The Improbable, Slightly Surreal, Plan to Save Fashion’s Printed Matter

The three men arrived at the front door of Steven Mark Klein’s sublet on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on June 29 in full personal protective equipment, ready to pack up his piles: the dusty Seussian towers of paper had grown up on every surface of the steel tables and shelves in the small apartment where he has lived for almost 40 years.

By the time the men left that evening, they had two tonnes of paper — enough boxes to fill an entire shipping container that would make its way slowly across the Atlantic to Oslo. There it would come to rest on the third floor of a 19th-century landmark building owned by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, and sandwiched between its sprawling new gallery space, scheduled to open in 2021, and the Nobel Prize Museum. It would be unpacked and cataloged by a

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Fashion’s Butter Yellow Trend Will Make You Feel Like You’re Wearing a Warm Hug

Photo credit: Victor VIRGILE - Getty Images
Photo credit: Victor VIRGILE – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Confession: I’ve become obsessed with the subtle beauty of pale, pastel yellow that’s been named after one of my favorite food ingredients. Yes, don’t judge me, but I’m equally obsessed with literal butter as I am with butter yellow the color.

All of the reasons I love that melty goodness on a slice of bread are the same reasons I love the shade. It’s as comforting as a hug, warm as sunshine on a cloudy day, and, of course, it looks—and, well, tastes—amazing. By the way, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu seem to agree with me. They included tons of butter yellow outfits on the runway, which obviously just makes my heart feel all happy inside.

Street style stars have gone all in on the pastel color too. As they demonstrate in the gallery below, the pale tint looks

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Jonny Cota on Being Amazon Fashion’s ‘Guinea Pig’ and His ‘Pandemic-Proof’ Store

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“Making the Cut” winner Jonny Cota knows something about one of the industry’s most burning questions: Is Amazon really interested in fashion?

“It’s tricky…” said the Los Angeles designer outside his retail store opening Aug. 1 at Row DTLA, which will be the exclusive brick-and-mortar store carrying the Jonny Cota Studio “Metamorphosis” collection that launched in April on Amazon after he won the fashion reality competition series and $1 million prize.

“Customers today are responding more to a lifestyle element, the way things are shot, getting rid of the white background, showing a little more realness, and Amazon is not there,” he said, while acknowledging Amazon’s systems (at least pre-pandemic) are exceptional. “Right now, guidelines are very strict, every background needs to be white, there can’t be a single accessory unless the thing is sold in the photo. This caters to an

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