The hostess has encouraged her guests to bring their children, and the party is thronged with effortfully cool young teens. And as he smiles, a frisson of delight goes through the ladies in the room, for the world's greatest alchemist of female beauty – the man who makes everyone look beautiful – is in their midst.Especially eye-catching is a bevy of six-foot-tall teenage daughters, 15 or 16 at most, who totter about like Russian supermodels. His hair is receding a little, but is a convincing shade of chestnut. As though drawn by magnets, one by one, the literary mothers seize their coltish daughters by the hand and make a beeline for him.Many admirers have testified to the "nonchalance" of Testino's photo-shoots, the relaxed, almost intimate, feel to the pictures, as though the overly-papped film and pop stars have discovered a friend, rather than a cold-eyed voyeur, behind the lens.His skill is currently on display in the travelling exhibition of Vanity Fair Portraits, a gorgeous catalogue of famous faces and bodies from the magazine's two incarnations, from 1913-1936, and from 1983 to now.Testino has a long history of shooting the royal family.He was a close friend of Princess Diana and photographed her shortly before her death.(Martin has cited both of these works previously.) “It says that even when you’re unhappy, it’s good for you,” Martin said of the poem. A year of depression and all that.”Martin’s friends were apparently nervous about him as well, as “Coldplay collaborator” Phil Harvey said, “We were all worried about him—the band, his family. That period didn’t last forever, but there was a time when we were all regularly checking in on him, just trying to make sure he wasn’t on his own.”Paltrow and Martin’s divorce has still not been finalized, and we can be sure we will continue to hear new angles and takes on their unusual relationship up through Apple Martin’s memoir release in 2047.When someone’s really, really low and on their own a lot, as a friend, your mind goes to the worst-case scenario .
Apparently, even she has yet to see the completed film, as she fears she “can’t be objective.”The exhibition: You know Mario Testino from his energetic, ultra-glamorous photographs of people like Gisele, Kate Moss, and Princess Di, but did you know he’s also an avid art collector?
From the latest celebrity drama to the new must-have fashion trend, it can be hard to keep up.
Luckily, we’re here with a curated list of the week’s most can’t-miss cultural moments. The collaboration: No, it’s not just your imagination.
Sounds very cool, very technical, and very Virgil Abloh.
The documentary: You pretty much can’t be a pop star these days without having your own documentary (see: Katy Perry, Beyonce), and Lady Gaga is the latest singer to get the treatment.