We are very excited to be able to tell you all about this party for Swiss fashion designer Julian Zigerli’s SS16 Collection, which he’s titled “White Rabbit.” The collection “takes inspiration from the duality of Japanese culture, combining light and dark, cute and twisted. The prints featured in “White Rabbit” resulted from an encounter between Zigerli and Japanese illustrator Seitaro Ito, the visionary behind foxy illustrations.” Julian’s clothes are always very playful, bright and fun to wear. If you’re not afraid of a bold print he’s your man. The launch party is RSVP only, so do that before it fills up. The party will feature a DJ set by Casey Spooner and “dancers wearing the sexiest/cutest swim briefs you’ve ever seen!” It’s hosted by another GAYLETTER favorite, the shop Elkel at Public Factory. Long live fayshun!
The Russian Artist walked the show and took some photographs
Remember those photos of pre-Titanic Leonardo Dicaprio when he was a full-on twink? You know the one of him snuggling a ‘kiss me’ inflatable whilst teasing us with his perfectly shaped eyebrows? Well, we have Bruce Weber to thank for those gems. And there are so many more reasons to love the American photographer. He refuses to shoot real fur, dismissed Cindy Crawford for being a bitch on set and gave us the only good thing to ever come from Abercrombie & Fitch — their homoerotic advertising campaigns and catalogs, duh! Weber is well known for his appreciation of the male form, but also for his impact on fashion photography. His work is simple, almost exclusively black and white photography and exudes a distinct wholesomeness to it regardless of whether he is shooting supermodels or super cute dogs (or shirtless men).
Bruce Weber photography at Agnes B. opening on February 16, 6:00-8:00PM will feature seventy of Weber’s photographs from an early collaboration with the French designer, celebrating the fashion brand’s fortieth anniversary. The exhibition launches tonight at Howard Street, New York’s original Agnes B. store. If you do decide to go, make sure you coordinate with the photography — black and white only — because everybody knows themes are important, and that monochrome is fly as fuck, okkkk?
FREE, 6:00-8:00PM, agnès b. 50 Howard St. NY, NY. …
ONETSHIRT: GENERATION X BY SILVIA PRADA
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For their latest edition, Spanish artist Silvia Prada created a series of portraits of “iconic Hollywood figures that have each shaped and marked GENERATION X in their defining years.”
Choose from Tom Cruise and Matt Dillon (both seen here on our model Thomas Gibbons) along with Drew Barrymore, Demi Moore, Johnny Depp, Lisa Bonet, Corey Haim, Winona Ryder and many more. onetshirt.eu
If I was asked to describe Susanne Bartsch in one word it would be “enduring.” The woman has been on the New York nightlife scene longer than I’ve been alive. And she is still killing it. If this show (featuring 100’s of her outfits from the 1980’s to today) is anything to go by Susanne Bartsch has a wardrobe the size of the World Trade Center, and nothing in there is remotely boring. The show’s curator Valerie Steele had this to say about Susanne’s closet to the website Racked: “In the 80s and early 90s, there was a lot of this kind of excess of fashion, but it sort of disappeared. But Susanne is still waving the freak flag for that sort of thing, and I think a lot of people miss that...It’s a nice moment to remind people that there’s other aspects of fashion.” Yesss honey, it’s time the kids of NYC stepped up their game. Life’s too short to be dressed in all black, find some feathers and a bejeweled corset and a lime green alien jumpsuit and have some fun. It’s fashion, not brain surgery. Fashion Underground is on now until Dec 5th at FIT. Don’t miss it darrrrrrling!