BoF talks to Simon Doonan about his humble background, the Swinging Sixties and his role as creative ambassador-at-large at Barneys New York.
PARIS, France — In recent seasons, fashion exhibitions staged at major museums have drawn record-breaking crowds. But perhaps no curator has succeeded in capturing the imagination of the international fashion community quite like Olivier Saillard, director of the Musée Galliera, whose convention-defying, contemporary performance-presentations are one of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week. Housed in a magnificent,
NEW YORK, United States — He has been ordained “the alpha male of American street style” by GQ and called “Woost God” by some of his most rabid fans. But Nickelson ‘Nick’ Wooster, known for his sharply tailored blazers, handlebar moustache and armsleeve tattoos, is more than an arbiter of good taste. A menswear authority who has spent over 25 years working with leading luxury department stores like Barneys New York,
PARIS, France — “I’ve never had to knock on clients’ doors for a job, thank God!” says Etienne Russo, knocking on the wooden table in front of him. But what might be construed as overconfidence is simply proof of an incredible success story. After more than 20 years in the industry, Russo is something of a rock star, producing perfectly executed fashion shows for some of the biggest names in the business, including Lanvin, Miu Miu,
PARIS, France — “I can’t help it. I’ll always have sweaters full of holes and scruffy hair,” says Camille Bidault-Waddington, ageless in high-waisted denim shorts and an ’80s sweatshirt, as she serves tea in a vintage Royalty mug. Her trademark tongue-in-cheek subversion of French bon goût — colliding kitsch and chic, second-hand and couture — has earned her styling assignments at influential magazines like
LONDON, United Kingdom — “I love London!” beams photographer and director Ellen von Unwerth in her soft Frankfurt lilt, while holding court at Michael Hoppen’s Gallery in Chelsea, where she has come to unveil her latest show, Do Not Disturb. The gallery is buzzing with a crowd of fashion’s inimitable characters and misfits who are spilling out onto the street, while inside, Unwerth electrifies the room in a lightening bolt-print
NEW YORK, United States — Casting agents are typically a behind-the-scenes bunch whose hand in selecting the right faces for runway shows, editorial pages and advertising campaigns is largely invisible to the untrained eye. But get-up-and-go Natalie Joos is anything but typical. A striking blonde with a sharp eye, Belgian-born, Brooklyn-based Joos has not only done casting for a long and diverse list of clients, including Phillip