The Fashion Issue 2010

10.18.11

The Farmer

3.3.10

Crusty Leather

Crusty punks are, generally, irritating and useless pieces of shit. That's not to say that we don't have crusty friends or crusty tendencies. We do. And we like a lot of crusty music. But those are the exceptions.

3.2.10

Miss Arganzuela 1981

I found a bag of photo negatives when I was drunk one night in Madrid. And being drunk, I took them home with me. In the bag, alongside almost 70 pounds of negs, were a photographer’s work permit and a shoe with a built-up heel.

3.2.10

The Filthiest People Alive

When I was 16, my best friend, Dana, and I spent a lot of time ditching school, thumbing rides from our Denver suburb to Boulder, and hanging around pretty much the dirtiest, smelliest people of the entire early-70s freak scene, the STP Family.

3.2.10

Modern-day Fashion Bum-outs

Ah, the past. Could the preceding eons of humanity have ever imagined how much comedy they would provide for the present? Especially in the realm of fashion?

3.2.10

Metallic Package

Recently, I found myself staring at a painting of Henry VIII-or, more accurately, staring at his kingly crotch in said painting-and I started to wonder, "What the heck was the deal with codpieces, anyway?"

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3.2.10

The Return Of The Hat

It's often stated that Kennedy's hatless inaugural appearance sparked a mass rejection of hat wearing from which the hat industry never recovered.

3.2.10

Dressed to Kill (or Be Killed)

One of the key elements of bullfighting is the costume. Brightly colored and intricately embroidered with real silver and gold, appliqué and sequins, in Spanish they’re known as trajes de luces (“suits of lights”).

3.2.10

Crystal Renn

Crystal Renn published a memoir detailing her struggles with anorexia and her transformation from a starving, near-dead straight-size model into a healthy size-12 supermodel.

3.2.10

Traces of Soho Past

In New York, art has always left traces behind, but like everything else in the city, those traces vanish a little more with every passing day, until they are completely erased. Take Soho, my neighborhood since 1985.

3.2.10

Today’s Viking

And now, just for the sake of historical accuracy in light of the preceding photo story, which is accurate in lots of ways but not so accurate in some key ways, we present an interview with a real, a seriously really real, Viking.

3.2.10

Bears Vs. Vikings

Photos by Terry Richardson Costume design and styling by Wendy Wright at New York Costume

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