candidness, a hint of self-deprecation seeping through. "I'm lucky because what was essentially my hobby became my job. Some people have their jobs but have other hobbies like fishing, therefore the magazines they read on the toilet are fishing magazines. The magazines I read on the toilet...

His cutting-edge vision accompanied Mary Quant's mini-skirts, Rudi Gernreich's topless swimsuits, and many other icons of contemporary fashion. His wash-and-wear hairstyles paralleled the rise of ready-to-wear, releasing women from piled-high bouffants and weekly salon appointments, while the...

Should the sight of Prada's ad campaign in every fashion magazine not be enough for you this fall, Steven Meisel has started shooting videos to accompany his seasonal photographs. And it is fun to see the models try their hand at acting and hear their still-girlish voices (the...

As a kid I was a bit of a loner and spent time by myself reading books, fashion magazines and thinking critically about art and anthropology. My mom introduced me to philosophy texts as a kid. I studied literature and ended up doing my graduate thesis on James Turrell, who once said, "Light...

There were several hints at eccentricity, as in a spotted white fur coat, what looked like Keith Haring patterns on the sleeves of a black leather jacket, leopard prints on knitted coats and scarves, and the meticulously embroidered jackets that closed the concert-like parade. And yet, the...

If Tumblr and Pinterest are any indication, Andy Warhol's Superstars, the eclectic group of stylish eccentrics championed by the artist, are just as influential as they were in their 1960s heyday. Along with socialites and muses like Baby Jane Holzer and Edie Sedgwick, many of them artists in...

Karen Black opposite Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces (1970), playing Rayette Dipesto, the pregnant and suicidal girlfriend... Karen Black in Easy Rider (1969), her breakout role as an acid-tripping New Orleans prostitute... Karen Black as the doomed Myrtle Wilson in The Great Gatsby...

With her penchant for Stephen Jones hats, vintage clothing, colored fur and fearless use of pattern, the Italian iconoclast remained an unmissable presence on the fashion scene to the very end, inspiring designers from longtime friend Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs, who used her as a muse...

Gore Vidal—sharp-tongued author, caustic political commentator, and gay-rights champion—died in his Hollywood Hills home yesterday of complications from pneumonia. He was 86. The only child of an Army pilot father and a socialite mother, Vidal first enraged the literary community at the age...

Formed with John Cale and Nico, the Velvets were synonymous with Andy Warhol and the counter-culture of the 1960s. Reed is particularly known for his experimental approach to music and the frankness with which he addressed taboo topics of sexuality and drug use. Reed went solo in 1972 and...

 

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