|One of the few photos I took |
inside the museum. Gold Sandals
with Toe and Finger Stalls
My second stop of the morning was to finally meet Ruthie Davis in person. I will be doing a separate blog on her, but it was pure luck she was in town. My original interview for Raine Magazine about a year and a half ago had to be done by Skype which is okay, but there is nothing like meeting someone face-to-face. I managed to catch her 3 days before she headed to Italy, so obviously a meant to be.
I also managed to pop by the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a few hours. While having a walk through at the MOMA and the Guggenheim worked out okay - I was totally overwhelmed here. There is absolutely no way to walk through and absorb anything in a couple hours. Lesson learned. Next time I will organize at least a half a day twice during the week I am in NYC and will probably look into the guided digital tour at least one of those days. What was really fun was the sheer number of people on the steps outside. The centre right and left section of stairs held people listening to a musician on one side and a singing group on the other. Only the middle section or those on the far sides were open to get into the museum The other thing I loved were the two older men sketching in the Greek section.
|Look at how crowded the steps are at the museum|
|A variety of music on Sax and Clarinet|
|Music similar to the Nylons|
|Above - them working. To the left the|
sculpture they were drawing.
Yohji Yamamoto (left) - This award winning Belgium designer made his Paris debut in 1981. He is among the master tailors whose work is considered "genius". Yamamoto is known for both an avant-garde spirit in his clothing as well as creating designs far removed from current trends. Martin Margiela (right) - This Belgium designer has freelanced and also worked under Jean Paul Gaultier, was the creative director of Hermès and was a member of the radical Antwerp Six. He launched his own label in 1989. Margiela famously redesigns by hand objects such as old wigs, canvases and silk scarves, turning them into couture garments.
Jun Takahashi of Under Cover - Takahashi has been called “the essence of Japanese cool” and “a powerful new fashion force. He sometimes explores the dark side of fashion in a way that is both disturbing and romantic. Following in a line of Japanese avant-garde designers, his designs transcend classic notions of beauty.
Noir - Danish fashion label NOIR is known its sultry high style, but it is also gaining recognition for its focus on ethical and environmental concerns.NOIR partners with the textile manufacturing company Illuminati II, which provides certified organic cotton from Uganda. Workers are treated well and paid fairly, and the boost that NOIR gives to their economy provides such basic necessities as medicine and water wells.