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featured by GoSee EVENT : The VOGUE Closet exhibition for Gallery Weekend in Berlin – presents iconic VOGUE covers, vintage & circular fashion, plus The VOGUE Collection with a pop-up shop

VOGUE Germany is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion, is bringing fashion and art to life with its VOGUE Closet exhibition. With the format, which took place for the first time in Italy in 2023, we would like to illustrate how closely fashion and culture mutually depend on one another, which is just perfect for the Gallery Weekend in Berlin.” says Kerstin Weng, Head of Editorial Content at VOGUE Germany.

VOGUE : “During Gallery Weekend in Berlin, we don’t simply want to take a look back on the last few decades together with you in the VOGUE Closet exhibition, but instead shine a spotlight specifically on the fashion topics which have had a formative impact and are still of aesthetic and cultural relevance to this day. On 26 and 27 April, in the exhibition space of Notagallery in Berlin, visitors have the chance to experience five carefully curated, overarching fashion topics from the last 45 years firsthand. To design the content, we consciously collaborated with designers from Germany as well as various fashion institutions.

The ‘Body Consciousness’ area was designed in collaboration with PhotoVogue. For the ‘Vintage and Circular Fashion’ section, VOGUE Germany dipped into its own history to present works including iconic covers from yesteryear. What’s more, exciting personalities from the VOGUE network will present pieces from their own wardrobes while sharing the special stories behind them. Themed upon ‘Love Letters to Fashion’, visitors are invited to help design the gallery space hands-on during the two-day exhibition. THE VOGUE COLLECTION will also be there with their own pop-up shop.”

VOGUE Closet will take place on 26 and 27 April from 11am – 6pm at Notagallery, Potsdamer Str. 124, in Berlin. Admission is free of charge.

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featured by SHOTVIEW ARTISTS MANAGEMENT : ‘My first great love was designing costumes for shows’ – Jean Paul Gaultier in a VOGUE interview, photographed by Roman GOEBEL c/o SHOTVIEW

FALLING | IN LOVE – Jean Paul Gaultier, one of the most multifaceted and flamboyant figures of the fashion world, has now designed the costumes for a new revue in Berlin. And VOGUE couldn’t help but go backstage to get a glimpse. There with the magazine was photographer Roman GOEBEL c/o SHOTVIEW.

The designer’s latest project is the show FALLING | IN LOVE, which is now being performed at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, and for which he was brought on board as visual design director.

Friedrichstadt-Palast is delighted to tell us : “FALLING | IN LOVE is captivating beauty. Plunge into an undulating sea of color and emotion – curated by star designer Jean Paul GAULTIER from Paris. Berlin’s new gem of a show with the indescribable magic of 100 million Swarovski crystals. A new world record. The crowning glory of this crystal rush on the world’s biggest theater stage is the largest and heaviest Swarovski crystal – in the world.

“His masterpiece : As Visual Design Director, Jean Paul Gaultier thrills audiences with his costumes for the new show at Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin.” VOGUE author PATRICK PENDIUK writes.

What it’s about : You is young, full of passion and longing. In Diamond City, he is a square peg in a round hole. No love to be expected from the stone-faced people around him. Hopeless, You would just like the ground to open up and swallow him. Then the asphalt beneath his feet indeed crumbles – and You falls into another reality.

There below, in the lost garden of love, he sees what he has never seen before. The eternal human dream of a better world – it actually exists. But, walled in by traditional norms, it has lost all its colorful splendor. Will a young, deaf poet ultimately find the words to make beauty and love blossom once more in all their sparkling color?

In the interview, held only a few hours before the great premiere in Berlin, read all about whether Jean-Paul Gaultier would have perhaps preferred to become a costume designer after all, find out how to get 100 million Swarovski crystals to fit into one show, or why you just can’t seem to talk with him without the conversation somehow inevitably drifting to Madonna…

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featured by UPDATE SALON : UPDATE-23-BERLIN is delighted to announce a new visitor record and would like to thank more than 60 exhibitors, and especially the UPDATE AFTER-WORK sponsors, namely Severin Wendeler, Abelone Films, Big Shrimp, Peak Productions, Bubig, NeubauerSchwarz, Upfront and Rockenfeller & Göbels

We’ll make it short: The exhibitors, the location, the weather… it was simply perfect. It was particularly nice to see how UPDATE is also becoming more and more popular among art and creative directors as well as direct clients. We’re already looking forward to next year and have gathered a few example quotes for you. And before we forget: Huge thanks to the AFTER-WORK sponsors Severin Wendeler, Abelone Films, Big Shrimp, Peak Productions, Bubig, NeubauerSchwarz, Upfront and Rockenfeller & Göbels. We love teamwork!

“I wanted to thank you sincerely for the invitation to the GoSeeAwards, your warm welcome and the quality of the event. It is always a real pleasure to meet the agents and discover new talent.” Nathalie Maudet, Directrice Achat d’Art / Head of Art Buying, Publicis Conseil, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, Marcel, Publicis Sapient.

“I would like to thank you very much once more for inviting me to Update. The event was really amazing, and I met so many new agencies. There were a lot of agents there that I have already worked with, and I was able to meet them in person through the event. I am already in contact with many of them regarding their work and our magazine planning. At events like this, I always realize that for me, there is only one job: Photo Editor. Photographers/videographers/agents/creatives are simply very special people.” Andrea Vollmer-Hess | Visual Editor, VOGUE Germany, Condé Nast Germany.

“We have many networking events in our hotel – but that everyone is busy networking intensively everywhere you look all day long, like now at UPDATE – that was quite new for all of us here at the hotel.” Laura Pohl, Event Sales Executive, Telegraphenamt.

“I would like to thank you so much again for the beautiful UPDATE last week! I had a lot of fun and would like to congratulate you on this truly amazing event!” Jennifer Parry, Director Creation, Print Production & Brand, MADELEINE Mode GmbH.

“I really, really liked the whole event. The location was excellent, the exhibitors were very diverse, and I found the entire atmosphere and all the conversations so inspiring.” Garnet Matthiesen, Creative Production | Leitung Art Buying, Grabarz & Partner.

“It was so nice to be there with you again. The location was really beautiful, and the resulting size of the trade fair, too. For me its not so much about discovering new talent but more about connecting and updating. For my Junior, it had everything. She found the mix of national and international exhibitors very good and quite inspiring,” Alice Feja Team Lead Art Production, ACCENTURE SONG.

“Thank you so much for the great trade fair!!! We have received mind-blowing feedback from the visitors. MEGA!!!!!!” Marco Hülsebus ARTISTSPOOL & Yilmaz Aktepe, Editor-in-Chief – Best Fashion / Member of the Editorship – Men’s Health / Fashion Director Men’s Health & Women’s Health.

“A colorful bouquet of inspiration, an amazing location and the best atmosphere among exhibitors and visitors. What I also thought was great, of course, were the two collectives. I found both concepts, the ‘political’ statement of Herspective and the Artistspool, very interesting. Looking forward to 2024.” Birgit Meinhof, Senior Art Buyer, CarlNann GmbH.

“A really good and beautiful location, which really does something for the mood and the atmosphere (almost the best location for Update since 2015, as far as I can say) – good placement and number of exhibitors. With regard to so many photographers attending, well, I’m not too sure… On one hand: It is really great to see everyone, have the opportunity to talk or get to know everyone in person! On the other: You have less time to look at portfolios and talk to agents/production companies etc. yourself. The day is really too short!” Juliane Siedler, Senior Art Buyer, Scholz & Friends.

“For me, the organization and scale of UPDATE were very appealing. I met a lot of people I know there and also made new contacts. The two halls were not too full, and you had time to look at the portfolios of the individual representations and get into a conversation with the attending photographers.” Christian Klein, Creative Lead Brand & Campaigns TERRITORY Integrated & Digital Creative Director.

‘The day was simply perfect! And our art directors were just as thrilled.” Karen Schwarzer, Head of Art Buying, Philipp und Keuntje.
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