In “we never saw that coming” news, Valentino hired Terry Richardson to shoot their latest accessories campaign. The image is shot in Terry’s signature style, a high contrast blown out image which really plays up the punch of the rock stud styles (and the rock star photographer’s tattoos). We give it a huge thumbs up and applaud creative directors Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s new direction from the hazy aesthetic we’ve come to expect from a Valentino ad. What do you think?
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Fresh off a successful stint in Tokyo, Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s traveling exhibit based on their book of the same name touched down in New York and everyone who’s anyone in fashion was there to fête the arrival! Guests roamed in rooms with floor to ceiling black and white prints of celebrities and models including Kanye West, Joan Smalls, Uma Thurman, and Anna Wintour styled in the one thing that no fashionista (or fashionisto) can live without. Not in New York to see the exhibit, open tomorrow through June 15th? Click here to enjoy the e-experience. Could Los Angeles be on the map next? (hint hint, nudge nudge)….
Enjoy a few pictures of the exhibit after the jump……
Last Night I Swam With A Mermaid is a magical tale spun by author Kimberly Muller and brought to life by her husband, world- renowned photographer Michael Muller. The book, through Kimberly’s message and Michael’s beautiful imagery, teaches children how to respect and protect the planet. It’s available at all CURVE locations, and a portion of all proceeds will go to Phillippe Cousteau’s EARTH ECHO. Make every day Earth Day and buy this book for all the children in your life!
Click Read More to see pictures from the launch event on Earth Day!
If you follow our blog, you know that we are head-over-heels obsessed with Bill Cunningham, our favorite street style photographer. Long a resident of a cramped studio above Carnegie Hall (have you seen it in the documentary? Super intense), he changed out of his usual blue jacket and donned a tux to collect his award surrounded by more than 450 of Manhattan’s finest, still with his trusty Nikon around his neck! At 83 years young, he is still razor sharp at catching trends and he is an inspiration to all of us.
A big congratulations to Bill from all of us at Curve!! We love you!!
// image courtesy of Bloomberg //
Carine Roitfeld’s new magazine, a biannual named “CR,” will finally debut this September, according to Women’s Wear Daily! While the name is not a huge surprise (she signed all of her editor’s letters as such during her 10 year stint at French Vogue), the magazine’s format was revealed today after being kept under wraps for months. Here’s the skinny – each issue will be about 200 pages (with an online component), revolve around a centralized theme, and will be a mix of work from established talent and emerging artists including photographers, models, stylists, and writers. Roitfeld has also leaned towards more personal touches, replacing block text headlines of sections within the magazine with her own handwriting. We at Curve are positively OB-SESSED with Roitfeld AND she’s one of Nevena’s all-time favorites so we’re super excited!
Here are some mockup images by photographer Sebastian Faena from CR courtesy of WWD. What do you expect to see in Roitfeld’s inaugural issue?
// images courtesy of wwd.com //