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Raf Simons to Be Honored by American Folk Art Museum

SIMONS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS QUILTS: Raf Simons, chief creative officer of Calvin Klein, Inc., will be honored by the American Folk Art Museum at its annual benefit gala on Oct. 2.
AFAM will recognize Simons specifically for his work with American quilts at Calvin Klein. Since joining the company in 2016, the Belgian-born Simons has incorporated quilts into the visual language of the brand, infusing the brand with his take on Americana. Quilts have appeared in the collections, advertising campaigns, and most recently in a design project with Cassina at Design Miami/Basel.

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Some of Simons’ quilts have been embroidered with phrases such as “Made in New York City,” and “Designed in America.” A collection of vintage American quilts — all sourced by Simons and the Calvin Klein Home team — hangs in the Madison Avenue flagship store among installations designed by Sterling Ruby.
“Raf Simons is one of the world’s most influential designers, and his focus on American quilts shines a light on a potent art form that the American Folk Art Museum has long collected, exhibited and championed,” said Monty Blanchard, president of the board of trustees, American Folk Art Museum.  “AFAM has one of the world’s

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Dosa’s Christina Kim Plans Exhibitions in Oaxaca, Marfa, Palm Springs and the RISD Museum

Before Dosa’s Christina Kim picks up the National Design Award for Fashion from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum this fall, she will be exhibiting why she earned it.
Partial to protecting handcrafts and recycling goods to reduce waste, the designer and artist will be involved with a series of projects. Just back from Mexico, Kim has been working with artisans in Oaxaca, finessing an installation. Under her direction, their work will be installed in a 15,000-square-foot former cotton mill that is now an art center. The eight-person team is cutting paper into what will look like lace in time for the July 8 opening. There will be 1,000 hand-cut designs. “It’s a lot of work, but that is part of working with artisans,” said Kim, who has already made three trips there and plans to make three more before the opening.
Having worked on Oaxaca for 27 years, she has teamed with a workshop that specializes in handmade papers for 15 years. “It’s interesting how you can make paper look like textiles.” Kim said. “I haven’t been doing as many collections any more because I have been working with so many different cultures and I see shifts happening really quickly. What I’m

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Cheech and Chong’s careers highlighted at Grammy Museum

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‘Christian Dior’ Exhibition to Open at Royal Ontario Museum

Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues. Beginning Nov. 25, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto will present “Christian Dior,” a new exhibition looking at the founder’s tenure from 1947 to 1957.
Presented by Holt Renfrew, the exhibition is curated by Dr. Alexandra Palmer, author of the 2009 book “Dior: A New Look, a New Enterprise,” who serves as the museum’s costume curator.

“It is safe to say that few people have had as great an influence on shaping the modern aesthetic as Christian Dior,” asserted Josh Basseches, director and ceo of the Royal Ontario Museum. “His standing among contemporary fashion designers remains central to this day. As the House of Dior celebrates its milestone anniversary, there is no better time for the ROM to share our extraordinary collection of Dior couture with audiences.”
The exhibition features 40 designs and is arranged by day (coats, suits and day dresses); late afternoon to early evening (cocktails and dinner dresses), and grand occasion (ball and formal gowns). Many of the pieces were worn by prominent Toronto socialites from the time period.

“Christian Dior’s revolutionary fashions captured the excitement of postwar modernity and have stood the test of time,” Palmer said. “This was made possible with the work of numerous industries and

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Zombies immortalized at the Smithsonian museum

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The Collection – The Songbirds Guitar Museum

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German Museum Details Jil Sander Solo Exhibition

Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst – which is to host a sprawling exhibition dedicated to celebrated designer Jil Sander – said it would span not only her esthetic in fashion, but also her architectural preferences and passion for gardens.

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While curated by museum director Matthias Wagner K, Sander herself collaborated closely on the solo show, which will spread over 3,000 square meters. It draws heavily on her archive and delves into her quest for modernity and quality in design.

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“My aesthetic ideas develop out of what I have appreciated and learned in my life and what I sense of the zeitgeist,” the German designer said.
The show is slated to open to the public on Nov. 4 and run through May 6, 2018.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Celebrates 600 Years of Textile Patterns

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The idea of textile patterns of the Renaissance may not get your blood boiling, but there’s no denying that the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620,” is a visual feast. Staged throughout the museum’s circular Robert Lehman wing, the show starts off with 16th-century prints and fabrics and ends triumphantly on sparkling Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio di Sant’Angelo, and Todd Oldham pieces from the 20th century, proving that pattern has been a great unifier across places, genres, and centuries of fashion.

On Friday evening, Oldham was on hand to discuss his own love affair with archival patterns and fabrics with curator Femke Speelberg and a group of guests. “The DNA between them all is so obvious, even in the dress that I made, in proximity to this exquisite Russian apron from the 1800s,” he said, motioning to a glittering minidress of his design from the ’90s paired with traditional Russian garb from a century earlier. “When you look at those two pieces together, the Russian dress from the 1800s looks like it could be the contemporary dress, and my dress looks much, much older, but they do look very closely in the way we bifurcated the upper parts of the dress and where we set motifs or volumes. They’re practically identical.” The same could be said for a traditional Nordic Fair Isle sweater, which was paired with a ’70s iteration from Yves Saint Laurent, but could also stand against the cropped versions shown in Raf Simons’s final Dior collection this October.

The proliferation of cross-cultural borrowing of pattern and print is nothing too new, Speelberg’s exhibition points out. Thanks to the discovery of the printing press in the 15th century, textile pattern books became popular fodder by the 1530s, allowing ideas to be carried from Italy to France to the Germanic Northern states throughout the Renaissance. The Renaissance printing boom was essentially the Instagram of its day, bringing new imagery into homes far and wide and inspiring a new generation of textile designers. The only thing to remember at the Met exhibit: Don’t double-tap the art.

Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520–1620” is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 10, 2016.

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London’s Fashion and Textile Museum Celebrates Liberty’s 140th Anniversary With the Exhibition “Liberty in Fashion”

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Rewind to London, 1875. The style of the moment favored bright aniline-dyed gowns whose rigidity required mechanical nips and tucks through corsetry. But then, as now, trends change, and eventually the fashion pendulum swung back the other way. Among those who welcomed the change were the Aesthetes, an alternative set of 19th-century Londoners who valued art for art’s sake. Fixtures of the movement included Oscar Wilde, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and the Pre-Raphaelites, with London-based Liberty at the forefront of Aesthetic dress.

While Liberty is an apt name for a label whose followers were thought to be liberated from the cult of fashion, it also happened to be the surname of Arthur Lasenby Liberty, who founded the company in 1875. Subscribing to Arts and Crafts principles, Liberty designs flouted tight lacing and the trickery of naturalistic patterns in favor of free-flowing gowns and textiles printed in flat patterns and rendered in two-dimensional repeats. The brand became famous for Japonisme-inspired prints of peacock feathers and sunflowers in muted colors borrowed from nature.

This year marks the 140th anniversary of the storied house, which has kept up with the times via ties to fashion designers including Paul Poiret, Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood. Beloved today for its ditzy floral prints, the quintessentially British brand is the subject of the exhibition “Liberty in Fashion,” opening this weekend at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum.

Above, we celebrate 140 years of the label with a look back at Liberty’s best and brightest moments in Vogue.

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Donna Karan to Discuss New Memoir at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

BOOKING IT: Donna Karan is taking her story on the road, but first a few sit-downs in New York.
On Oct. 20, she will have a conversation with Alina Cho, editor at large at Random House, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by a book signing for her new memoir, “My Journey.” It is a private Friends of The Costume Institute event. As reported, she will also be having a conversation with her friend, Trudie Styler at the 92nd Street Y on Oct. 15. Next week, there will be not one, but two parties to celebrate her memoir. The first is Monday night at Tutto Il Giorno, hosted by Pierre-Yves Roussel and Anna Wintour, and the second is Wednesday night at Urban Zen.

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Wool Gets the Spotlight at Paris Museum

PARIS – A flock of sheep invaded the Palais de Tokyo in Paris this weekend as part of a global awareness campaign orchestrated by The Woolmark Company.
The three-day event, ending Sunday, includes artwork made of wool, a photo exhibit about the natural fibre, and a series of dance performances showing off wool’s versatile nature.
Brands, including Adidas, which developed running apparel based on wool, and Dormeuil, supplier of fine wool fabrics to bespoke tailors including Cifonelli, Camps de Luca and Brioni, set up stands to let visitors get physical.
WWD caught up with Peter Ackroyd, global strategy advisor for The Woolmark Company, at the event.
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Peter Ackroyd: Its diversity. It can be made into suits, blankets or sportswear, and we think we don’t even know all the end-uses of wool. But it’s not only a very diverse fibre — at the end of its life it goes back to earth and enriches the soil. It doesn’t end up as landfill. We put a wool sweater next to an acrylic sweater in Prince of Wales’ garden. In five months, the wool sweater has almost entirely gone back to nature, the acrylic one — you just shook it and put it

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Victoria and Albert Museum to Host Fashion Installations During London Design Festival

DESIGNS ON LONDON: The London Design Festival will have a distinct fashion flavor, with names including Swarovski, Selfridges and Kvadrat taking part in the September showcase.
Swarovski has teamed with designer Kim Thomé on an installation called “Zotem,” which is meant to be a fusion of “totem” and “zoetrope.” The 59-foot tall monolith was created with more than 600 bespoke Swarovski crystals and will stand at the entrance of the V&A Museum. The Swarovski crystals are presented in a gridlike pattern within a matte black aluminum frame.
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“The only brief I was given was that I was to use Swarovski crystals and that it would be situated in the Grand Entrance of the V&A — which was enough for me to work with,” Thomé  told WWD. “As I had no preconceived idea of what I was going to do when I was first given some sample Swarovski crystals, the project was really led by what I learnt by experimenting with the crystals and exploring the how they could be experienced differently.”
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5 Things We Learned at the Museum of Moving Images’s “How Cats Took Over the Internet”

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As we all know, the human population is divided into two types: cat people and dog people. I’ve always identified as the latter, and consequently have spent the past 20 years (give or take) blithely ignorant of the Internet viral cat video phenomenon.

But suddenly I’ve been presented with a fast-track opportunity to play catch-up, in the form of the Museum of Moving Images’s new show, “How Cats Took Over the Internet.” Yesterday after work I trudged out to Long Island City to check it out, ahead of the official opening today.

Organized by the museum’s Associate Curator of Digital Media, Jason Eppink (decked out at the preview in a teal polo shirt, fuchsia shorts, and socks pulled up to hug his calves), the show focuses on cat videos not as art objects, but as important pieces of vernacular culture.

“My M.O. is to take a silly subject and address it seriously,” Eppink told Vogue.com by phone a few days ago. “There’s this assumed narrative that’s the backdrop of what happens on the web, this whole pejorative way of talking about the Internet as the place you waste your time [watching] cat videos. I think there’s a sort of hell in a handbasket thinking to any new technology. There are probably good reasons why we’re doing this. Let’s take a look at it and trace its history.”



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That’s exactly what the show does, examining the evolution of the phenomenon from the earliest days of the World Wide Web in the mid-nineties to the present. There’s also a study of what the cat-video equivalent is in other cultures around the world, an examination of whether cats truly are more Internet-popular than dogs, and a 24-minute greatest hits video, organized by Will Braden, curator of the Internet Cat Video Festival at Minneapolis’s Walker Arts Center, and featuring such viral triumphs as 2012’s Boots and Cats and 2009’s Fat Cat in Pot (attempt 2).

So did this show convert me to the ranks of cat lovers? Nope, but I did learn a lot (read on for more on that). And, for whatever it’s worth, I also spent some time this morning falling down the rabbit hole of this LOLcat translator.

I CAN LERN 2 LUV VIDEOS OV KATS? Only time will tell. Below, five major takeaways from “How Cats Took Over the Internet.”

1. The biggest feline celebrities tend to have medical disorders

To name a few: Grumpy Cat suffers from feline dwarfism, Lil Bub has osteopetrosis, a rare bone-density disorder, Lazarus has a cleft palette, Monty lacks a nasal bridge. Why is this a thing? It all comes down to Kindchenschema, the theory of cuteness: We’re attracted to creatures that are “infantile and powerless,” says Eppink, which “triggers caring in adults.” In other words, the only thing we find cuter than a regular cat, with its infant-like “large head and eyes and small nose and mouth” is a cat made extra vulnerable by a disability.



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2. Cats are not actually more popular than dogs on the Internet

The museum looked at tags and descriptors on Buzzfeed, Tumblr, Reddit, and YouTube, and discovered that Tumblr is the only platform on which cats trump dogs. So why the cat video meme? In real life, “liking dogs is way more socially OK,” explains Eppink. Cat ownership carries more negative connotations (think: crazy cat ladies). So while cat people may be timid about geeking out over their cats in real life, they’re more comfortable doing it on the Internet. There’s also the “virtual cat park” theory coined by Jack Shepherd, the editorial director of Buzzfeed: Because cats are generally indoor animals, the web has become a space where cat owners can interact the way dog owners do at dog parks.

3. Cats are better video subjects than dogs

Dogs tend to acknowledge the camera; cats don’t, which makes cat videos feel more authentic and voyeuristic. The show compares them to surveillance videos.

4. LOLcats goes way back

I CAN HAZ CHEEZBURGER? That now-familiar voice may actually derive from the early days of the web. Members of a newsgroup forum for cat lovers back in 1995 started a practice of role-playing as their cats, using a baby-ish way of speaking that became known as MeowChat. Eppink thinks that group may have lead to the much newer LOLcats phenomenon, in which funny pictures of cats are paired with off-kilter cat-voiced captions. Interestingly MeowChat, Eppink adds, may have itself derived from an even earlier WoofChat, which was, of course, inspired by dogs.

5. The animal video thing is culturally specific

Cats, perhaps unsurprisingly, are really popular on the Internets of North America, Western Europe, and Japan. But in other cultures, other animals reign supreme. For example, Ugandans are into goats and chickens, Mexicans prefer llamas, and China is all about the river crab and grass-mud horse, which have real function as ways to subvert government Internet censors.



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Manolo Blahnik to Be Honored by Couture Council of The Museum at FIT

MANOLO’S TURN: Fittingly, Manolo Blahnik, a man who helps to keep many showgoers on their feet, will be honored the day before New York Fashion Week begins with the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will present the award to Blahnik on Sept. 9 at a luncheon in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. Forty years into his career, Blahnik launched a collection of clutches this month inspired by his heels.
Blahnik described the upcoming honor as “one of the greatest accolades of my life.”
He said, “I very much admire the Couture Council’s invaluable support of The Museum at FIT. It is imperative that we cultivate the culture of fashion and continue educating about design and artisanship. The museum does just that and in very clever and innovative ways.”
Carole Divet Harting and Darcy Rigas will serve as co-chairs for this year’s Olivier Cheng-catered affair that will once again be adorned with Bronson Van Wyck floral arrangements.

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Marc Chagall’s Wild Designs for Mozart’s The Magic Flute Are at the Fenimore Art Museum

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In 1967, when a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opened at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, the steady pulse of the opera world was sent racing. The costumes and sets had been reimagined by Marc Chagall, the then 79-year-old Belorussian artist responsible for painting the ceiling of the Paris Opera House, and for installing two gigantic murals alongside the Met’s grand staircase (the latter became famous again in 2009 when the cash-strapped opera house was forced to put them up as collateral against a loan).



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Chagall’s production design, the subject of an exhibition this summer at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, created plenty of buzz back then, not all good. “All I had heard around the Metropolitan in the weeks preceding the premiere boded ill for the multi-colored, fanciful, way-out sets and costumes,” wrote Speight Jenkins, Jr. for the Times Herald. “Every bad rumor was wrong. From beginning to end, the welter of color created the non-realistic landscape which is the domain of Zauberflöte.”

But that “welter of color” irked others. Chagall’s efforts, which included the design of 39 stage curtains and 121 costumes and masks, were met with mixed reviews, cranky opera critics haranguing the artist for, essentially, making Mozart all about Chagall.

“Until last night, everybody thought that either Andrew Wyeth at the Whitney Museum or Paul Klee at the Guggenheim had the biggest one-man show in town,” grumbled John Canaday in the New York Times. “But it turns out to be Marc Chagall at the Metropolitan Opera.” He added: “A lot depends on which you want more, Mozart or Chagall. This reporter has a greater weakness for Mozart, which made the evening extremely wearing for him.”



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Alan Rich, writing for the World Journal Tribune, described a scene in which art-besotted operagoers burst into “wild applause” with “each new stage picture,” an experience that, no doubt, distracted from the music. “By the end of last evening, many members of the Metropolitan Opera House’s audience were convinced that Marc Chagall had not only designed the new production of The Magic Flute, but had also composed the music, written the libretto, sung the major roles, and conducted,” Rich lamented, then punctuated that flight of hyperbole with one last athletic eye roll: “If you admire Chagall’s art, a trip to the Met’s new Flute is at least as valid as a trip to the Museum of Modern Art. And, furthermore, you can divert your attention from it all (with a little effort, to be sure) and have Mozart’s incredible opera thrown in as a bonus.”

Despite initial backlash, Chagall’s production stayed in rotation until the 1981–82 season. In the decades since, other big-name artists have tried their hand at designing The Magic Flute, notably David Hockney for the Met and Maurice Sendak for the Houston Grand Opera (Sendak, wrote the New York Times Magazine, felt Chagall’s production lacked imagination, and that he had “merely imposed his shtetl symbolism on the opera.”) Since retirement, Chagall’s designs have, for the most part, been filed away in the Met’s dusty basement archives. But this summer, fans whose weakness for Marc rivals or outshines their weakness for Wolfgang, are in luck: The Fenimore Art Museum has unearthed several of the artist’s original costumes, along with masks and other production paraphernalia, and relocated the lot to Cooperstown for display through December.

“Chagall was a big music fan, Mozart in particular,” Chris Rossi, the exhibition’s curator, tells Vogue.com over the phone. “His ideas of perfection were the Bible and The Magic Flute. This must have been pure heaven for him.”



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That sense of delight comes across loud and clear: The costumes, divorced from the operatic setting, are beautiful, appearing, as Rich wrote nearly 50 years ago, like “Chagall paintings wrapped around people.” Among those on display are the artist’s feathery take on the bird-catchers, Papagena and Papageno (“in amazingly good shape, considering it’s covered in feathers” notes Rossi); his dusty rose and violet gown for the princess Pamina; a set of sun and star-adorned robes in jewel-tone greens and blues for the fatherly Sarastro; a wildly painted cobalt and aubergine silk chiffon and linen gown for the Queen of the Night (“If I could wear any costume in the exhibit, I would wear this one,” says Rossi); and a gold-lamé jacket-and-pant ensemble for the flute-playing hero Tamino, punctuated by an orange tie-dyed silk sash.

“It looks to me like something that would have been influenced by the Beatles, by India,” Rossi speculates about Tamino’s flair. “It could be me reading into it, but it definitely looks like something of what was happening in the world was sneaking in.” A Chagall homage to the counterculture? “He was really hip,” laughs Rossi. “I’ll just say it. It’s amazing.”

For an even more modern take on Mozart’s 1791 opera, museum visitors can head over to the local Glimmerglass Festival, where a new, completely contemporary production of The Magic Flute, directed by Madeline Sayet, goes up on Friday, and runs through August 23. “We were interested in exploring contemporary people trying to find balance and wholeness in life, finding oneself in nature,” I am told by the production’s costume designer Kaye Voyce, most recently responsible for outfitting Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal in last winter’s Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. “Even in their most extreme, the costumes are definitely clothing.”

Voyce plans to see the Chagall show, but has been too slammed to make it yet (“honestly, the legacy and history of this piece is incredibly daunting!” she admits). For her own take, she looked at a range of influences: everything from technical gear to hunter camouflage to traditional Native American garb to neoclassical dresses. Her Queen of the Night will wear a twenties Madeleine Vionnet–inspired beaded gown that “feels like a dress you could wear to a gala.” Pamina wears a sweater skirt from Brooks Brothers Black Fleece. Sarastro has a coat made out of a neoprene fabric that could be mistaken for Alexander Wang. “We tried to figure out what it would look like at some deep secret lab at Apple where everything new is created,” she explains.

But it’s the hunter gatherer Papagena, who visually steals the show, spending two scenes encased in full 3-D camouflage—the type of fake grass and leaf-adorned, Big Foot–resembling getup that you might find skulking next to a rack of shotguns at your local Cabela’s.

“It’s called a Ghillie suit,” Voyce explains excitedly about her own over-the-top moment. “In the opera she’s supposed to appear in disguise. We thought that’s perfect! It kind of makes you look like a monster, but it’s great.”

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Louis Vuitton Opens Private Museum Near Paris

ASNIERES-SUR-SEINE, France — Louis Vuitton is opening its second private museum in less than a year. But unlike the monumental Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne on the western edge of Paris, its new venture has a more intimate feel.
Dubbed La Galerie, the 6,500-square-foot exhibition space is located on the historic Louis Vuitton grounds in the northern suburb of Asnières-sur-Seine, which also houses the former family home and the workshops where the luxury brand still produces its most exclusive made-to-order items.
Inaugurated on Sunday with a garden party, the invitation-only exhibit was curated by Judith Clark, a professor of fashion and museology who has previously worked on shows about brands including Chloé and personalities such as Frida Kahlo and Diana Vreeland.
“We wanted it to be perceived very much as a gallery intervention,” Clark said during a preview tour of the venue. “It’s like an installation reflecting on the idea of exhibiting the Vuitton archive. It’s intended to be kind of slightly disruptive in that way.”
Spread over two floors are around 400 objects and documents from the house’s archive of 26,000 objects and 165,000 documents. They range from couturier Paul Poiret’s trunk to items from the Vuitton family’s

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There will also be traces of his costume designs for the Mark Morris Dance Group, a video installation from Mizrahi’s runway shows, video clips of “Unzipped,” and outtakes from his “Project Runway” cameos.

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Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – Shawn Levy

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Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for the final, fun-filled Night at the Museum! This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life after dark.

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Miuccia Prada’s Museum Opens in Milan

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After a week of previews and private events, Milan’s Fondazione Prada, seven years in the making, finally opened its gates to the public on Saturday. A flutter of nerves could be felt among the guards, many of them women dressed like stylish lady cops in battleship-gray button-down shirts, black pants, and walkie-talkies on belts, as they wielded their scanners at each of the museum’s multiple entrances. One 60-meter tower is still under construction, and the occasional workman’s jacket, thrown off in the Italian sunshine, might momentarily have been mistaken for part of a Robert Gober installation, until its owner appeared at a window putting finishing touches to Rem Koolhaas’s magnificent design.

This was the real test of the project—and the Milanese came in their hundreds to experience the art and the architecture in equal measure. “I loved it,” says Paola Antonelli, the Milan-raised senior curator at MoMA’s department of architecture and design, who arrived with her mother. “I spent quite a few minutes touching the resin fillings in the travertine floor.” Gorgeously tactile shapes and finishes distinguish both the new and retrofitted galleries grouped around the courtyard of the former distillery in the city’s Largo Isarco neighborhood. The main building is clad in lace-like metal, and the “haunted house,” a four-story tower so named by Prada and Koolhaas, is painted in 24-carat gold leaf. The much-anticipated Wes Anderson–designed cafeteria, furnished with formica tables in fifties colors, candy jars, custom-made pinball machines themed after Anderson movies, and a jukebox stocked with fifties and sixties Italian crooners, creates its own playfully happy atmosphere.

But let’s not forget the art, presented in different exhibits by Prada’s longtime curator Germano Celant, newly appointed head of London’s National Portrait Gallery Nicholas Cullinan, distinguished archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis, and others, with contributions by Mrs. Prada and Koolhaas. The central gallery houses a companion piece to the hugely admired “Portable Classic,” a concurrent show at the Prada Fondazione’s Venice palazzo, that gathers scaled replicas of classical sculptures commissioned by noble families of the Renaissance. (One painting in Venice is on loan from the queen of England’s private collection.)

In the “haunted house,” famously provocative pieces by Gober and Louise Bourgeois luxuriate in the spareness of their installation. A garage-like space features only cars, one constructed entirely of cigarettes by Sarah Lucas, another out of black feathers by Elmgreen & Dragset. Astonishing pieces from Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli’s private holdings include a Thomas Demand underground grotto, Nathalie Djurberg’s grotesquely comic animated movies inside an eccentric, mushroom-shaped hut, fifteenth-century tapestries, and works by Yves Klein, Piero Manzoni, and Donald Judd.

Most people agree that contemporary art should not be pretty, and Mrs. Prada is adamant that her interests in art and fashion be kept entirely separate. “We want to offer a new, more democratic perspective,” said Settis over coffee of the show he curated here. “It’s based on function and narrative rather than beauty and paradigm.” (Settis, who wants to make sure his premise is working and excites the curiosity of all-comers, has instructed the guards to report back on the comments made by visitors; he is particularly charmed by the questions of children.) But emphatically stylish touches, inevitably, pop up, as in the chartreuse-green velvet upholstery of the museum’s benches and 250-seat movie theater. As well as being stretched and stimulated, the Milanese and the thousands of global guests yet to cross the Fondazione’s elegant threshold, will find themselves uplifted—all the hallmarks of Prada.

 

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The Opening Night Gala for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Fashion month might have concluded yesterday but the chic crowd showed no signs of slowing down earlier tonight in London. After a record-shattering presence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in 2011, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” finally had its London homecoming at the Victoria and Albert Museum and officially opens on Saturday. But before the exhibit opens to the public, the museum hosted an elegant soiree filled with some of the designer’s best work on many of his famous friends, including cute couples Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, Victoria and David Beckham, and Livia and Colin Firth. Also taking in the lavish surroundings were actress Naomie Harris, Natalie Massenet, and a slew of stylish models including Erin O’Connor, Jacquetta Wheeler, and Stella Tennant. The most vivid peacock in the room? Singer FKA twigs whose rainbow feathered ensemble looked made for her.

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This ‘4D-Printed’ Dress Just Became Part Of The Museum Of Modern Art’s Collection

The Kinematics dress, created by generative design studio Nervous System, is, in all cliches, not your average piece of fabric. For starters, the Museum of Modern Art recently acquired the fashionable objet d’art, along with the app that goes with it, adding it to the institute’s growing collection of contemporary design products. Secondly, the dress is made from four dimensional printing technologies, meaning it’s a 3D-printed object meant to “change shape or automatically reassemble” according to its environment.

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Nervous System (est. 2007), Jessica Rosenkrantz (American, born 1983), Jesse Louis-Rosenberg (American, born 1986). Kinematics Dress. 2013. Laser-sintered nylon. Image courtesy of Steve Marsel. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Architecture and Design Funds.

“We refer to Kinematics as a 4D printing system because it generates compressed objects that unfold into their intended shape after printing,” creative director Jessica Rosenkrantz told Dezeen. “The garments that we’ve designed can only expand to their full size after being removed from the printer and they do so automatically, no assembly is required.”

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The dress is composed of thousands of interlocking pieces (2,279 unique triangular panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges, to be exact), taking the shape of a single folded nylon garment. The dress is entirely customizable, and is able to conform and move according to a body’s flexibility. “This textile is not uniform,” Nervous System explains, “it varies in rigidity, drape, flex, porosity and pattern through space.”

The coordinating app allows anyone to design a Kinematics work, printed by Shapeways, “from an uploaded 3D body scan, selecting the size and shape of the modules and ‘painting’ them onto the dress or skirt in real-time,” C-Net writes. Not only are the resulting garments verifiable works of art, they are part of a movement that seemingly democratizes the way we produce boundary-pushing fashion.

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The Kinematics dress will go on view at MoMA as part of the upcoming “This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good,” debuting on February 14, 2015. The title of the show takes its name from British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee — you know, the inventor of the World Wide Web — who tweeted the message as part of the Olympic opening ceremonies in London in 2012. While Berners-Lee’s quote emphasizes the possibilities of information sharing across the internet, “This Is for Everyone” questions the sentiment through a series of design products that challenge the universality of that potential.

“We sometimes forget that new technologies are not inherently democratic,” MoMA wrote in a press release for the exhibition. “Is design in the digital age — so often simply assumed to be for the greater good — truly for everyone?”

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Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – Shawn Levy

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Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

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Night has fallen upon the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. The guides have gone home, the lights are out, the school kids are tucked in their beds…yet something incredible is stirring as former night guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) finds himself lured into his biggest, most imagination-boggling adventure yet. In this second installment of the Night at the Museum saga, Larry faces a battle so epic it could only unfold in the corridors of the world's largest museum. Now, Larry must try to save his formerly inanimate friends from what could be their last stand amid the wonders of the Smithsonian, all of which, from the famous paintings on the walls to the rocket ships in the halls, suddenly have a mind of their own.

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Ben Stiller leads an all-star cast including Robin Williams and Dick Van Dyke in this hilarious blockbuster hit! When good-hearted dreamer Larry Daley (Stiller) is hired as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, he soon discovers that an ancient curse brings all the exhibits to life after the sun sets. Suddenly, Larry finds himself face-to-face with a frisky T. Rex skeleton, tiny armies of Romans and cowboys and a mischievous monkey who taunts him to the breaking point. But with the help of President Teddy Roosevelt (Williams), Larry may just figure out a way to control the chaos and become a hero in his son's eyes. Boasting jaw-dropping special effects and laugh-out-loud moments, Night at the Museum is your ticket to nonstop fun!

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