Dressing Gracefully.

Back when Grace Kelly was not a princess, she worked with Alfred Hitchcock. The movie Rear window - that, more than 50 years after its release is still an exciting and interesting film - shows the tragic legend in all her glory that could still be an examlple of clothing for young women.

Her most famous outfit was this black and white dress that is still inspiring for fashion lovers and designers (think Carolina Herrera). The movie was coloured later and this is how it looks like after being restorated:

Another classic is this green women's suit:

Though the color picture doesn't make it visible, the white shirt's tailoring is simply fantastic. Here is an outtake from the original black and white version:

Another day, another dress for Lisa Fremont...

Reading Harper's Bazaar:

The outfits in the movie were designed by Edith Head (just like in other Hitchcock films).


Cover me.

If there is such a thing as cult magazine, Rolling Stone is definitely one of them. Not only because it's been around for more than 40 years but also because of the sometimes controversial stories and those rathar flagrant covers.

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, this cover featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono is without a question the most memorable Rolling Stone cover ever. Since the issue came out in January 1981 (the picture was taken only one day before Lennon's assassination) it became the magazine's tribute to him.

The Doors frontman Jim Morrison was only one big name to take his clothes off for a RS photoshoot's sake...

The above cover with Britney Spears in her underwear turned out to be a huge scandal, no less.

Janet Jackson's cover from 1993 might have inspired the ad campaign for a Galutier fragrance:

Even the normally modest Backstreet Boys posed in a rather interesing way:

One more thing Rolling Stone is well-known and popular for is their tributes:

I like it that they out the gonzo sign next to Hunter S. Thompson's name but I think he deserved it since he was one of the magazine's most famous (if not THE most famous) writer.

Their 1000th issue was published in 2006 and instead of choosing only one person to be on the cover, they decided to feature many influential artists who had been covered by the magazine.


In pictures: Alfred Hitchock.

There are some things everyone seems to know about Alfred Hitchcock. One of these is how brilliant he was, the other is that he is the master of suspense and the third is his egoism. As someone exceptionally influential and charismatic, it was natrual for him to pose in front of the camera of the most famous photographers. Maybe this is the reason why many of the pictures of him are outstanding and beautifully artistic.

(Some images are from the Taschen
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