Daniel Jackson shot supermodel Christy Turlington and Calvin Klein creative directors Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan for WSJ. Magazine. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful.
“Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain…”
But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?
A few months ago, we found ridiculously cheap plane tickets for Boston and off we went. It was our first visit to the city and, believe it or not, Stockholm in February was more pleasant than Boston in March. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that we arrived completely unprepared. That I, in my converse and thin jacket, did not end up with pneumonia is honestly not even fair.
Generally, trips to Paris conjure up thoughts of strolls along the Seine, fresh-baked croissants, and many a glass of vin rouge at corner brasseries, but if you’re one of the many people heading there for Maison & Objet—the city’s biannual lifestyle tradeshow—all you have on your mind is design, design, design.
To help you plot out your precious time away from M&O, we’ve rounded up fifteen of the newest and most notable design-centric spots that you’ll want to add to your trip’s must-check-out list, including a stunning right-bank hotel designed by the show’s Designer of the Year Dorothée Meilichzon, fashion label Maison Kitsuné’s just-opened Café at Filles du Calvaire, and artist Anish Kapoor’s impressive exhibit at the Versailles gardens.
Hailey Baldwin striking a pose with a hoard of puppies! Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis breaking into song! Hari Nef slinking about in a décolletage-diving blazer! Welcome to a Fashion Week model casting—Vogue.com style.
And it wasn’t just a typical waiting-around-for-fittings affair, either. Instead, call it the ultimate playground of all casting calls, starting from the outside, where Phil Oh lensed the grand entrances of the insouciant-cool models-off-duty en masse, while photographer Sofia Malamute created editorial-worthy portraits of several of the stunners on the sidewalks.
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It has a new structure, applied across the whole system, that brings clarity to the entire experience. The interface is purposely unobtrusive. Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed. And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.