Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Façade (troisième partie)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 13, 2012

More portraiture by Pierre et Gilles, of an artfully made up Iggy Pop, an assortment of club-goers –
and a characteristic shot of Karl Lagerfeld.

Façade (deuxième partie)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 10, 2012

More images from Façade – five glam shots for an article titled “Are You Bionic” styled and shot by Pierre et Gilles!

A Woman’s Paradise

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 3, 2011

UNION FRANÇAISE DES INDUSTRIES EXPORTATRICES. l’Elegance Francaise. Paris Ateliers d’Impressions et de Cartonnages d’Art, [1940].

A deluxe book showcasing all of the beautiful products a woman can find in Paris. Intended for distribution at the World’s Fair in New York in 1940, this item never made in across the ocean, due to the occupation of Paris in June, 1940. Contributing authors include Marcel Prévost on Robes; Ferdinand Divoire on Chapeaux; Abel Bonnard on Bijoux; and Maurice Rostand on Parfums.

Tender Buttons

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 22, 2009

The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the  packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons. Two shots below have been provided by Tod Lippy, publisher of ESOPUS, described on its website as “. . . a twice-yearly arts magazine featuring fresh, unmediated perspectives on contemporary culture from a wide range of creative professionals. ”

A memorial reception celebrating the life and work of Miss Wynne will be held at the Beinecke Library on Friday, October 30th, from 5:30 – 7:00. A copy of ESOPUS with the article by Ellen Ellickson will be on display.

Air travel etiquette

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 24, 2009

Two photographs from the papers of Bettina Bergery, always in fashion.

Glad Rags

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on February 5, 2009

Pages from issues of Rags, a counter-culture fashion periodical, published between June 1970 – June 1971 (San Francisco, Calif. : Rosy Cheeks Publishers) which explored street fashion, alternative designers and production methods, uniforms, and the philosophy of clothing.

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Palm Beach News

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 15, 2007

An alt-culture magazine from Basel, 1976-1982, (later renamed The Village Cry) focusing on fashion, film, music and strange phenomena, edited by photographer Beat Presser, who would later become a still photographer for Werner Herzog.