for the love of NAN

I will admit a strong love for Nan Goldin and all that she did to revolutionize photography during the 1970s and 80s. Nan made her mark documenting the post punk/ post Stonewall era of NYC; she was drawn especially to the Bowery’s hard-drug subculture. Her photographs, balanced the fine line between documenting and glamorizing the drug scene at the time. Her best known collected work is The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. ImageAnd now, just like Cindy Sherman before her, Nan is shooting for fashion campaigns. Everyone needs to pay the rent it seems. Nan’s images for DiorHomme are beautiful but empty; they stand in stark contrast to her life’s work. Image

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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

This is Christian Dare Unedited.