SHOW’N’TELL: Paris Fashion Week

At Rick Owen’s show during Paris Fashion week in late September, models wore other models harnessed to themselves with padded straps as they took to the catwalk. Ready-to-wear, right? Owen’s show drew lots of criticism from people saying that it had ‘gone too far’ and instead of being artistic or inspiring, was merely making a […]

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Shakespeare on the Seine

I’ve seen a lot of Macbeth witches in my short life, but I’ve never seen any that are quite so… orgasmic? There’s definitely an unnervingly sexual tone to these witches in ripped wedding dresses. Their take is far more alarming than any of the three-girls-with-green-hair-and-pointed-hats-attempts I saw at school. The infamous ‘bubble bubble’ scene follows directly on […]

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Liberté, Égalité, Mariage

They told Hollande to “think of the children” during their anti-gay marriage protest… and then used their own as human shields after clashing with the police. This is the true face of the media-friendly, mild-mannered anti-gay marriage pressure group “Le Manif Pour Tous,” whose orchestrated barrage of protests fell flat on their face earlier this […]

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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

  When it comes to blockbuster artists there is one name that dominates – Picasso. Picasso is big business. He is taught in schools, has international appeal and sells tickets, postcards and mugs by the bucket load. So the Courtauld’s approach to tackling this mammoth of the art world is most welcome. Instead of overwhelming […]

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