Turbulence and trauma gave rise to Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace and more. It could happen again, argues Michael Coady, former editor-in-chief of Women’s Wear Daily and CEO of Fairchild Publications.
On July 6, 1997, Gianni Versace showed his new Haute Couture collection at the Ritz in Paris. Nine days later, he was shot dead. The tragic irony was that, even without the events of a week later, Versace’s show felt significant, like we were seeing a bold new direction in the career of a designer who had already reshaped fashion in the 90s.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s large-scale, Gucci-backed show on Camp may be pushing the inherently subcultural sensibility closer to extinction, argues Eugene Rabkin.
The nine-part series stars Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and premieres next week.
A Pandora's box of old Polaroids by Tim Blanks captures the peculiar charisma of the backstage congregation in the early 1990s.