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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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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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THE V&A AND HARRODS SUMMER PARTY 2017 Across the pond, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London partnered with Harrods for this year’s V&A Summer Party at the John Madejski Garden in South Ken where countless A-listers gathered to welcome a sweltering new season with swigs of Harrods premier cru champagne and nibbles of Ladurée …