Color blocking Clare

Clare Vivier has turned her love of French chic and American prep — and a search for the perfect, non-corporate-looking work bag — into a made-in-L.A. success story.  Her collection launched eight years ago with a single vegetable-tanned leather tote called La Tropezienne, manufactured in Los Angeles. Vivier’s obsession with bags started in childhood with

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Kravitz Rocks Home

Lenny Kravitz was already a music superstar when he founded Kravitz Design in 2003. Now he’s bringing his unusual combination of talents to home retailer CB2 with his earthy 20-piece collection that invokes 1970s clubs and California cool.The collaboration is the first foray into furniture for Kravitz Design, a New York firm that has been

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Givenchy @ NYFW

It is a testament to the designer Riccardo Tisci, who in an act of creative daring and philanthropic generosity, brought his spring Givenchy collection to New York City this season in a quasi-public showing.  Inside an enormous garage across town, under the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, the show was open to both industry insiders

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Fit to a Dee

Dee Ocleppo is the latest to get into the customization game with the Bag Bar, a new program that allows customers to pick bag size and color, and to decorate bags with interchangeable covers and charms, all sold separately. “It’s an interactive venue where the consumer can really be the designer,” said Ocleppo. “You’re picking

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Rock Style

Tommy Hilfiger is teaming with the American art dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch on a London-based project that spotlights innovators in music and fashion over the past decades. “Rock Style” will feature images by leading music photographers of bands including The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Ramones, and singers such as Madonna, Elvis Presley

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New York Reflected

Painting used to be as much a craft as an art. That began to change in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as artists like van Gogh, Picasso and countless others shifted the focus from technical virtuosity to the expression of individual sensibility and intellect. Bravura skills with the brush, like those of Bouguereau

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez

Louis Vuitton is once again getting the museum treatment, with an exhibition curated by Olivier Saillard set to open Dec. 4 and run through Feb. 21, 2016, at the Grand Palais in Paris, which is to debut Picasso and Fragonard exhibitions this fall. Titled “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez — Louis Vuitton,” the showcase is to trace

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