PARIS — Chanel’s veteran couturier Karl Lagerfeld has used fashion to support a controversial French gay marriage law – sending two brides together down the catwalk.Two models donned couture bridal gowns to cap Paris’ Grand Palais fashion show.
inspired look of the day: David Bowie & Freddie Buretti Modeling on the cover of sex education magazine ‘Curious’ 1971
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On the cusp of stardom, a young David Bowie models a Michael Fish dress on the cover of Curious – the ‘sex education magazine for men and women.’ He wore the same outfit on the cover of his 1970 album, The Man Who Sold The World.
Bowie stands next to clothes designer Freddie Buretti, who would design some of the early Ziggy Stardust costumes. Bowie tried to make a star of Buretti with his side-project band Arnold Corns, recording a version of “Moonage Daydream” with Buretti. The band failed, Buretti returned to designing clothes, and Bowie recorded Ziggy Stardust.
“I cannot breathe in the atmosphere of convention… I find freedom only in the realm of my own eccentricity.” – Bowie
PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul (1944)
Found in the December 2002 issue of B&W magazine, in an article about the man who took the picture, Horace Bristol; he was a member of a Navy unit of photographers, and thus ended up being on the plane the gunner was serving on, which was used to rescue people from Rabaul Bay (New Britain island, Papua New Guinea), when this occurred:
“…we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn’t have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off. We weren’t waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. We were being shot at and wanted to get the hell out of there. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane.”
An image from a 1939 edition of National Geographic where a model is dressed in a gown made entirely out of grapefruit peels to celebrate Rio Grande Delta’s harvest season.
inspired look of the day: black baseball cap, knickers, chucks & a big bag o’ somethin’ (via marcel schlutt)
The missionary and traveller Henry Lansdell in a costume of salmon skin, worn by the Gilyak people of Sakhalin and the Amur region, c. 1882.