Met Gala 2021, Billie Eilish and Timothée Chalamet will be co-chairs

Met Gala 2021, Billie Eilish and Timothée Chalamet will be co-chairs

Andrea Tuzio · 4 days ago · Style

In a context of normality, the first Monday of May would have been a day of celebration for fashion.
In fact, it is the day on which the Costume Institute Gala of Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s, or Met-Gala for everyone, was to take place.

Last year it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but this year the world’s most important and exclusive fundraiser will happen.

The date is September 13, and the Met-Gala 2021 co-chairs who will flank honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri and host Anna Wintour have also been announced: singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, actor Timothée Chalamet, tennis player Naomi Osaka and poet Amanda Gorman.

This year’s edition will be more intimate than the previous ones, but obviously not without significance. In fact, the “protagonist” of the Met-Gala 2021 will be Generation Z, given the co-chairs announced.

The September 13th event will also mark the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition which will be divided into two parts: the first one, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” which will be inaugurated on September 18th and will pay homage to the 75th anniversary of the Costume Institute and will go to the re-discovery of modern American fashion while the second part, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” which will be inaugurated in 2022 on the historic date of the first Monday of May, will delve into its development. 

Exhibition curator Andrew Bolton told The New York Times, “We wanted this to be a celebration of the American fashion community, which suffered greatly during the pandemic. And that very fashion has often been dismissed with a certain haste, because of its historical association with the field of sportswear, and therefore with practical and functional clothing, while European fashion has always been considered the territory of creativity and emotion. In my opinion, however, American fashion is entering its own Renaissance, with young American designers at the forefront of current discussions about diversity, inclusion, sustainability and conscious creativity. I find that tremendously exciting”.

About the four co-chairs, Vogue US wrote, “They may approach the concept differently, but their shared passion for expressing themselves through clothing connects to the exhibition’s theme. Chalamet, Eilish, Osaka and Gorman have developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, inspired by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA”.

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Adina Salome Harnischfeger,  exploration and discovery

Adina Salome Harnischfeger, exploration and discovery

Collater.al Contributors · 5 days ago · Photography

Undress someone of their secrets without making them weak and fragile is not easy, but with photography, Adina Salome Harnischfeger does it perfectly. Adina digs into the intimacy of her subjects, creates a sharp and keen connection and is able to cancel any embarrassment.
Her photographic portraits are intimate and personal, they focus on the fragility of the human body and seem to create a unique dialogue between interiority and vulnerability.

Her work is made by exploration and discovery and her analog photography is authentic and sensitive. With her shots, she manages to capture the most intimate details and particulars of her protagonists, she perceives the person on the other side of the lens and tells the whole story.

Against web restrictions and censorship of nudity, Adina Salome Harnischfeger shares part of her work on Patreon, an online collective funding platform.
Stop here for a few minutes, watch her shots, enter her intimate and disenchanted world and follow her on Instagram.

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Suresh Serafini’s photography, between nature and experimentation

Suresh Serafini’s photography, between nature and experimentation

Giulia Guido · 5 days ago · Photography

For many, the lockdown period has not been easy, the isolation from the outside world and the lack of impulses has meant a loss of creativity. Others, on the other hand, have tried hard to find a hint of inspiration within the four walls of their home. Among these is certainly Suresh Serafini

Born in 1995, Suresh Serafini was born in India, in Goa, and grew up in the Marche region, in the town of Porto Sant’Elpidio. Before the pandemic, Suresh divided his time between fashion photography and lifestyle photography, both fields in which the human element is essential. Once he found himself, like the rest of us, locked in his house, he had to focus on something else. 

Instead of giving up, he let himself be carried away by inspiration and also by the desire to experiment and, in the end, the flowers in his garden proved to be the ideal subjects. To describe these new shots, which depart from his own style, Suresh borrowed the words of German photographer Juergen Teller: “I’m not interested in photography, I’m interested in how I can express my ideas and feelings.” 

For Suresh, working on these photographs was like doing a street photography project, but instead of looking for something to photograph on the streets of the city, he did it inside his home.

Read also: The deconstructed photographs by Dominik Hollaus

Discover below the shots of Suresh Serafini’s latest project and follow him on Instagram not to miss all his future works. 

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The artistic nude photo projects of Dawid Imach

The artistic nude photo projects of Dawid Imach

Collater.al Contributors · 4 days ago · Photography

Dawid Imach, a Polish photographer based in Leeds, creates elegant and natural nude art projects. In his shots, he captures the fascination of women, their bodies and forms and puts the beauty and harmony of the models at the center of the story.

Indeed, his photographic portraits, in color or black and white, integrate subjects, lighting and scenery in a balanced way and skillfully mix spontaneity and construction.

Dawid Imach creates personal projects and commercial campaigns for the beauty and fashion industry. Like other photographers in his field, he shares some of his work on Patreon, a collective funding platform that allows artists to fight censorship and web restrictions.

See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and on his official website.

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Valeria Sigal’s photography, a hymn to beauty

Valeria Sigal’s photography, a hymn to beauty

Giulia Guido · 4 days ago · Photography

There are no stereotypes, no canons of beauty to follow, no right or wrong size, freedom dominates in Valeria Sigal‘s photographs. 

Born in 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valeria Sigal worked in a bank and studied philosophy before devoting herself entirely to photography. It was after the birth of her daughter in 2011 that she decided to devote herself full-time to her passion, earning a degree in photography in 2017.
Today, Valeria works and collaborates with various companies and businesses, managing to carry out numerous personal projects. It is the latter that have captured our attention. 

The protagonist of her shots is the human body: the models who allow themselves to be photographed by Valeria Sigal shed their clothes and, with them, all the preconceptions inherent in our society. In a world where, despite a few exceptions, the canons of beauty are still rigid and exclusive, the protagonists of her photos become the symbol of a new beauty, inclusive and unique. 

We cannot help but notice how the construction of the image, in which the subject is triumphant in the centre and the body is enhanced by a play of chiaroscuro, transforms each person into a work of art. The poses and candid skin of the models remind us of the marble of neoclassical statues, but the ideal of beauty has (thankfully) changed. 

We have selected just a few of her photographs, but to find out more about Valeria Sigal’s work, follow her on Instagram and visit her website

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