Yves Saint Laurent Doc At Cable Car

And another entry in the fashion documentary field. Joining Unzipped, Lagerfeld Confidential, Valentino: The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Bill Cunningham New York is L’Amour Fou the story of the extravagant and decadent life of Yves Saint Laurent and his relationship with partner Pierre Bergé. (And this is the third doc about Saint Laurent.)

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‘Cocktail Culture’ At RISD Museum — Starts Friday

Many art museum supporters reject the modern trend toward “stunt” exhibitions which treat some aspect of popular culture as art, and some of these shows are truly atrocious. That superhero thing at the New York Met comes to mind. But I, for one, can’t wait to check out the new ‘Cocktail Culture’ show opening Friday

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Street Fashion Photographer — Cable Car Documentary

What a great job this guy has! I can’t be the only person who has had that thought while perusing the weekly feature “On the Street” in the Sunday New York Times ‘Style & Fashion’ section. Of course, he invented the position for himself. Fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, now in his 80’s, still rides around

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Whips, Chains, And Leather For The Holidays, Oh My

From Damian Ewens: This Thursday night, Firehouse13 founder and burgeoning fashion designer Nick Bauta, collaborates with Mike Rinaldi and Joan Wyand for a first time show of Nick’s wild new pieces. Think sexy industrial leather dominatrix, meets lace infusion with Olneyville punk knitting. Music by DJs Dave Allyn and Damian Ewens, aka Unkle Thirsty and

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Come view new works by Hilary Merzbacher, recent graduate of the RISD Illustration Department and the latest to be LAUNCHed. (You can meet Hilary at a reception on Friday August 28th.) LAUNCH at the Gail Cahalan Gallery has been designed exclusively to bridge RISD senior students and recent graduates with the local community as an

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Michael,Who Are You Wearing?

“This is my Lily Ferguson… Moses Brown Class of ’05!” While studying photography at Parsons in New York City, my talented niece worked at Embassy Apparel designing boxer shorts and such (maybe I should say ‘menswear’).  This photo, which recently showed up on PerezHilton, shows Jacko sporting sweatpants she designed for Ed Hardy. I’m mighty

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Brown Pledges to Fight Sweatshops

This has been a 3-year fight by the Brown Student Labor Alliance and other activists: Brown just agreed to sign onto the Designated Suppliers Program, which needs to be in place in order to effectively fight sweatshops and provide a decent labor standard for those who make university apparel. Brown was actually an early leader

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TONITE: Fetish Fair Fleamarket

In January 2008, Providence becomes NELA’s Fetish City! The Fetish Fair Fleamarket™ has a new home, and it’s not just a hotel, not just a venue, but a whole city. From January 11th through 13th, 2008, the New England Leather Alliance will bring the biggest leather/fetish/BDSM event in New England to Providence, Rhode Island, where

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