Class Envy: The Man Who Would Be Vogue vs. The Man Who Would Be FBI’s Most Wanted

With “The Man Who Would Be Vogue,” the first electrifying episode to kick off the second season of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, those faithfully devoted to the Ryan Murphy canon will instantly recognize the recurring motif of his work: a dedication to calling out the hypocrisy …

Madonna’s Art Curation Influence on Mass Culture via the Music Video

  They say the true mark of wealth doesn’t begin until you can afford to start art collecting. One could argue, however, that Madonna unwittingly began her connoisseurship in the field when she struck up a romantic dalliance with then mere “street artist” Jean-Michel Basquiat. During the course of their …

With the Death of Franca Sozzani Comes the Death of Vogue Italia As We Knew It

Vogue Italia has long been known for its avant-garde, forward-thinking aesthetic and editorial slant. And this has, in large part, been thanks to its former editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, who has died at age 66 after battling a year-long illness. As editor of the publication since 1988, Sozzani’s contributions to the …

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 …