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The Armani Aesthetic and Film Costume Appropriation: Sam Shepard in “Voyager”

By offsetting the functionality of his 1950s clothes with a modern stylishness, a stylishness that confers Walter Faber a universal appeal, Armani “surpasses the barrier of time” in Voyager. Read More

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The Powerful Impact of Minimalism: Interview with Designer and Illustrator Dylan Haley

I have talked to designer Dylan Haley about his beautiful minimalist work for Bela Tarr’s Sátántángo, about film poster designs with a life of their own and how a simple poster can have more impact. Read More

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The Culture Trip: August Newsletter

The Classiq Journal monthly newsletter goes out every first Sunday of the month, bringing you a personal round-up of books, films, music, talks and cultural news. Read More

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La Dolce Vita Meets New York Jazz and Beat Scene: Jude Law in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”

It isn’t hard to aspire to being Dickie Greenleaf and to his life of Italian leisure. Jude Law’s charismatic Dickie is confident and cool and so comfortable with the good life. Read More

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The Summer of Cindy

  Sepia soaked long summer days and Cindy Crawford in frayed faded cutoff denim and simple white t-shirts, white shirts or bodysuits, most probably Alaïa, on sandy beaches. I don’t think I am alone in saying this. That we find … Read More

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