Ritts did plenty of more conventional portraits, but the most successful artistically are those with eccentricities. Designer Jean-Paul Gaultier’s face, for example, is in shadow with the emphasis on the spiral pattern of his short blond hair. Artist David Hockney stands before a wall of portraits holding one of his mother in front of his [...]
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Ritts, according to all reports, was greatly liked and admired before his death at 50 in 2002 from AIDS-related illnesses. He was raised in affluence in California (his next-door neighbor was Steve McQueen) and was as comfortable with rich and famous people as were they with him. A great example of his personal charm and [...]
Paris Fashion Week fall 2013: Chanel review.
When it comes to the world of luxury fashion, Chanel is the universal language. That was the message at the Chanel fall 2013 show held Tuesday morning at Paris Fashion Week, where Karl Lagerfeld’s latest, greatest piece of runway scenery under the ornate glass ceiling of the Grand [...]
The Avrora Fashion Week will run through April 14.
Running almost concurrently with AFW is St. Petersburg’s veteran fashion event, Defile on the Neva. Running from April 5 through April 8, Defile on the Neva will open with a gala fashion show offering a retrospective look at the event’s history. This spring’s [...]