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A Sneaky Glimpse At The Nike x Pigalle Collection

The new basketball inspired collaboration between cult Parisian street brand, Pigalle and Nike has been unveiled. 

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Featuring scuffed and dyed basketball apparel, street-wear brand Pigalle’s new collaboration with Nike is set to have hipsters and ballers everywhere heading to their stores. Already a well established brand in Paris this will be their first time working together with Nike to produce a collection.

The two have actually worked together before, building a basketball court in Pigalle’s backyard in 2009 in the 18th arrondissement. When Dazed and Confused asked creative director, Stéphane Ashpool why use basketball as inspiration he said that since he’d been playing for over 10 years that it only seemed natural to combine the versatility of basketball apparel with fashion.

“It is the most stylish sport, because it was always mixed up with the whole hip-hop culture. It’s a game that you play quite fast, you have momentum, your body’s quite open and you jump and run. Mixing this with the clothes and the music together, it gives something very interesting.”

The collection goes on sale in just two weeks so make your shopping list now.

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All photos by Fabio Paleari for Dazed & Confused

 

Daft Punk front the Wall Street Journal with Gisele Bündchen

Daft Punk have gone a step further (again). The French house duet is appearing on the front cover of the very serious Wall Street Journal for the November issue, with the world’s highest paid top model Gisele Bündchen.

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Daft Punk “get lucky” with Gisele Bündchen

Photographed by Terry Richardson

After posing with Milla Jovovich and Karlie Kloss, it is now Gisele Bündchen‘s turn. Sir Bangalter and Sir Homem-Christo are treating themselves right. The robots fronted several high standard fashion magazines, posing with famous models.

Today, the Frenchies are on the front cover of the Wall Street Journal, and photographed by fashion photographer Terry Richardson, who has recently known quite a controversy regarding his behaviour on set. Is this cover symptomatic of the Daft Punk entering the business world?

 

Martin Scorsese Directs New Dolce & Gabbana Perfume Ad

Martin Scorcese directed the new Dolce & Gabbana campaign for the perfumes “The One” and “The One for Men”. The old-school black and white video (more…)

Rihanna transformed into mesmeric Medusa for GQ UK

For their 25th anniversary special, British GQ chose Rihanna to appear on their cover. For it, the pop icon, posing nude with snakes in place of hair, has transformed into mythical Medusa.

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Rihanna for GQ UK, 25th Anniversary Special

Rihanna x GQ : The Medusa Myth

This special 25th Anniversary photoshoot was directed by British artist Damien Hirst, and photographed by Mariano Vivianco. Inspired by the Medusa myth, the cover girl Rihanna is posing nude with snakes or with snakes in place of her hair, and her petrifying stare will turn any onlookers into stone. The special GQ UK November issue will be out on October 31st.

In these very aesthetic pictures, the pop icon is absolutely fascinating; it is once again, a good opportunity for her to pose completely naked for us mere mortals to look.

Translated by Chloe Dufourg

Sandra Bullock reenacts ‘Gravity’ for Vogue US

Gravity surely was/is one of this year’s most awaited blockbuster! Lead actress Sandra Bullock has reenacted some weightlessness scenes for Vogue US October issue’s editorial. (more…)

Verily: The Very First Photoshop-Free Magazine

A women’s magazine not using photoshop at all; is that really possible? Yes it is, and it’s Verily‘s watchword! This monthly lifestyle and fashion magazine is targeting women of 18-35 years old and was created in 2012. The idea is to give credit to womankind who can no longer identify with the beauty standards shown in magazines, which are over using photoshop.

Verily’s presentation of their concept is pretty straight to the point: no photoshop allowed:

Whereas other magazines artificially alter images in Photoshop to achieve the so-called ideal body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, Verily never alters the body or face structure of the Verily models.

Kara Eschbach, the magazine’s co-founder told The Huffington Post: “”the unique features of women, whether crows feet, freckles, or a less-than-rock-hard body, are aspects that contribute to women’s beauty and should be celebrated — not shamed, changed or removed.”

A magazine in which women’s true beauty is put forward, that’s quite an innovation. Let’s hope this will inspired some magazines to do the same, unlike Vogue US lastest cover

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Translated by Chloe Dufourg

Isabel Marant x H&M: lookbook unveiled

The Swedish multinational retail-clothing company H&M unveiled the lookbook for the next capsule collection in collaboration with (more…)

Joseph Ford matches fashion with aerial views

Photographer Joseph Ford put together aerial pictures with fashion pictures. In the end, both pictures are morphing into one. (more…)

Tyra Banks poses as Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford

Four hours of make-up and hair style for an incredible result. During the New York Fashion Week, supermodel Tyra Banks has transformed herself into 15 international models. 

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Tyra poses as Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne Copy-Paste

For now, only 3 pictures have been unveiled; those of Pour l’instant, Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss et Cindy Crawford where unveiled on Tyra Banks’ twitter. In these unretouched pictures, Tyra Banks looks barely unrecognizable and it’s hard to tell which picture is the original one. Banks imitates the postures and face mimics with perfection; she’s a proper chameleon.

There are 12 pictures left to discover.

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Video: James Franco x Gucci x Nicola Winding Refn

Nicola Winding Refn, who directed Drive, has been chosen to direct Gucci’s new campaign “Made To Measure” starring James Franco. The 1’01 video bears the same code as the blockbuster released in 2011.

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“Made To Measure” video screenshot

Is James Franco the fashion Ryan Goslin?

Who else than James Franco to be the face of Gucci’s new fragrance? Franco has been the luxury brand’s handyman recently; he literally Gucci’s Tony Micelli. Indeed, he is the brand’s face but he also directed a 15 minutes short film for them as well as a documentary. Looks like the American actor and the Italian brand are inseparable!

It is thus not very surprising to see him starring in the brand’s new video campaign “Made To Measure” directed by Nicola Winding Refn. The campaign is very similar to the film Drive: a contemplative hunk is driving a car by night, he then ends up on the top floor of a building staring at the city outside the window.

It’s a shoddy copy-paste of the film and lacks subtlety; however it will probably please the Franco lovers.

Translated by Chloe Dufourg