November will give us an opportunity to catch our breath after all the show openings in October and prepare us for the mad rush of the auction season in December.
“International Art Jewelry, 1895-1925”, The Forbes Galleries, 62 Fifth Avenue, October 29, 2011 – March 17, 2012. The goal of this exhibition is to show both the enormous range of pieces made during this period as well as the relationship between the various art jewelry/design reform movements in many countries in the early 20th century. I had a glimpse at some of the objects that will be on display and all I can say is that it will be breathtaking. Curated by Elyse Zorn Karlin, who also curated the “Jewelers of the Hudson Valley” show at Forbes Galleries last spring.
Fashion Icons Symposium, Fashion Institute of Technology, Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium, Marvin Feldman Center, 27th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. General public: $100 for both days. Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, 2011, 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Registration is required for this event. A symposium on fashion icons and insiders – fantastic, real, past, and present – from vampire dandies to Marie Antoinette to Daphne Guinness. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Daphne Guinness, on view at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) through January 7, 2012.
Simon Doonan ~ Being An Icon, Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor, Tuesday, November 8, 6pm. Everyone loves Doonan! This not-to-be missed talk by the Creative Ambassador-at-Large for Barneys New York and CFDA Award-winning window designer is both a Fashion Culture event and an extension of the Fashion Icons and Insiders Symposium.
DEPESHA: Breaking the Stereotypes ~ Stephan Rabimov, Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor, Thursday, November 10, 6pm. Meet Stephan R. Rabimov, publisher and editor in chief of DEPESHA, a contemporary Russian expatriate culture magazine at the intersection of fashion, art, literature, and modernity. Rabimov will discuss the challenges and rewards of the magazine publishing industry, from print to online and iPad to Android. This event is part of Diversity Expo Week and has received a Stamp of Support from the Diversity Council at the Fashion Institute of Technology. For more information, go to fitnyc.edu/diversity.
Theyskens/Identity ~ Olivier Theyskens, Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fred P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center, first floor, Tuesday, November 15, 6pm – SOLD OUT but there may be space day of the event. Meet Belgian designer Olivier Theyskens, whose daring vision has made him one of the most acclaimed designers of his generation. He will draw from personal experience to examine the various themes that define image and creative identity. Formerly at Rochas and Nina Ricci, Theyskens is now artistic director at Theory, and in 2006 was named Best International Designer by the CFDA.
Pavilion of Art and Design NY, Park Avenue Armory at 68th Street, November 11- 14, 11-8 daily, Building on the heritage of PAD Paris and PAD London, this inaugural fair coincides with New York’s fall cultural season of Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary Art and Design auctions to bring together a selection of 49 international galleries to the Park Avenue Armory. PAD New York will bring together exceptional works of Modern Art, Design, Decorative Arts, Photography, Jewelry and Tribal Art from the 1890s to today. The fair will provide a unique opportunity to see and buy works by blue-chip artists and historic and established designers vetted by a panel of experts allowing you to buy in confidence.