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Karl Lagerfeld Going Ugly for Road Safety

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Karl Lagerfeld puts on a reflective yellow vest for a new French road safety campaign, declaring, “It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t match anything, but it can save your life.”

Bloomberg reports, “Lagerfeld agreed to pose in the shapeless protective apparel as part of a French government safety-awareness campaign, which was kicked off yesterday. The vest and a reflective triangle will become mandatory for all drivers and cyclists on July 1. The number of traffic deaths in France jumped 10 percent to 346 in May, the highest since the beginning of the year, the Ministry of Environment said on its Web site. Two cyclists have died in Paris since the introduction of free municipal bicycles last year.”

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PA/IN/HK: A Photography Exhibition by PA Gillet

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Casting an unconventional eye on the futile things in life – that’s what makes Pierre-Arnaud Gillet tick. Seen through his lens, the invisible becomes outstanding and the insignificant, sublime. The floor-markings are transformed into part-painting, part-raw material, part-photographic pictures. An astonishing representation of an unsuspected reality that P-A Gillet’s precise eye composes through the lens, thus breathing new life into these once hidden treasures. This photography series has been realised in April 2006 in Hong Kong.

You can check out some of his work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagillet/

From: May 22 to June 15 2008

Location: Kapok Gallery, G/F 9 Dragon Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Contacts: pagman@free.fr