Nobuyoshi Araki_Sentimental Journey, 1971_2017, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo (B)_preview

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI – REFLECTIONS ON SEX, LIFE AND DEATH Widely hailed and reviled in equal measures, the signature images of Nobuyoshi Araki made the contentious photographer an unlikely choice to be commissioned by Tomas Maier to shoot his Bottega Venetta collection a few years ago. But it was the designer’s intent to have his collection …

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TOM FORD – PRETTY YOUNG THINGS Indisputably the marquee attraction of this otherwise lackluster New York Fashion Week, Tom Ford commandeered the Park Avenue Armory to unveil his menswear collection first, followed by his womenswear collection a couple of days later. While enough allusions to the city were on display, Mr. Ford’s creations are more …

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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK MEN’S NYMD PRESENTATIONS FW 2018 New York Men’s Day (NYMD), once again, kicked off the men’s wear shows with presentations downtown gathering some of the buzziest brands in the market. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect next for Fall Winter 2018: DAVID HART Self-serious is perhaps the antithesis of the …

DECORATING IDEAS FROM THE RUNWAYS

DECORATING IDEAS FROM THE RUNWAYS Design inspirations constantly ricochet between the worlds of fashion, art, décor and even music. Madonna built a formidable career grafting style and imagery into her oeuvre. For his Autumn 1965 collection, Yves Saint Laurent showed dresses drawn heavily from modernists Serge Poliakoff, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, and most recognizably from the …

THE SHAUN LEANE ARCHIVE A RAVISHMENT OF MACABRE BEAUTY   A dedicated sale of “Couture Jewelry: The Personal Archive of Shaun Leane” conducted earlier this month by Sotheby’s, in association with London-based vintage fashion auctioneer Kerry Taylor, fetched a higher than estimated total of over $2.6M. That robust figure attests to the excitement of private …

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Public Supply

PUBLIC-SUPPLY LAST MINUTE STOCKING STUFFERS FOR A CAUSE By now, holiday gifts should already be crowding the base of trees across the country. But, tradition also calls for the eleventh-hour gift scramble. Those who prefer easy yet attractive presents that don’t involve re-charging would do well to turn their attention to Public-Supply. While modern life …

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Andy Hilfiger Presents ARTISTIX by Greg Polisseni

ARTISTIX AND LOVE x FASHION x ART OPENS NEW YORK POP UP Urban contemporary brands ARTISTIX and Love x Fashion x Art recently opened a joint pop up here (275 Canal Street) in a street level warehouse space that could double as a parking garage (running through January 5, 2018). Featuring collaborative pieces by six noted …

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SOTHEBY’S DROPS THE HAMMER ON $117M FROM A LIFE OF LUXURY AUCTION SERIES

SOTHEBY’S DROPS THE HAMMER ON $117M FROM A LIFE OF LUXURY AUCTION SERIES Sotheby’s “A Life of Luxury” auction series recently concluded in excess of estimates with $117M from 1,640 lots of fashion, jewelry and timepieces, wine and automobiles. The holiday auction was a culmination of this year’s launch of the house’s Luxury & Lifestyle …

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Izak Zenou at work

IZAK ZENOU COMES HOME TO HENRI BENDEL FOR THE HOLIDAYS Famed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou is spending the holidays at his new artist-in-residence studio within the Henri Bendel flagship (712 Fifth Avenue) where he is giving shoppers a fun glimpse into his creative process (through December 22). Holding court at this beautifully appointed space, Mr. Zenou …

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MIAMI BEACH ART BASEL 2017 A COLLISION OF ART, MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN Art Basel (December 7 to 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1900 Washington Avenue) will once again showcase the finest paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and films of admired and emerging modern and contemporary artists courtesy of leading galleries from all over …

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Dear Drew Intimates and Loungewear collection photography by Charlie Chipman 2

DEAR DREW LINGERIE AND LOUNGEWEAR GETS A SPECIAL DELIVERY New fashion brand “Dear Drew” is addressed to and written by the very same Drew of the Barrymore thespian dynasty. Ms. Barrymore has been a star sinceher childhood debut in E.T. through memorable turns as an anachronistic Cinderella in Ever After, the first act victim in …

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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE AND DISNEY UNVEIL "ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY" WINDOWS

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE AND DISNEY UNVEIL “ONCE UPON A HOLIDAY” WINDOWS Heigh ho! Unfolding like a fairy tale come true, Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its legendary holiday windows with a ten-story high theatrical light show commemorating the 80th anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. On hand for the festive occasion were Saks President Marc Metrick and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Chairman …

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NEW YORK PAYS A CALL ON THE CRAWLEYS AT DOWNTON ABBEY THE EXHIBITION

NEW YORK PAYS A CALL ON THE CRAWLEYS AT DOWNTON ABBEY THE EXHIBITION A few hundred of the Crawley family’s American admirers flocked to NBC Universal International Studios’ “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” (now through January 2018 at 218 W57th Street), the immersive installation that celebrates the much-loved serial drama. Stars Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Sophie McShera (Daisy), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) …

Fashion Group International

FASHION GROUP INTERNATIONAL CHATS WITH NORMA KAMALI AND ANNA SUI Groundbreaking designers Norma Kamali and Anna Sui were the guests of honor at the latest gathering for Fashion Group International’s Tastemakers series held recently at the 21 Club. Marie Claire EIC Anne Fulenwider moderated the lively conversation with the designers who regaled attendees with bouts of mutual admiration, glimpses into their storied career highlights, insights into their creative lives, and perspectives on fashion industry issues. Ms. Kamali, a recipient of the CFDA Geoffrey …

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO LOUIS VUITTON VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ

Louis Vuitton Exhibition Even before travel moved from necessity into the realm of leisure, it had always lured with the romance of possibilities. The Louis Vuitton Volez, Voguez, Voyagez Exhibition at the American Stock Exchange Building (86 Trinity Place, through January 7, 2018) serves as both reminder of this and a testament to the brand’s historic role as beloved and reliable travel companion through over a century’s worth of journeys in style. The …

THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE OF VAN CLEEF & ARPELSL'arche de Noé INSTALLATION

THE FANTASTIC VOYAGE OF VAN CLEEF & ARPELS L’arche de Noé INSTALLATION Rare is the beauty of a Maison Van Cleef & Arpels piece that sparkles like a mesmerizing kaleidoscope. And everyone is all the richer for it. In the brand’s latest creative masterwork, L’arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels (showing now …

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