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Prada Teams Up With The Artist Behind Paris Vs. New York For A Series Of GIFs

Haute Mess Gifs
The original bizarre and mesmerizing animations. Read More »
Paris vs. New York
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Prada Goes Zoolander
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Is it just me, or have GIFs become increasingly popular with the fashion set? First, the controversial “Haute Mess” GIFs for Vogue Italia, followed by Miu Miu’s hypnotizing handbag pornography. The next establishment to try their hand at the medium is Prada, who partnered with graphic designer Vahram Muratyan (of Paris versus New York fame — love) to produce a series of GIFs called “Parallel Universes,” featuring accessories from the Italian fashion house’s 2012 collections. Unlike previous incarnations (which, it must be said, should probably have come with a seizure warning), these GIFs move subtly and almost twitchingly. The effect is simple, whimsical, and downright charming — check out my favorites after the jump. [Hint] Keep reading »

224 Pages Of “Paris Versus New York”

365 Days In Paris
Leonora lived in Paris for a year and brought us along with her. Read More »
Alber Elbaz Wrote a Book
Alber Elbaz photo
The man behind Lanvin puts pen to paper. Read More »
Dam Tea Bags!
This cup is perfect for any Parisian or New Yorker in need of a caffeine fix. Read More »

As both a New Yorker and a bonafide Francophile, I am a madly adoring fan of the brilliant graphic designer Vahram Muratyan’s website, Paris versus New York. He compares the City of Lights to the Big Apple in a way that isn’t snarky, or biased toward one or the other — rather, they read more like romantic odes to both cities. His modern designs and prints have gained something of a following since his blog’s debut in 2010, and last week he released a 224-page book of his contrast-and-compare illustrations. If you’re a fan of Paris vs. NYC, or Paris, or NYC, or all of the above, you must get this book. It’s simple and lovely and makes me want to book a trip to La Ville-Lumière, dès que possible. Equally charming: this Blackbook interview with the artist. [$20, in Anthropologie stores and online]

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