- NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
In January, France’s national legislature will vote whether to ban childhood beauty pageants. Critics contend that the pageants send the wrong message to young girls and only add to what they argue is an already over-sexualized environment for children today. William Brangham of NewsHour Weekend reports. Continue reading
A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute In New York shows off the visionary and romantic work of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who took his own life last year. Continue reading
In the big tents in Bryant Park this past week, some of the biggest fashion designers in the world were getting their New York minute, so to speak, including Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte. But the Mulleavys were also the focus of another kind of show — a new exhibit called “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Based on the 1964 Christopher Isherwood novel of the same name, “A Single Man” is the cinematic debut of Tom Ford, an artist who, until now, was known for his role as creative director at fashion house Gucci. His foray into filmmaking has made viewers keen to see how he would deliver the narrative through his use of style.
Two years ago, when artist and fashion designer Megin Sherry returned from London after an internship at haute fashion house Alexander McQueen, her health care coverage on her parents’ plan had lapsed.
Fashion and celebrity photographer Irving Penn died Wednesday in his Manhattan home at the age of 92, according to his photo assistant Roger Krueger. He is remembered for creating striking, minimalistic images and for adopting a craftsman-like approach to his work.