Monday night’s Volkswagen-sponsored party at the MoMA had all the promises of a good time: fine art, James Franco, and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem as the DJ. Sounds like just the formula to get any cool kid out of their apartment on a Monday night and into the MoMA’s sculpture garden; and not even the rain could stop party-goers from busting out their best looks. (That vanguard of handsome umbrella holders may have helped…)
But why the bash? Because Volkswagen was celebrating the North American launch of its new Formula racing prototype, the XL1. You don’t have to understand “carspeak” to know that VW’s newest addition to its fleet is a hit. The design is sleek, futuristic, aerodynamic, and fit to be shown off at a museum. Honestly, it was hard not to try to sneak into the driver’s seat and speed away. The XL1 also functioned as a great segue to announce Volkswagen’s new partnership with MoMA–it’s financing exhibits and donating works of art to MoMA’s collection.
But enough business, on to the partying…
What we’re obsessing over in May.
Name: Anne Koch
What do you do? I’m an artist. I’m on a break from a performance that I’m doing today called Energy Exchange at the House of Waris Tea Room.
How would you you describe your style? Monochromatic. My closet is organized by color, so it’s either all silver or all camouflage.
Fashion’s Night Out is two weeks from tomorrow! There is more going on than we can even wrap our heads around. Having trouble deciding where you want to go and who you want to see the most?
Well, if you’re interested in catching a peak of one of your favorite designers, here’s a roundup of where some of the biggest and the best will be on September 10. We’ve excluded most of the people we’ve already reported on. Also, it’s almost safe to say that if someone isn’t on this list, they will probably be at Barneys.
Michael will be at his lifestyle store on Madison and 61st in New York City. He will be joined by TONY Award winner Idina Menzel, whom Michael will accompany on a selection of songs. Michael will also make an appearance nearby at Bloomingdale’s 59th street, where the “World of Michael” will be created to kick off a new Michael Kors handbag shop-in-shop.
Tommy will be kicking off FNO and his brand’s 25th anniversary at Macy’s Herald Square. As we’ve reported, Macy’s will house “The Ultimate Tailgate Party” as inspired by Tommy’s most recent ad campaign. Tommy will be accompanied by Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren. He will also make an appearance at his Fifth Avenue store, where shoppers can have their purchases personalized with an exploding monogram while they shop, listen to DJ Toddlerone and drink up.
If you’re looking for the most stylish and practical items for your wardrobe and life, the MoMA Design Store is kind of incredible. Not only do they have swoon worthy home furnishings, books, games, and posters, but they have some of the most quietly fabulous fashion pieces from all over the globe.
Why all the praise? I was lucky enough to preview the store’s fall collection, and all I can say is, wow. Every item selected for fall has earned its place in the store next to the Frank Lloyd Wright jewelry and Le Corbusier miniature chairs.
In the queue for fall are some slap bracelet watches, gorgeous jewelry, and functionally chic bags, plus so much more crazy stuff! We’ve compiled some of our favorites after the jump.
And now for the cherry on top: MoMA Design Store now has a registry–perfect for brides to be or us regular folk who are jonesing for that Dali & Film DVD for our birthdays! So start making your list now.
As you well know everything’s all about Alice in Wonderland at the moment. From fashion inspirations and collaborations to the Tim Burton exhibit at the MoMA (which if you’re staying in NYC during the holidays is an absolute must.) This just-released trailer makes you understand what all the fuss is about. Seriously, it’s a sensory Read more →
It’s still not summer in New York – blah – but MOMA’s embracing all things Brazil. They’ve just launched Destination: Brazil, a group of products previously found only in Brazil. It’ll feature seventy-five products from both up-and-coming and established designers and artists. The Campana Brothers’ bag is one of the best things in the collection Read more →
We’ve been avoiding the MOMA store on Spring St. because we can’t go in and out without buying a piece of really amazing jewelry. But we have little self control when it comes to shopping so we’ll be heading there after work for this Murano glass bubble necklace by Marina and Susanna Sent. The artists, Read more →