Currently in its ninth season, the drag queen show reads like a self-help manual.
At PACO RABANNE, Julien Dossena takes apart our modern de nition of glamour. Independent minded DRIES VAN NOTEN lets women de ne it for themselves. Around the globe, CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’s shoes are a byword for the high life; erstwhile muse to Helmut Newton VIOLETA SANCHEZ has lived it. NIGERIA’S FILM INDUSTRY is more than a neat portmanteau. The fantasy worlds devised by artist RACHEL MACLEAN critique reality. What’s so glamorous about glamour, anyway? A question only RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE can truly answer.
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What’s Paco Rabanne about? Beyond a metal dress, that is. Julien Dossena has the answer. The next question is: are you ready for it?
In the tangled flatbeds of Samara Scott’s art, the ephemeral junk of everyday life takes on hidden meaning.
In the art of Rachel Maclean, sexism and post-truth become the stuff of fairy tales.
Houseboat on the Nile. Dita Von Teese on the phone. A million pairs of shoes sold a year. If anyone knows glamour, it’s Christian Louboutin.
Violeta Sanchez is a legend, her work with Helmut Newton a part of fashion history. Decades later, her appeal is intact, luminous and unchallenged.
From robotics to Restylane, four writers address the state of beauty in 2017.
Before Phoebe Philo arrived at Céline, glamour was a thing far removed from the everyday lives of most women. Then she decided to give the mundane an upgrade and nothing was the same.
The life of a fashion designer. It’s all parties, stress and breakdowns, isn’t it? Not if you ask Dries Van Noten.