Good days start with bad puns ☕️🐶🤷🏻♂️
Have you ever tried to explain to a 3, 5, and 7-year-old why the plural of “deer” is “deer”? 🦌
Happy birthday to my favorite leprechaun, garden gnome, pizza slicer, baby sitter, co-pilot and posing partner. (Really, what can’t @karliekloss do?)
Current temp: 96 degrees! Can’t wait to sit in a cold theater and listen to some wildly offensive yet delightfully socially progressive commentary from this comedic genius 🌡😂
One of the many reasons I love being in London is that TOAST can be considered an entire meal 🍞🇬🇧
Hello, Lovers! Last night, I joined Felicity Jones (hey that rhymes!) and Katie Grand to launch Part 2 of #movinglove, a special fashion film series from @thelovemagazine. They start rolling out at the end of the month exclusively on YouTube.com/thelovemagazine. (Be sure to check out Felicity’s fierce Judy Garland impression!) 😻💻❤️🎞
I went to see Michael Craig-Martin's show at @gagosian today and had two reactions: At first, I contemplated how the artist’s sculptures probed the relationship between objects and images, perception and reality, harnessing our uniquely human capacity to conjure ideas through symbols and signs. My second thought was, Jeez that's rad! In the show notes, Craig-Martin said, "I have always thought everything important is right in front of you." ('Safety Pin 'blue,' 2019)
What’s the best art show in Paris? That’s easy. “Black Models: From Géricault to Matisse,” which is both a chronological survey of black figures in French painting from the revolution to the mid-twentieth century, and a radical modernization of how we view the models. Why? The museum literally changed the titles of the paintings to respectfully acknowledge the black subjects that feature them. So, (first pic) Marie-Guillemine Benoist’s 1800 painting is now “Portrait of Madeline,” which was formerly “Portrait of a Black Woman.” (It had another title before that, but I ain’t gonna say that word.) And (second pic) a painting from 1827 by Eugène Delacroix is listed as “Portrait of a Woman with Blue Turban,” updating its original title, which used more archaic vocabulary. Why is this such a big deal? As the art historian Anne Higonnet pointed out in the catalogue, what if Mona Lisa was titled “Portrait of a white woman”? That struck me. The show’s original concept came from Denise Durrell’s 2013 doctorate thesis at Columbia University, which was inspired by paintings that had heavily researched white models but neglected black figures, most notably (third pic) Édouard Manet’s “Olympia” (1863). This painting, which is part of the museum’s permanent collection, is the centerpiece of this exhibit. However, next to it is the part I found most moving in the whole show: Manet’s diary from the 1860’s, which finally reveals the black model’s real name: Laure. None of these pictures are new — and many of them I’ve seen before — but this show positioned them in a new light, and for that I am grateful. At a time when race relations seem on the verge of regression (both in France and the US), renaming these portraits left me with a feeling of dignity and gratitude. It’s up till July 21st!
Hi my name is Derek and I’ll be your couture guide
First pic: Americans in Paris! 👍🇺🇸 Second pic: Losing at beer pong to an Aussie, a Frenchie and a Russian. 🤷🏻♂️🏓🍺
Of course, the Valentino collection yesterday was incredible. But the show I watched across the runway was equally moving: Mr. Valentino—the man, the legend, “Vava” himself—observing his namesake label’s newest couture collection in sheer bliss. After the finale, the entire couture house came out to pay respects to the Emperor, each one kissing him on the cheek, which was unexpectedly emotional for everyone. (That’s @gwynethpaltrow wiping away her tears.) At its best, a fashion show can be better than theater. And for that, we say bravissimo!
I was gagging on glitter and sweat so much it looked like I entered a wet T-shirt contest. Thanks for a fabulous night @vogueparis!
Chanel was all booked up
Even the basketball courts are chicer in Paris 💜🏀
Spank you very much 🍑
Love you berry much, Coco! 🍓
I feel like everyday is Pride in Venice. I mean, the Veneitians invented the masked ball. What’s gayer than that? Thanks for the T-shirt @donatella_versace! 🏳️🌈🙋🏻♂️
MY NUTRITIONIST SAID CARBS DONT COUNT IN ITALY!!! 🍕🍝🇮🇹
It’s fitting my one year anniversary at @Google corresponds to #Pride. Leona, Sasha, Steph, Rose, Maureen and myself: Behold @youtube's fashion and beauty team, and I couldn't be more proud! We comprise all colors of the rainbow, including racial diversity and LGBTQ representation. If you ask me, there's only one fashion rule nowadays: Inclusion. ❤️🏳️🌈
My new lawyer gets me
Happy fourth longest day of the year! 🥂(What? If you don’t cheers something you’re basically just drinking alone.)
May your marriage be as intense and long lasting as my hangover from this weekend 💘
In his more than 35 years as creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld didn't design many menswear items. When he did, they were mainly for a coterie of handsome friends who populated his personal life and the occasional fashion show. About a decade ago, he made this double-breasted tweed jacket (probably for @bentoub), which I borrowed for a Chanel event—and then flat out refused to return. The Chanel office asked for it back a few times, but I’d quickly delete the emails without reading them and feign ignorance if they ever asked about it. What? I wasn’t sure if I’d ever have the opportunity to feel the way I felt in a design by the master again. A few years ago, I told Karl this story and he said, "A little opportunism is a good thing, no?" It was bittersweet to put the jacket back on for his memorial last night in Paris, which was hosted by Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous line. About 2,500 admirers showed up at the Grand Palais to mark the passing of a man who was, in the truest sense of the world, a fashion legend. There were videos and live performances and, of course, a tribute to his feline companion, Choupette. (The cat nanny appeared in a video montage.) However, for me, the most touching parts of the memorial were the dance numbers, including a performance by Argentinian choreographer German Cornejo with 17 tango dancers and a 7-piece orchestra from Buenos Aries to a Carlos Gardel song from the 1930s (fun fact: Karl actually knew the tango), and @lilbuckdalegend’s extended version of his famous Swan Dance to a song by Ryuichi Sakamoto. I never expected to be so moved by dance, which was a reminder that, even in death, I’m still learning from Karl. 🖤
You try keeping a straight face whilst holding a phallic-shaped ballon animal Eiffel Tower and standing between the @dolantwins 🗼
No, this man wearing a Hawaiian shirt, sandals and a lanyard whilst giving a ✌️ is not a German tourist who just woke up from a coma he’s been in since the late 1980s. That’s my friend @alexisrael! And he has an incredible Snapchat installation at Cannes Lions (more of them in my Stories)! 😎
Sirens or sea monsters?
No one likes a cheeseburger more than I do. Mmmhmm! However, it’s officially undeniable that global warming is A Thing, and livestock is a major contributor to climate change. In fact, this weekend at @brilliantmindssthlm, I learned that if cow farts were a country it’d be the third most polluting nation in the world. (Who’s hungry now?) That’s why, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Meat Free Monday, I’m having a salad for dinner tonight. 🥗 *To be clear* I’m not a vegetarian. I deffo don't have the will power to be a vegan. But I believe that small changes can have big impacts. (Besides, why is everything so absolutist nowadays? It’s, like, I can be Pro Choice and support sensible gun control—and that doesn’t mean I’m a socialist snowflake who sleeps in a Bernie Sanders T-shirt!) Anyway, I’ll still eat cheeseburgers, especially when I’m hungover. But thanks to @paulmccartney @marymccartney and @stellamccartney I’m trying to be more conscious about the way I live my life. 🙋🏻♂️❤️🌎
Off to Ikea!
Riddle me this, Swedies: If this is what the Stockholm sky looks like at midnight, does that mean cocktail hour lasts half a day? 🤷🏻♂️🇸🇪🌅🥂
She tried to grab the fog but she mist 💨
Even the chickens are blond in Sweden 🇸🇪
G U N C L E
Fried pickles and plastic clogs. Blending in with the locals.
Teaching my friend to Tony, who’s a heterosexual soccer dad without social media, how to be an Instamodel: color coordinate, show some skin, and act as blasé as possible, even (especially) when you’re in paradise
❤️ Selby & Steven ❤️
The first pic is my senior portrait, taken when I was an 18-year-old high school graduate in St. Louis, Missouri. I hope my wide-eyed innocence caught your attention because the second pic is the news our Missouri governor is pushing litigation that will close its only remaining Planned Parenthood, a last refuge for young girls facing hard decisions in my home state, this weekend. It's shocking and infuriating. To be clear, I'm not pro-abortion. (Who the fuck is "pro-abortion"?) However, in my life, I've had the divine pleasure of surrounding myself with enough smart, thoughtful, considerate women to know that when it comes to what they do with their body it should be entirely their choice. It's. Their. Choice. I've always been a proud Midwesterner and I truly believe what made me successful today was my wholesome, honorable upbringing. But this isn't the first time we landed on the wrong side of history: In 1820, the Missouri Compromise was a law that allowed Missouri to be admitted into the union as a slave state. This brings us to the third pic above: Tomorrow morning, nearly 200 years after the Missouri Compromise, St. Louisians are protesting the proposed legislation at a rally downtown. I'm hoping enough of my hometown heroes will be there to prevent my beloved homeland from ending up on the wrong side of history again.
Happy birthday to the OG jetset supermodel: @naomi! Sorry I couldn't send flowers to your goodwill mission to West Africa (do you know how hard it is to find a last minute florist in Senegal?), but we did manage to film some of your favorite people sending you love on your special day. Go to youtube.com/naomi to watch Kate, Karlie, Pier Paolo, Marc, Doutzen, Natalia, Andre, the Samburu people in Africa, and more wish a happy birthday to this living legend.