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HBO’s new Vogue documentary “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” picked the right people — from Grace Coddington to the now-100-year-old Babs Simpson — to recount the most influential moments in the glossy bible’s 120-year history. Given the personnel, it’s a pity they couldn’t spin a more engaging yarn. Emma Barker writes:
While we get a view of what they have done in the past (covered wars, influenced feminist movements, challenged trends), we never really see how they did it, and the question lingers.
To be fair, cramming 120 years of societal clout into 60 minutes can’t be easy. And what is undeniably fascinating is watching these famous image-crafters define each others’ style. Talking about Camilla Nickerson’s surveillance photo shoot with Kate Moss, Hamish Bowles said, “There’s this anti-perfection … which was counter to a lot of what Vogue represented.”
Think you have a cool hobby? Well you’re probably not constructing a full-scale model of the Millennium Falcon.
Twilight studmuffin Jackson Rathbone (known to fans across the world as Jasper Hale) sat down with The Daily to diagnose his fan base’s PTSD — that’s Post-Twilight Saga Disorder — and fill us in on what’s next.
(Oh, and don’t forget to watch our behind-the-scenes look at the special effects of Twilight’s epic battle royale.)
Long before ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ Hollywood’s always had a fascination with the manically depressed. We looked back at twelve films that explore bipolar disorder and mapped their most common tropes.
‘Skyfall’ hauled in almost $90 million in the U.S. and half a billion dollars worldwide this weekend, a record for the Bond franchise.
Meet Jany Temime, the costume designer responsible for James Bond’s unbelievably suave suits.
When she wasn’t gushing about star Daniel Craig’s stellar bod (no arguments here), Temime told The Daily about split trousers, bloodied suits and sewing Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe into her dress.
How many repairs did you do during shooting?
We had 30 for Daniel and 30 for the stunt man. For every scene we have one that’s clean, one that’s dirty, one that’s dirty with blood, all the different stages. For the motorcycle scenes, the sleeves and trousers are longer and we’d reinforce the seat and the back. But the suits were so amazingly made that they hardly ever damaged. He was rolling in the dirt and they were still perfect, street-ready. The one scene where we had a lot of repairs was the scene where he jumps onto the lift. We had to repair the trousers a lot [laughs].
Ahhh… the weekend wonderland, when lounge time… exists. Grab your iPad and curl up with our WKND section, packed with entertainment and inspiration. Here are just a few of our favorites this week:
- 007 TO THE NINES The ‘Skyfall’ costume director tells us about dressing James Bond
- VANNA WHITE The ‘Wheel of Fortune’ legend talks motherhood, sparkly gowns and 30 years on the job
- DEAR RED STATES Dear Coquette’s open letter to the other side of the political divide
- IN A PICKLE The quick way to pickle just about anything
- OMG YUM Former ‘Top Chef’ judge Melanie Dunea shows off her recipe for Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
- AMERICA THE BEARD-IFUL A fuzzy history of this country’s ever-changing facial hair