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Excellent Option: An Outstanding Alternate Location

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The Excellent People at The Fancy.


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Recognizable Excellence: Jon Savage On Music

The Outstandingly Excellent Jon Savage in Paris Vogue.

Jon Savage. Excellent. Image via Paris Vogue.

(Vague) Remembrances of (Intoxicated) Excellency Past

Remembering Outstandingly Excellent fun via the 1970s.

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Excellent Flashback: ‘Moratoire Noir’ – Jacques de Bascher’s Risqué Suburban Party for Karl Lagerfeld During Paris Fashion Week, 1977

Presenting the Excellent exclusive invitation to the notorious Moratoire Noir party. Organized by the Outstanding Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais, the 1977 event, according to Agenda Inc., “introduced the fashion world – for the first time – to the darker edges of the Parisian suburbs and Mapplethorpian quantities of leather. Said the Washington Post: “It was planned as a “nice party for all Karl Lagerfeld’s friends,” explained Count Xavier de Cadtella, who was dressed in a fluorescent orange-and-silver Star Wars getup. He was leaning over the catwalk above the black-walled, barren warehouse lit only by criss-crossing green laser beams. Below, more than 3,000 of the “friends,” all dressed in black as required on the invitations, gyrated to blasting electronic music. The scene was La Main Bleue, Europe’s biggest disco located in Montreuil on the edge of Paris, an area where many African workers live. Started by Jean Michel Mouhac as a club for blacks, it soon became the chic place for fashion stars and swingy socialites on certain week-nights, much the way harlem once was the “in” place in New York.” Intrigued? Please click HERE for additional titalation.

Excellently attending: The invitation to Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais' notorious Moratoire Noir party. Image via Agenda Inc.

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The Excellent People @ The Fancy

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The Excellent People's profile page at The Fancy. Image via The Fancy.

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Athletic (Photographic) Excellence: Katja Stuke – Super Natural

Presenting the Excellent publication Katja Stuke – Super Natural, available for purchase via LN-CC, London’s best boutique, as mentioned previously, Product description via LN-CC: “Softcover, 28 pages, 28 x 35 cm, 13 colour plates, offset print, edition of 150 copies. Katja Stuke’s series SUPERNATURAL shows male and female athletes, who mentally somehow seem to be somewhere else – absent in their concentration, shortly before their athletic peak performance. A skill to ignore the whole environment, thousands of people in the audience, the noise level, everything that surrounds them. Because all eyes are set on them, the main characters, and exactly this concentration is crucial for their success.The images of gymnasts and high-divers have been taken during the Olympic Games in Sydney (2000), Athens (2004) and Peking (2008). All portraits have been photographed from the television screen. One can still see the grids, the rest of the television features, like stations or the fade-ins have been removed.” To add to your library, please click here.

Excellent cover: Katja Stuke's Supernatural. Image via The LN-CC.

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For Your Consideration: The Charming Excellence of Andy Cohen

Presented via The New York Times, The Six Degress of Andy Cohen, written by Susan Dominus.

Mr. Excellence: Bravo TV's Andy Cohen. Image via Michael Nagle for The New York Times via The New York Times.

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Excellency Hall of Fame: Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais, circa 1973

Presenting a picture of the Outstandingly Excellent Jacques de Bascher de Beaumarchais, taken at Lac Saint James, Neuilly around 1973.

Picture of Jacques de Bascher, taken at Lac Saint James, Neuilly around 1973. Image via Romain de Bascher via the Jacques de Bascher Facebook page.


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For Your Consideration: The Excellent People for i-D Magazine Online

Guy Bourdin: In Between, written by The Excellent People for the Outstanding i-D magazine online.

Guy Bourdin: In Between, written by The Excellent People for i-D Online. Image via The i-D Online newsletter, Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

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Excellency Hall of Fame: The Films of Guy Bourdin (1/10)

Dayle Haydon and Sayuko filmed by Guy Bourdin on a Vogue shooting in 1974 in Normandy, France. Video footage edited by Adam Mufti. Music by Olivier Alary. Project commisionned by Showstudio.

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