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When actress, humanitarian and activist Angelina Jolie wrapped up 2023 with the grand opening of Atelier Jolie, she breathed new life into an industry in need of brick-and-mortar innovation. “I am building a place for creative people to collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors, pattern makers and artisans from around the world. A place to have fun. To create your own designs with freedom. To discover yourself,” Jolie wrote in an announcement.

“When we heard about the mission and the goal of bringing communities together, we were all in!” Plange says in an interview. “For years, we have been building a slow fashion brand made in New York City dedicated to creating impact and collaborating with others, and Atelier Jolie is the perfect platform to keep pushing slower fashion that is traceable, focused on design, and invested in the future.”

The first physical manifestation of Jolie’s concept is located at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s former studio at 57 Great Jones in New York City. Atelier Jolie is a hub and home for creativity, community, and creation. It is a space where artists and individuals from all backgrounds can come together to find inspiration, collaboration, and mentorship. But what exactly does this mean for designers and visitors? When you first step inside, you’ll find an atelier for custom pieces, which is available by appointment only. It provides a place for anyone to collaborate with a skilled and diverse family of expert tailors, pattern makers and designers to create personalized or one-of-a-kind garments using existing materials.

Visitors to the atelier can also bring their own clothing for repair or re-imagining—breathing

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Rooms in the just-opened Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach celebrate grand living in a contemporary-style house in SoSo, the West Palm Beach neighborhood just south of Southern Boulevard near the Intracoastal Waterway.

With interiors and outdoor spaces created by more than two-dozen design firms, the seventh-annual show house is open for tours through March 17. As many as 15,000 guests are expected to visit, organizers predict. 

The impressively scaled house’s interiors are crowned by soaring ceilings that add to the feeling of grandeur, from the generously scaled grand salon to luxuriously appointed sitting areas, from the outdoor oases envisioned for entertaining to intimate bedroom suites — all designed with luxe finishes and furnishings that might send visitors’ imaginations soaring. 

The project benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in New York City, where the first Kips Bay show house opened in 1973. Since then, the project has raised more than $29 million for after-school and enrichment programs for children, according to the clubs. 

The show house is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Sundays at 230 Miramar Way. General admission is $50 with advance ticket purchase and $60 at the door if available, with ticket details at KipsBayDecoratorShowHouse.org. 

The Palm Beach Daily News asked the participating designers to describe the inspiration for their rooms and outdoor areas, some of which they christened with whimsical and evocative names.

The professionals discussed what got their creative juices flowing as they approached this grandly scaled residence.

Starting on the ground level and then ascending the stairs, here’s a room-by-room tour — or perhaps phrased even more appropriately, a grand tour. 

“La Mer Pacifique,” by Tristan Harstan & Co.

With a tropical outdoor scene, a hand-painted silk wallcovering by de Gournay sets the tone for the dining room, with its soaring ceiling, at the Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach. The room in the house in West Palm Beach was designed by Tristan Harstan & Co.

A custom de Gournay hand-painted silk wallcovering named La Mere

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This March brings forth a diverse range of art exhibitions and installations, from thought-provoking sculptures to botanical art and an immersive live painting demonstration! Explore the cultural landscape of New York City this spring by seeing artifacts from New Amsterdam at The New York Historical Society, giant sculptures along Park Avenue, mesmerizing videos on the billboards of Times Square, and more. Scroll down to discover the top art installations on view this month!

1. Traces in Order to Remember and Analogue Sites on Park Avenue

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A rendering of “Biosignature Preservation” on Park Avenue, a sculpture by Jorge Otero-Pailos which will be part of his forthcoming exhibition “Analogue Sites” on Park Avenue Exhibition

The Fund for Park Avenue will unveil two massive sculptures this spring by artists Jorge Otero-Pailos and Betsabeé Romero.Traces in Order to Remember by Betsabeé Romero is a collection of five sculptures, each with a unique story to tell. On The Other Side Of The Track, a tower that symbolizes the industry and exploitation of Western colonization, kicks off the series on 81st St. The series continues uptown with Moon Seal and Warriors in Captivity III on 82nd St, Warriors in Captivity at 83rd Street, and Rubber and Feathered Snakes at 83rd Street. Romero is a Mexican visual artist who uses everyday materials in her work.

Jorge Otero-Pailos’ sculpture is made of large steel pieces wrought from a fence that once surrounded the former U.S. Embassy in Oslo. Part of an upcoming exhibition, Analogue Sites, the sculpture aims to raise awareness of the importance of American modern architecture and the preservation of mid-century embassies. Originally placed in Oslo, the art piece will relocate to Park Avenue in mid-March. It will be on display until October 2024. Don’t miss out on the Spring Program Lecture

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With its underground music, bohemian cafes, galleries and rare pockets of quiet, New York City has served as a demanding and mercurial muse to some of the most renowned artists in America. It continues this role today and likely will for decades to come. 

A new show at Opera Gallery called “Muses: The City & The Artist” underscores that point with a star-studded gallery show featuring work by Alexander Calder, Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Niki de Saint Phalle, Shepard Fairey, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Michalene Thomas, Andy Warhol, Kehinde Wiley and many more. The show’s on view now through December 7 at Opera Gallery (Madison Avenue and 67th Street) on the Upper East Side.

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The exhibition begins with a quote by designer Le Corbusier: “A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe, and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe.”

Andy Warhol, Multicolored Retrospective (Reversal Series), 1979
Photograph: On White Wall/Opera Gallery | Andy Warhol, Multicolored Retrospective (Reversal Series), 1979

Across from the quote, an oversized map of Manhattan showcases key destinations in the arts, from schools and studios to bars and attractions. The Central Park Zoo is highlighted, for example, as a spot where Alexander Calder loved to sketch in the 1920s. The East Harlem location of Keith Haring’s “Crack is Wack” mural is noted; he painted the artwork in 1986 at a handball court and was arrested soon thereafter. Another notation points out Yayoi Kusama’s former loft space on Spring Street where she worked adjacent to Donald Judd.

While New York City’s artistic prowess is nothing new, seeing so many iconic locations grouped together on a map is fascinating. This graphic representation serves as a reminder of how often we walk

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Over the last two years, Cayuga Museum staff and volunteers completed a comprehensive inventory of the museum’s large clothing collection, which was the inspiration for the “Fabrication: Telling Stories through Clothing” exhibit. The collection contains everything from 18th century undergarments to 1950s wedding dresses.

Why do museums preserve clothing collections? Clothing is universal, serving as a functional tool and a method of artistic expression. Everyone can relate to it and it can be appreciated without a description, which makes clothing an ideal historical object, accessible to all. Common items in a museum clothing collection include celebratory pieces like formalwear, commemorative pieces like military uniforms, and items considered unusual today, like hoop skirts and bustles. Displaying clothing in a museum allows the viewer to look at how it’s made and appreciate the construction, but it is important to consider who is making the clothing, both historically and today.

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Many of the pieces in the museum’s collection have documentation about the owner, but not the maker. Before the rise of ready-to-wear, mass-produced clothing, clothing production was relegated to women, who would make their own clothes and those of their families. Considered part of the duties of the “women’s sphere,” the time spent sewing clothing or weaving the cloth was substantial. Women were expected to manage the private, domestic sphere of the home while men dominated the public sphere. In addition to producing clothing, women created other textiles for the home such as quilts and coverlets. Wealthier women were able to pay a tailor or domestic worker to fashion their clothing, freeing their time for entertaining and traveling. Shops sold fabric and trimmings, allowing women to design their own clothes and hats based on the popular fashions of the time.

Women in

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Date:

1955

Artist:

Stuart Davis (American, 1892–1964)

About this artwork

Stuart Davis was acquainted from an early age with John Sloan and Robert Henri, leaders of the so-called Ashcan School, a group of artists committed to depicting all aspects of modern urban life. Davis studied at Henri’s New York school, but he eventually came to disagree with his teacher’s belief in the preeminence of content over composition and form; instead, he created a style in which he generalized and abstracted his shapes and the spaces between them.

Nonetheless, Davis’s art is never totally abstract. Twentieth-century America is reflected in the shapes and colors he chose and in the sheer vitality of his compositions. His style—big, bright, bold, and clear—is completely appropriate to his subject matter. Forms have been reduced to large colored planes; words or numbers are simplified and offered as elements of design. In Ready-to-Wear, the bright, unmixed colors recall those of the French artist Fernand Léger. The way in which they intersect and interrupt one another, however, conveys a mood that is distinctly American: energetic, jazzy, mass produced—all qualities summed up in the title. The planes, reminiscent of overlapping pasted-down paper cutouts, even suggest the garment patterns from which ready-to-wear clothes are assembled.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist


Stuart Davis

Title

Ready-to-Wear

Place

United States (Artist’s nationality:)

Date 



Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.


1955

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed l. right: Stuart Davis

Dimensions

142.6 × 106.7 cm (56 1/8 × 42 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by
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The modelling industry has gradually become one of the most rewarding fields that make people wealthy. These famous personalities earn substantial incomes through brand endorsements, runway shows, photoshoots, and other commercial partnerships. Get to know some of the highest-paid models in the fashion industry.

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Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Kaia Gerber are among the highest-paid models. Photo: MIGUEL MEDINA, Gareth Cattermole/BFC and Rosdiana Ciaravolo on Getty Images (modified by author)
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Can modelling make you a millionaire? You can achieve higher financial success by securing high-profile contracts with determination and hard work. From Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen and Cara Delevingne, discover some of the highest-paid models in the world.

20 highest-paid models

Some of the highest-paid models got recognition by engaging in regional beauty pageants during their teenage years. Here are the top-paid models who have made great efforts to reach the top.

1. Kendall Jenner ($40 million)

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US model Kendall Jenner poses as she arrives on 12 May 2018 for the film “Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil)” screening in Cannes, southern France. Photo: Alberto PIZZOLI
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Who is the highest-paid model? Kendall Nicole Jenner is the highest-paid model in the world, with a net worth of $60 million. She was born on 3 November 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is also a television personality and socialite.

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Between 2015 and 2016, the model earned $10 million and another $22 million between 2017 and 2018. The American model is best known for her role in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside her family.

2. Gisele Bundchen ($40 million)

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Model Gisele Bundchen looks on prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final
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The New York City Council passed a series of bills Thursday amending administrative codes to tackle persistent lead paint problems apartment buildings.

The vote comes just a day after the Adams administration said it has settled thousands of violations with four landlords in an effort to rid apartments of lead exposure to young people.

The measures passed Thursday would create a process for landlords to correct lead-based paint violations; require lead-based paint abatement in all units where a child under the age of six resides by mid-2027; and require inspections for some buildings that may pose a risk of lead exposure to children.

The landlord group Community Housing Improvement Program said the legislation will primarily affect more than 10,000 rent-stabilized buildings constructed before 1960. It warned of unintended consequences.

“Removing lead-paint hazards from buildings is vitally important to the long-term sustainability of affordable housing in New York City,” said Jay Martin, executive director of CHIP. “How we go about accomplishing this goal matters. Increasing mandates and fines without fully considering the impact of these actions can cause more harm than good.”

The Rent Stabilization Association, which also represents rent-stabilized building owners, is especially concerned with Intro 6, which mandates abatements while tenants are still occupying a unit.

“It’s not really done anyplace because it actually can create more hazards than remedies,” the group’s Frank Ricci said. “There is a kind of opt-out: If a tenant refuses to leave the apartment, then the owner is off the hook.”

That bill and one other passed 35 to 7. The other three passed unanimously.

The bills also require property owners to produce records for the previous year, including X-ray fluorescence analysis after Aug. 1, 2025, whenever a violation for lead-based paint hazards is issued by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

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Growing up in the Midwest, Helen Jean knew of Geoffrey Beene as the name on the designer-licensed shirts and neckties her father purchased at the mall.

It was only after she began her education in fashion that she came to see and understand the creativity and artistry of the revered American designer.

In her role as the Jacquie Dorrance Curator for Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum, she is the public face of the institution’s current exhibition “MOVE: The Modern Cut of Geoffrey Beene,” which is on display through July 23.

The show can be seen in three rooms on the second floor of the museum. In the large Harnett Gallery, mannequins posed as ballerinas dance in breathtaking evening gowns, watched by dress forms bearing sporty jumpsuits, chic officewear, and a gaggle of cheerful, polka-dotted garments. In the next gallery, a collection of inventive evening gowns faces a rainbow of coats and bolero jackets. In the final room, objects on loan from the Geoffrey Beene archives share space with one very special dress, a sequin-and-ostrich-feather minidress from the 1960s that was one of the first pieces in Phoenix Art Museum’s fashion collection.

Most of the items in “MOVE” come from the wardrobe of New York City philanthropist and publisher Patsy Tarr, a longtime client of Beene’s before his death in 2004.

As Jean explains, Ellen Katz, a major donor and supporter of the museum, who hails from New York, convinced her friend Tarr to donate the bulk of her Beene garments to Phoenix Art Museum in 2019. (Tarr had already loaned the museum a number of items for a 2009 exhibition titled “Geoffrey Beene: Trapeze.”)

“We’re very, very fortunate that she chose our museum,” Jean says. “Of course, it was very intentional on her part, sharing this story and these

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Anna Wintour is a fashion icon and journalist who has chaired or co-chaired the Met Gala since 1995. Recently, there were rounds of rumors on the internet when Wintour and Bill Nighy walked the red carpet at the 2023 Met Gala together, triggering speculation of them of dating. However, a spokesperson  debunked the rumor, saying, “They are not in a relationship.”

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Wintour is also credited with reviving Vogue and is well regarded as an important figure in the fashion world. But what is the net-worth of the  

73-year-old? Let’s have a closer look.

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2023 Net worth of Anna Wintour 

According to annawintour-net-worth/”Celebrity Net Worth, Anna Wintour’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. All thanks to decades of helming Vogue and gatekeeping the fashion and publishing worlds, as well as their intersections. However, Wintour is a publishing nepo kid since she’s the daughter of The Evening Standard editor Charles Wintour and stepdaughter of Audrey Slaughter, a magazine editor who founded publications Petticoat, Honey and Over 21. So fortunately stepping to writing was not difficult for her.

Her First job 

When Wintour was 21 years old, Harper’s & Queen hired her as an editorial assistant for her first publishing position. Later, she moved to New York City with her then-boyfriend, journalist Jon Bradshaw, and was employed by Harper’s Bazaar as a junior fashion editor. She recalled that the reason she was fired nine months later was that she at the time lacked sufficient knowledge of American fashion.

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Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief

Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating
Anna Wintour and Bill Nighy attend The
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