You may know him as the longtime contributing editor for fashion bible, VOGUE, or as the larger than life personality alongside TYRA BANKS on the hit TV series America’s Top Model, but no matter how you’ve familiarized yourself with him, you KNOW that ANDRE’ LEON TALLY is undeniably the most influential man in fashion.
Just in time for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Juicy had the pleasure of sitting down with the style aficionado to discuss his latest conquest as museum curator of the Joquin Sorolla & The Glory Of Spanish Dress exhibition, conceptualized by famous women’s wear designer OSCAR de la RENTA, at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York City.
Mr. Talley had the following to say about what can be expected of the exhibition:
JUICY: In terms of fashion and style, what did you consider when selecting pieces for the exhibition?
ANDRE’ LEON TALLEY: The pieces must absolutely reflect the vision of OSCAR de la RENTA’s vision of the show, be historically significant to the painting, and must represent a region of Spain.
JUICY: All of the pieces featured in the exhibition are absolutely extraordinary, how difficult was it to make a final selection?
ANDRE’ LEON TALLEY: When we were in Madrid and we found these pieces in these wonderful museums, the Troyes, and the museum of Sorolla, it was very easy to select because they have such a vast array of beautiful things. Beautifully kept, beautifully preserved. So, this was very easy for us to catalogue on computers, get images and document them into working books to create the show.
JUICY: In present day fashion, where can we see Spanish influence in design?
ANDRE’ LEON TALLEY: Of course Oscar de la Renta because his roots and his culture is Spain. He went to Spain when he was 18, he loved Spain. So it’s not about literally riffing and taking a regional Extremadura poke bonnet or lavatera bride and putting it in his show it’s a sense of a nuance of style, it’s a sense of the attitude of Spain.
JUICY: What makes the “Glory of Spanish Dress” the go to exhibit during fashion week, and throughout the remainder of the exhibits duration?
ANDRE’ LEON TALLEY: What makes this the go to exhibit is that OSCAR de la RENTA had the vision, and that we have uniquely found, in Spain, something of magic that people would not have seen anywhere else in the world, and it’s the first time the Sorolla paintings have come out of Spain and are shown with the costumes and the magic of it is that the Spanish Institute on Park Avenue is opening during the holiday season, so it will give a moment of light to people who come into the museum and see these wonderful examples of beautiful, regional, Spanish dress. I don’t think there’s been an exhibit in a long time that conveys ethnic dress in such a refined way.
For more details please visit the Queen Sofia Spanish institute at 684 Park Avenue New York, NY.
FOSTER created the charity, Beyond the Game, in an effort to provide Swaziland children with food, education and clothes. She reached out to SHAW asking if she’d be interested in taking part and maybe adopting a child or two.
After SHAW seen the kids, she went above and beyond and agreed to adopt all 48 kids for an entire year.
The children will not be returning to the U.S. to live with NE-YO, SHAW and their fam, they will remain in Africa, however, SHAW will be covering their cost of living for a year.
Each child’s living cost runs about $30 per month, so for all 48 of them, that’s $17,280 for the year. Not bad considering SHAW and her baby daddy dropped close to $ 5000 in the strip-club earlier this week.
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After a roaring performance at the box-office this summer, the Mighty God of Thunder returns but this time to Blu-ray and DVD. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Marvel Studios’ THOR wields an exhilarating tale that’s out of this world.
The spectacular and thrilling adventure starring CHRIS HEMSWORTH (Star Trek, A Perfect Getaway), NATALIE PORTMAN (Black Swan, No Strings Attached), and ANTHONY HOPKINS (Hannibal, Red Dragon) comes fully loaded with 80 minutes of bonus materials including an in-depth look into the Marvel Universe, an exclusive sneak peak into the highly-anticipated Marvel’s The Avengers, and much more. Definitely a must-have for any Marvel fanatic. –RALPH BRISTOUT
ONE DAY IT’LL ALL MAKE SENSE
In a fast-reading autobiography that shares a title with this third album, Common speaks candidly about growing up on the Southside of Chi-town, breaking into the music and film industries, and not losing himself when success came calling. This is a less deign-heavy music memoir that JAY-Z’s Decoded, but no matter. COMMON is more personal.
What’s fun is nothing the small, distinct differences between the alter ego that is Common and his Peter Parker self, Lonnie Lynn. But it’s a warm reminder that this renaissance man is mostly just like the rest of us. – RAKIA CLARK
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Another summer blockbuster superhero, GREEN LANTERN, slams back onto Blu-ray and DVD. The feature-film adaptation of the mighty green warrior of peace and justice, stars Ryan Reynolds who is the first ever human selected to protect the universe. Also starring BLAKE LIVELY (Gossip Girls), PETER SARSGAARD (Orphan), and Academy Award nominee ANGELA BASSET, this take-home version features deleted scenes, a digitally enhanced new Justice League Book-1, and more. Power up with the Green hero. – RALPH BRISTOUT
By Mikki Taylor
If you’ve read Essence, you’re familiar with MIKKI TAYLOR’s work. The former beauty director of the respected glossy is one of the most fashionable women in the magazine world, and now, Taylor has turned her attention to MICHELLE OBAMA.
Who hasn’t looked at Meesh (that’s Juicy’s nickname for the bestie in our head) and thought, I wonder if I can pull off? Well, MT shows you how. Much of the advice is stuff you’ve hear before, but style this fabulous is worth very close examination. -RAKIA CLARK
Juicy has teamed with jewelry designer Marc Joseph to give away one of their specially designed “I Heart U” pendants recently seen on the Martha Stewart show.
Strung on an 18″, Italian ball link chain, the pendant features a sterling silver heart-shaped tag with a special note etched into it. Detailed with red enamel, the subtle color makes this flirty piece pop!
Read below to get details on how this pendant could be yours. Hurry up, only one lucky gal will win!TO WIN:
1. Be sure to “Like,” Juicy Magazine on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @juicymagazine. 2. Tells us why you love Juicy. You’ll get extra noticed if done creatively! 3. Send answer to email@example.com, with your contact information and address. Put “Win It” in the subject line. 3. One winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, February 9, 2012!
Taking the term “power couple” to the next level, comedian MIKE EPPS and wife MECHELLE plan to launch their nonprofit, The Michael and Mechelle Epps Foundation in Indiana during Super Bowl weekend.
MIKE, who’s originally from Indiana will serve as the official ambassador for Super Bowl and will be using that time to promote his organization that intends on helping at-risk youth in Indiana and nationwide.
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Since its grand performance at the box-office this past summer, Marvel Comics superhero CAPTAIN AMERICA returns back to the screens, only this time on Blu-ray and DVD.
The action-packed blockbuster starring CHRIS EVANS, TOMMY LEE JONES, HUGO WEAVING, and HAYLEY ATWELL tells the story of military reject, Steve Rogers who transforms into the ultimate-soldier, CAPTAIN AMERICA. Filled with features including deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes clips, get ready for another jam-packed adventure. – RALPH BRISTOUT