Lucire
The global fashion magazine December 6, 2022 

A 25th anniversary retrospective: leading up to Lucire’s launch in 1997

June 2, 2022/3.28

Above: Lucire’s holding page, as archived by the Internet Archive on October 17, 1997. There was no semicolon in JY&A Media; this appears to have been a bug from the Archive’s spider, as explained here.   Normally, I wouldn’t be browsing the Internet Archive for old Lucire pages, especially as I have all of them […]

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New Elsa Schiaparelli retrospective at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs from July

May 12, 2022/9.06

  Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs will host a new retrospective on Elsa Schiaparelli (1890–1973), entitled Shocking! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli (Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli), and running from July 6, 2022 to January 22, 2023 in the Christine & Stephen A. Schwarzman fashion galleries. Schiaparelli drew much of her inspiration from […]

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Laura Ashley, partnering with IMG, could make comeback through licensing

April 13, 2022/22.54

Mabalu/Creative Commons 4·0 Above: Laura Ashley dresses from the 1970s.   Laura Ashley could be making a bigger comeback, if its owner’s partnership with IMG bears fruit. Laura Ashley dates from the early 1950s and started in a flat in Pimlico. The brand’s dresses were particularly popular in the 1970s, when the floral, lengthy look […]

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Margot Robbie on books, as part of Chanel’s Les Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon

April 12, 2022/9.32

The series Les Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon was previewed in 2020 when Charlotte Casiraghi was made a Chanel ambassador. The project brings together female writers and actresses to share their perspectives on literature, and the latest instalment features Margot Robbie. ‘I was a voracious reader when I was little,’ recounts Robbie, ‘and I think I […]

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New book steers readers through the world of haute and luxury brands

April 7, 2022/1.28

  Already named one of the top branding books of 2021 by The Branding Journal, Philippe Mihailovich and Caroline Taylor’s Haute ‘Luxury’ Branding: the High Luxury Pyramid has appeared in a US English edition, fresh for 2022. Lucire publisher Jack Yan authored the foreword. Mihailovich had been a long-time member of Medinge Group, which Yan […]

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Fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier dead at 78

April 1, 2022/9.31

Above, from top: Princess Diana, London, 1990. Nadja, New York, 1995. Nude, St Barthélemy, 1994. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé at the Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 2002. Gisèle Bündchen for Chanel, 2014.   Celebrated fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, died Thursday aged 78. No cause of death was given as news of his […]

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Publisher’s picks: a selection of our favourite Lucire print covers

March 11, 2022/20.21

With our 25th anniversary, I’ve been wanting to look back through some of our shoots. Originally I had the idea of looking back at our favourite photographers, but that proved impossible, as there are so many styles and approaches that we can’t fairly rank one above another. In the overwhelming majority of cases, we’ve loved […]

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NGV hosts The Picasso Century, with over 170 works by Picasso and contemporaries

March 5, 2022/10.19

Header image: Tim Carrafa; above image: Getty Picasso artworks appearing in The Picasso Century. Above: Portrait de femme, 1938 (Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne–Centre de création industrielle; gift of the artist, copyright ©1947 Succession Picasso/Copyright Agency; photo © 2022 Centre Pompidou, MNAMCCI/Georges Meguerditchian/Dist. RMN-GP). Mère et enfant, 1907 (Musée national Picasso–Paris; donated in […]

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SMoss’s third Capt Blackpool book, The Jade Lion, out now

March 4, 2022/0.28

  As many of you know, our travel editor Stanley Moss has penned a number of fiction titles, among them two novels starring Capt Harry Blackpool, a veteran of His Majesty’s Guards and a secret agent, and storylines that take you on a grand tour of 19th-century society (and a little of the 18th in […]

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