Dietrich and the Tuxedo

By Emily Patterson The re-appearance of the tuxedo on the catwalk this fall instantly sent images of a young Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930) to my mind. In her debut film role, Dietrich stood on stage, a magnificent androgynous sexually charged female, dressed in long black pipe trousers, a white shirt, and smoking jacket, and … Continue reading

Yves Saint Laurent: Une rétrospective au MBAM


“Chanel a donné la liberté aux femmes. Yves Saint Laurent leur a donné le pouvoir.”—Pierre Bergé If you live in Montreal, or happen to stop by, do take the time to check out “Love: Yves Saint Laurent”, an exhibit showcasing the groundbreaking work of the late designer. A most fascinating look at 40 years of … Continue reading