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TT Vol. 70
Dune, To Paradise, Bottega Veneta SS22, Ye Masks & The Lost Daughter
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Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Dune was released on Thursday, with Timothée Chamalet starring. In anticipation, we had also watched David Lynch’s hilariously terrible 80’s adaptation over the summer. You can see side by side comparisons of the characters here.
While there is so much campy fun in the original (“the spice”), the new Dune is much easier to understand. And with modern digital effects, there is a lot more Villeneuve can do that Lynch could not. Plus, we loved the costumes designed by Jacqueline West: Rick Owens meets desert.
Our biggest complaint? No Sting this time around! His character got cut from the 2021 adaptation, which was really a big miss. Villeneuve should have brought him back for at least a cameo and a little levity.
Galley copies of To Paradise, the new novel by Hanya Yanagihara, are starting to circulate. Yanagihara, the current editor-in-chief of T Magazine, is the author of two critically-acclaimed books. Her most recent, A Little Life, is both excellent and excruciating.
The novel has three parts, set in different time periods in America: 1893, 1993 and 2093 and feels right at home in her oeuvre:
To Paradise plays on themes Yanagihara has touched on in her previous work—trauma; wealth and squalor; race; nationhood; and the righteousness of the powerful.
We are particularly interested to read the 2093 vignette, set during a pandemic with an authoritarian overlord: a not too subtle illusion to what we all experienced recently.
It’s been 6 years since her last novel landed, and we’re ready to dive right in.
Daniel Lee and Bottega presented their SS22 collection *cough* I mean, “Salon 03” in Detroit last week. There were plenty of oversized shapes, knit dresses, and the color green. And not just the trending “parakeet” green - there were many other shades on display. In fact, here are two (maybe three?) in one look:
This was probably the least exciting collection we’ve seen from Daniel Lee since he landed at Bottega. They are white hot, so we’d still expect this to sell; but this one felt a little less exciting than his earlier collections.
Kanye was photographed in two different masks last week. On Monday, he left JFK airport wearing a women’s mask with eye shadow:
Earlier in the week, and in Venice, Italy to perform at Alexandre Arnault’s wedding, he wore another mask to the airport:
Not quite sure what is going on here, but hard to see this turning into a trend. Ditto for the new Yeezy Ugg.
Last week was Squid Game, this week the trailer for The Lost Daughter. We are big Elena Ferrante stans around here, so we will be watching this on Netflix when it comes out in December. It stars Olivia Colman, Paul Mescal and Dakota Johnson all filmed on location in Greece. With a cast and set like that, we’re pretty much guaranteed to like it.
Raquel is on an extended break from Ferrante’s Lying Lives of Adults - too haunting! - but this should fit in nicely to our viewing schedule.
Chris & Raquel
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