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“Shoe Obsession” at New York’s Museum at FIT

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Once upon a time, the sole mark of a true fashionista depended on which It Bag she (or he) had draping from their shoulder while strutting down the city streets. While the wow-worthy effect of Hermès’ classically chic Birkin or, more recently, Celine’s Phantom (seen on everyone from hipster bloggers to red-carpet celebrities) is still nothing […]

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Lacoste Lab for the Chic Sportsman

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From skateboarding to snowboarding, Lacoste Lab has created an array of sports paraphernalia for Spring 2013. Screaming with bright hues and embellished with the classic alligator logo, this collection for the company’s social-outreach division, Lacoste L!VE,  features products designed for the active, fashionable outdoorsman, from goggles and helmets to football and rugby balls. A contemporary take on the […]

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Araki Creates Anime for Gucci

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The bold and unique statement has always been a signature of the house of Gucci, a truism currently illustrated by creative director Frida Giannini’s decision of how to showcase the floral collection for Cruise 2013. Straying from the conventional window visuals used by other major luxury houses, she has collaborated with Japanese manga (cartoon anime) […]

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Vault’s Holiday Gift Guide

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  Dolce & Gabbana X Grado Labs Headphones Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado have collaborated to create an audio marvel that combines exquisite sound with high design. The mahogany-cupped DS2012’s open-air technology promotes clearer sound production for both high- and low-frequency bands. $1,250. Thomas Keller Gift Sets  The Thomas […]

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Watchmaker Girard-Perregaux’s Le Corbusier Trilogy

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Swiss luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux has recently unveiled a trilogy of limited-edition timepieces commemorating the career of legendary architect Le Corbusier. A pioneer of modern design, Le Corbusier was as renowned for his revolutionary theories on urbanism as he was for the unusual materials he used. The collection, limited to five watches per design and based […]

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Louis Vuitton Celebrates Stephen Sprouse

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Fashion designer and artist Stephen Sprouse achieved critical acclaim and success in the early ’80’s for his bright, ’60s-inspired fashions. Although his career went through some rough patches, including a 1985 bankruptcy, he achieved a tremendous comeback in 2001, collaborating with Louis Vuitton designer Marc Jacobs on the celebrated graffiti logo bags. This season, the […]

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The New Yorker Festival Hosts Writers, Musicians and Chefs

Appearing at the New Yorker Festival, clockwise from top left: Ruben and Isabel Toledo; Christian Louboutin, by Stephan Galdieu; Norah Jones; Rene Redzepi, by Sara Galbiati/Polfoto.

From novelists to designers, musicians to chefs, the 13h annual New Yorker Festival will include an eclectic array of talent to suit the myriad interests of the magazine’s culturally diverse namesake. Naturally, the series, which kicks off on October 5th and runs through the 7th, highlights world-renowned authors and long-time contributors to The New Yorker. Novelist Zadie Smith, […]

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Venice’s Fondazione Prada Looks at Art Multiples

“Surrealist object that functions symbolically—Gala’s Shoe” by Salvador Dalí (1932/1975). Courtesy of the SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).
Currently on display at the Fondazione Prada, Venice as a part of ‘The Small Utopia Ars Multiplicata’ curated by Germano Celant (now through 25 November 2012).

Last year, to much buzz, Miuccia Prada and her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, launched the Venetian outpost of their art-centric Fondazione Prada in the 18th-century palazzo Ca’ Corner Della Regina. Now, the organization’s second exhibition there, “The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata,” is drawing international acclaim. Curated by Germano Celant, the show investigates the meaning of art […]

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