Armani Privé Spring 2008 Couture © Marcio Madeira

Runway to Red Carpet in Armani Privé Haute Couture

While Haute Couture is highly celebrated on the red carpet, many fashion insiders seem confused over the true concept of the term. Four years ago, I made a short, personal film that documented my journey as an Armani Privé client. At the time, a British newspaper commented, “(Haute Couture) is such an elitist thing and […]

on March 24, 2011

Anne Enke of is Now Contributing to Benjamin Kanarek Blog

I am so please to announce that Anne Enke of and will be contributing to I have had the honor of knowing Anne through our blogs for quite some time and was extremely happy to have been able to put this together with her.  Her writing style often controversial is thought provoking […]


Aid for Japan

Due to the terrible earthquake and tsunami catastrophe that has occurred in Japan, I am posting this Huffington Post link on how to donate to different organizations of your choice. More Links Here Please donate generously if you can.   Share on bebo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Share on dzone Recommend […]

John Galliano © DR

John Galliano, The Calling of The Phoenix

The fashion Industry was in uproar last week after John Galliano was dismissed as Creative Director from Christian Dior following numerous anti-Semitic allegations made against the designer. Galliano has denied all allegations made against him and claimed that he is of partial Jewish ancestry, although this has not been verified. The dismissal on 1st March […]

on March 8, 2011
Manish Arora for Harper's BAZAAR © Benjamin Kanarek

The Politics of Fashion Photography Part 19 – Do You Know Your Designers?

  Have you heard of Gareth Pugh, Manish Arora, Jantaminiau, Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, Iris van Herpen, Pedro Lourenço, Maxime Simoens… ? If you don’t know these designers and are intent on being or calling yourself a Fashion Photographer, I suggest you start doing your homework. A Fashion Photographer should at least be aware of […]

Gwyneth Paltrow wearing Calvin Klein © DR

The 2011 83rd Oscar Awards Red Carpet Report

It’s Friday evening and the start of Oscar weekend. As I look out of my window, from high up in the Hollywood hills, I can barely see through the heavy mist and fog. My hairdresser and manicurist are both running late due to the treacherous rain and gridlock traffic. The dress I had planned on […]

on March 2, 2011