Balenciaga. Spring advertising campaign by Steven Meisel. Images #04 and #07. This obviously means that my beloved hat is slowly coming to the stores. The bad news is that I heard it will be sold for $3250. Be patient, Darth.
 Paper-Cut-Project. Collection for Cartier. Wig #2. A project that conceives art direction and highly crafted paper art works for window installations, runway, catalog and advertising campaigns. Conducted by artist duo Amy Flurry (writer, stylist) and Nikki Salk (interior designer).
[1958-1964] Erwin Blumenfeld. Fashion Films. Most successful and highly paid fashion photographer of his era, legendary for the exquisite covers for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Look and Life. Gifted with an extraordinary visual imagination, sophisticated understanding of Avant-Garde aesthetics, experimental approach to chemical photography and commercial pragmatism, Blumenfeld was appreciated by the most influential art directors and wealthy advertising clients of the time. He was the first to explore how best to show a fashionable object without documenting it.
* Condé Nast International opened a newsstand in London where it will house all of its print (126 publications from 25 countries) and digital publications (versions for iPads and other digital screens) for the first time in the same space, creating a marketing powerhouse for its various magazines. * This is the first time that any publisher has offered print and digital versions of its publications under one roof. * The total circulation for all Condé Nast International publications is approximately 32.1 million. The publisher boasts 141 million readers for its print publications and 61 million unique visitors to its Web sites. * The annual ad spend for Condé Nast’s British publications is $19.4 million. These titles boast the No. 5 international ad ranking of all the publisher’s brands. The newsstand itself is located one block from the highly-trafficked Bond Street, where many Condé Nast advertisers sell their luxury products. * “I believe strongly in the future of print as well as digital,” said Jonathan Newhouse, chief executive of Condé Nast International. “Not out of emotional attachment — it’s a good business. The numbers support us.”
[1909 - 2004] René Gruau. Italian fashion illustrator. One of the best known and favorite artists of the Haute Couture world during the 1940s and 1950s, who shaped the path of Haute Couture and influenced fashion itself. He also designed the hugely influential cinema poster for Fellini’s ‘La Dolce Vita’ in 1959. Gruau served as Galliano’s inspiration for Christian Dior Couture Spring 2011 collection.