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1 SLINKY SEV­EN­TIES Known for its fluid, sen­sual aes­thetic, Gucci was a nat­u­ral choice for cos­tume de­signer Michael Wilkin­son while dress­ing Amy Adams in the film Amer­i­can Hus­tle.


Les Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs in Paris hon­ours Bel­gian de­signer Dries Van Noten with a ret­ro­spec­tive of his work. The de­signer was given per­mis­sion to repli­cate 19th-Cen­tury prints from the mu­seum’s archives for his Spring/Sum­mer ’14 men’s col­lec­tion. Also in Paris, the Grand Palais high­lights Cartier’s il­lus­tri­ous his­tory and its role in the lives of the rich and fa­mous, while another Parisian jew­eller, Joel Arthur Rosen­thal, shows his amaz­ing cre­ations at the Met in New York. In Lon­don, Som­er­set House cel­e­brates the ex­tra­or­di­nary wardrobe of the late Is­abella Blow with the ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘Is­abella Blow: Fash­ion Ga­lore!’ The col­lec­tion, now owned by Daphne Guin­ness, in­cludes pieces from Alexan­der McQueen, Philip Treacy, and Hus­sein Cha­layan. ‘Dries Van Noten’ is at Les Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs, Paris, from Fe­bru­ary 28 to Au­gust 31. www.lesarts­dec­o­rat­; ‘Cartier: Style and His­tory’ is at the Grand Palais, Paris, un­til Fe­bru­ary 16. www.grand­; ‘Jewels by JAR’ is at the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum of Art, New York, un­til March 9. www.met­mu­; ‘Is­abella Blow: Fash­ion Ga­lore!’ is on now un­til March 2. www.som­er­set­


Be­gin­ning its jour­ney in KL, TAG Heuer launches a trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion ‘La Mai­son’. On dis­play will be the Heuer fam­ily’s pri­vate trea­sures as well as live move­ment as­sem­bly demon­stra­tions. “Each piece is a pre­cious mem­ber of my fam­ily,” says Jack Heuer. “From the old­est stop­watch to the new­est chrono­graph, they show who we are and what we’re made of. I’m de­lighted that the whole world will fi­nally have the op­por­tu­nity to see and share this with us, to know us by our proud­est achieve­ments, most breath­tak­ing cre­ations, and most in­tense mo­ments.” ‘ La Mai­son’ will be at Pavil­ion KL from Fe­bru­ary 19 for a week.


Men’s-in­spired slip­pers con­tinue to be the rage this sea­son, rein­ter­preted in new tex­tures and colours. The Sab­rina loafer from Cole Haan comes in rich vel­vet and hair­calf with gros­grain trim for an el­e­gant and more tra­di­tional take on the shoe, while Stuart Weitz­man of­fers an edgier ver­sion with gold studs and zip­per de­tail­ing on the heel. Or go for a leop­ard-print pony­hair ver­sion from French Sole, guar­an­teed to be a wardrobe sta­ple.

Gucci Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

In­side the trav­el­ling ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘ La Mai­son’ ‘ La Mai­son’ Ni­cholas be­gins its global tour Kirk­wood in KL

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

The Duchess of Wind­sor wear­ing her amethyst, turquoise, and di­a­mond neck­lace cre­ated by Cartier in 1947

Is­abella Blow

A de­sign draw­ing from Cartier of a yel­low gold ring set with emer­alds, di­a­monds, and a coral cabo­chon, com­mis­sioned by the Duchess of Wind­sor circa 1947

Slip­pers, Cole Haan

Slip­pers, Stuart Weitz­man

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