Fashion News Alert: Supreme Collaborates with Emilio Pucci, Dior Retrospective Comes to Brooklyn Museum, and the Pirelli Calendar Is Back

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If you haven’t noticed, things are opening up globally. And one example of global re-openings is the return of the Pirelli calendar.

Suspended because of the COVID-19 health pandemic, the Pirelli calendar has returned with a new photographer. Canadian rock musician and photographer Bryan Adams has acquired the prestigious job of photographing some of the fashion industry’s top models for the annual calendar.

In case, you are not familiar with Bryan Adams, Adams 1983 album “Cuts Like A Knife” featured top 10 hits “Cuts Like a Knife” and “Straight from the Heart.”  Adams has received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for songwriting for films, as well as a Grammy Award for “Best Song in a Motion Picture.” When it comes to photography, Adams is no slouch. His work has been featured in British Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Adams has also photographed Amy Winehouse, John Boyega, and Queen Elizabeth II.

Though the theme for the 2022 Pirelli calendar has not been revealed, Adams explained that “I’m proud to have been chosen as the photographer of the Pirelli Calendar 2022. Combining photography and music for The CalTM is very exciting and it will of course feature some extraordinary people.” 

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Supreme and Pucci

Despite the global health pandemic, collaborations still appear to be the order of the day. And the newest fashion collaboration that is causing fashion tongues to wag is the Supreme collaboration with the legendary fashion house of Emilio Pucci.

The Supreme/Pucci collaboration is a menswear collaboration in three colorways inspired by archival prints from Pucci’s 1970 Fantasia and 1965 Tulipani collections. The collection features tee shirts, soccer jerseys, shorts and more, as well as accessories like sunglasses, caps, belts, and lighters.

In the past, Supreme as collaborated with Louis Vuitton and Yohji Yamamoto. Founded in 1991 by James Jebbia, Supreme has stores in Paris, London, and several US cities. The collaboration capsule with Pucci will drop on June 10, 2021.

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Christian Dior comes to Brooklyn

The Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit finally comes to New York, well Brooklyn that is. After rave reviews in Paris, London, and Shanghai, the 200 haute couture garment exhibit comes to the Brooklyn Museum.

The exhibit examines Dior’s 70-year history retrospectively through garments, photographs, videos, sketches, accessories, and vintage perfume elements. The exhibit will be housed in Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux Arts Court which has been transformed into an enchanted garden. The exhibit has been curated by Florence Müller, Dior scholar and Avenir Foundation curator of textile art and fashion at the Denver Art Museum, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum’s senior curator of fashion and material culture, Matthew Yokobosky, the exhibition also features works from the Brooklyn Museum’s own collection.

The Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit will contain haute couture garments from Christian Dior and creative directors that came after Christian Dior, namely Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri. “As early as 1947, with his celebrated ‘New Look’ collection, Christian Dior transformed his sudden name recognition into the international expansion of his House, becoming a precursor of contemporary globalized fashion,” explained Müller in a release, as reported in “The opening of the first New York branch, in 1948, was a prelude to this worldwide fame. Following on from the presentation of Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams in Paris and London, the new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum pays tribute to this unique historic fashion adventure initiated between Paris and New York.”

Unlike the exhibition in Shanghai, London, and Paris, the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum will contain works by major American photographers, including Lillian Bassman, Henry Clarke, David LaChapelle, and Annie Leibovitz. There will be a special presentation of Richard Avedon’s famous Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, from 1955.

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibit will be at the Brooklyn Museum from September 10, 2021, through February 20, 2022. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

William S. Gooch

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