Day: June 21, 2022

A Met Gala In Memoriam: André Leon Talley

The Gilded-Age-themed 2022 Met Gala is tonight, not quite eight months after the 2021 Met Gala, which COVID-19 delayed to September from May. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour the gala’s chair since 1999 — worked with the pandemic-skewed calendar by creating a two-part exhibition. Tonight’s gala celebrates Part 2, called “In America: An Anthology of Fashion“; last year’s Part 1 was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

It feels appropriate that tonight’s gala was preceded by Friday’s star-studded and chic memorial service for André Leon Talleythe longtime Vogue editor-at-large and Met Gala fixture who died at age 73 on January 18. Talley — aka A.L.T., per the title of his 2003 memoir — has often been referred to as a towering figure in the fashion industry. Not only was he 6’6″ (some said 6’7″) and partial

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Balmain CMO: NFTs a ‘Powerful Tool’ For Luxury Fashion Brands

Hardly a day goes by at the moment without an announcement from a high-end fashion brand about getting into Web3. Most recently we have seen Balmain’s creation of an NFT-backed ecosystem, followed a day later by Prada announcing that it was also getting in on the NFT game. As well as NFT releases, crypto payment options and digital stores in the metaverse are quickly becoming part of the luxury playbook.

The enthusiasm with which fashion has embraced Web3 may be, to some, a little surprising. This is the same industry that dragged its feet on online shopping, the same one that experienced a mini existential crisis the first time bloggers sat on the front row at Fashion Week.

There was a sense at the Vogue Business and eBay Technology Forum late last month that luxury has changed its approach on digital innovation, and is now leaning hard into

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Stillwater Spa Returns at Park Hyatt Toronto: Review

In the serene stillness of the treatment area, the impression that keeps coming again to me is of clear h2o jogging about rocks. I’m mid-facial at the Park Hyatt Toronto’s revamped Stillwater Spa, and my aesthetician is massaging cleanser into my encounter, neck and décolleté in deft strokes that remember the circulation of a forest stream. New Age songs mixes with the delicate rumble of the subway overhead while the solutions rooms, recalling a Turner sky, bloom with color: deep purples washing into lilac, the light returning to the sky after a storm.

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Subterranean oasis: a remedy home at the new Stillwater Spa. Image: Park Hyatt Toronto

That impression is also a fitting metaphor for the return of spas, write-up-pandemic, and the Stillwater Spa, in unique, which reopens its doors now subsequent a multi-year renovation. Right after so numerous several years of preventing make contact with, we are little

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