JACKIE MY OBSESSION, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM BY RON GALELLA

JACKIE MY OBSESSION, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM BY RON GALELLA

Dear iDEALS, its Sunday afternoon and I find myself on my mom's sofa, exited to watch a documentary I just bought, titled "SMASH HIS CAMERA", a film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi as well as his obsession with Jackie Onassis as his "subject" (in the film he describes her as his "girlfriend") as well as other stories featuring Hollywood stars between the years 1960-1990.

JACKIE MY OBSESSION, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM BY RON GALELLA

There is plenty to see in this fabulous documentary, directed by Leon Gast, that makes it fascinating from beginning to end. All the stars are respectfully represented in an intriguing way and in most cases makes you want to know who they are (I know them all of course).

JACKIE MY OBSESSION, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM BY RON GALELLA

As my interest for Ron Galella grows further, I am happy to discover of a book publication, announced to be released in November 2012.

"Launching November 2012, Jackie: My Obsession is a sequel of sorts to Ron's first title, Jacqueline (1976), but the difference is that this book keeps in line with Galella’s more recent photo book releases. Here the emphasis is placed squarely on Ron's photographs of Jackie and the Kennedys, where Jacqueline was more of an autobiographical entry. To that end, Jackie: My Obsession is a 12.5x14", 400-page, gilded masterpiece, with beautiful, heavy stock that contains many never-before-published images. Rounding out the book are written contributions by Matthias Harder, Chief Curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation, and Valentino, along with quotes from various sources, including Michael Kors, Andy Warhol, and Tom Ford. Two editions are currently being produced: a standard edition of 2300, with a white, canvas-bound hardcover, and hits of gold foil; and a very limited slip-cased edition of 200 that includes a signed and numbered 11x14" print of the cover image—Ron's famous Windblown Jackie."

Text in bold and photographs, copyrights by Ron Galella ©

Visit his website and discover previous publications as well as Galella's lifetime achievements in photography.

JACKIE MY OBSESSION, A PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM BY RON GALELLA

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BRANKO POPOVIC REPORTS: HIGH FASHION, LOW COUNTRIES in BRUSSELS

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Dear Filep and iDEALS, ever since the preview in July during Amsterdam's  Fashion Week, I was looking forward to the full High Fashion Low Countries exhibition in Brussels. Yesteray I found myself in Brussels for the opening and what a wonderful experience that was!!

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The HFLC exhibition is open from 12th till the 26th of October at MAD Mode And Design Brussels.Click here for more information.

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As this is the first joint effort between Dutch and Belgian institutions in years, "High Fashion, Low Countries" is a project focusing the development of new ideas within fashion design and the importance of knowledge, sharing and collaboration. Sustainable development, the recuperation of traditional crafts and the injection of high-technology into new materials and techniques are all topics gaining attention amongst entrepreneurs, investors and designers the over the world. The new market demands for high-quality standards and sustainable products which can only be accomplished through a process of deep research, innovation and experimentation that often takes place within our own countries.

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Three emerging designers from Belgium and another three from The Netherlands were selected to create a capsule couture collection each, by collaborating with local artisans, researching on alternative sustainable materials and some of the latest technologies. When the fashion industry seeks constant change and reinvention these selected designers represent the search for alternatives that fit best the coming times in fashion design.

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Designers invited to create an exclusive capsule collection for this exhibition are Lena Lumelsky (BE), Céline De Schepper (BE), Katrien Van Hecke (BE), Jantine Van Peski (NL), Pauline Van Dongen (NL) and Natalie De Koning (NL).

Next to them, six recent graduates fresh from prestigious Dutch and Belgian schools were chosen to represent the future talent to watch from the Low Countries, based on their innovative creations and their take on craftsmanship and sustainable design.

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The fashion graduates selected to show their collections during this event are: Manon Kündig (Antwerp Academy, BE), Klaas Rommelaere (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent, BE), Morta Griskeviciute (Gerrit Rietveld Academy, NL), Yvonne Kwok (Amfi, NL), Aliki Van Der Kruis (Sandberg Institute, NL), Jef Montez (Artez, NL)

High Fashion Low Countries is an initiative of The Dutch Embassy in Brussels. A project curated by Javier Barcala and Eve-Marie Kuijstermans.

Text and images 

by

Branko Popovic

The Netherlands

Reported from Brussels

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