Preview for exhibit on famed NY photographer
A new immersive installation delving into the life and work of famed street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham opens to the public in New York. Cunningham not only documented, but was part of the cultural landscape for more than six decades. He photographed the glitterati including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Anna Wintour, and Andy Warhol, and shot fashion shows and social events. (Sept. 15)news.yahoo.com
Christian Siriano offers mountain glam for 2nd pandemic show
Model Coco Rocha walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in New York. It was a dreamy, color-saturated show during a tough time for fashion inspiration, Siriano said. While most designers have gone fully digital during an expanded New York Fashion Week that has stretched the traditional calendar, Siriano remains committed to the runway. Hopefully it will show people we can do this in fashion,” Siriano said of the growing reuse movement. “Honestly, I don't know," Siriano said, "because I love doing this but it's very hard to do in a pandemic.
Despite bleak 2020, celebrities make effort to brighten year
(AP Photo)LOS ANGELES – Yes, 2020 may seem like a complete fail with all the constant bad news and tragic moments. It’s been filled with gloom and doom(scrolling), but some celebrities and those inspired by them have tried to brighten a bleak year. He reassigned his 10 seamstresses in New York to produce thousands daily for health care workers on the frontlines. The singer and husband Emilio Estefan's restaurant Estefan Kitchen served up homemade meals for health care workers in Miami. The challenge coordinated offers by celebrities and athletes to raise funds to feed those in need during the pandemic.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show
For the rest of the fashion industry, Siriano livestreamed the show on a sunny, mild day, with his garden as backdrop and his grass as runway. It was a rare New York Fashion Week show to include physical guests, something he said both he and his clothes sorely required. His comic books became gray and black cartoon panes on a trouser and jacket set. Gone this fashion week were the hordes of celebrities and influencers usually seated on front rows. The designer and “Pose” star bonded at last year's Academy Awards when Porter took to the red carpet in a huge tuxedo gown Siriano designed.
NY Fashion Week 2020: Pared down, and virtually all virtual
FILE - The Christian Siriano collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York on Feb. 6, 2020. With no celebs in the front row, no paparazzi chasing models down the streets, no stiletto-heeled crowds and no live shows at all, is there even a point to doing Fashion Week in 2020? Is there even a point to doing New York Fashion Week in 2020? “Ultimately fashion is a business, and Fashion Week is a platform for designers to do business,” says Steven Kolb, chief executive of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which organizes the semi-annual event. But this is really, really seismic.
Lil Nas X, Alicia Keys added key moments at the Grammys
Demi Lovato performs "Anyone" at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Here are the top moments from the 2020 Grammy Awards:__A HARD GOODBYE:"It’s been a hell of a week,” Grammys host Alicia Keys acknowledged early on in the awards show. Nipsey Hussle was at the Grammys last year as a nominee before the rapper and activist was killed just months later. But the kicker of the performance was his namesake, rapper Nas, surprising everyone with one more collaboration. Now maybe this song, which won two Grammys, can finally be retired for a bit.