April 16th, 2012 | Janelle
Museums are kicking their fashion focus into overdrive with several choice exhibits happening at once. At Paris’ Musee Galliera two incredible fashion retrospectives are happening, the first looks back on the career and life of Cristobal Balenciaga via his couture fashions and personal collections. Even the masters draw inspiration from somewhere and some of the pieces featured date back to as far as 1730. The fascinating exhibit also explores the designer’s one of a kind pieces made for friends and contemporaries like Elsa Schiaparelli.
From the past to the future – the museum also offers a unique look at the current Comme des Garcons collection, all white and encapsulated in giant bubbles. Viewing just off the runway designs as works of art isn’t hard when the designs come from as idiosyncratic and skilled a creator as Rei Kawakubo. Take a look at Interview magazine’s preview of the event.
A decade after his death and Herb Ritts’ work still sets the standard for beautiful fashion imagery. Naomi Campbell remembers Herb and her work with him in a special interview with Time and even recounts the creation of that now legendary supermodel shot. Angelinos can catch the Getty Museum’s retrospective of Ritts’ photography from now until August.
Just in case you haven’t maxed out on Coachella coverage, take a look at stylish shots from Vogue & Bazaar taken by David X. Prutting and Mr. Newton respectively. None of the fashionistas featured commit the crimes noted in Buzz Feed’s hilarious send up of music festival fashion cliches.
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