Le 21 septembre 1876, la Baronne Julie de Rothschild inaugurait son bateau à vapeur baptisé La Gitana sur le Lac Léman et pulvérisait un record de vitesse. Nul ne pouvait se douter, ce jour-là, que cette passion dévorante pour la compétitivité sur l'eau allait se perpétuer de génération en génération dans la famille Rothschild. Et pourtant, ce livre célèbre les 140 ans d'une incroyable saga, celle des Gitana, à travers l'oeuvre de cinq générations de Rothschild liées par le même goût inassouvi pour l'aventure humaine et la performance. Des paris audacieux et un esprit d'entreprises, des prouesses d'inventivité et de technologie, une détermination individuelle et des victoires en équipe... c'est cette recherche constante de l'excellence qui guide cette grande famille et l'épopée nautique des Gitana.
The Impossible Wardrobe
An exquisitely illustrated examination of the influence of fashion, as conceived by Olivier Saillard and interpreted by Tilda Swinton.The Impossible Wardrobe documents three groundbreaking exhibitions curated by Olivier Saillard and poetically brought to life by Tilda Swinton. Serving as part fashion object, part catalog, and part artist book, this work not only consists of the sole record of Swinton's critically acclaimed sold-out performances—that were by their very nature ephemeral artworks—but also serves as a unique survey of the Palais Galliera's extraordinary collection of iconic clothing. This lavish three-book set presents the three performance pieces that spanned a period of three years. InThe Impossible Wardrobe (2012), Swinton walks down a runway with a selection of historically and culturally significant garments from the past 200 years. InEternity Dress (2013), a garment is tailor-made for the actress in front of a live audience. And in the third performance in the series,Cloakroom (2014), Swinton examines the special relationship between an item of clothing and its owner. A glorious ode to fashion,The Impossible Wardrobe presents and elevates couture to a veritable art form.
Delightfully direct and dirty: The best of BUTT magazine, 2001-now Pocket-sized, pink and super gay, the first issue of BUTT magazine arrived in the spring of 2001, sweeping aside the clichés of the mainstream homo press. Ever since, BUTT has maintained its independence, resisting clean-cut commercialism in favor of frank Q&As, revealing photography and a delightfully direct take on sex between men. Just by being its horny, happy self, BUTT has attracted contributions from the world's best writers and photographers. Meanwhile, frequent BUTT parties and the CLUB BUTT social network have mobilized an international army of loyal friends and fans in sexy solidarity. This meaty anthology, FOREVER BUTT, revisits some of the magazine's finest and most thrilling moments from more than a decade in print. Material from now rare and collectible editions of BUTT is here made available again here, including sexy pictures, and candid interviews with such spectacular men as Gore Vidal, François Sagat, Marc Jacobs and Your Big Dick Host. In true BUTT style, the book celebrates sex as something joyous, social and silly while also, as artist Wolfgang Tillmans writes in his introduction, “first and foremost an exhilarating read”. With sexy pictures of, and candid interviews with: AA Bronson, Aiden Shaw, Andy Butler, Bernhard Willhelm, Bruce LaBruce, Christopher Ciccone, Dennis Cooper, Didier Lestrade, Don Bachardy, Ed Droste, Edmund White, Francesco Vezzoli, François Sagat, Gore Vidal, Jason Whipple, Javier Peres, Jayne County, Joe Gage, John Holland, John Waters, Jonny Wooster, Julian Ganio, Karl Kolbitz, Marc Jacobs, Marco Flores, Nico Muhly, Paul Antonio, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Perez Hilton, Greek Pete, Rick Owens, Roger Payne, Rosa von Praunheim, Ryan Trecartin, Slava Mogutin, Stephen Galloway, Stephin Merritt, Tommy DeLuca, Ian & Marc Hundley, Vince Aletti, Walter Pfeiffer and Wolfgang Tillmans.