Find yourself with holiday-gift cash burning a hole in your pocket? After the often-dismal year that was 2009, we say you deserve something lighthearted and enlightening. Roxanne Lowit, the esteemed photographer who's shot for everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Vogue, has been following your favourite eccentric and ours, John Galliano. For a decade. The result is an enchanting new photo book, Backstage Dior.
Backstage Dior comes with a forward from the Christian Dior designer himself and features pieces from Suzy Menkes, Simon Doonan and Valerie Steele. You can buy the book on Amazon here, and trust us: You won't want to miss all that glossy, high-glam goodness.
You know the saying, "I wouldn't be caught dead in that"? Barneys New York tried to show customers clothes, by Helmut Lang and A.L.C., that they would want to be caught dead in, and the department store apparently got too literal for some people's tastes.
Barneys has removed this vestibule display that features mid-murder mannequins with "blood" spattered on the window. Creative director Simon Doonan says "this clearly crossed the line".
Is this display too extreme for your taste, or do you, in a strange way, simply think it illustrates a concept well?
The CFDA Awards officially are set for June 15, but GQ Creative Director Jim Moore was honoured for his impending nod at Barneys New York last night. "Whenever you hear someone say, 'That guy is so GQ,' Jim Moore ought to get a residual check," says the mag's editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson. "He's the man who made GQ so GQ."
So. Mr So-GQ, the newest recipient of the Eleanor Lambert Award, partied it up on the department store's menswear floor with Phillip Lim and Patrick Robinson at his side. As for Barneys Creative Director Simon Doonan, we just want to know what he was laughing about.