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CULTURE LENS – BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

CULTURE LENS – BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION

If you’re going to be in London anytime soon treat yourself to a few hours at the Victoria & Albert Museum to see BALENCIAGA: SHAPING FASHION.

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Irving Penn: Centennial – Culture Lens

Irving Penn: Centennial – Culture Lens

When it comes to fashion photography, Irving Penn is one of the great masters.  With a career that spanned over 60 years working for Vogue, he created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century.  Irving Penn would have turned 100 this year, and marking the centennial of his birth the Metropolitan

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The Easter Parade: Tradition & Trends on Display

The Easter Parade: Tradition & Trends on Display

We love tradition! And among our favorites is NYC’s Easter Parade with its parade of fashion and fur.

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Edward Enninful …. British Vogue, Here He Comes!

Edward Enninful …. British Vogue, Here He Comes!

We can’t wait to see the transformative magic and vision that Edward Enninful brings to British Vogue in August 2017

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PRINCESS DIANA: HER FASHION STORY – CULTURE LENS

PRINCESS DIANA: HER FASHION STORY – CULTURE LENS

I will never forget where I was when I learned the news of Princess Diana’s death.  It was August 31, 1997 and I was hosting a black-tie gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA to raise funds for HIV/AIDS.  That evening we were honoring Princess Diana for the work she had done

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Jacqueline Kennedy (The Camelot Years) | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

Jacqueline Kennedy (The Camelot Years) | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

When you think of a national treasure some might  be divided about who they would include on such a prestigious list of historical figures.  But when one figure has advocated world piece, written literary classics and made significant contributions to our American culture, that particular figure can’t be ignored, or denied. Today we posthumously celebrate

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Trend Alert: Classic Mink Coat Styles For Every Generation

Trend Alert: Classic Mink Coat Styles For Every Generation

When a classic mink coat came parading down the runway during Valentino’s SS 2017 presentation we could barely conceal our excitement. Did this herald the full-on return of this timeless, elegant style?

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Fall 2016 Ad Campaigns We Love

Fall 2016 Ad Campaigns We Love

It’s official.  All fashion minds are now focused on Fall 2016. The anticipation of the September covers and the trickle of cozy sweaters now fixtures on shelves signify that it’s time to put away the flip flops and get ready to light the fireplace. What better way to preview the trends and styles that you will be

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Fashion’s Trump Card: First Ladies’ Style

Fashion’s Trump Card: First Ladies’ Style

Though Dolley Madison may have been a renowned fashion icon of the Early Republic, the modern day intersection of fashion and politics really began with Jacqueline Kennedy.  Among First ladies style she is known for being the pinnacle. Her elegance and her glamour are beyond comparison.  When she wore a pink Halston pill box hat

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Culture Lens: Summer 2016 Travel Edition

Culture Lens: Summer 2016 Travel Edition

If you’re traveling for Summer 2016 we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best museum fashion exhibitions from around the world. Make sure to find an hour or two…we’re sure you’ll be glad you did!

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The Allure of Film Noir’s Female Femme Fatale

The Allure of Film Noir’s Female Femme Fatale

Strong, beautiful, bold, and resilient, the  femme fatale has been an iconic cinematic figure for decades. A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype

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CULTURE LENS: FERRAGAMO Museum – Art in Fashion

CULTURE LENS: FERRAGAMO Museum – Art in Fashion

We have often discussed the artistry of the House of Ferragamo here at Furinsider. The epitome of Italian luxury, Salvatore Ferragamo is revered for its legacy of beautiful handcrafted shoes, boots, handbags, belts and accessories. And more recently, under the creative direction of Massimiliano Giornetti their ready-to-wear collections, including some great fur looks, have been well worthy of the positive buzz they have received.

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CULTURE LENS: NO LIMITS – THE WORK OF MARIO TESTINO

CULTURE LENS: NO LIMITS – THE WORK OF MARIO TESTINO

As fashion industry leaders from around the world convened in Copenhagen this week for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the GL Strand museum debuted a new exhibition titled “No Limits” featuring the works of renowned fashion and portrait photographer Mario Testino. Mr. Testino is known for pushing boundaries to bring forth energy, sex and optimism in

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2016 Cannes Film Festival Fashion Review

2016 Cannes Film Festival Fashion Review

The Cannes Film Festival red carpet is an endless parade of show-stopping fashion; oh and there’s some critically acclaimed films as well. Over the last few years, as our obsession with celebrity cultural has risen to a frenzied state, one can’t deny that, at this most important celebration for the “art of film making”, fashion has somewhat taken center stage.

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Cultural Lens | Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Cultural Lens | Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Underwear. When worn for health or hygiene it is something that is not usually discussed. When worn to manipulate the body the discussions are akin to engineering treatises. But when worn as a decorative fashion item, as a sensual and alluring look for the boudoir, well that’s when the conversations get really interesting!

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Culture Lens: ‘Reigning Men’ at LACMA

Culture Lens: ‘Reigning Men’ at LACMA

From New York’s Metropolitan Museum to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and even regional museums like The Baker Museum in Naples, FL we’ve shared many great exhibitions over the years that have deconstructed the themes and history of fashion.  From designer retrospectives to historical examinations we’ve   seen some of the most extraordinary displays of women’s

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FASHION On FILM: The Cultural Explosion Part 2

FASHION On FILM: The Cultural Explosion Part 2

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the opportunity to hit the movie theaters to catch the slate of newly released major films. While the beginning of summer generally marks the release of blockbuster action films, studios hold their more Oscar-worthy films for release in the Thanksgiving – New Year period to

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2015/2016 Après-ski Fashion Trends

2015/2016 Après-ski Fashion Trends

As a severe winter storm blows across Colorado leaving up to 16” of snowfall in some areas skiers are busy fine-tuning their skis and their skiwear to make sure they are ready for the upcoming season. Yes, ski season has arrived! And with it comes the fashion parade both on – and off (Après-ski) – the slopes.

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Trend Alert: INTARSIA Details For Fall 2015

Trend Alert: INTARSIA Details For Fall 2015

How can anyone resist the bold, textural fur fashion marvels that stole the runways for fall 2015 with all that color and visual fun, great style and swag? The rich colorations, complex patterns and intricate detail are difficult to identify from afar, at first glance appearing as merely a printed pattern or a reworked textile.

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Culture Lens / Louis Vuitton: The Serial Teaser

Culture Lens / Louis Vuitton: The Serial Teaser

With Louis Vuitton’s announcement that Nicolas Ghesquière got the top job, his first collection there, Fall 2014-Winter 2015, launched a new vision for the famed label.

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TONY AWARDS 2015: BEST COSTUME DESIGN

TONY AWARDS 2015: BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League handed out its’ Tony Awards this past Sunday at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall saluting excellence on the Broadway stage in front of a star-studded, A-list crowd that included theater, fashion and film royalty. And, the visual heart of it all is the award for Best Costume Design.

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