Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

The Winter Antiques Show in New York City

It’s almost set in stone: the ticket for opening night of The Winter Antiques Show at The Park Avenue Armory in NYC should come with snow boots and fur coats.  The powerhouse names of New York society convene every year, come rain, snow, or lack of towncars at the Armory January 20th for the preview and party for buyers, collectors, dealers, and yes, celebs.  With over 74 prestigious antique dealers from all over the globe, the Winter Antiques Show is the height of where it’s at in this haute world.  And for the opening night party, high fashion is in order.

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Roberto Alagna’s Shoes; An Interview at the Met

Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera House, Roberto Alagna has just finished with one of his many extemporare appearances: signing DVDs of Carmen in the Met Opera Shop. It’s mid-afternoon, and the remarkable singer gives this reporter a moment of his time.  We’ve included his lyric pattern of speech, because in English, it flows more so with the original wording and phraseology.

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Balenciaga: Heartstopping

Balenciaga.  The name sends a frisson of joy to the heart of any fashion heavy in the world.  Design students wish they could have studied with him.  All of us who know his work admire him.  He was a force of nature, drawing upon the cultural heritage of Spain for his design inspiration.  Yet the times influenced his work, and the modernistic approach to line, reinforced with the old world reality of superb tailoring, left us with collection after collection of brilliant pieces.

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