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November 6th     12:04 am

The Influence: Nicolas Ghesquière Self Service Magazine #13, Winter 2000
Anita and 124 other portraits by Anuschka Blommers & Niels SchummPublished by Valiz

The Influence: Nicolas Ghesquière
Self Service Magazine #13, Winter 2000

Anita and 124 other portraits by Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm
Published by Valiz

(via cotonblanc)

February 10th     12:11 pm

“ I discovered eBay, when Helmut Lang once quoted it as “the biggest flea market on earth” and he was right! ”

— Suzanne Koller (via lacollectionneuse)

(Source: fashioninsiders, via lacollectionneuse)

November 2nd     10:29 am

HELMUT LANG: front row

The front row is one of the ultimate hierarchical elements of the fashion industry. During the presentation of the designer collections it is simultaneously a place of achievement and a place of power. There is an archaic quality to it, similar to the one of an arena spectacle and the hierarchy of the pecking order. The arrangement and composition of the entire seating at the show is an equally amusing and dangerous game for the press office in terms of how they allocate positions or are forced to respect them. It is a very visible code, and it is also the only moment where the entire evaluation is displayed in plain view of everyone. As in the hierarchy of the front row itself, and it is the same linear system of “more or less important” as in the back rows, but it is the front row where the stakes of humiliation are at their highest. The most prestigious seats are the ones where one has constant full view of the presentation, the right distance to the camera wall and the appropriate surroundings of one’s own entourage and other powerful colleagues or competitors. Paradoxically, the procedure is its own spectacle, and is as entertaining as the awaited performance itself. In consequence, the white chair, which in essence is a regular object, becomes an utterly important one through its position and implication in this particular social showdown. This position or ranking, which will change slightly every six months, consequently also becomes an arena of revenge, humiliation and glory.

destefashioncollection, 2009
curated by helmut lang
new york/athens/long island

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 2nd     10:18 am

destefashioncollection, 2009 curated by helmut lang new york/athens/long island
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

destefashioncollection, 2009
curated by helmut lang
new york/athens/long island

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 2nd     10:18 am

destefashioncollection, 2009 curated by helmut lang new york/athens/long island
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

destefashioncollection, 2009
curated by helmut lang
new york/athens/long island

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 2nd     10:17 am

helmut lang: front row having been asked by dakis joannou to observe a year in fashion  7/2008–7/2009 and produce a curation and artistic commentary. i realised  in the process that this was the first time i found myself in a  non-contributing position to the fashion system and asked to occupy the  role of observer rather than participant. even if the front row was a  virtual one, i have never been there before. after that conclusion, it  became clear to me that the front row would be the subject of the  commentary. as it was a new experience, i found it interesting enough.
all text by helmut lang.
helmut lang, front row, 2009urethane resin, pigment and filler, 79.75 x 34 x 19 inches
destefashioncollection, 2009curated by helmut langnew york/athens/long island
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

helmut lang: front row
having been asked by dakis joannou to observe a year in fashion 7/2008–7/2009 and produce a curation and artistic commentary. i realised in the process that this was the first time i found myself in a non-contributing position to the fashion system and asked to occupy the role of observer rather than participant. even if the front row was a virtual one, i have never been there before. after that conclusion, it became clear to me that the front row would be the subject of the commentary. as it was a new experience, i found it interesting enough.

all text by helmut lang.

helmut lang, front row, 2009
urethane resin, pigment and filler, 79.75 x 34 x 19 inches

destefashioncollection, 2009
curated by helmut lang
new york/athens/long island

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 2nd     10:17 am

"we will add an extra seat in the section for anna piaggi, she is not sitting on suzy menkes lab (sic), though it may look like it."
destefashioncollection, 2009 curated by helmut lang new york/athens/long island
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

"we will add an extra seat in the section for anna piaggi, she is not sitting on suzy menkes lab (sic), though it may look like it."

destefashioncollection, 2009
curated by helmut lang
new york/athens/long island

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     11:14 am

melanie ward
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

melanie ward

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     11:06 am

haider ackermann
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

haider ackermann

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     10:58 am

tilda swinton
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

tilda swinton

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     10:56 am

patrik ervell
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

patrik ervell

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     10:54 am

rick owens and michele lamy
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

rick owens and michele lamy

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

November 1st     10:52 am

lucas ossendrijvermenswear designer, lanvin
self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

lucas ossendrijver
menswear designer, lanvin

self service Nº32 spring–summer 2010

October 27th     12:04 pm

class of 1998 lucy self service #8, summer 1998
anita and 124 other portraits by anuschka blommers & niels schummpublished by valiz

class of 1998
lucy
self service #8, summer 1998

anita and 124 other portraits by anuschka blommers & niels schumm
published by valiz

October 27th     12:04 pm

class of 1998 christie self service #8, summer 1998
anita and 124 other portraits by anuschka blommers & niels schummpublished by valiz

class of 1998
christie
self service #8, summer 1998

anita and 124 other portraits by anuschka blommers & niels schumm
published by valiz

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