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CURRENT VIEWING: THE HUNGER: TONY SCOTT

Catherine Deneueve laments the loss of Susan Sarandon and still  looks chic while doing itCatherine Deneueve laments the loss of Susan Sarandon and still looks chic while doing it

STEVEN KLEIN: UNCENSORED

Photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue Paris Feb 2009Photographed by Steven Klein for Vogue Paris Feb 2009

Just before the All-Lara Stone Feb issue of Vogue Paris went on the stands, the internet was hit with a burst of imagery allegedly from the Steven Klein edit titled "Lara Fiction Noire". Yet when the magazine finally emerged several of those powerful images were not in the proper editorial. A casual trace revealed those out-takes had come from the stevenkleinstudio.com website, in a flash series titled "Uncensored". Whatever the vagaries behind what was published and what was not published lay a fascinating story of passion on the part of the photographer and a testament to the burgeoning power of the internet as a vital (and viral) distribution center of insider imagery. Already this editorial has rippled across the fashion groupie radar as one of the most controversial series of imagery thus far this year. With those thoughts as the backdrop TI emailed Mr Klein with a couple of questions for this exclusive interview. This is what he had to say...

CURRENT VIEWING: THE LEOPARD: LUCHINO VISCONTI

Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon in Visconti's "The Leopard" Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon in Visconti's "The Leopard"

CURRENT READING: THE LEOPARD: Giuseppe Di Lampedusa

I love the way the novel traces the ghost  Roman remains in the dwindling ideal of "nobility"I love the way the novel traces the ghost Roman remains in the dwindling ideal of "nobility"

The way Di Lampedusa describes 19th century Sicily ...as

ODALISQUE No 2

Meet Mr Marcus,  who reclines here all the better to counter-point the Boucher. PH Shameer KhanMeet Mr Marcus, who reclines here all the better to counter-point the Boucher. PH Shameer Khan

SCOOP DU JOUR: AN ICON RESSURECTED

TI's spies peeping on the set of that certain VI shoot spotted a recent cosmetics campaign queen...

REVEL IN THAT ODALiSQUE MOMENT

The Odalisque  by François BoucherThe Odalisque by François Boucher

Art Break Thur Feb 12 2009

SCOOP DU JOUR: LOVE ONE

Work through it kids...work through it...Its directional I know...keep workingWork through it kids...work through it...Its directional I know...keep working

TI exclusive first look kids!

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