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Opening of a pastry shop at the Ritz Paris
The culinary vision of French chef Auguste Escoffier made the Ritz Paris a coveted gastronomic destination over 120 years ago. Today, François Perret, pastry chef at the hotel since 2016, consolidates this reputation with The counter, a pastry shop that opened at the property earlier this week. Accessible to the public from rue Cambon, the bright, peach-colored shop offers variations of classic pastries, from croissants and mille-feuilles to seven varieties of frozen madeleines. But Perret also introduced new creative sweets, like his three bespoke “cake shakes” – drinkable versions of his best-selling Ritz’s goodies. Salon Proust tea time menu. “By working in a place with such an aura, with such a history, we had to be ambitious with this project,” explains Perret. “People come to us for something special because we are the Ritz. It had to come to life in pastry making. ritzparis.com.
While I frequently see clogs on the streets of Brooklyn, I had never considered them for myself. With their stiff wooden soles and big rounded toes, I’ve always admired them over others. And now the shoes have appeared everywhere on the catwalks in the spring. At Hermès, designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski paired each look with a wooden beach clog featuring the house’s signature H on calfskin, available in a palette of neutral tones. (Much like the house’s Birkin bag, there is now a waiting list.) ChanelThe rendering of also came in a neutral beige but with a low block heel to stay true to the comfort of a clog, as well as a cork sole. AT Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, Nicolas Ghesquière’s version features gold studded details on the outer sides and a bracelet with the brand’s classic monogram. If you prefer to go with independent brands, try the clogs from Ancient Greek sandal, known for their high quality leather, or Collaboration of Porte & Paire with the Frankie Shop.
A line of jewelry inspired by sculptural vases
Morgan and Jaclyn Solomon, the duo behind the jewelry brand Agmes, have always found inspiration in art, from the works of Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray and Barbara Hepworth, among others. So their new collaboration with Brooklyn ceramicist Simone Bodmer-Turner – on a collection that reshapes some of the artist’s existing sculpted pieces in miniature and portable versions – is a fitting extension of their practice. “Jaclyn and I had been huge admirers of Simone’s work,” Morgan says, “and she had actually just gifted me one of Simone’s ships when Simone contacted us to purchase. a pair of earrings. As soon as I saw his post, I knew I wanted to discuss the idea of a collaboration. From there, the trio worked together to create pieces that reflected both Bodmer-Turner’s singular aesthetic (the collaboration allowed him to work with a variety of metals rather than clay) and d ‘Agmes for craft accessories. The ceramist’s influence is evident in the organic, wavy shapes of the bold rings, pendant necklaces, chokers and earrings in silver and gold, which have been accented with freshwater pearls, of silk cords and glass balls. agmesnyc.com.
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“Modified States”, curated by artist Gary Simmons
Artist Gary Simmons is best known for deploying a technique called erasure. Using pop culture rubbish ranging from pre-WWII racist ‘Looney Tunes’ character Bosko to long-lost Jim Crow-era ‘racing’ movie titles like ‘The Bronze Buckaroo’ as the source material, Simmons paints and draws, sometimes directly on a chalkboard, then blurs the image with his hand – a gesture that gives his work the eerie quality of oblivion. Erasure is also the unofficial theme of “Altered States,” a group show that Simmons hosted at the recently opened Rebecca Camacho Presents gallery in San Francisco. The works, by six Los Angeles-based artists, include sandblasted metal paintings by Josh Callaghan reminiscent of Simmons’ smeared blackboards and photographic self-portraits by Genevieve Gaignard, which are composed as if the uncluttered nostalgia of “Film Photos Without. title ”by Cindy Sherman was transported to a sprawling suburb but with voyeuristic anxiety. “You see some threads in the work around you. There are common interests, ”Simmons says of the exhibit. The summer group show is a beloved tradition in the art world, and now also a sign that galleries may be returning to normal. “Altered States” is on view through July 23 at Rebecca Camacho Presents, 794 Sutter Street, San Francisco, rebeccacamacho.com.
Whether born from a creative collaboration or developed in-house, this season’s men’s clothing was inspired by the world of visual arts. Hermès first launched shirts adorned with indigo horses that feel lifted from a woodcut and were made in collaboration with French painter and sculptor Jean-Louis Sauvat, while Bianca Saunders repurposed a file photo of her mother lounging on the beach in Jamaica, which she repeats on the front panels of a button-down shirt. Then there is ceramicist Brian Rochefort, who has partnered with Berlutithe creative director of Kris Van Assche, to translate his vivid sculptures into various garments, including a shirt whose spots evoke the spots of an animal from another world. For Ermenegildo Zegna’s pictorial print (a purple and teal pattern on a half-zip blouse), the brand took inspiration from the foliage of Oasi Zegna, a biellese Alps nature reserve that was at the center of a 1930s reforestation campaign led by the brand’s founder of the same name. Dior MenKim Jones, meanwhile, fell in love with the work of Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo and created an entire collection in dialogue with the artist’s vibrant portraiture.
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