RYAN GANDER WINS PREMIER “POMMERY PRIZE” AT THE ARMORY SHOW

Champagne Pommery raised a glass to “Het Spel (My neotonic ovoid contribution to Modernism)” the first ever Pommery Prize winning piece by conceptual artist Ryan Gander at the Armory Show. According to Mr. Gander, his swirling composition of artificial fur balls set upon a white plinth (at the Champagne Lounge section) is a playful reimagining …

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MENSWEAR FW 2019 CHALLENGES THE IMAGINATION

It would be far easier to recap the showing of many the for what wasn’t there than for what was. And to that end, it is certainly a measure of relief not to sit through yet another interminable parade of hoodies, sweats, and trendier-than-thou streetwear. Later this year, once it becomes necessary to pack away …

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Once again, Van Cleef & Arpels has found new ways of wrapping the very stars around everyone’s wrists with its Lady Arpels and Midnight Zodiac Lumineux timepieces for women and men. Currently on show at the flagship boutique (744 Fifth Avenue), the collections elevate stargazing to thrilling heights with an inimitable blend of poetry and …

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HOLIDAY GIFTS AND STYLISH FINDS FOR MEN AT THE &MPERSAND COLLECTIVE Tis that time of the year when finding the perfect gift for the discerning gentleman assumes mounting urgency. But through December 16, New Yorkers may find just the right present guaranteed to bring holiday cheer to men of style at the downtown pop up …

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Men’s denim brand 34 Heritage is unveiling numerous updates for Spring 2019: headlined by a new tailored version of the trusty jogger called Carter along with new packaging, logo, labels, hardware, and a more streamlined e-commerce experience online. The formal announcement and preview of the upcoming collection was made recently during a congenial sit down …

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THE TROUBLED GENIUS OF CHARLES JAMES “Charles James: Portrait of an Unreasonable Man – Fame, Fashion, Art” by Michèle Gerber Klein (with foreword by Harold Koda) presents a riveting look at the infamous designer whose legacy has been informing fashion for decades. At a recent stop of her book tour, the author gave the rapt …

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VAUGHAN LIGHTS UP WATTS OF LOVE WITH MADE IN THE SHADE

VAUGHAN LIGHTS UP WATTS OF LOVE WITH MADE IN THE SHADE Vaughan, the leading decorative lighting brand, teams up with international nonprofit Watts of Love for what may be described asa chiaroscuro of a collaboration: “Made in the Shade”.Throughout November,commemorative lampshades, designed by fifteen prominent designers across North America, will be showcased in a silent …

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L’ÉCOLE, SCHOOL OF JEWELRY ARTS INSIDE A GLITTERING WORLD OF GEMS Headquartered at Place Vendôme in Paris, L’École des Arts Joailliers (supported by Van Cleef & Arpels) has taken up temporary residence at the Frederick Sterner-designed Ziegler House (2 East 63rd Street) from which to welcome New Yorkers into the sparkling world of jewelry. Here, …

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INDOCHINO :FLAGSHIP OPENING

The 1950-60s golden age of ad campaigns, marinated in cigarette smoke and liquid lunches, culturally immortalized Madison Avenue as the locus of the advertising world. These days however, it is the array of prestigious boutiques such as Chanel, Celine, and Barneys New York that burnishes the enduring mystique of this north to south tract of …

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CHRISTIAN SIRIANO SS19 NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 09/08/2018

When Bravo’s Project Runway premieres its 17th season, Christian Siriano, who had won the reality design competition duringits fourth year, will be joined by Karlie Kloss to take over from the departing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum. While his return is in the new role of mentoring to fledgling designers, it’s not entirely unfamiliar a …

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FAIR WARNING – ROYAL JEWELS GO ON THE BLOCK AT SOTHEBY’S

FAIR WARNING – ROYAL JEWELS GO ON THE BLOCK AT SOTHEBY’S The Sotheby’s New York auction of one among only three original film posters known to exist of Karl Freund’s 1932 motion picture “The Mummy” may be the biggest draw among serious collectors this month. But in a few weeks, attention will shift to the …

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PAINT IT GRAY - BENJAMIN MOORE’S COLOR OF 2019 IS “METROPOLITAN AF-690”

Within the former Four Season’s pool room, now simply “The Pool” restaurant, the huddle of New York’s leaders in interior design, home décor, and architecture broke into applause at the reveal that Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2019 is Metropolitan AF-690. Indeed, this elegant shade of gray is, what kids these days may call, …

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Marco d'Oggiono, Madonna col Bambino, San Giovannino e un angelo. Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco Milano

At the Morgan Library & Museum’s Gilder Lehrman Hall, the Region of Lombardy, the Municipality of Milan, and the Stelline Foundation hosted a showing of the Massimiliano Finazzer Flory short film “Being Leonardo da Vinci” (produced in partnership with RAI Cinema). This is just one of countless such events being held worldwide celebrating Leonardo da …

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HAUSER & WIRTH EXHIBITIONS – MARK WALLINGER and FAUSTO MELOTTI

HAUSER & WIRTH EXHIBITIONS – MARK WALLINGER and FAUSTO MELOTTI New exhibitions – “Fausto Melotti: The Deserted City” and “Mark Wallinger: Study of Self Reflection” – were just launched simultaneously, both slated to run through October 27 at Hauser & Wirth (548 W 22nd Street). Significantly, this is Mr. Wallinger’s overdue first art gallery solo showing in the United States. And the Turner-prize winning …

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BAR PA TEA'S BUBBLICIOUS ANNIVERSARY BASH

BAR PA TEA’S BUBBLICIOUS ANNIVERSARY BASH Among New York’s seemingly endless proliferation of specialty food spots, Bar Pa Tea (85 Kenmare Street) has emerged as a front runner for blending its bubble tea variants not just with “healthier” ingredients but with soft serve ice cream and unusual combos. But even current favorites like the “Matcha …

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DAVID HART AT THE CROSS SECTION OF THEN AND NOW

DAVID HART AT THE CROSS SECTION OF THEN AND NOW Nothing is more telling of fashion amateurs than their automatic dismissal of 1970s dressing as “cheesy” or “campy”. Certainly, there were some ill-conceived trends – but every decade has a quota of those. Is it even necessary to bring up that men’s rompers moment of …

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