Jean Cocteau

Sunday, March 27, was World Theatre Day. Established in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), it is an annual celebration that honors the art of theater. Every year a selected figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the state of theater.
The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.
Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.
I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
Classical civilizations believed that the mirror could show an image of the subject's soul.
Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.
Tromp L'oeil: Imitations, Pastiches et Autre Illusions at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs begins with the following inscription
[h/t Deadline.com] Chugging along through her seventh decade in show business, Sophia Loren is set to make a return to the
The budget was $105 million, and as the May 10 opening of Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby approaches, it feels like another $105 million is being spent to promote it. Gatsby is everywhere -- but is this Gatsby?
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was the kind of artist who could turn a ravaging addiction to opium, or the death of a lover, into masterpieces of literature and graphic art.
High-waisted is the way to go. My legs look Amazonian in length, my posture is perfected and my silhouette is much more streamlined.
By Kisa Lala "Portrait of Jean Cocteau by Irving Penn" "A still from Jean Cocteau's The Blood of a Poet. Photograph: Kobal
Today's music video industry would probably not exist if Jean Cocteau had not paved the way with his film The Blood of a Poet, one of the fascinating works currently on show at the Guggenheim Museum.
I spoke to Baker's son about how Josephine became a savior of the House of Dior, who really invented that deliciously scandalous string of bananas, and how she became a "guest editor" at Vogue (without the editors ever knowing it).
Fashion often looks to the past for inspiration. This fall, history is in great evidence: surrealist flourishes from the 1940s abound; shoulder pads and neons from 1980s saturate clothing lines at all levels.