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Editorial: Welcome Oblivion

Welcome Oblivion, with Mariqueen Maandig Reznor, the singer of How to Destroy Angels, shot on El Matador beach in Los Angeles. Photography: Emilie Elizabeth; Styling: Eugene Rabkin Makeup: Caroline Ramos @ ArtMix;Hair: Johnny Stuntz @ Crosby Carter Management; Additional Post Production: Kraw

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Ann Demeulemeester Monograph

Today, the publisher Rizzoli released a long-awaited monograph on the Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester (Rizzoli, $100). The book is an exclamation point in the last sentence of Demeulemeester’s career, which is a long novel in itself. When we met in Antwerp this April, Demeulemeester just sent off the final draft to the publisher, and she spoke of it as if it was the perfect closure to her body of work in fashion.

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How Hip-Hop Stole Rock’s Thunder

Some time ago in Paris at a men’s show of the cult Japanese label Julius I found myself sitting next to the singer Usher. As I was chatting with his companion, Grace, I could not help but wonder what Usher was doing in a dark, cavernous space, looking at the goth aesthetic of black leathers and drapey wools that Tatsuro Horikawa, Julius’s designer, sent down the runway. And, I also wondered, where are the rockers?

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Iris van Herpen for Dom Perignon

Yesterday we co-hosted the New York launch of a special collaboration between the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen and Dom Perignon, for whom van Herpen designed a bottle. The theme for this collaboration is METAMORPHOSIS, as a Dom Perignon agent told us, and van Herpen, whose work has a distinct otherworldly bent, seemed like a perfect candidate.