The Vreeland-Avedon Alliance: A Fashion Dynasty

When Diana Vreeland’s reign as editor-in-chief at Vogue began (yes, it’s hard to imagine, but try to think past Anna Wintour) in 1962, the young fashion photographer and eventual legend Richard Avedon joined her, ultimately shaping the aesthetic of the publication. After getting his start as a photographer for department …

Demented and Sad But Social: How John Bender Would Judge the 21st Century

If you’ve ever seen The Breakfast Club, you know that John Bender (played with loving attention to detail by Judd Nelson) hates just about everyone–no matter what social group they ascribe to. And his contempt for those vapid, popular “richies” in the 80s would only be magnified in the twenty-first …

The Surreal Life: Implementing Salvador Dalí into Your Everyday Existence

Taking the influence of the Renaissance masters to the next level, Salvador Dalí was one of the last great innovators of art. Most famous for his statement on the erosion of time, “The Persistence of Memory,” which Dalí completed in 1931, the eccentric painter was significant not just for his contribution to …