The perfect movie for New York Fashion Week is 1981’s Model, Frederick Wiseman behind-the-scenes documentary on the industry.
A World Tour Through a Collection of Paper Architectural Models
The National Building Museum’s recently acquired collection of 4,500 paper models shows an interpretation of the world in miniature, from black-and-white shtetls to nuclear power plants.
Memorializing the Forgotten Grave of a Pre-Raphaelite Muse
Fanny Cornforth has one of the most recognizable faces of Pre-Raphaelite art, yet after dying at an asylum in obscurity, she rests in an unmarked grave.
Paris’s Art Models Protest for Job Security and Better Wages
PARIS — On Saturday afternoon, people trickled across the large plaza in front of the Hôtel de Ville.
The Unsung Female Muses of New York’s Public Sculpture
New York City is seriously lacking in sculptures of historic women, with just five among the hundreds of bronzes and granite monuments in the five boroughs. Yet look into the faces of some of its allegorical figures — its angels, goddesses, and symbols of victory — and there are other real women embodied in these statues, even if their names are often lost.
Beauty Before Age
In Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s new documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, we follow the stories of a group of aging models discussing the nature of projecting an image, our society’s preoccupation with youth, and how an industry so consumed with beauty can be so ugly.