The Weekend Guide: November 13-15, 2015
See: Dior and I
Late last month, Raf Simons, the creative director and designer of the storied French couture house Dior, announced that he would be vacating his position following the Spring 2016 show in Paris. This documentary (new to Netflix on November 14) observes the designer in 2011, during his first season at the legendary label. Simons has since denounced the speed at which fashion flies. Dior and I takes viewers along at that captivating clip while Simons devises his beautiful designs.
Hear: Glamorous Damage by GUM
Tame Impala drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jay “Gumby” Watson released Glamorous Damage, the first album of his solo project GUM this week. Driving synth, falsetto vocals and laser effects support ambient songs (reminiscent, at times, of Air) that coexist in the future and groovy past of psych-pop rock.
Shop: NARS Fantascene holiday collection with photographer Steven Klein
A collaboration between the photogenic makeup line and the famous documenter of stars like Madonna and Lady Gaga rightly yielded a Pop palette that places wearers at centerstage this season.
Read: Hotels of North America by Rick Moody
The author’s latest novel (released on Tuesday) shows him to again have a finger on the pulse of American life and its deceptions, using the protagonist’s online hotel reviews as both a medium for storytelling and a critique of our everybody-is-a-critic culture.
Watch: W/ Bob & David
The ’90s sketch comedy veterans of Mr. Show, Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development), return to the genre that launched their careers as dark, zany comic geniuses. Enjoy four episodes of their intellectual buddy humor all grown up on Netflix starting this Friday.
Shop: Nike Jordan Eclipse Holiday Sneaker
The street sneaker to end all street sneakers has arrived just in time to wear it to all the season’s parties. Riffing on the basketball style of the original Jordan, this sneak has a relaxed, almost moccasin, silhouette that makes it super casual but still snazzy.