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LET THERE BE LUCE – Italian Lighting Brand Martinelli Luce, the preeminent Italian lighting brand was at New York’s Industria Superstudio recently to participate in the citywide annual NYCxDESIGN festivities. The presentation provided interior designers, architects, design enthusiasts, and other industry insiders an abridged review of the brand’s extensive catalogue and now legendary lamps created …

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At the Khirma New York flagship (102 Charles Street), beauty is in the hands of the beholder. While many of designer Khirma Eliazov’s handbags, totes, and assorted leather goods are the stuff of covetous dreams, her latest pieces – Khirma x Swarovski for YoungArts – are even more beguiling. The limited-edition capsule collection is accented …

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Michael Urie arrived at the flagship store of menswear brand Stephen F, accompanied by bae Ryan Spahn, for guidance in achieving the sartorial authority to host the 62nd Drama Desk Awards, presented by TheaterMania on June 4. As he conferred with creative director Stephen Ferber over suits, piqué shirts, and the appropriate cufflinks provided by …

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An Upper East Side red brick neo-Georgian property, originally built in 1905 by acclaimed artist, designer and architect Charles A. Platt, has been spectacularly transformed by some of the world’s leading interior designers – including Neal Beckstedt, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, dineen architecture + design, Billy Cotton, Robert Stilin, Powell & Bonnell, Scarpidis Design, Jonathan …

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“A (not so) Little Night of Surprises” at Donna Karan’s New York Urban Zen Center brought together some of the designer’s most important passions – fashion, music and unifying mind, body and spirit. The evening introduced guests to Deirdre Hade and William Arntz’s “The (not so) Little Book of Surprises”, a compilation of poetry and …

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A reception at the Sheen Center was held for the exclusive New York unveiling of the Dachau Album, a leather bound collection of thirty ink and watercolor art work (along with hundreds of personal and archival photographs) vividly depicting life and death in the infamous WWII Nazi concentration camp. Independent scrutiny by several Holocaust scholars …

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Beneath the vaulted ceilings of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s great hall, designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the city’s most illustrious philanthropists, arts, culture, and fashion dignitaries congregated for the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2nd New York Gala. Presented in collaboration with Swarovski and support from Max Mara, the event was presided by honorary co-chairs Debbie …

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Art – as a mirror to the zeitgeist and kindle to cultural progress – is perhaps more imperative now than ever before. And emerging talents will have a chance to showcase their contributions to the social discourse on April 28 at Sotheby’s (1334 York Avenue) for the “YoungArts New York Visual Arts, Photography + Design …

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The ground has at last stirred from its wintry slumber. Regardless of the season however, esteemed floral and event designer Lewis Miller is in constant demand. Apart from calls to stage well-heeled galas and fund raisers, there are entreaties from couples aspiring to march into wedded bliss across an elegant yet lushly romantic tableau for …

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Vogue recently ran its first ever cover featuring a plus size model – Ashley Graham, who also walked for Michael Kors’ runway.  Prabal Gurung created a limited edition collection for Lane Bryant. Against the broader socio-cultural tempest, these incremental changes seem woefully inadequate. But fashion’s move toward diversity and inclusion is gaining traction. That struggle …

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Henry Thomas Segerstrom (1923-2015) is perhaps best remembered for transforming a swath of once inconspicuous Orange County CA into a thriving commercial and cultural hub. But his far reaching influence in fashion and the arts was evident at the gathering of prominent personalities -including Macy’s executive chairman Terry Lundgren, soprano Renée Fleming, Burberry’s Tomasso De …

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ROOMS WITH A SEASIDE VIEW Nick Voulgaris III rolled out the welcome mat at Saks Fifth Avenue for the launch of his new coffee table book “The Seaside House: Living on the Water” ($55 at www.rizzoliusa.com) – an inside look at resplendent waterfront homes steeped in the panoramic beauty of Newport, Nantucket, Provincetown, Sag Harbor, …

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THE MET’S COSTUME INSTITUTE SPRING 2017 EXHIBIT REI KAWAKUBO/COMME DES GARÇONS: ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN On a crisp morning during Paris Fashion Week, Conde Nast editorial director Anna Wintour together with Andrew Bolton, The Metropolitan Museum of Art ‘s curator in charge of The Costume Institute, formally announced their first monographic exhibition dedicated to a …

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Disney’s latest cinematic version of “Beauty & the Beast” joins “Into the Woods”, “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Falsettos” in recently re-imagining the original creations of theatrical designer Ann Hould-Ward. Not entirely surprising since her vast oeuvre encompasses Broadway, regional and international theater, touring companies, opera, dance, film and television. And, she’s been …

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Saks Downtown Men’s 2 Romer Pedron for Saks Fifth Avenue SAKS 5TH AVE OPENS DOWNTOWN MEN’S STORE Saks Downtown Men’s (250 Versey Street) recently opened with an inaugural cocktail party in partnership with GQ, and hosted by Saks president Marc Metrick. Spotted among the mingling crowd of designers, models and celebrities were Jake Lacy (HBO’s …

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Most statement jewelry’s reliance on stone as a glaring centerpiece frequently results in accessories that overpower an ensemble. More nuanced designers, stylists, and women everywhere fiddle incessantly with color and proportion to temper this unintended yet no less vexing consequence. But Oblik Atelier by Mia Hebib sets itself apart by restricting the use of stones …