Gift a Book

There’s often an exotic quality to the massive, lushly photographed books that emerge on coffee tables every holiday season: They dazzle the eye with distant icebergs, cheetah-flecked savannas, endangered birds midflight, coral reefs and majestic mountains. But some of this year’s most striking gift books evoke the natural beauty of monuments much nearer at hand.

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“Brilliant Holiday”

Bergdorf Goodman, the tony Manhattan retailer renowned for its stunning window displays, has once again outdone itself. Awash in more than seven million Swarovski crystals, Bergdorf’s 2015 holiday windows along Fifth Avenue celebrate Swarovski’s 120th anniversary and the release of a lavish monograph from Rizzoli documenting the company’s history and its far-flung collaborations in fashion,

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Downton

For the last 20 years, David Downton has won the hearts of some of the world’s most glamorous women. The London-based artist is one of the fashion world’s most renowned contemporary portraitists, capturing the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg and Catherine Deneuve for premier magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair,Harper’s Bazaar…the list goes on), and London’s historicClaridge’s hotel,

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Lagerfeld x ArtNet Auction

To celebrate the launch of the KARL LAGERFELD global online women’s flagship store on karl.com, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld and artnet are partnering for an exclusive auction of three one-of-a-kind handbags, each accompanied by its original sketch. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld exclusively for the partnership, the unique bags have been expertly crafted by hand, while the

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Stella!

From the New Yorker… The Frank Stella retrospective at the Whitney Museum will likely provoke varied opinions, on a scale from great to god-awful. The crowded installation of huge abstract paintings, reliefs, sculptures, and painting-sculpture hybrids, augmented by works on paper, tracks the New York artist’s fifty-seven-year career. At the start is the deathly glamour

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