This sexy, dark editorial from 2010 is one of my favorites by photographer Nick Knight, who loves to take silhouettes to the extreme and always has a beautiful sense of motion in his work.
“Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,” the fall Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opens to the public on Tuesday, is a powerful reminder of how, during much of the 19th century, the mourner’s wardrobe was distinctly defined, and how it evolved at various stages of grief. The show is arranged chronologically from 1815 through 1915, with about 30 looks, two of which are men’s-specific and one is for a little girl. The theme may come off as a little morbid, but far from sad. Instead, it’s a study of a past ritual that was mainly expressed via fabrics, i.e., matte right after the death of a beloved, with a gradual introduction of color, pattern and even shine as the mourner works through the grief. (text from here)
The November issue of W features 10 models, including Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, Raquel Zimmermann, and Saskia de Brauw, on its Mert & Marcus shot cover, posing in a row of sexy, flirtatious gorgeousness (with two male models mucking up the line-up). Inside there’s a gritty, beautifully angular shoot of Karlie Kloss & Joan Smalls by Steven Klein. Yay! Models!
Dita Von Teese looks like a moving vintage photograph pretty much every moment of her life, so finding candids of her where she looks like art is not difficult. This is one of my favorite pictures – Dita leaving dinner in London in April 2012. It’s made especially poignant and beautiful because her dachshund Eva had died that day, and she went out that night in all black, a veil and a little gold dachshund pin on her collar.
Samantha Gradoville is a perfect retro sweater girl in these beautiful photographs by photographers Stevie and Mada.