April 26, 2011
click click – 26-04-11
Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
The photos in this post I took at Debut Contemporary, a west London art space that features emerging talent. This little shopper sculpture, a subversive take on that old fashion illustration trope “woman with shopping bags” is by Mr. Clement.
- The big picture: models in Charles James gowns, New York, 1948 – a closer look at a famous photograph, with something anecdotal for extra sauce.
- British Style Genius – lots of maddeningly brief little interview snippets with various characters who defined British style. ‘Ello, the Street episode is on Youtube.
- Interview with Garry Trudeau – I am a huge fan of Doonesbury, from which I learned almost everything I know about the modern history of American politics. Trudeau rarely does interviews, however he did a recent press tour and one of the best interviews was with Brent Bambury on CBC. Trudeau is a truly unusual cartoonist – over decades he has developed a unique genre – grown-up, densely woven, satirical narrative.
- UNTIL HE SOLD HIS NAME, Halston led a life that seemed a charmed one – an oldie but goodie that reveals a lot about the last days of a fashion designer who, in the truest sense of the word, sold out.
- Ban the Bland Design Challenge – file under peculiar – a strange celebrity tie-in, a design contest to celebrate personal expression on an item which is a little too personal to use for self-expression. Can you imagine showing off your prize-winning design in the girls’ toilet?
- Stephen Colbert’s Lesson on Playing to Women’s Insecurities – and really, why should women take pride in their personal functions when there is so much money to be made from shame?
This is a detail of a silicon-textured dress by fashion designer and friend Cristina Sabaiduc.
Comment crushes and link love… karma back atcha.
- Anna Dello Russo – “I don’t want to be cool I want to be fashion!”
- Form – “We aim to make fashion accessible to our readers and inspire students to explore their creative talent.”
- Daily Front Row – “Meder dubs the project “one of the great pleasures of my life.” Vraiment?” For real, Daily!
- Undeniably Martine – “Pourquoi as-tu commencé ce blog? Surtout pour utiliser ma créativité.”