The decoration of choice for an ensemble throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries:¬†The French Ribbon¬†(newly out this fall), catalogues ribbons produced out of Saint-Etienne, a town once considered to be the world capital of ribbons and ribbon production.
These small strips of fabric added such vibrancy and distinction to their wearers clothing. Although most of todays fashionable opt for a ribbon-less¬†look, these beautiful pieces do not stop from inspiring. Most importantly, they’re a welcome reminder to the dressing of days past.
Saul Leiter has become an icon of New York street photography and yet to me, he was a bit of a mystery (as I think he was to most people). So I was very happy to see this documentary on iTunes that seemed to just pop-up out of nowhere.
It’s not a great documentary, it’s more of a conversation, but it’s still always fascinating to see the simple way an icon goes about his work.
Watching the film I discovered that Mr. Leiter was apparently¬†my neighbor! For 60 years he lived just east of where I live now. It would be great to think that at some point we passed each other out on the street. One of the truly great things about New York – you never know who might be living just down the block.
I always learn new things about design when I’m collaborating, and working with Ford at the Los Angeles Auto Show last month was no exception. Check out the video I shot with them to hear¬†my thoughts on the all-new design and purposeful attention to detail of the 2016 Ford Explorer.
Riccardo Tisci is speculated as a front runner to take over for her, but it seems he’s built a whole world and culture around his vision of the Givenchy brand.
There’s a lot of names being thrown around, but I’d love to see Proenza Schouler in that position. I have no idea if they have any contracts that prevent them from doing a job like that, but I just feel that they have that edge of sexiness and the ability to play on an international stage.