The Genteel
April 22, 2021


Pierre Bergé. Source: Photograph by Alex de Brabant.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


LONDON Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye. Few other modern artists are better known and yet less understood than Norwegian painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944). This exhibition examines the artist's work from the 20th century, including sixty paintings, many from the Munch Museum in Oslo, with a rare showing of his work in film and photography. The Tate Modern (June 28-October 14, 2012). 

LONDON - Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style. The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, from 1962's Dr No to this year's Skyfall, with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of the design and style of the world's most influential and iconic movie brand. The Barbican (July 6-September 5, 2012).

Barbican James Bond Style

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style.
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PARIS Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Various locations (July 1-5).

BERLIN Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. S/S 2013 collections. Various locations (July 4-7).

BERLIN - Berlin Fashion Film Festival. The first edition of Berlin Fashion Film Festival gathers outstanding film directors, emerging fashion talent and influential characters on the international creative scene. Various locations (July 3-8). 

SYDNEY - 18th Bienniale of Sydney. Held every two years, the Biennale is a three-month exhibition, plus a program of artist talks, performances, forums, film screenings, family events, guided tours and other special events, all free to the public. Various locations (June 27-September 16, 2012).


Check out Creative Review's round-up of "nice publications," featuring the latest from Nobrow, the new issue of Ideas Illustrated and a newsprint publication by the graduating students of the Photography for Fashion & Advertising course at the University of Wales, Newport. We love the illustrated travel maps!


Chictopia - What is the price tag on personal style

Fastexposure - Has corporate social responsibility really reached luxury brands or do they skim the surface of responsible business? 

Women's Wear Daily - Yves Saint Laurent's muse Betty Catroux weighs in to support Hedi Slimane's vision for YSL's rebranding. Read The Genteel's piece on YSL's many muses, including Catroux. 

Creative Review nice publications
Fold-up pocket guide from Herb Lester Associates

Vogue UK - And what does YSL's lifelong partner, Pierre Bergé, think of the rebranding?  

The Talks - A sparkling interview with Mr Bergé.

Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton teaches you how to pack (using its Alzer, Pegase and Keepall, bien sur!) in The Art of Packing.

Telegraph Lady Gaga helps Daphne Guinness' fashion auction at Christie's raise £476,800 for The Isabella Blow Foundation. Read The Genteel's profile on Guinness' complex relationship with Isabella Blow.

Financial Times Dolce & Gabbana is launching a couture line.

Business of Fashion - The launch of Project PopUp NYC, a competition that offers the city's most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring to coincide with New York Fashion Week in September. Read about it here.



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