Nov 14

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A surprise operatic performance by The Hives frontman Pelle Almqvist spiked the energy at the opening of Jonny Johansson’s Acne show. Almqvist sang the Swedish poem “Till Havs,” which translates to “Out to Sea” and was the main inspiration for Johansson’s mariner references handled with a cool, blunt edge.Fast and furious, the models stormed by in a high-speed blur of white leather that was precision-sliced into strips on a great jacket and pants. There was also boxy,Uggs östersund utilitarian tailoring worked on denim, crisp shirts, rumpled pants and fisherman jackets.Johansson flexed his eye for dynamic color — optic whites offset by Bauhaus red, yellow and blue — that made everything pop.

On Monday night before a screening of the film “Hysteria” at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City, Sony Pictures cofounder and copresident Michael Barker was talking up the film’s director, Tanya Wexler.“Tanya is a force of nature,” Barker said with a grin.Uggs östersund “We always wanted to do a film with her, and here we are…”This story first appeared in the May 16, 2012 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.Wexler jumped in: “Seven years in the making. I’ve made ‘Howards End’ with vibrators!”

The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, is a romantic comedy focused on the creation of the electronic personal massager: a medical device initially designed to cure the invented malady of female “hysteria” by inducing ‘hysterical paroxysm’ (or orgasm) in England at the apex of Victorian prudishness. A romance between a headstrong suffragette, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a slightly baffled young doctor, Hugh Dancy, ensues.Uggs östersund Rupert Everett, Jonathan Pryce and Felicity Jones also star.“Pre-Freud there was this idea of ‘hysteria’ as a female physical condition that doctors believed they could cure via manual stimulation,” Dancy explained before the screening, illustrating with his hand. Dancy’s character quickly develops carpal tunnel syndrome in the pursuit of medical prowess.

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