“The way men are seen in photography, in fashion, and the way that men look at pictures of themselves has changed in recent years. It is a subject that has come into focus: The masculine image, a man’s personal style, changing attitudes to the male face and body.”
— Mario Testino
From Rio to London, Cusco to Seville, Mario Testino is renowned for his free-spirited chronicles of dress and demeanor. In SIR, his largest book to-date, the influential photographer presents over 300 photographs in his search to define the allure of men.
I have been relistening to Hozier’s self titled debut album, and I can easily say it has grows on me more with every listen. If you haven’t heard his album yet his deep soulful voice, and hauntingly poetic lyrics make this record definitely worth purchasing.
Another artist that has been on high rotation on my music playlist of late is Shakey Graves’s (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) sophomore effort, And The War Came. Not as well know as Hozier, but his foot-stomping folk, bluesy rock, and quiet, personal singer songwriter styles are infectious. As are his melodies and harmonies with Esmé Patterson, formerly of Paper Bird fame.
As of yet I haven’t made it to Louis Vuitton Series 2 – Past, Present, Future exhibition. Though that will be rectified this week. Of special interest to me our the Talking Faces room with the infinite mirrors and holograms of models from Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2015 collection, as well as the Savoir-Faire room which holds the secrets of Louis Vuitton’s painstakingly flawless craftsmanship. That should be interesting.
Other rooms that have piqued my enthusiasm are Infinite Show room which offers a 360-degree projection of the spring/summer 2015 runway presentation, showcasing a continual loop of all 48 looks. And, the Backstage Room where you will feel as if you won the fashion jackpot — back stage at one of the most coveted tickets at Paris fashion week.
The exhibition will run from Feb. 6 to 22 at 1135 North Highland Avenue and will be open to the public daily.