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“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier” Comes to Dallas this November

Barbès collection

Besides the now iconic cone bra’s he outfitted Madonna for in the early 90’s, the highly controversial Hasidic-inspired collection for Fall 1993 and the many in-your-face ethnic influenced collections ripe with rigorous tailoring that have followed, fashion’s original enfant terrible, Jean Paul Gaultier, will forever be a designer who’s done much more than that in our books. Long before …

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Style Wizz-Philippe Starck and Duravit Create a Museum-Worthy Urinal

On view at WaterDream: the Art of Bathroom Design, at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). Who knew that a loo could be so cool?Well, I do as I have a Phillipe Starck toilet in two of our bathrooms in New York.But a urinal, and one that's museum worthy too?Through September 17, Duravit and Starck will be on display as part of a popular exhibit entitled WaterDream: the Art of Bathroom Design, mounted at the newly relocated Museum of Design [...]

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Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans

Brad Boles shares a sneak peek inside the world of YSL & The Real Housewives of New York City go exotic! Exclusive Video of Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco for RHONYC Fans. You may have spotted me on the teaser at the end of last week's episode of The Real Housewives of New York City. Well, I guess you can figure out the rest!When I think of great style, one of the icons would have to be [...]

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Another Must-See Costume Exhibition- Madame Gres Exhibit at Mus

That Grecian draped dress that you love was probably inspired by Mme. Gres! Most eyes may be on the Alexander McQueen retrospective in New York, but don't miss this exhibition from one of the masters in fabric draping.If I could only have just one vintage couture piece, something from Madame Gres would be on my wish list. The extraordinary and timeless designs of this French couturier are on exhibition in Paris. Richard Nahem takes us there. --S.H.Madame Gres was one [...]

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Alexander McQueen Retrospective Pulls Out All The Fashion Stops

Alexander McQueen must be smiling down on us.Just last week his eponymous label became a household name for non-fashionistas when Kate Middleton walked down the Royal Wedding aisle wearing a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown and changed into a second McQueen dress by for the reception.Then there are the rest of who have been mesmerized by the art of his designs that went beyond what is known as fashion and into an extraordinary realm of self-expression and creativity into [...]

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The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display

The Jewelry of Van Cleef and Arpels, Timeless Iconic Design on Display. Must See: “Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels” at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. For more then century, the remarkable history of Van Cleef & Arpels has been intertwined with the lives of many of the greatest personalities of our time. Each has enhanced the other and set the stage for the display of some of the grandest jewelry of out time.Going [...]

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American Fashion On View

Must See: American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection at the Brooklyn MuseumHere's a fashion treat for those of you in the city this holiday weekend or in the next 2 months.The Brooklyn Museum, it's an incredible museum that's just a few train stops out of Manhattan, marks its new relationship with the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its esteemed costume collection.The fashion exhibition consists of [...]

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The Fashion Red Carpet- Celebrities Wearing Dresses That Didn’t Wear Them

"It is getting a little long into the season of schmaltzed up red carpet dresses.A few more big events to go before things peter down for summer and we are all getting rather tired here of looking at stacks of celebrity photos of stars wearing overdone dresses.That's not to say that you can't look unique but just not like you are wrapped up in an overdone bolt of couture fabric. So instead of ragging on the overdone rags, we will [...]

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First Lady Gowns at the Smithsonian Behind the Scenes Video

Behind-the-Scenes Video of Michelle Obama's Inaugural Gown at SmithsonianYesterday, we brought you the news of Michelle Obama's Inaugural Gown being added to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian Institute of American History in Washington, D.C.Today, we are delighted to share a very fascinating behind the scenes video of preparing the gowns for the First Ladies Exhibition. Not only do you get to close-up details of some of the First Lady dresses,which include Mrs Obama's, but you also get inside [...]

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Michelle Obama Donates Jason Wu Inaugural Gown to Smithsonian and wears Prabal Gurung

The First Lady knows how to make the fashion dreams of young designers happenIt was a stunning morning at the Smithsonian today for Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung.First Lady Michelle Obama donated her chiffon and Swarovski crystal Inaugural Gown designed by Jason Wu to the Smithsonian for their new "A First Lady's Debut" exhibit. The exhibit features 11 gowns worn by first ladies from Mamie Eisenhower to Michelle Obama which will be on view as of on view beginning tomorrow. [...]

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Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

These and 42 other iconic dresses are catalogued in The Design Museum Fifty Dresses That Changed The World. The book is like a walking tour of the world's most fabulous closet that may also have a Roland Mouret Galaxy Dress (2005), Herve Leger Bandage Dress (1989), Halston Halterneck Dress (1977), or some crazy Metal Disc Dress inspired from the 1966 Paco Rabanne style.Fifty Dresses That Changed the World is full of fun fashion factoids, great photos, and even has a [...]

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Clothing Construction, the Beauty Behind the Seams

It's so easy to get the look, but what is the mastery behind its seams?"Knowing the sewing construction is what makes one a designer not a stylist," Charles Kleibacker, at the FIT American Style Symposium. There's no doubt that I'm a seam queen! I can spot a well-made garment in an instant and appreciate the craft that went into its construction. It comes from a discerning eye and knowing when it matters most to have the best that you can [...]

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