Style December 2022
The Greatest Party of all time: Studio 54
With 2023 around the corner, we revisit one of the greatest New Year’s Eve parties in history—at the legendary Studio 54 nightclub.
Style March 2022
Andy Warhol: Popping with Contradictory style
With an edge of avant-garde, Andy Warhol’s largely achromatic tones were the antithesis of the Pop art movement that he erupted. It was all deliberate, but looking back he did have real style; the fashion cognoscenti of today certainly think so.
Pleasure January 2021
Light Years: The Golden Age of the Night Club
When you think of the seventies, what do you see? How about Bianca Jagger on a white horse at Studio 54, or Grace Jones on a pink Harley-Davidson at le Palace? Originally published in Issue 42 of The Rake, James Medd writes that whilst the seventies was the decade of economic and social unrest, it was also the golden age of the nightclub, when fashion, music and art came together to create a lifestyle so desirable it needed a strict door policy at all times.
Icons August 2018
Style Heroes: Andy Warhol
In what would’ve been the year of Andy Warhol’s 90th birthday, we look to the iconic artist for a lesson in balancing understated elegance with avant-garde cool.
Code June 2017
Past Times: Andy Warhol & his Collaboration with Movado
Andy Warhol’s foray into watch design began and ended with Movado in 1988, resulting in a unique timepiece befitting of the iconic artist.
Icons January 2017
'The Fifty Most Beautiful People' at The Factory
This series has seen The Rake reminiscing about YSL’s Opium Launch and the Surrealist Ball, but as we’re not quite ready to wish the party season farewell, we revisit one more of…
Icons September 2016
Artists That Changed The World
There are a handful of artists in history who have managed to change the world with their unique approach, resolute message and incomparable oeuvre
Icons September 2016
Coat Of Paint: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Originally featured in Issue 48 of The Rake, Benedict Browne delves into Jean-Michel Basquiat’s penchant for painting in Armani suits which may have made some sartorialists turn in their graves, but were Basquiat’s tailored overalls a point of pretension or an artistic statement?
Icons July 2016
Breaking Muse: Rakish Artists and Their Muses
Where would the world's most respected and admired artists be today had it not been for the inspiration and infatuation of the beautiful women who became their muses?