria and currently lives in Cologne.
You've probably noticed the big changes happening down around the South Street Seaport, including the total tear-down of the big "shopping mall" pier and the launch of the "Seaport Culture District" with several months of programing by seven NYC arts institutions. If you haven't checked it out yet, the folks behind the arts org No Longer Empty have a new immersive video and sound installation show called "Breathing Waters" by Teresa Diehl that opens this week at 117 Beekman Street. Stop by the Seaport on Thursday, September 17th, 6 to 9:30 p.m., for the Culture District's Open House.
Visual AIDS produced a new exhibition,"Party Out of Bounds," focusing on the intersection of nightlife and the AIDS crisis in NYC during the 80s. There's a big opening reception on Friday, September 18, 6 to 9 p.m., at LaMaMa Galleria (47 Great Jones Street) and works by over 29 artists will be on view until October 10th. The show was curated by Emily Colucci and Osman Can Yerebakan and includes works by Keith Haring, Peter Hujar, John Sex, Linda Simpson, Conrad Ventur, John Waters and David Wojnarowicz.
"Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch" opens on September 18th and runs thru December 15th at the Museum at FIT (Seventh Avenue at 27th Street). Over 80 signature looks from her personal collection of clothing and accessories will be on view. The show was curated by Valerie Steele and Susanne Bartsch and designed by Kim Ackert after a concept by Thierry Loriot.
Since September 4th, New York-based artist Jonah Groeneboer has been working on an installation called "Double Mouth Feedback" for the arts org RECESS and there's a special performance in their "Session" space at 41 Grand Street on September 19th from noon to 6 p.m. The work incorporates a recording studio where visitors can make and record sounds, but are encouraged to "abandon normative vocal behavior as a means to re-imagine gender systems through sound."
Howl! Happening (6 East First Street) opens an exhibition of new works by Scooter La Forge called "How to Create a Monsterpiece" () on Saturday, September 19th, 6 to 8 p.m. After moving from San Francisco to New York, La Forge started creating one-of-a-kind pieces for Patricia Field and he recently did an installation at Dover Street Market and a line for VFILES. The new exhibition combines painting and sculpture. It's up until October 10th.
Pratt Institute hosts a show by five Cuban poster artists, "Puros Cubanos," opening on September 18, 6 to 8 p.m., at Front Art Space Gallery (118 Chambers Street, Manhattan). The artists are: Giselle Monzon, Michele Miyares, Nelson Ponce, Raul Valdes (RAUPA), and Edel Rodriguez (MOLA).
Callicoon Fine Arts (49 Delancey Street) has a show of recent and early works by Luther Price called "The Dry Remains" opening on Thursday, September 17, 6 to 8 p.m., and up through October. It is concurrent with screenings of the artist's films at Anthology Film Archives from September 18 to 20.
Skarstedt (20 East 79th Street) has an exhibit of late paintings (1974 - 1987) by Andy Warhol opening on September 19, 6 to 8 p.m. and up until the end of October.
Alex Katz is talking about his new book at the NY Public Library Shwarzman Building with Diane Tuiye, Phong Bui and Elizabeth Peyton on Wednesday, September 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
Fridman Gallery (287 Spring Street) opens "Alula in Blue," a solo show by Tamar Ettun on September 19th, 6 to 8 p.m. and up until October 24.
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If you've been blasting Drake's "Hotline Bling" on repeat since it came out in July, you're far from alone. Luckily, since its release there's been a steady stream of covers and soulful reinventions from artists like Kehlani, Charlie Puth and Alessia Cara. Today though, BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge brought out a heavy-hitting remix courtesy of Sam Smith and Disclosure -- and while the UK duo's take is unexpectedly dance-y and bright, it's still anchored by that Sam Smith/Drake emotive avalanche of longing.
Watch the session below.
Fashion addicts rejoice! It's NYFW week
and our resident sultan of style, Mickey Boardman, will be presenting
his daily fashion week highlights. Avant-garde sihouettes, eye-popping
accessories, stylish socialites and well-built hunks: You'll find them
all here. So tune in every morning to see the things that make Mr.
Mickey flip his wig.
Paper and Tumblr celebrated Jeremy Scott, and presented him with the Tumblr Fashion Honors award, at the Moschino store in SoHo. Here's Jeremy showing off his Paper cover with Tumblr's Valentine Uhovski.
Kanye West showed his second Yeezy collection for adidas and his wife and in-laws came out in full force. Here's Mrs. West holding baby Nori while chatting with Vogue's Anna Wintour.
We love a jumpsuit and this one at Hugo Boss is pretty jaunty.
The boys of Public School made their debut as creative directors of DKNY and focused on pin-striped looks and take-offs on the white button up shirt.
How delicious are these rainbow ruffles at Marchesa?
Anna Sui's show is always a favorite and this season she was feeling tropical! Surf's up!
The International editions of Harper's Bazaar celebrated the September issue with cover girl Katy Perry who was shot by legendary Jean-Paul Goude (who shot Paper's Kim Kardashian cover) and styled by Carine Roitfeld. Here's a cute shot of Goude puckering up with Katy Perry.
Really Proenza Schouler are the strongest designers we have in New York. Here's a gorgeous look from their incredible show last night.
While her Republican opponents were having their second round of debates, Hillary Clinton went on the Tonight Show where she did a subtle-not-so-subtle impression of Donald Trump. She spends the rest of the clip having cute banter with Jimmy Fallon and she even lets him touch her hair. Give it a watch above.
On BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge show, real pop starCarly Rae Jepsen performed a pretty great cover of Years and Years'"King" (a song Nick Jonas also covered on the show a few months back). It's quiet, stripped-down, and backed by nice instrumentation. There are certainly worse ways to start your day. [via Spin]
Teresa Suárez, aka Teri Gender Bender, the frontwoman of Mexican garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes, is an extremist when it comes to getting her point across. Once, she even got on stage covered in raw meet and blood to decry the objectification of women. It's these visceral performances combined with Suárez's knack for dissecting the intricately dark corners of the human psyche that have made her one of punk's most captivating rabble-rousers. But it's a hard-fought victory that people are finally starting to listen to Suárez and her band's music and message; they had to claw their way out of Guadalajara's nihilistic music underground and make a name for themselves Stateside before getting recognition from their home scene. Now at the forefront of punk on a global scale, the band is preparing to release their third album, A Raw Youth (Ipecac Recordings), tomorrow. It's a record that weaves haunting stories of society's ills -- everything from sex slavery and monolithic power structures to the manipulation of the media -- and features collaborations with the likes of Iggy Pop and John Frusciante. Ahead of the release, we had the chance to speak to Suárez about the interconnectedness of beauty and tragedy, what it was like collaborating with Iggy Pop, and how even punk provocateurs can learn a thing or two from tightly-crafted pop confections.
There's an undercurrent of tension throughout the new album as you explore themes of oppression. Can you talk about some of the specific ideas your music is hoping to address?
In Latino culture it's ingrained that the bigger the pyramid the harder the civilization crumbles. All of those pyramids were made with slave labor and human sacrifice. Living in Guadalajara meant daily tension, daily struggles. But life is also not so black and white. I think the music in this album is much more accessible because I'm in a place in life right now where I'm trying not to see things so one-dimensional.
What does it say about the music industry in Mexico that Le Butcherettes had to leave to attract attention?
I feel like I've been traumatized by it, but at the same time it made me who I am. It formed my character and style of music, and the conviction that I carry. It's all because of that struggle, so I can't completely go against it and hate it.
You've gotten a lot of attention for the feral energy that you exude on stage. What happens to you when you perform?
Being on stage is like therapy. There's such a spiritual high in being able to exchange energy with people you've never met.
You spent a month in Japan after the Cry Is For The Flies tour. Was there anything about that experience that you were able to bring to the new album?
It doesn't matter where you're from; tragedy is something that we all face. There's a beautiful forest that surrounds Mount Fuji, and people go there to hang themselves. Those elements of sadness and beauty, and their connection to the self were inspiring.
In your last album you explored feelings of guilt. In this album you have more of an explicit worldview. It's still a personal album, but more globally connected. What do you see as being wrong with the world today that you wanted to express?
To this day some people can't go to school without fearing for their lives. In the West we take it for granted. The more educated people are the more they will know what is best for them. The new album is an ode to people that have tried to make a change, that have dedicated their whole lives to a purpose, to something they believe in. That to me is so moving.
What was it like collaborating with Iggy Pop?
He brought complete conviction and honesty to it. He's so unaware of how awesome he is. When we finished the session he offered to show us the real Miami [where we were recording]. While he was driving us around the different barrios, I realized I had dreamt all of this before. Before there was even the possibility of playing shows with him I remember having a dream in Guadalajara that we were in a car with Iggy Pop and that he took his shirt off. When the actual real life Iggy Pop was showing us around in his car he ended up taking his shirt off. I was like, "holy crap!"
You also teamed up with The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez for the third time as producer. How has that dynamic evolved?
He's taught me to have a bigger perspective on music. I've learned that making a pop song is much harder than making a prog-pop-punk orchestral song. It's so hard to make a perfect line that draws in people's short attention spans. Also how essential it is to go back and study the music, because if we just try to be original out of the blue, we're forgetting our roots. We can't make the music of the future without going back to the past.