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We present you the trailer as a reminder of the legendary exhibition 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' taking place at V&A Museum, London. The trailer was produced from show studio archive material upon request of V&A, which was created in numerous sessions. The Editor on the job was Nick Knight, a good friend and companion of Alexander McQueen's. Tickets are still available!
The museum tells us about the exhibition: "The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. The original version of 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the museum's top 10 most visited exhibitions."
Victoria and Albert Museum - until August 2nd, 2015 . Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, UK . Opening times: 10.00 to 17.45 daily, 10.00 to 22.00 Fridays
13.05.2015 // show complete article
Bernhard Willhelm is one of the most eccentric and polarizing fashion labels of our time, and for those who are old-fashioned, it may seem like colorful child’s play. For the creative-minded he has been a visionary and a source of inspiration since the label was founded some 15 years ago. However, whatever way you look at it, the creative aspect is omnipresent, as is confirmed by many shows in art galleries and museums, currently in MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Up through May 17th the slogan is: 'Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows The Danger, Then Fashion Is The Danger'. The Fall/Winter 2015/16 collection as an installation. And this installation is a reflection on the commercial business of the future.
The exhibit in the MOCO Pacific Design Center is the first in an American museum for this label. The exhibit shows the coming Fall/Winter 2015/16 collection as a sculptural installation with videos, photographs, ephemerals, and objects specifically chosen by Willhelm. He sees his show as an answer to the uniformity of consumer behavior in the 21st Century as well as a prediction of fashion experience in the 22nd Century.
And – development is not only a hallmark of the exhibit, but also of the existence of the label itself. Shortly after founding the label in 1999, designer Bernhard Willhelm and Jutta Kraus showed their first ladie's collection in Paris, their adopted new home. After some very successful years, they moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2013, which to some is the Mecca for dreamers and crazy people. For Bernhard Willhelm exactly the right place: "The clown has always been a very special person to me - he was always the one who was allowed to say the truth to the king. Of course, to find the truth, you need to say hi to your haters and bye to conventions," says the designer. Impressions of the exhibit are shown here. In addition, we show his current Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
Bernhard Willhelm 3000: When Fashion Shows The Danger Then Fashion Is The Danger
Through May 17th, 2015, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), West Hollywood, moca.org
05.05.2015 // show complete article
He was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. Óscar Aristides Ortiz Renta Fiallo, known as Oscar de la Renta. After his death last fall, the fashion guru and former Editor-at-Very-Large of the US Vogue, André Leon Talley, honored the late designer with an exhibition in the SCAD Museum of Art. In this exhibition, he sheds light on the close relationship he had with his customers, close friends and his family. "Oscar de la Renta designed clothes for women who wanted to look and feel beautiful, at their most elegant best," said André Leon Talley. Exclusive gowns are shown at the exhibition, directly out of the wardrobes of his muses: Mercedes T. Bass, Diana Taylor, his wife Annette de la Renta or of his stepdaughter Eliza Bolen, as well as dresses worn on the red carpet by stars such as Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé or Sarah Jessica Parker. 'Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style' is both a unique insight and brilliant inspiration.
The exhibit comprises about 50 dresses, including bridal gowns and evening robes in all colors, fabrics, and shapes. The magnificence of this fashion art is presented in perfection within the sunlit rooms of the Savannah College of Art and Design; only a few pedestals and deco-elements surround the splendid exhibits.
Talley and de la Renta were close friends, it is therefore no surprise that he would be in charge of the first posthumous exhibition. The SCAD was also very close to the fashion designer for more than a decade, who often provided the students with many a fabric from his collections. "Oscar took a personal interest in our students. They have learned from him, and SCAD is humbled to commemorate his love for our students with this resplendent exhibition," explains SCAD president Paula Wallace.
In the midst of all this happiness, there is a note of sadness. The fashion designer will no longer share new creations, but will be only seen in retrospect in the fashion world. Oscar de la Renta died of cancer at the age of 82.
'Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style'. Through May 3rd, 2015 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah, Georgia. scadmoa.org
07.04.2015 // show complete article