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Gucci Gift campaign via 360 MAGAZINE.

Gucci Gift

This year’s Gucci Gift campaign draws inspiration from the world of travel in a nod to the House’s founding history and heritage. Under a starlit Winter sky, a cast of characters boards a fanciful locomotive with an atmosphere that evokes splendor but also a bit of intrigue. Each passenger is on a journey that goes beyond the imagination, tinged with a shared appreciation for that which is beautiful in the world.

Envisioned by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, the images captured by Carlijn Jacobs and the film shot by Jordan Hemingway cast a light on the shimmering and joyful spirit of the festive season. Trolleys, duffels, and cases of different shapes and sizes for carrying all things necessary (and not) take center stage, recounting the House’s imaginative vision of travel, while lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins all add to the magic of the Holidays. The House’s signature bags are dressed for the occasion, presented in tone-on-tone palettes, miniature proportions, precious leathers, and with optical motifs. Passengers showcase a curated selection of fine jewelry and watches as they travel in suites adorned with pieces from the Gucci Décor collection. Vanity tables display elegant, collectible Gucci Beauty designs alongside a Lifestyle selection that includes lounge and leisure wear as well as items from the Gucci Pet collection modeled by a troupe of darling dogs along for the ride.

The Gucci Gift campaign celebrates the magic of the festivities and the joy of sharing these moments with loved ones in the spirit of this special time of year.


CREDITS

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photogrpher: Carljin Jacobs

Director: Jordan Hemingway   

Make up: Daniel Sallstrom

Hair: Alex Brownsell

MUSIC CREDITS

Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa

(B. Bacharach / H. David)

Performed by: Gene Pitney

© 1963 New Hidden Valley Music Company / BMG Gold Songs

Courtesy of Gusto Records, Inc

Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music Italiana S.r.l. / BMG Rights Management (Italy) srl

Product Details

Echoing the House’s origins, the Gucci Valigeria collection comes to the fore with heritage-infused luggage including the Gucci Savoy duffle and trolley in the classic beige and brown colorway with the green-red-green Web detail. Adding to the selection are briefcases and packing cubes, as well as travel bags in a grey-on-black palette and precious leather styles in black.

For women’s bags, the House presents the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag, as well as the chain wallet, in bold tone-on-tone hues such as purple, orange, black, and midnight blue. There is also a selection of mini statement bags in pink GG Matelassé leather presenting a textural take on the House monogram. The GG Marmont is reimagined with a swirling optical print, either in black and white or pink and purple. GG monogram bags are also showcased, including an online-exclusive Gucci Ophidia tote enriched with a floral print, as well as mini bags with strawberry charms. Adding a refined elegance to the curation, signature bags in precious leather such as the Jackie 1961 and Gucci Bamboo 1947 are on display in the campaign, as well as a gold clutch from the House’s evening offer. For men, the bag selection of totes and backpacks is defined by the grey-on-grey GG monogram, with matching small leather goods and belts highlighted.

Elevated elegance defines the ready-to-wear pieces for men and women, highlighted throughout the sparkling and refined details. Lace, ruffles, rich velvets, and sequins accent the women’s selection, while sophisticated sartorial silhouettes in tartans define menswear.

The shoe selection includes both daywear and evening options. For women, chunky rubber-sole sneakers and Horsebit loafers get a pop of pastel hues while classic boots in a range of colors are defined by heritage details. As an online exclusive, there is a GG blue Jordaan loafer with a floral print. Continuing the theme of elevated elegance found in the Gucci Cosmogonie collection, there are GG-monogram-enriched platform heels, as well as sparkling mid-height mules and slingbacks in the bold tones of fuchsia, lime green, and orange. For men, there are the Gucci Run sneakers in black and white, as well as a white version with a blue and red Interlocking G detail. For the evening offer, the campaign showcases black patent leather loafers with a black Horsebit detail or a silver Blondie emblem.

The accessories highlight heritage codes. Reversible belts, with a tone-on-tone side or monogram one, put the GG front and center to complete everyday looks. There is also a GG grey belt for men, to go along with the full range of pieces highlighted in the campaign. Wallets, cardcases, and pouches are on display, while keychains also feature the Interlocking G. There are also winter hats and gloves, as well as silk scarves with prints reflecting signature handbag silhouettes.

The jewelry selection includes both fashion pieces that play with star motifs and the House script. The Gucci Flora fine jewelry collection, defined by intricate nature-inspired details crafted in 18k white gold and diamonds, echoes the fanciful atmosphere of the campaign. The G-Timeless watch with a dial decorated with 15 bees is also presented for men and women, portraying the House’s instinct to combine classic designs with whimsical details.

Pieces from the Gucci Décor collection are found throughout the enchanted train, including a blanket with an Interlocking G and star design. There is also a selection of porcelain tableware crafted by Richard Ginori with the black Herbarium motif, as well as cushions with romantic phrases and whimsical details. Gucci Lifestyle pieces are also showcased, with silk pajamas, printed fans, and portable game sets fitting seamlessly into the luxury travel setting. With both gifting and travel top of mind, the Gucci Pet Collection is also presented. The GG pet carrier, along with a GG monogram coat, an Interlocking G sweater, and a green-red-green collar portray how the House’s codes are reinterpreted with an element of surprise.

From the Gucci Eyewear collection are featured two mask shaped sunglasses in acetate, one with a tortoiseshell-like finish and blue GG-monogram reflective lenses, the other in an all-black version.

Products from Gucci Beauty also appear within the gifting curation in the campaign, including the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia and Gorgeous Jasmine Eau de Parfum, Mémoire d’une Odeur, Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum, as well as the Eau de Toilette, and a selection of The Alchemist’s Garden fragrances and scented waters. A variety of lipsticks in diverse formulas including matte, satin and sheer in festive hues are captured in the train, along with Mascara l’Obscur, Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière, and Baume Nourrissant Universel.

Muralist Criola Via Criola socials

JUNGLE PLAZA – CRIOLA

In this monumental mural, the artist depicts four Black women in profile, facing each other in a mirrored disposition through a central altarpiece. The scene is completed with snake plants, hummingbirds, and serpents, all popular elements in Afro-Brazilian syncretic religions. This suggestive iconography serves as an expression of spiritual healing: snake plants, for instance, are popular plants in Brazil (commonly referred to as “St. George’s Spade”), believed to be instilled with protective powers against evil, and used in ceremonial blessings.

Acclaimed muralist, Criola, has significant mural paintings in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Paris, and now right here in the Miami Design District. The artist’s display in Jungle Plaza will be her most giant mural outside of Brazil, and her second public work in the US, following “Black Girl Magic” in Las Vegas last year. Her mural, Interdimensional Portal, portrays Afro-Brazilian ancestors in ritualistic performance, accessing ancient forest wisdom for medicinal purposes, and transcending thresholds of knowledge. 

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Hailee Steinfeld and Anderson .Paak new music released via 360 MAGAZINE.

HAILEE STEINFELD × ANDERSON .PAAK

Multiplatinum pop singer, songwriter, and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld releases the highly anticipated music video for “Coast” [feat Anderson .Paak]. Shot in California as an homage to the artists’ roots, Anderson .Paak also directs the video, which sees Hailee daydream about a psychedelic surf competition in which she and Anderson feature as the main event.

Watch the video for “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak]—HERE.

“Coast” first arrived to rave reviews with outlets like Rolling Stone declaring it a “vibey, electric guitar-backed pop earworm,” E! hailing it “her biggest, boldest and brightest chapter yet” and Consequence highlighting “It’s easy to tell that Steinfeld is gifted with talent, both on screen and vocally, but it’s wonderful to hear that she’s stretching her legs as a curator and arranger first and foremost.”

The release sets the stage for more music to come from Hailee Steinfeld in 2023, which promises to be her biggest, boldest, and brightest music chapter yet.

“vibey, electric guitar-backed pop earworm.” – Rolling Stone
 
“Perfect for the end of summer as the days begin to cool down” – Billboard
 

“a euphoric, guitar-and-percussion-driven single, perfect for wrapping up the summer.”  – UPROXX

“It’s easy to tell that Steinfeld is gifted with talent, both on screen and vocally, but it’s wonderful to hear that she’s stretching her legs as a curator and arranger first and foremost. After all, sometimes pop music isn’t just about singing high and loud over dance beats — it’s about crafting an experience.” – Consequence
 

“her biggest, boldest and brightest chapter yet” – E! Online
 

“Whenever Hailee Steinfeld drops a song, you know it’s gonna be good…“Coast” is a vibey, summery jam, low-key and chill as Hailee and Anderson… Perfect for late summer’s sluggish heat.” – Teen Vogue

 
ABOUT HAILEE STEINFELD:

Hailee Steinfeld shines as a multiplatinum recording artist, songwriter, performer, Academy Award® nominated actress, and successful television producer. With nearly 10 billion streams to date, her growing discography spans the quadruple-platinum “Starving,” double-platinum “Love Myself” and “Most Girls,” and platinum “Let Me Go.” She has toured with everyone from Katy Perry and Meghan Trainor to Charlie Puth. In 2020, she notably captured the attention of audiences and tastemakers with the Half Written Story EP, inciting applause from Forbesi-D, and V Magazine as well as surpassing half-a-billion streams. On its heels, “Coast” [feat. Anderson .Paak] arrived to rave reviews from Rolling StoneE!, and Consequence.
 
Hailee first catapulted into popular culture by garnering an Oscar® nomination in the category of “Best Supporting Actress” for her big-screen debut in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit. She has captivated crowds in Pitch Perfect 2 3,  The Edge of Seventeen, and Bumblebee in addition to starring in and executive producing Apple TV+’s Dickinson. Other roles include Marvel’s Hawkeye on Disney+, Vi in Arcane for NETFLIX, and her return as “Spider-Gwen” in the sequel to the Academy Award-winning Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Among many honors, she has received nominations at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. She also won a Peabody Award, “Best Push Artist” at the MTV EMAs, Musical.ly‘s “Top Covered Artist” award at the Billboard Music Awards, and was honored by Variety with the “Crossover Artist” award at its annual Hitmakers event. Now, Hailee kicks off another era with more music in 2023.

ABOUT ANDERSON .PAAK: 

Born Brandon Paak Anderson in Oxnard, California, as a teen he played drums in his church Band. His transformation into Anderson .Paak, with his debut album Venice and a sophomore release, 2016’s Malibu met with universal rave reviews. .Paak is now an 8x GRAMMY Award winner, producer, songwriter, artist & director. Anderson released his highly regarded 2020 single “Lockdown” on Juneteenth. Inspiration for the song came from .Paak’s participation in a Los Angeles protest against police brutality. .Paak won the GRAMMY Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance of “Lockdown” and the politically charged video directed by Dave Meyers, garnered .Paak a GRAMMY nom for Best Music Video.  “Lockdown” was featured on a multitude of “Best Of” 2020 lists from NPR, The FADER, Complex and President Barack Obama’s annual “Favorite Music” list. In October 2020, .Paak was named as Vans’ first ever Global Music Ambassador. The artist has an ongoing partnership with the iconic brand that includes exclusive footwear and accessory collections inspired by .Paak’s Southern California roots. His directing credits now include being named BET’s 2022 Video Director of the Year along with having directed the highly regarded Bonnie and Clyde-esque music video for Leon Bridges’ “Motorbike.” Most recently, .Paak has joined fellow artist Bruno Mars as one half of the R&B superduo, Silk Sonic. The album’s November 12, 2021 release received worldwide critical acclaim and earned the duo 4 Grammy Awards. Anderson .Paak is a multi-hyphenate superstar who will now use his platform to propel new talent into the spotlight with the creation of his very own label APESHIT teaming with UMG.  

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About Republic Records

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records has been recognized by Billboard as the industry’s #1 label over the last 10 years. It is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Billy Porter, Bo Burnham, Ciara, Clairo, Coi Leray, Conan Gray, Daddy Yankee, Drake, Eddie Vedder, G Herbo, Glass Animals, Florence + the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Johnson, James Blake, James Bay, Jessie J, Jimmy Fallon, John Legend, John Mellencamp, Jonas Brothers, Julia Michaels, Kid Cudi, Kim Petras, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Metro Boomin, NAV, Nicki Minaj, Of Monsters and Men, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, Swedish House Mafia, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Twice, TXT, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings, Boominati Worldwide, Brushfire, Casablanca Records, Cash Money, Federal Films, HYBE, Imperial, JYP, Lava Records, Mercury Records, Republic Records: Kids & Family, Republic Nashville, Universal Arabic Music, Uptown Records, Victor Victor, Wicked Money Family, XO, Young Money, among others.

GIVĒON - THE FIRST NOEL (AMAZON ORIGINAL) via 360 MAGAZINE.

GIVĒON – THE FIRST NOEL

GIVĒON’S “THE FIRST NOEL (AMAZON ORIGINAL)” IS NOW LIVE EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON MUSIC!

LISTEN HERE

ABOUT GIVĒON

GIVĒON has always used his raw, evocative songwriting to mine a confusing world for answers, and that approach has connected to the tune of over 1 billion global streams and nearly 1 billion YouTube views thus far. But, lately he’s been fixed on a problem he can’t solve. As he puts it, “Sometimes the truth is rewarded, and sometimes it’s frowned upon. Does a little deception make us feel better?” This sort of tension is at the heart of GIVĒON’s work. His debut album Give or Take shows off the emotional curiosity and deep warmth of his songs over cinematic R&B arrangements. This sensitivity and love for storytelling traces back to his upbringing in Long Beach, CA, where his mother shielded him and his brothers from the area’s gang culture and encouraged him to sing. After years of hustle, he bonded with producer Sevn Thomas (Drake, Rihanna) in 2019 and placed “Chicago Freestyle” on Drake’s 2020 mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes. GIVĒON’s March 2020 debut EP Take Time held his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, “Heartbreak Anniversary,” and by March 2021, his When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time compilation debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 (It’s since gone Platinum, and highlight “All to Me” went Gold—his 10th RIAA certification). Since then, the seven-time Grammy nominee has been forging connections in person on tour, and he’s been hard at work writing Give or Take. Its arrival shows just how much he’s grown, both as an introspective songwriter and an empathetic human being.

About Amazon Music

Amazon Music is an immersive audio entertainment service that connects fans, artists, and creators through music, podcasts, and culture. Amazon Music brings fans closer to what they love, with curated and personalized playlists, artist livestreams, artist merch, and Amazon Exclusive podcasts. Prime members get access to over 100 million songs in shuffle mode, All-Access playlists, plus the largest catalog of top ad-free podcasts, included with their membership. Customers can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited for full, on-demand access to 100 million songs in HD and a growing catalog of Ultra HD and Spatial audio. Anyone can listen to Amazon Music by downloading the free Amazon Music app, or wherever they listen to music including Alexa-enabled devices. Learn more at www.amazon.com/music

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Blair Lee releases Flower Mind via 360 MAGAZINE.

BLAIR LEE – FLOWER MIND

BLAIR LEE TENDS TO HER THOUGHTS AS IF THEY WERE A GARDEN IN “FLOWER MIND” – STREAM

FINAL SINGLE BEFORE HER DEBUT EP THE PUPPY GAME

ARRIVES ON DECEMBER 2 – PRE-SAVE

WATCH THE “FLOWER MIND” VISUALIZER BY DROOPHEAD HERE

An act of cultivating her own garden, Blair Lee today releases the wishful new single “Flower Mind.” The final single before the December 2 release date of her debut EP The Puppy Game, the song pulses like a heartbeat through narratives of wanting your own life to have as much color as other peoples’ seem to have, whether it be real or a façade – Stream.

“I was sitting on the streetcar going nowhere – I had no plans other than to leave the apartment. I saw a girl riding her bike along the waterfront, a basket of flowers hanging off her handlebars and I thought ‘hmm… I’d like to be like that.’ She looked like she had some place to be,” Blair said about the inception of this track. Continuing, she said “Flower Mind” is about, “Having strong envy for certain characters/people I encounter who seem so bright and bubbly and charismatic and charming.”

Over the past few months, Blair has been rolling out a few of the singles off of her upcoming EP. The first release “Hurdles” was followed by “Peachy World,” both of which were produced by close collaborator ModMaxx (Drake, Roy Woods, Tinashe). Throughout this rollout, Blair has been on the cover of Spotify’s Indie Pop + Chill, joining previous support from the likes of New Music Friday CA, Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds Indie.

ABOUT BLAIR LEE

Blair Lee is driven by her feelings.

That momentum comes through in the soft ways her music explores the darkness that comes before the light, in the cinematic promise of a happier ending. Blair uses her lyrics to work through the things she doesn’t understand and the places she doesn’t fit in. Through some of the sadness, hope and warmth always make their way through. Her songs perfectly pair a delicate vocal style with her penchant for 90s style electric guitars and the kind of stark honesty that evokes a gentle nostalgia.

A classically trained pianist, Blair started making music when she was 10 and living in Cambridge, Ontario. She would use techniques learned through her music classes and apply them to songs she wrote herself. Sometimes learning by ear, she was drawn to the “minor” parts of songs. Chords and chord progressions are the emotions of the songs, and Blair learned to use them to color her own music.

Blair finds inspiration in the little things: her friends, interesting strangers, walks in the woods, moments of stillness, small towns, and quiet thoughts. She’s drawn to stories and the ways that music can shape and hold them. On December 2, she will release her debut EP, The Puppy Game.

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Photo: Felice Trinidad

Mariah the Scientist new song via 360 MAGAZINE.

Mariah the Scientist – Bout Mine

Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter Mariah the Scientist releases her new single and accompanying video for, “Bout Mine.”

Listen/watch HERE.

Released on October 28th, “Bout Mine” is a sultry, laid-back track that chronicles Mariah yearning for clarity in a complicated situationship. Her silky vocals pleading to an unnamed lover “Feelin’ lost, feelin’ nervous and I know I don’t deserve this/ What’s it cost? ‘Cause I want you back, babe, goin’ sad lately,” along with relaxed synths embodies the effortlessly cool honesty that Mariah is praised for. The accompanying video, directed by Cam Busby & Mariah The Scientist, sees Mariah set out for revenge. The visualizer quickly escalates as she confronts the man that wronged her.

On “Bout Mine,” Mariah shares, “See, love is a pretty strong word. You don’t say it if you don’t mean it. You don’t play with it. You live for it. But there’s a thin line between love and loyalty, and loyalty… I’ll die for.”

“Bout Mine” follows the March 2022 release of Mariah The Scientist’s EP Buckles Laboratories Presents: The Intermission. The four-song release, like all of Mariah’s music, shows her innate ability to craft catchy-yet-relatable songs about the complicated nature of modern love. The EP has over 13 million streams, contributing to Mariah’s impressive 155.5 million worldwide streams and near 52 million video views. Her single “Spread Thin” off of the latest EP is currently gaining viral momentum, garnering over 5 million streams in the last month alone. Watch the “Spread Thin” video HERE.

Earlier this year, Mariah embarked on her headlining “The Experimental Tour,” playing renowned venues such as New York City’s Webster Hall as well as international venues across Europe. Additionally, she performed sets at several major festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud Toronto, and more. Beginning on November 11th, she will join Rod Wave on his “Beautiful Mind Tour,” hitting major arenas across the US, before concluding on December 21st at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena.

ABOUT MARIAH THE SCIENTIST:

Atlanta R&B singer/songwriter Mariah the Scientist arrived on the scene in 2018 with her indelible debut project To Die For, and then signed to RCA Records to release a new project, titled Master. Mariah the Scientist’s preparing to open herself up to more people than ever before– and maybe she’ll assist listeners in discovering themselves in the process, too.

Born and raised in Atlanta on a steady diet of classic R&B ranging from The Temptations to Boyz II Men, Mariah graduated high school a year early and eventually went to college in New York City with her then-boyfriend — but she quickly found that higher education didn’t quite fit her personality traits: “I’m an introvert, so I didn’t enjoy the college experience.” After that relationship dissolved, Mariah met someone new who shared an interest in the wavy, hard-to-define music of R&B scion Frank Ocean.

Encouraged by her peers’ enthusiasm Mariah began to work on more music and eventually put out “To Die For” as a project in January of 2018. Her first single “Beetlejuice” is the perfect introduction to the Mariah the Scientist experience– a swirling, lovely concoction drawing equally from Ocean’s genre agnosticism, OutKast’s slow-drip hip-hop approach, and the diaristic openness of SZA. After releasing her first single “Beetlejuice” Mariah went on to release her first debut project, Master with RCA Records. She has since gone on to release additional singles and just released her second project RY RY World on 7/9/21. It debuted #2 on Apple Music’s R&B album chart. It received recognition from Cardi B, Lil Baby, Demi Lovato, Latto and more.

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Gucci Exquisite campaign inside 360 MAGAZINE

Exquisite GUCCI

As first presented in the hall of magic mirrors during Milan fashion week, the Exquisite Gucci collection was designed by the House’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele for Fall-Winter 2022. The emphasis on tailoring was the show’s organizing theme, but the headline was Michele’s collaboration with adidas. Merging sartorial tradition and sportswear codes, he added the brand’s trademark stripes and emblem to suits and an array of ready-to-wear.

A Note From Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele

I’ve always been charmed by cinema. For its power to tell stories that can probe human adventure and its drift. For its visionary power to dig up in the real, making it vertiginously imaginative and questionable. Such a careful look on the human, after all, is so close to me. I could never imagine clothes as severed from the story and life of the person wearing them. If you ask me, a garment is not, and never will be, just a piece of fabric. It’s rather the means through which we are able to unfold who we really decide to be, it’s how we shape our desires and the ultimate sense of our staying. That’s why I’ve always imagined my collections as films able to convey a cinematography of the present: a score of stories, eclectic and dissonant, that can sacralize the human and its metamorphic ability.

The “Exquisite” campaign is my tribute to cinema and to one of its brightest maestros, Stanley Kubrick. A philosophic filmmaker who, better than others, emanated the magic of that inextricable knot through which cinema exudes life and magnifies it. I’ve always admired Kubrick’s remarkable capacity in tackling very different subjects. His experimental drive goes beyond any possible categorization. Every film, in fact, digests the manifold souls where dystopia meets parody, drama becomes human comedy, horror looks like a psycho-philosophic treatise, the feeling of truth evolves into the uncanny. Kubrick was, in essence, a real sculptor of genres: the “cross-genre” director, ahead of his time. His ability to build stories that exceed significance, crossing borders and setting labels on fire, has always been deeply inspiring to me.

As an act of love, I decided to reinhabit Kubrick’s films, pushing to the core this incendiary approach. I took the liberty of disassembling, blending, grafting and reassembling them. Sticking to my creative praxis, I seized those movies, romanticizing them, populating them with my clothes. Trying to create short circuits where the adidas gown, that had already lost its status of sportswear to become a Victorian costume, appears as a new character in the script of Barry Lyndon. The dress designed by Laura Whitcomb, wearing which Madonna grabbed the New York spotlight in the nineties, fits in the gothic scenes of The Shining. The mysterious darkness of the enigmatic ritual of Eyes Wide Shut embraces a venus in fur, embellished with sensual bourgeois pearls. And more, the 90s shoes with a fetish flavor explode through the frames of A Clockwork Orange. Finally, the dreamiest evening dress dangled in soft tulle ruches bursts into the aseptic and dystopian space of the Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This situationist game mixes historical plans, references, experiences. The past explodes into the present. Everything can become anything, or something else. As in that famous scene of Kubrick’s masterpiece, where the bone turns into a spaceship. As in life.

With “Exquisite” I carry on my attempt to mingle high and low, this time coherently and synergistically with the grammar of the great director. In the selected sequences it feels like Nietzsche, Kant and Freud speak casually to the people in the street. The biggest questions about the meaning of life become pop images. Complex transfigurations in terms of significance, get immediate access in terms of experience. Everything comes to be iconic, symbolically sophisticated, though able to reflect on a culture that we can definitely identify as pop. I chose Kubrick also for this, after all. What he created is part of our collective imagination. Since he was a diviner of vision, his works are as recognizable as the Sistine Chapel, the Virgin of the Rocks or The Simpsons. Manipulating his images, inside a brand new semantic framework, is like hacking La Gioconda. Plus the inspiration and the empathy only possible through the fictional cinematographic machine.

This involvement generates a change of state that is very significant for my job: clothes get closer to bare life again. They turn into highly imaginative functional prostheses, and they do so to tell a story. A story that shatters, enchants, tortures, ignites. Because it’s the story of the human that dwells in each and every one of us. As Stanley Kubrick knew too well. And also Milena Canonero, a very dear friend of mine, who accepted my invitation to go back over some of the scenes that hailed her as an undisputed star in the history of costume design. Her presence in this project is moving for me, a very precious gift.

– Alessandro Michele

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” and “The Shining” are available to own today on Blu-ray and Digital.

CREDITS:

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photographers & Directors: Mert & Marcus  

Make up: Thomas De Kluyver

Hair: Paul Hanlon

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Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic via 360 MAGAZINE

Sesame Street Live!

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic

is Coming to Your 

Neighborhood – And It’s Magical

Terrace Theater January 13 – 15, 2023

Tickets On Sale Now!

Everyone’s invited on an amazing journey with Elmo to discover the “power of yet” in Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic. In partnership with the non-profit educational organization Sesame Workshop, this production features favorite Sesame Street pals Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a magical adventure live on stage. Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic visits Long Beach, January 13 – 15, 2023 at Terrace Theater.

Elmo is inspired to learn a magic trick when he meets magician extraordinaire Justin, who has come to Sesame Street to perform a magic show. But there’s one problem – Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! Through Justin’s encouragement to practice, work hard and never give up, Elmo embarks on an extraordinary journey. He learns that it’s okay to make mistakes and that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself and the power of what’s yet to be. Cookie Monster and Gonger uncover the science and fun of baking while Abby Cadabby experiences the transformative abilities of caterpillars. Big Bird learns about the magnifying magic of shadow puppetry while Rosita orchestrates a rhythmic beat using everyday objects around her. And artist Grover mixes up the pigment power of the three primary colors. With high-energy dance numbers and a soundtrack that’s sure to get everyone out of their seats, Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic is an inspirational introduction to live theater and the art of illusion that the entire family will enjoy.

WHERE    

Terrace Theater 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802

WHEN       

Friday, January 13, 2023           5:00pm

Saturday, January 14, 2023       10:30am          2:00pm             

Sunday, January 15, 2023          10:30am

TICKETS         

Tickets can be purchase online at SesameStreetLive.com

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

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About Feld Entertainment 

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Lil Baby and Future From Now On song via 360 Magazine.

LIL BABY × FUTURE – From Now On

LIL BABY RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR “FROM NOW ON” FT. FUTURE

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IT’S ONLY ME OUT NOW!

LISTEN TO ‘IT’S ONLY ME’ HERE

“he’s a superstar who’s streaming in the billions and helping to shape a new vision for America“ROLLING STONE

“…the king of his class, a rapper by whom all other emcees are measured.“ BILLBOARD

“His rise has been so dramatically swift, that it’s almost without comparison. It’s no stretch to label him the latest rap voice of his generation.“ I-D

“Best Rapper Alive“COMPLEX

“Baby has no intentions of slowing his hustle and continues to mark himself as one of the strongest rappers in the game.“E! NEWS

ABOUT LIL BABY:

Some artists define a genre, but Lil Baby defines a generation. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper has smashed records, made history, and impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style. He has garnered dozens of multi platinum certifications and tens of billions of streams as arguably the biggest new rapper to emerge this decade. Following the success of his platinum full-length debut Harder Than Ever in 2018, he seized #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with 2020’s My Turn, becoming  “the year’s #1 selling and #1 streaming album in the US. ” At first, it cemented him as  “2020’s first and only artist to go double-platinum, ” but it has since gone quadruple-platinum and has logged 85 weeks in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart marking the longest top-tier run in the chart’s history. 

He notably tied Prince and Paul McCartney for Billboard Hot 100 hits and Taylor Swift for  “most weeks atop the Billboard Top 200 in 2020” with a total of 6. Out of eight nominations, he scored his first GRAMMY Award in 2022. He has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players Issue in addition to receiving honors from VEVO, Rap Caviar, the Apple Music Awards, and more. He teamed up with Lil Durk for The Voice of the Heroes, marking his second #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. It’s just the beginning though. He’s bound to revolutionize the culture again with his third album in 2022. Most recently, he released  “Right On” and  “In A Minute” which both songs debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. This feat puts Lil Baby in rare territory, making him the youngest of only 12 artists to have ever landed 100 or more songs on the Hot 100. This generation belongs to Lil Baby.

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