I love Converse shoes and have several pairs of Chuck Taylors and lament my giving away a pair of One Stars several years ago to GLONO co-founder Sabu. So it’s with mixed feelings that I read about the announcement of a limited edition Kurt Cobain signature shoe from the now-Nike owned Converse. The shoe is … Continue reading Cobain Signature Shoe Announced
The man who created Elvis Presley’s iconic stage suits in the late 60s and 70s has died in Palm Springs. Costume designer Bill Belew created the bad ass leather outfit Elvis wore in his ’68 Comeback Special and many of the superhero jumpsuits The King wore in the 1970s. The high-collared jumpsuits—with accompanying belts and … Continue reading Elvis Designer Dead at 76
When we think of Jenny McCarthy, it isn’t—um, entirely—due to her appearance as Miss October 1993. No, we recall her many turns on various MTV programs, back when MTV actually interrupted its music with shows, like Singled Out. When we think of Jenny McCarthy, presently shilling various books about maternity, occasionally vamping in various forgettable … Continue reading Hats Off to Jenny
New Yorker profile of fashion designer Hedi Slimane: “He will also sometimes cast band members as models, or seat them in the front row, so that the aging pashas of Paris couture (and aging rock stars) get to witness the youth-infusing pallor of honest, grotty rockers whose greatest thrill at these things may be the … Continue reading Hedi Slimane New Yorker Profile
We’re gonna make you a star – A fascinating look at how image consultants turn musicians into corporate automatons.
Levi Strauss closes last two U.S. plants. Sad news for rock and roll fashion. Somebody tell the MC5’s Wayne Kramer.
Further Probing the Link Between Fashion and Rock — Is Fashion Only Clothes Deep? Johnny Loftus Recently on Glorious Noise, in an article discussing Hollywood’s propensity to favor the underdog as the perfect paramour for the straightlaced overachiever, I made the point that said overachiever — at least in the context of the Teen Comedy … Continue reading ON THE CATWALK, BABY
Just Call Me Mr Blackwell: THE FASHION UNDERGROUND at Transit, 3/01/01 Transit is the kind of shadowy, bleeding-edge club where you have a nice time dancing one night, only to discover it’s a meatpacking plant the next. Pillars of smoke-filled light lead you through a dark hallway into a circular main room that looks like … Continue reading Call Me Mr Blackwell