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

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…

Published on October 28, 2011

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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 Atlanta (MODA).What caught my eye are the three sleek Architec High Efficiency Urinals (HEUs) in the public Men's Room of the museum.

Published on August 26, 2011

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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 Yves Saint Laurent and his love of all things beautiful.>> MORE: YSL | MORE: Sharon Haver & Brad BolesThe first time I step off the plane in Marrakech into the desert heat, some 25 years ago, I knew I had found the place that makes me the most happy, I have continued to return over and over again and remain in awe of the orange and magenta sunsets. Make sure you watch the RHONY tonight on Bravo at 10pm eastern time for all the drama and effect Morocco has on these ladies and myself as and see what enfolds in the new town. The best RHONYC is yet to come! You don't want to miss it! — Brad Boles

Published on May 26, 2011

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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 of the great couturiers of the 20th century with a career spanning over 50 years. Born in 1903, Gres trained as a sculptor and later said that working with fabric was the same as working in stone.

Published on May 12, 2011

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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 a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity.The designer who committed suicide in February 2010 is the subject of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition for Spring 2011, "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" that had it's gala last night. The retrospective opens to the public tomorrow.The exhibition celebrates the British designer and couturier's Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection in 1992 all the way through his final runway presentation, which took place soon after his death.Before last night's Met Gala, New Yorkers had the luxury of watching one of Alexander's McQueen's friends, the heiress and eccentric fashion icon Daphne Guinness "getting dressed" in a pale-gray duck and ostrich feather Alexander McQueen gown, with an exaggerated hip, for the event later last evening in the windows of Barney's New York as a performance piece.

Published on May 03, 2011

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House of Dior Homage Exhibition for Paris Fashion Week

Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught…

Published on March 03, 2011

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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 back to Van Cleef & Arpels' opening on the Place Vendôme in Paris in 1906 to the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York in 1939, the best-known and most beautiful women of the twentieth century have passed through the jeweler's fabulous doors.The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has amassed over 350 works from Van Cleef & Arpels, including jewels, timepieces and so much more. Many works were commissioned for American clientele as well as Royalty and Hollywood Royalty alike- such as H.S.M. Princess Grace of Monaco's Tiara, the Alhambra necklace, with it quatrefoil motif recalling Moorish architecture that is most identified with Grace Kelly; or the Manchette emerald bracelets, owned by Daisy Fellowes, the granddaughter of Isaac Singer of sewing-machine fame.

Published on February 18, 2011

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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 approximately eighty-five dressed mannequins and a selection of hats, shoes, sketches, and other fashion-related material that will reintroduce the collection, long in storage, to the publicAmerican High Style is organized in groups representing the most important strengths of the collection. Works by the first generation of American women designers such as Bonnie Cashin, Elizabeth Hawes, and Claire McCardell are featured, as well as material created by Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, and other important American designers. Also included are works by French designers who had an important influence on American women and fashion, such as Charles Frederick Worth, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Jeanne Paquin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior

Published on May 28, 2010

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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 simply show you what we like and what will surely NOT produce any “what was she thinking” retrospective moments.There’s that wonderful adage about not wearing clothes that wear you and that’s what we want to concentrate on as we review the prettiest, we think, looks from last night’s red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York.Sharon’s personal favorite for the night is Gwen Stefani wearing a dress of her own design that is edgy yet quite stunning and simple, pictured left.Take a look at some of our favorite elegant red carpet fashion looks from last night that will withstand the taste of time and tell us what you think…”

Published on May 04, 2010

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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 tidbits, such as how the exhibition used to be called, Dresses of the Mistresses of the White House.The First Ladies Exhibition is a fascinating part of American history, please watch…

Published on March 10, 2010

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