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HELEN MOLESWORTH READS ONE DAY AT A TIME

“When I sat in Manny’s lecture hall [in the fall/winter quarter of 1988], I had no inkling of what a curator even did… “And my current understanding of its operations, demanding a constant oscillation between the big picture and the details—the big picture being the institution of the museum and its central role in the […]

DOVER STREET MARKET LOS ANGELES IS OPEN

Dover Street Market Los Angeles is open for business. “It’s really sad and somewhat annoying to read that the future of retail is online. Don’t get me wrong, our e-shops are doing incredibly well and are becoming a very important part of the business. But, ultimately, we’d like them to stay as a kind of service […]

ANNI ALBERS

The Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern opening this week—the first comprehensive show devoted to her textile work in the United Kingdom—is complemented by ANNI ALBERS—CONNECTIONS: PRINTS, 1963–1984 at the Alan Cristea Gallery. ANNI ALBERS—CONNECTIONS: PRINTS, 1963–1984 Through November 10. Alan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London. ANNI ALBERS October 10 through January 27. […]

COMME DES GARÇONS — SPRING 2019

To attend a Comme des Garçons presentation is always something quite unique during the busy week of collections. After all, REI KAWAKUBO is herself a one-of-a-kind designer who always deploys interesting thoughts through clothing. Today she took her audience to the Palais des Etudes of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Since space is an extremely important element in KAWAKUBO’s work, within […]

CELINE — SPRING 2019

It’s almost midnight in Paris. HEDI SLIMANE for Celine lights the place with a spring 2019  collection greeted by two drums from the Republican Guard. But this solemn introduction felt more like a counter-artifact to better unveil a spirit of true adolescent adulthood. This inaugural collection coming out of a giant music box in mirror, on an original sound piece by La Femme, was certainly the most awaited of the week by professionals and fans alike. And SLIMANE—evenly, steadily—did not upset the rule, and […]

RICK OWENS — SPRING 2019

It’s apparently the last show of Rick Owens to take place at his faithful location of Palais de Tokyo in Paris. It’s also certainly one of his most accomplished in terms of deconstruction and superposition in his work. Nestled in the outdoor courtyard during twenty minutes of “Take My Hand”—a remix by the Russian industrial […]

PARIS LA 16 — THE FASHION AND WRITING ISSUE — OUT NOW

The new print issue of PARIS LA—a tenth-anniversary special devoted to fashion and writing—is now available. PARIS LA 16 includes interviews with Hilton Als, Chris Kraus, Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of Bless, Tisa Bryant, Florence Müller, Malik Gaines, Q.M. Zhang, Commes des Garçons’ Adrian Joffe, Anelise Chen, and Bice Curiger and Jacqueline Burckhardt of Parkett. Massimiliano Mocchia di Coggiola contributed an […]