When you have a budget like Harper’s Bazaar, you can really carry. The legendary glossy is giving New York what editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey is calling “the world’s greatest fashion show” by projecting some of their favorite covers – from Audrey Hepburn to Gwyneth Paltrow – on the north facade of the Empire State Building. If GAYLETTER had two million dollars, trust we’d plan the same, but this is inspiring, nevertheless. Running from 8:30pm-midnight, the 500 foot tall, 186 foot wide projections will grace 42 floors of the midtown skyline.
Last week I turned 22 (#youth) and Abi & Tom gifted me Harper’s Bazaar: 150 Years: The Greatest Moments. I was thrilled. They know I want nothing more than endless amounts of things to read and clothes to clock. So, once we were done questioning what the fuck had just happened on Ru, we got to flipping through the pages. As America’s first fashion magazine, they’ve worked with literally every name; Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn.
Bazaar has been crafting some of the best fashion imagery with the industry’s top contenders since 1867, and yet my favorites are the illustrated covers from the late 19th century. They’re as timeless as they are chic — just like a magazine should be.
Photography by Terry Richardson. Gwyneth Paltrow, March 2012 Harper’s Bazaar.
Illustration by Erté. November 1920 Harper’s Bazaar.
Photography by Alexi Lubormirski. Reese Witherspoon, February 2016 Harper’s Bazaar. …
It’s no secret that we love Marc Jacobs — the man, the brand, and the carry that Marc brings to the world (check out his Instagram) — Check out some of some of the epic images from GAYLETTER Issue 5 photographed by Terry Richardson, here and here. Also, remember “It’s yours to try”? For this very reason, I was thrilled to find out from a very close friend that there’s a massive, goldmine of a sale taking place this week in NYC (Soho). Some of the categories included are Marc by Marc Jacobs men’s + women’s ready-to-wear and accessories (for those of you looking for a cute, contemporary throwback), and (I’m the most excited about this next part) women’s collection RTW and accessories (runway…yas hunty). It’s 2017 — if you can’t clock a women’s show and find at least five items you’d wear yourself, the sartorial part of your brain needs an update, and Marc can give it to you!
You’ll also come across some Little Marc product and tons of special items on the cheapizi — cashmere socks, underwear, belts, umbrellas, graphic tees, scarves, and more. Prices are up to 90% off retail, so run, don’t walk — we all know the next best thing to a dick reset may very well be a fashion reset. Happy shopping and a la inti!
A conversation with Alejandro Gómez Palomo about his latest work
Fantasy is defined as “the activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.” For many people, to fantasize is to escape, but for Alejandro Gómez Palomo , fantasy is reality. He lives the sort of life you only dare dream about, and yet toying with the idea of universal success crosses everyone’s mind. There are only a handful of people who are ever lucky enough to experience the quixotic circumstances of industry fame, and then to handle it with the particular degrees of care (as Palomo does) requires an entirely different skill set.
On a late November morning, Palomo took time away from what he described as a “chill day” at his atelier in Posadas to Skype with me. We chatted about Palomo Spain’s newest campaign, what his future holds, and the ideas surrounding this first spring/summer collection: “Boy Walks In An Exotic Forest.” Shot by Kito Muñoz, the campaign took a sexually explicit route with boys on all fours, and the shorts unapologetically short. Muñoz told me: “The inspiration for this campaign comes from my passion for vintage homoerotic imagery; the sensuality and poses of these beautiful boys. They’re innocent, but conscious of their bodies and sexuality.”
Palomo Spain, in just one year’s time, has gone from a Madrid secret to an Instagram favorite. His clothing has since been featured in various world-wide magazines (including the latest issue of GAYLETTER) and this coming February, Palomo will take his label’s imaginative and vibrant style to the CFDA’s New York Fashion Week. …
I was thinking to myself the other day “what’s that queen up to?” The queen I’m referring to is Richard Haines, the artist whose show I want to tell you about… I know Richard has been busy, at least according to his social media, he just can’t stop traveling and attending events. I am sure Richard would appreciate that I have been following his “journey,” ha!
This Thursday Richard’s second solo exhibition ‘Larger Than Life’ opens at Daniel Cooney Fine Art in NYC. This is the first time that Richard is showning his paintings, in the past his focus was more on his drawings, and what a lot of people know him for, his fashion illustrations. “For this exhibition Haines finds inspiration in his Bushwick neighborhood’s drag performers, street style and high fashion runways.”
It sounds like the opening will be a fun event… “The second gallery will be an intimate salon of Richard’s small drawings including drag and street style. The smaller works will continue to show Richard’s artistic and conceptual evolution in a more familiar landscape. The exhibition as a whole celebrates and challenges gender, sexuality, beauty, decadence and raunch.” We are so excited for Richard, can’t wait to see the new work in person. Yas queen!
Below is a preview of the show Larger Than Life:
FREE, Opening reception — 6:00PM-8:00PM, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 508 – 526 West 26 St. #9C, NY, NY. …