We were very thankful to have been invited to the official opening of Peter Lindbergh’s A Vision Of Fashion Photography exhibition in collaboration with curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot (whom we’ve met at the Jean Paul Gaultier exposition three years earlier).
Peter Lindbergh has photographed Madonna in 1994 in a stunning photoshoot published in Harper’s Bazaar, we knew many unseen photographs of that session would be in the exposition. Super models were present during the first event of the day which was the signing of the Peter Lindbergh book. Milla Jovovich (also an incredible actress), Amber Valletta and other supermodels were present. We heard they signed a total of 400 books! The official opening was incredible, many people were there and the buzz was amazing.
Lara Stone, Cindy Crawford, Milla Jovovich, Amber Valletta were among the super models attending the official opening later in the afternoon. The exposition is incredible, the photographs are overwhelming and the Madonna photoshoot is so unique it is out of this world. Has to be seen with your own eyes to fully appreciate the WOW! factor, not to mention the original Madonna contact sheets showing all of the never before seen photographs!
Please view our photo gallery of the entire event that includes 118 up close and personal shots and makes for a better report than in writing, enjoy!
Visit Peter Lindbergh A Vision Of Fashion Photography in the Kunsthal Rotterdam until February 12, 2017
There comes a moment at fashion shows when you know something is up. You’re chatting happily to your neighbour, when you notice that the pile of paps in front of you, swarming the perhaps not so particularly interesting blogger/minor celebrity in front of you, seems to be getting bigger. And bigger. And there’s more shrieking and clamouring, and flashes. You then notice that the show is already a half hour late, and clearly in no hurry to get a move on.
And so it was, that a couple of feet away, last night in an empty Pier up near Hells Kitchen in New York, that one Madonna and child (her daughter Lola) were revealed to us, around twenty or so minutes later, when finally the security and PR marshals were able to bat off the piles and piles of photographers, film crews and iPhone wielding chancers aiming for the money shot.
So it was only when they all fell away that the opposing front row could take in that yes, it was Madonna. And Lola. And down the way Kylie Jenner with her rather grumpy looking boyfriend, plus a whole lot of other women with boobs pushed up in tiny scraps which one could perhaps generously describe as ‘tops.’
Sweetly, Madonna, the rather lesser spotted fashion show attendee, laughed and joked with her daughter through out the show. Which, eventually, an hour later than billed did start (although not before the editor of British Vogue tired of waiting and walked out).
The models stomped down the runway, looking furious, stroming headlong through concrete floor, wearing Wang’s usual trick of high fashion sportswear, plunging wisps of dresses and perhaps slightly jarringly, moccasin ankle boots.
During the finale, Wang’s new collaboration with adidas Originals was revealed with the models back out in like a rather stylish if moody army – all wearing the black kit – with the brand motif jauntily turned on its head. Ms Ciccone seemed to love it, and was already wearing Wang’s three-stripe tracksuit with a lace black corset from the collection.
More at Telegraph
“Truth or Dare”
Monday, Sept. 12
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“Madonna: Truth or Dare,” the landmark 1991 documentary (aka “In Bed With Madonna”) is widely remembered not only as an eye-popping memento of the singer’s legendary “Blond Ambition Tour,” but also as a gay cultural touchstone.
In some ways, it’s the gay equivalent of classic rockumentaries like “Gimme Shelter” or “The Last Waltz” but it’s more than that, too. Not only because it captures Our Lady at the peak of the zeitgeist, but also because its depiction of Madonna’s back-up dancers (of the seven, only Oliver Crumes was straight) being so matter-of-factly out that it felt almost otherworldly to the gay boys who lapped it up in Peoria and everywhere else.
In honor of its anniversary — it screens twice in the coming days at the AFI Silver — we caught up with Salim “Slam” Gauwloos, one of the “Blond Ambition” dancers whose onscreen kiss with the late Gabriel Trupin is one of the film’s most memorable moments. His comments have been slightly edited for length.
WASHINGTON BLADE: Before we get to “Truth or Dare,” tell us a little about “Strike a Pose,” the reunion documentary you’re in with the other “Blond Ambition Tour” dancers. When will we get to see it in Washington?
GAUWLOOS: It’s a great movie, you’ll enjoy it. They’re working on a U.S. theatrical release early next year. Before everybody downloads it. You’ll see it soon. It’s a beautiful movie. They did a great job.
BLADE: But it has already been on the festival circuit, right?
GAUWLOOS: Yes. We mostly go out in twos, only in Berlin and Amsterdam they flew everybody over, but mostly just two of us to wherever. I went to Colombia, to Tel Aviv. It takes a lot of time always, but it’s fun. Almost like being on tour again.
BLADE: How did they pitch you on “Strike a Pose”?
GAUWLOOS: They approached me in 2013. I was doing a job, this big dance festival in Vienna and they contacted me. I said, “OK, I’ll meet with Reijer Zwaan,” one of the directors. He came to meet me in Vienna and we must have talked for about eight hours. It just felt right, I don’t know. I think the directors, Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, these directors from Holland, they’re amazing storytellers. I did kind of think, “Do I really want to throw myself out there again to be judged really in some kind of way, I want to be careful about that,” but I had a really good feeling about it.
BLADE: Did you talk to the other dancers before agreeing to it?
GAUWLOOS: No. I think the last one to jump on board was Jose (Gutierez). I felt it really should be all the dancers. Of course Gabriel (Trupin), he passed away a long time ago, but his mother represents him in the movie and that’s really beautiful. It wouldn’t have been the same without all the dancers so in the end, we all agreed and started shooting in 2014.
BLADE: Had you seen the other five any since the “Truth or Dare” premiere or kept in touch with them at all?
GAUWLOOS: No. For example, Carlton (Wilborn), Oliver (Crumes) and Kevin (Stea), I hadn’t seen for probably close to 25 years. Maybe 24 years. And Luis (Camacho) I’d seen a little bit here and there but that was probably like 12 years. Jose (Gutierez) and I both live in New York so I saw him a little bit here and there but with most of them, I’d had literally no contact at all. It was so amazing to see them all again after 25 years.
To read the full interview by WashingtonBlade click here
- Eugene de Roy van Zuydewijn
- Marco Thomassen
- Laura Meijer
De DVD komt zsm jullie kant op, enjoy!
Voor allen die niet gewonnen hebben, de DVD is nu te koop via bol.com, de media markt of Concerto/Plato
Let’s take a look at two original authentic copies of an early Madonna resume, this was also included when sending out her demo tape while working with Camille Barbone (on copy number two, Camille’s details are even written down). Specified on her resume include her performance in A Certain Sacrifice and the short subject directed by Curt Royston which is ‘In Artificial Light’.
Madonna is a major part of the book! She is in three of the chapters, which look in turn at her work with B Akerlund, Arianne Phillips and Michael Schmidt. In the Akerlund chapter, it is the styling for Hard Candy and the Superbowl halftime show that are showcased. Madonna’s collaborations with Arianne Phillips looks at the videos for “Nothing Really Matters” and “Frozen”, as well as the covers for Rolling Stone, the 2000 album Music and her 2015 album Rebel Heart. Finally with Michael Schmidt, it is the MDNA tour that is featured.
Check out the preview images here, order the book here
Madonna graces the cover of a new book: Katie Baron’s Fashion + Music, which delves behind the scenes to understand the beginnings and making of Madonna’s iconic style.
Written by former Dazed and Vogue
For more information and buying click here
Na de aankondiging van onze wedstrijd in samenwerking met Cinemien waarbij we 3 DVD’s mogen weggeven van de Strike a Pose DVD, hebben we signalen ontvangen van mensen die graag meedoen maar niet actief zijn op social media (en dus niet kunnen meedoen).
Hierbij geven we ook jullie een kans op de DVD, stuur een mailtje naar: firstname.lastname@example.org en beantwoord de volgende vraag:
‘wie zijn de regisseurs van ‘Strike a Pose’?
Meedoen kan tot en met woensdag!
Wil jij dat de DVD op jouw deurmat valt en je niet de bestelling hoeft te plaatsen via bijvoorbeeld bol.com, zorg er dan voor dat je uiterlijk woensdag 7 september een selfie plaatst op social media waar je jouw wijze van ‘striking a pose’ uitbeeld.
Vermeld hierbij #strikeaposeforMU + dat het gaat om het winnen van de Strike a Pose DVD via MadonnaUnderground.com
This competition is open to people in Holland only