Vanity is my favorite sin.
Junya Watanabe F/W 1998 x Rei Kawakubo’s words of wisdom via

Junya Watanabe F/W 1998 x Rei Kawakubo’s words of wisdom via

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a little something to wish happy chinese new year and 恭喜发柴 to you all!
Prada S/S 2013 x Chinese Dragon Painting by Deng Wei Wei

 In ancient days the dragon was regarded as a most sacred animal, and used to be the imperial emblem of Chinese emperors. It is the first of the four Divine Creatures to Chinese-the others being the unicorn, the phoenix and the tortoise. Unlike the evil dragon the West, the Chinese Dragon is a beneficent and gracious creature and is worshipped as the divine ruler of Lakes, Rivers and Seas. It is the powerful yet gentle ‘龙” that brings rain to the earth, hasten the crops and cools the toiling framer for the new year. 

a little something to wish happy chinese new year and 恭喜发柴 to you all!

Prada S/S 2013 x Chinese Dragon Painting by Deng Wei Wei

In ancient days the dragon was regarded as a most sacred animal, and used to be the imperial emblem of Chinese emperors. It is the first of the four Divine Creatures to Chinese-the others being the unicorn, the phoenix and the tortoise. Unlike the evil dragon the West, the Chinese Dragon is a beneficent and gracious creature and is worshipped as the divine ruler of Lakes, Rivers and Seas. It is the powerful yet gentle ‘龙” that brings rain to the earth, hasten the crops and cools the toiling framer for the new year. 

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Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture F/W 2011, Liu Wen closing Van Herpen’s debut couture collection entitled ‘Capriole’ x Maison Baccarat, Paris:

“My work very much comes from abstract ideas and using new techniques, not the reinvention of old ideas" - Iris Van Herpen, 2012

Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture F/W 2011, Liu Wen closing Van Herpen’s debut couture collection entitled ‘Capriole’ x Maison Baccarat, Paris:

My work very much comes from abstract ideas and using new techniques, not the reinvention of old ideas" - Iris Van Herpen, 2012

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Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 2010, detail on Mariacarla Boscono x Gustav Klimt’s Philosophy c.1900

According to Klimt, the painting Philosophy was of “On the left a group of figures, the beginning of life, fruition, decay. On the right, the globe as mystery. Emerging below, a figure of light: knowledge.” The original proposal for the theme of the painting was “The Victory of Light over Darkness”, but what Klimt presented instead was a dreamlike mass of humanity, referring neither to optimism nor rationalism, but to a “viscous void”. via

Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 2010, detail on Mariacarla Boscono x Gustav Klimt’s Philosophy c.1900

According to Klimt, the painting Philosophy was of “On the left a group of figures, the beginning of life, fruition, decay. On the right, the globe as mystery. Emerging below, a figure of light: knowledge.” The original proposal for the theme of the painting was “The Victory of Light over Darkness”, but what Klimt presented instead was a dreamlike mass of humanity, referring neither to optimism nor rationalism, but to a “viscous void”. via

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Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 2011, Caroline Trentini at the presentation x Claude Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge' c.1899

Monet was fascinated by the vaporous mists of London. He visited the English capital three times between 1899 and 1901, painting views of the River Thames. 
"Without the fog London wouldn’t be a beautiful city. It’s the fog that gives it its magnificent breadth." -Claude Monet

Givenchy Haute Couture F/W 2011, Caroline Trentini at the presentation x Claude Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge' c.1899

Monet was fascinated by the vaporous mists of London. He visited the English capital three times between 1899 and 1901, painting views of the River Thames. 

"Without the fog London wouldn’t be a beautiful city. It’s the fog that gives it its magnificent breadth." -Claude Monet

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Givenchy F/W 2011 x Andre Derain’s ‘Cubist Grove' c. 1912

Givenchy F/W 2011 x Andre Derain’s ‘Cubist Grove' c. 1912

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Alexander McQueen S/S 2007 ‘Sarabande’, Tanya Dziahileva on the runway x Guido Mocafino’s Omnia Vanitas c.2007


"Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? — Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.”
- William Makepeace Thackery, Vanity Fair 1948

Alexander McQueen S/S 2007 ‘Sarabande’, Tanya Dziahileva on the runway x Guido Mocafino’s Omnia Vanitas c.2007

"Ah! Vanitas vanitatum! Which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? or, having it, is satisfied? — Come, children, let us shut up the box and the puppets, for our play is played out.”

- William Makepeace Thackery, Vanity Fair 1948

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Designs by Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby x Baz Luhrmann. Prada worked with costume designer Catherine Martin to create over 40 looks for the movie, each inspired by styles from the Pradaand Miu Miu archive.



“Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past,” said Martin. “This connection is central to our relationship with Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby, and has connected our vision with hers. In the same way Nick Carraway reflects on a world that he is within and without, we have tried to create an environment that the audience will be subconsciously familiar with, yet separated from.”

Designs by Miuccia Prada for The Great Gatsby x Baz Luhrmann. Prada worked with costume designer Catherine Martin to create over 40 looks for the movie, each inspired by styles from the Pradaand Miu Miu archive.

“Baz and Miuccia have always connected on their shared fascination with finding modern ways of releasing classic and historical references from the shackles of the past,” said Martin. “This connection is central to our relationship with Miuccia Prada on The Great Gatsby, and has connected our vision with hers. In the same way Nick Carraway reflects on a world that he is within and without, we have tried to create an environment that the audience will be subconsciously familiar with, yet separated from.”

jil sander f/w 2012, details on nastya kusakina x flowers from the decorations on the runway

jil sander f/w 2012, details on nastya kusakina x flowers from the decorations on the runway

Alexander McQueen F/W 2010, Frida Gustavsson on the runway at the presentation x a Church in Florence via

Alexander McQueen F/W 2010, Frida Gustavsson on the runway at the presentation x a Church in Florence via