Mad Muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati

Marchesa Luisa Casati

Last Updated on July 19, 2022 Marchesa Luisa Casati by Man Ray (1922) Marchesa Luisa Casati was an eccentric patroness of the arts and socialite, born into an aristocratic Italian family in 1881. As a teenager, she inherited an immense fortune that she later used to fund her transformation into a living work of art. ... Read more

Paris Haute Couture book review

Paris Haute Couture book

Last Updated on February 25, 2014 The world of haute couture (high fashion) is clouded in mystery. People wonder what the true definition of haute couture is and whether it belongs too much to the past to still be relevant in this post-postmodern world. Without buying haute couture clothes, the prerequisite for which is being ... Read more

This week in fashion #4

burberry autumn winter 2014 london map scarf

Last Updated on July 19, 2022 Breaking news Fendi Autumn/Winter 2014 was the first catwalk show ever to have been filmed by drones. While technologically exciting, I can't imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for the audience and models — as if the multitude of iPads and camera flashes blocking and blinding people's view ... Read more

At Ashish, prom queen dresses and pink happiness

Ashish Autumn Winter 2014

Last Updated on February 24, 2014 If fashion critic Cathy Horyn accused designers of fewer and fewer attempts on the catwalks to evoke emotion, Ashish’s Autumn/Winter 2014 show was an exception to the new rule. As we left Tate Modern, my friend and I commented how happy the show had made us feel. “That’s how ... Read more