Karl Lagerfeld on revenge.
The quote: “I know revenge is mean and horrible, but I see no reason why I shouldn’t do something back if somebody has done something mean to me. When people think it’s all forgotten I pull the chair away—maybe ten years later.”
(The Daily Beast has this pretty cool Karl Lagerfeld quote interactive you should go play with.)
In today’s age of manscaping, stay at home dads and Dove skin care for Men; the male of this generation looks a lot different from the counterparts in their parent’s and grandparent’s day.
In trying to understand this redefining of what it means to be Male in the new millennium, Barcelona-based photographer Jon Uriarte came up with "The Men Under the Influence… ," a series of portraits that prode at "the recent change in roles in heterosexual relationships (and) men’s sense of loss reference, now that women have taken a step forward and have finally come into their own as equal partners.”
Over a span of three years Uriarte, 33, photographed couples in the US and Spain, at first together, but then he hit on the idea it was better to isolate the men, as much physically as emotionally to bring him closer to the questions Uriarte imaged men were seeking.
The men were asked to dress in his girlfriend or wife’s clothing and captured in intimate spaces within their shared dwellings, a means to make visual what is only in the mind. One man stands in a mini-dress and tights in an office; another poses in a kitchen in a sundress and sandals. A third sits in a bedroom in jean shorts and a cardigan.
The portraits are quiet, almost devoid of emotion. These men aren’t wearing over-the-top costumes but everyday outfits that look entirely unique on the male body. Uriarte explains that to set up each shot, he went to a friend’s house and together they chose an outfit—often with the help of their partner.
“The rule was to choose an outfit that she would actually wear,” he tells The Daily Beast. “At the beginning they always chose the craziest clothes, and it became a joke. But it’s not a joke.”
‘Male Plumage’ Interactive!
Change and compare items on the cover of Newsweek in 1968 next to looks from the men’s Spring/ Summer 2014 collections — which debuted this week in London, Florence, Milan and Paris — to understand just how far “male plumage” has come in the last 45 years.
Wait. This might be our greatest interactive work yet. Do take this for a spin.
Alonso Mateo is a five-year-old Instagram celebrity.
(Meanwhile, your nwktumblr gets excited when more than two friends from high school <3’s their photos of iced coffee.)
A Lego wedding dress (!!!!) designed by Rie Hosokai of Daisy Balloon for Tokyo’s “Piece of Peace” exhibition.
A classy t-shirt from yesterday’s Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill.
DAILY PIC: Two images care of the punk couture show that previewed today at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – and that I just panned on TheDailyBeast.com. In that cranky review, however, I didn’t have room to mention that, among the talentless couturier copycats of punk who dominate the show, there are also a few designers, such as Rei Kawakubo and Martin Margiela, who are genuine artistic geniuses. The thing is, I think that by including them the curators are guilty of that heinous sin that art historians call pseudomorphism: Imagining that because two artworks look the same, they also mean the same thing and play the same role in our culture. When Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook wore a Union Jack t-shirt in the late 1970s (left) his brash punk gesture meant something utterly different than when Rei Kawakubo, a Japanese intellectual, reworked the British flag (right) into runway fashion in 2006. Ditto for punk’s rebellious repurposing of junk and the Maison Martin Margiela’s thoughtful recycling of consumer goods in the fabulous Artisanal line it launched a few years ago. (Left, courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, © Dennis Morris; right, courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, photo by Catwalking)
Design by Hussein Chalayan featured in the spring-summer 2003 issue of Dazed and Confused magazine.
Photo by Eric Nehr.