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  • Buddy system

    Buddy system
    The fashion world has plenty of dynamic male duos: Dolce & Gabbana, Viktor & Rolf, Proenza Schouler. Pairs of females, though, have been in short supply. Until now. Here we present four fashion sets: a pair of onetime models, a pair of former editors, a...
  • Paris Fashion Week: For Balenciaga, Balmain and Rick Owens, it's all in the packaging

     
    It's probably no coincidence that for his first runway collection since the launch of the Balenciaga Paris fragrance last month, house designer Nicolas Ghesquiere let his imagination run wild with the concept of packaging. Packaging is of paramount...
  • Monster Mash: An Army ally aids the arts; Irving Penn portraits for sale; a 'new' Michelangelo at the Met?

     
    -- New strategy: America can use the arts to help achieve its military and diplomatic goals, a retired Army general tells Congress during testimony designed to seek more funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. (Los Angeles Times) --......
  • Q&A with Mark Liddell, celebrity and fashion photographer

     
    The job title "celebrity photographer" can take on various meanings. There are the icons of the trade who could very well be famous names in their own right -- those with expansive lofts and high-quality costumes and visions who can......
  • Theater brawl: Yes, L.A.'s cup runneth over

     
    Stereotypes stick in your craw because of their willful obliviousness. One that I’ve had to contend with as the theater critic for The Times is the notion that L.A. isn’t a theater town. “I didn’t know they had theater there,”......
  • Art review: Sharon Lockhart at Blum and Poe

     
    From Lewis Hine to Irving Penn, photographs of workers have alternately exposed inhumane conditions and fostered nostalgia for "honest labor." In her latest exhibition at Blum and Poe, Sharon Lockhart puts a twist on this conflicted tradition, making...
  • Sam Mendes jumps onto the James Bond gravy train

     
    No, this isn't an April Fool's prank. According to both the LAT's Hero Complex and the Hollywood Reporter, Sam Mendes, the wonderfully cerebral and cultured filmmaker who once upon a time won an Oscar for "American Beauty," is in discussions......
  • See late fashion photographer Irving Penn's work at the Getty Center [Updated]

     
    Make a date to catch the late fashion photographer Irving Penn???s work at the Getty Center. Penn, whose portraits of fashion, celebrity and food graced the covers and pages of Vogue since 1943, died Wednesday at age 92. An exhibition......
  • Monster Mash: France's cultural scandal; Irving Penn remembered; Brian Wilson's new gig

     
    -- Center of controversy: France's cultural minister Fr??d??ric Mitterrand faces pressure to resign over an admission in his 2005 autobiography that he had sex with boys. (Guardian and Le Monde) -- Legendary artist: Irving Penn, the photographer who...
  • L.A. museums' collections grow despite poor economy

    L.A. museums' collections grow despite poor economy
    As Los Angeles art museums face the future in a down economy, building their collections may not be the highest priority, but it's a big worry. Will art acquisition funds dwindle to nothing? Will once-dependable patrons stop writing checks when...
  • Irving Penn dies at 92; a giant of photography

    Irving Penn dies at 92; a giant of photography
    Irving Penn, a grand master of American fashion photography whose "less is more" aesthetic, combined with a startling sensuality, defined a visual style that he applied to such varied subjects as designer dresses, cigarette butts and cosmetics jars,...