I’ve been waiting for this moment for years and the result is incredibly, utterly—okay. Yes, it’s true. The greatest living actor of our time has finally partnered with her opposite-sex doppelgänger. Tilda Swinton plays David Bowie’s wife in his new video for the song, ‘The Stars (Are Out Tonight)’.
There are clever moments, like when Tilda spies a Tilda (or is it a David?) lookalike out her window. She becomes obsessed/paranoid by the twin as she starts to invade her life. Or, is it all just in Tilda’s head and she’s really just a bored housewife reliving her glory days? You decide.
It’s directed by Floria Sigismondi.
Remember when the WWE was the WWF? Remember when professional wrestling was so cool you carried a Rowdy Roddy Piper Trapper Keeper in your duffel bag? Yep! It was so cool that even Andy Warhol himself bought into the hype.
In this vintage clip from 1985, the legendary artist is interviewed by the equally legendary Mean Gene Okerlund backstage at The War To Settle The Score! Andy is so thrilled, so excited, so beyond himself he nearly bursts into hysterics.
I hadn’t seen Andy this excited since he paid a pack of down-on-their-luck street hustlers to sit around, drink Mexican beer, and urinate on specially prepared canvases for what would ultimately become his ‘piss paintings’ (check out some of those after the jump).
Now, I’ve never kept my love of intarsia a secret, but when paired with boy bands and acrylic yarns, I get all giddy. These aren’t cheap, printed sweaters—the goodness is actually knit into them, bitches. I can’t decide if the New Kids On The Block is my favorite, or the Vanilla Ice.
All you ho’s with fancy tastes might prefer the Sonic Youth, Kraftwerk, or Weezer options, but for my money, I’m hangin’ tough.
Check out some more inside.
In Jean-Paul Gaultier’s clever Spring 2013 Runway ready-to-wear show in Paris, the designer paid tribute to the stars of the 80s who’ve inspired fashion. Model Karlie Kloss was Boy George, Joan Smalls was Sade, and Jessica Stam was Madonna! There was also David Bowie, Grace Jones, Annie Lennox, and Jane Birkin, among others.
While the theme was 80s celebrities, the looks had definite nods to iconic pieces from Gaultier’s 90s shows. I loved the reinterpretation of the ‘invisible jackets’ that were used for ‘Keep It Together’ during Madonna’s ‘Blond Ambition’ tour.
Gaultier said the show was about, “people who had an influence on fashion, just as I was personally influenced by David Bowie in his way of being and dressing.” He said of Madonna, “[she] was the post-feminist, what came after the bra-burning years. She said ‘Yes, I am going to dress sexy, but I am the one deciding to do it’.”
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Artist Carré Offensif makes art that makes me feel all warm and cozy for my Nintendo. The original 8-bit console, with Super Mario Bros. 2 and Zelda. None of this new-fangled bullshit.
You can buy prints directly from her (and they’re totally reasonable!), but her site is kind of wonky. For some reason it lists every print as ‘Michael Jackson’, even Serge Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst. So, if you are a little untrusting of her homegrown HTML, you can purchase them from this fancier site.
More on the inside, including Lady Gaga.