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Backstage at the Museum: The Magnetic Wig-stylings of Julien d'Ys

Julien d’Ys has been creating one-of-a-kind wig treatments for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2005 when he was hired for the exhibition Anglomania. 51 more words

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Iris: rainbow goddess of fashion

Iris Apfel, New York’s icon of street style, was recently in London for the opening of Albert Maysles’s new documentary about her.  Portobello’s opulent Electric Cinema – all lush red velvet, chaise longue seats and gratuitous gilding – was the perfect place to see the film but with the added bonus of  an appearance from Iris herself. 687 more words


Through the looking glass

Since Europeans first made contact with China in the sixteenth century, Chinese art has exerted a heady influence on Western fashion. A new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, … 232 more words


The Met Features a French Aristocrat in Their Next Costume Institute Exhibit

Prepare for some closet envy: The Met is gearing up for their forthcoming Costume Institute exhibit and it promises to include no less than 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear outfits from one of France’s best-dressed citizens. 336 more words

China: Through the Looking Glass

One of the biggest perks of my job (besides the major beauty discounts!) is free/reduced admission to most museums throughout New York City! The Lauder family are quite the art aficionados, and Leonard Lauder… 884 more words


China: Through The Looking Glass At The Met Museum New York

Every year the Metropolitan Museum in New York holds an exhibition of fashion, and I’ve been fortunate to see three of them. This current one China: Through The Looking Glass is my favourite, and many people I’ve spoken to agree. 170 more words

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The Best of the Met 2015 || Chinese Whispers

One of my favorite events of the year is the Met Gala. The annual fundraiser is held to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in NYC and often features some of the most extravagant and incredible custom made looks to fit the luxe costume themes chosen for the event. 34 more words