SHOWstudio: Nick Knight, Kate Moss, i-D, Stephen Jones, Alice Hawkins, Tricia Ronane, Matthew Williams, Gareth Pugh, Tim Walker, Rick Owens, Lady Gaga, Anna Dello Russo and more

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Newswire | 25.11.10
A distinctly British take on the bubbling, bourgeoisie undercurrent of the A/W 2010 Paris shows, the latest addition to our fashion film editorial series launches this Friday. Starting with the sixteenth arrondissement allusions of Loewe, Celine and Yves Saint Laurent and giving them a seventies Surbiton twist, stellar British photographer Alice Hawkins takes inspiration from the suburban society aspirations of Margot Leadbetter - the heroine of classic British sitcom The Good Life - in this exclusive fashion film created for Filming real-life middle-class women in a selection of Paris' finest fashion, Hawkin's film is an affectionate and tongue-in-cheek portrait of our quintessentially English class-consciousness, framed by next season's key sartorial statements. An homage to social climbers everywhere.

The Good Life launches this Friday 26 November at 11:00 GMT.
One of i-D's iconic trio of cover stars, our latest exclusive cinematic portrait features the ever-inspiring supermodel Kate Moss. Captured during Nick Knight's December 2009 shoot, this unique film short pays homage to Moss' unique influence on contemporary fashion and style and is a fitting counterpart to her latest i-D cover.

Each week launches a new selection of video portraits captured on a specific date, the series as a whole documenting not only this ground-breaking live shoot but a slice of twenty-first century popular culture.
The daily installation of our Fashion Body film season has now come to and end - affording the perfect opportunity to stop and look back over this unique body of work. This wide-ranging project includes one-off fashion film created by the likes of Tim Walker, Stephen Jones, Anna Dello Russo, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens and Lady Gaga, presented alongside essays by the likes of Professor Christoper Breward and star blogger Susanna Lau. The project's final step will launch on Friday 3 December - the final film of the season, created by founder and director Nick Knight, and a custom interactive created by multimedia designer Daniel Brown, envisaging each fashion body film as part of a living, moving entity created from fashion-focussed motion image.

Click here to view all fashion body films and essays.
Leading British milliner and OBE, Stephen Jones is the latest fashion personality to join the Bruton Place LiveStudio for a live-streamed performance during our Florist exhibition. Jones' residency is the first in a series of live streamed performances where a host of influential industry figures will craft floral-themed artefacts to celebrate both the new SHOWstudio Shop exhibition and's ten-year anniversary. On Tuesday 30 November, Jones' one day residency will showcase a rare opportunity to observe the master milliner at work, and also to pose questions to him live throughout the creative process.

Tune in from 12.00 GMT on Tuesday 30 November for all the live action.
One to watch on the contemporary art scene is Matthew Williams, LA-based artist and Creative Director to the world’s biggest pop star - Lady Gaga. Contributing a floral piece for our newest exhibition, Florist, Williams has crafted a piece designed to make a single flower last a lifetime. Titled I Love You Not – reminiscent of the petal-plucking childhood game – this authentic 'American Beauty' rose has been cast in resin, then spliced into four respective blocks to represent each part of a flower, including a detached singular petal. Suspending the bloom in mid-air, the transparent resin makes exquisite shapes and bubbles around the natural curves of a stalk, corolla or flower-head, rendering not only the rose but the negative space around in three-dimensions, the entirety frozen in time.
Reversing the very essence of self portraiture -  it's no small feat, but back in 2004 provocative photographer Alice Hawkins deployed her signature spin of subversive wit in a collaboration with for Jalouse. Serving as the studio's slave - and model for the day - Hawkins acted as a 'living canvas' for the team to unleash their fantasy personae. From 'Alice bound to please' to 'Alice bourgeois, kept yet ultimately dissatisfied', images from the live webcast complement a portfolio of polaroids representing each fictional character - a fitting accompaniment to her latest fashion film, released on this Friday. [more]
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