Ooooooh I have news! Can you believe that the (IN)DECOROUS TASTE harnesses are adorning the heads of all of the models in the decadent "Wasted Luxury" shoot in Vogue Italia March 2011? And they're on the cover, too! Lit up with glorious head-lights (...no, literally). I'm excited!
Harnesses aside, it's a jaw droppingly gorgeous shoot. Shot by Steven Meisel, styled by Panos Yiapanis. Featuring models Julia Saner, Saskia de Brauw, and Milou van Groesen.
Still kickin, oh yes I am. I'm working on lots of new things, and there will be posts galore in the coming weeks. We have lots to catch up on.
As the curtains opened on the avant-garde opera event of 1934, Virgil Thompson and Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts, the audience faced a vast sign of the production's cutting-edge modernity: fifteen hundred square feet of sky-blue cellophane was draped from the sides and ceiling of the stage, creating a semitransparent cyclorama, glittering under bright white lights. The stark artificiality of the stage design proclaimed its relationship to the modern world and its unsurpassed hold on the new: 'The cellophane set, brilliantly lit to evoke a sky hung with rock crystal, defied comparison to anything the audience had ever seen. 'Some thought that [Florine Stettheimer's] costumes outdid the Ziegfeld Follies, and one quipped that the sets were 'Botticellophane.'" Plastic, that most twentieth century of materials, here transformed the stage into a powerful blend of art, glamour, and the latest technology. We've lost, in the intervening decades, the ability to read the early-century semiotics of plastics, and particularly of cellophane.
For now: the spring collection is up at the new shop: shop.indecoroustaste.com . I know, I keep moving the thing around. But really, I think you'll find that this is much easier to use/navigate. Let me know what you think?
- From Glamour in Six Dimensions: Modernism and the Radiance of Form by Judith Christine Brown
Credits: Thank you Cristin for collaborating/modeling/photographing and putting up with MADNESS.
These are the latest iteration of the (IN)DECOROUS TASTE spiked lucite platforms. This time, I built up a secondary platform for for the foot. It looks like a mattress, just delightful.
Fend off attackers with panache!
Crystal chandelier harnesses, nude leather harnesses, and clutches available here.