Today’s Fashion Headlines: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News


Lauder Donates Art Collection To The Met

Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Cos. Inc., has managed to seal his artistic legacy. After a lifetime of collecting art, he has pledged to donate his collection of cubist art to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lauder’s love for art collecting has amounted to 78 works. Lauder has 33 works by Pablo Picasso, 17 by Georges Braque,  14 by Juan Gris and 14 by  Fernand Léger.

Along with Lauder’s donation, the Met is establishing a research center in his name. The Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art will be supported by a $22 million endowment that is funded by grants made by trustees and supporters including Lauder.

The Met has said that this research facility will be “a center for scholarship on cubism and early modern art. It is being modeled on research centers housed in other major public collections worldwide, serving as a magnet for the study of modernism. It is meant to foster research, programming and publications on the Met’s collections of modern art and on cubism’s enduring impact on art, design, and architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries.”

Wallis Annenberg Honored at 25th Annual Colleagues Luncheon

Los Angeles philanthropist, Wallis Annenberg, was honored at the 25th Annual Colleagues Luncheon that was co-hosted again by Oscar de la Renta. Annenberg received the Champion of Children Award. In the past this award has been given to Sherry Lansing, twice to Nancy Reagan and also to de la Renta. Eliza Reed Bolen and Boaz Mazur went in place of the designer as he couldn’t make it.

“When you are fortunate enough to be able to give back, it becomes about how to make a difference,” Annenberg said.

Model Citizen 

British Vogue has been the first publication to sign a new code of conduct with regards to the working conditions of models. This code, consisting of 10 points, was drafted by the models’ union, Equity. The union is best known for its representation of actors and actresses.

The new code of conduct states that models employed by British Vogue won’t work for more than 10 hours a day. Another section of the code states that models will not pose for nude or seminude shots unless they’ve agreed in advance to do so. They must also be adequately fed.

Models who are under the age of 16 are prohibited from being photographed for shoots representing adult models. Included in the code are “mandatory breaks, fitting rooms, transport, prompt payment and suitable temperatures for the clothes being modeled. It also insists that no model should be asked to do anything ‘dangerous, degrading, unprofessional or demeaning.’”

The editor-in-chief of the publication, Alexandra Shulman said that the magazine has been working on encouraging a healthier approach to body image within the industry. They want agencies to educate and mentor young models.

– Jamie Wilson

Source & Image: WWD


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