It’s undeniable that Jean Paul Gaultier’s design career — always innovative, always stunningly avant-garde — is well beyond deserving of an exhibit (really, his works could and should launch a museum). After over forty years in the business of haute couture, the designer is at long last the subject of a solo exposition at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Keep reading »
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As I’m sure you’re well aware, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and so is all the festivity that comes along with it. Last night, the biggest (and most notoriously fun-loving) fashion superstars this side of the Rive Gauche celebrated the launch of Prada’s 24 hour museum. A collaboration between Prada and the Italian visual artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli, the pop-up extravaganza is open for today only. Talk about a whirlwind! The evening began with a private dinner, and the afterparty featured a DJ set by attendee Kate Moss (all decked out in silver furs, natch). With a roster that boasted Salma Hayek, Catherine Deneuve, Marianne Faithfull, Anna Wintour, and Emmanuelle Alt among guests, this was the party to be at last night. To have a look at the museum exhibit before it’s gone, and the photo gallery from the event, check out 24 Hours Museum.
Today’s news is all about penises. Showing off the family jewels usually just involves a zipper, but for Sigurdur Hjartarson, it takes a museum. The curator and collector has opened the Icelandic Phallological Museum dedicated to the penis specimens of 261 animals. From the 2mm hamster wang that requires a microscope, to the 154 pound, 5 1/2 foot long sperm whale dong, these objet d’arts have been well mounted and hung. Keep reading »
Youâ€™ve practiced safe sex, but now thereâ€™s safe shoe shopping. Gets your kicks without buying a new pair by browsing the hottest stylish and high-concept shoes at The Virtual Shoe Museum. If you like to keep your feet funky, youâ€™ll drool over pairs like the red boot Bat Shoes that are specially designed to hook so you can hang upside down, and the gold and pink Heart Broken Sole, with bottoms that match up like the halves of a best friend charm. At this museum site, shopping around for another pair is just as impractical as the designs. But a girl can dream canâ€™t she? [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »