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Museums: Fashion Exhibitions Around the World

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ATLANTA

SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion
[1600 Peachtree St. NW]

  • Kaleidoscope Katrantzou
    Through Sept 22, 2019

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    BOSTON

    Museum of Fine Arts
    [465 Huntington Ave.]

    • Gender Bending Fashion
      Mar 21-Aug 25, 2019

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    CALAIS, FRANCE

    Museum of Fashion and Lace
    [135 quai du Commerce]

    • Olivier Theyskens, in Praesentia
      June 15, 2019-Jan 5, 2020

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    CHARLOTTE, NC

    Mint Museum Randolph
    [2730 Randolph Rd]

    • The Intertwined Designs of Virginia James Stellmacher
      through August 18, 2019

    Mint Museum UPTOWN
    [500 South Tryon Street]

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        DALLAS, TX

        Dallas Museum of Art
        [1717 North Harwood]

        • Dior: From Paris to the World
          May 19-Sept 1, 2019

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        DENVER, CO

        Denver Art Museum
        [100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway]

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        KENT, OH

        Kent State University Museum
        [515 Hilltop Dr.]

        • Beyond the Suit: Contemporary Menswear from the Collection of Alexandre Marr and Dominic Ludiciani
          Through June 30, 2019
        • Culture/Counterculture: Fashions of the 1960s and 70s
          Sept 20, 2019-Sept 6, 2020

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          LONDON

          Design Museum
          [224-238 Kensington High Street, London W86AG]

          Victoria and Albert Museum
          [Cromwell Rd.]

          • Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams
            Through July 14, 2019
          • Mary Quant
            Through Feb 16, 2020

          Fashion and Textile Museum
          [83 Bermondsey St.]

          • Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous 
            Sept 27, 2019-Jan 26, 2020

          Kensington Palace
          [Kensington Gardens W8 4PX]

          • Diana: Designing for a Princess
            Ongoing

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            NEW YORK CITY

            Metropolitan Museum of Art
            [Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.]

            • Camp: Notes on Fashion
              May 9-Sept 8, 2019

              Museum of the City of New York
              [1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.]

              • Worth & Mainbocher: Demystifying the Haute Couture
                *Online*

              The Museum at FIT
              [corner of 7th Avenue and 27th St]

              • Paris, Capital of Fashion
                Sept 6, 2019-Jan 4, 2020
              • Power Mode
                Dec 10, 2019-May 9, 2020  
              • Ballerina: Fashion's Modern Muse
                Feb 7-April 18, 2020
              Museum of Modern Art

              [MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island, City, NY 11101]

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              PARIS

              Palais Galleria City of Paris Fashion Museum
              10, rue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116

              • Back Side/Fashion from Behind
                July 5-Nov 17, 2019
                **Offsite**

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                PHILADELPHIA, PA

                Philadelphia Museum of Art
                [2600 Benjamic Franklin Parkway]

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                PHOENIX, AZ

                Phoenix Art Museum
                [1625 N. Central Ave.]

                • Flora
                  Through Aug 18, 2019

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                TORONTO

                Bata Shoe Museum
                [327 Bloor St. West]

                • Want: Desire, Design and Depression Era Footwear
                  Through Mar 30, 2020

                  


                RESTAURANTS WE LOVE

                NEW YORK CITY

                Basso56 
                [Chef/owner Paolo Marco Catini serves up classic regional fare from his native Abruzzo as well as original dishes that reflect his passion for sharing the abundant variety of foods each season offers. If you need a pre-theater dinner near Carnegie Hall, this is the place]
                234 West 56th St. 
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                Benoit
                [Yes, we know acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse has 24 restaurants in 8 countries, and, no, we were never tempted to book a table at either of his ill-advised earlier efforts in NYC, the grandiose Alain Ducasse at the Essex House or the less flamboyant Adour at the St. Regis. Our tastes are humbler and so Benoit, with chef Philippe Bertineau at the helm, has struck a resonant chord  with his "menu that celebrates traditional French cuisine  with modern technique, seasonal ingredients and a lighter hand."]
                60 W. 55th St.
                646-943-7373
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                Café Boulud
                 
                [French/eclectic, elegant, near The MET Breuer]
                Surrey Hotel, 20 E. 76th St. (between 5th & Madison) 
                212.772.2600
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                Café Sabarsky
                [Turn back the calendar a hundred years or so in this beautiful wood paneled room inspired by the great Viennese cafes of the early 20th century. Tucked into a ground floor corner of the elegant 1914 mansion which houses the Neue Gallery, the cafe's period furnishings include lighting fixtures by Joseph Hoffman, furniture by Adolph Loos and banquettes upholstered with fabric designed by Otto Wagner in 1912. The Viennese/German menu, of course, is in keeping with the ambience. Don't overlook the wonderful coffee, strudels and tortes-- on their own they make a great mid-morning or afternoon snack. And be sure to visit the museum upstairs which includes the not-to-be-missed Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt.]
                1048 5th Ave. @ 86th St.
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                Gloria 
                [Chef Diego Garcia grew up in coastal Mexico and the Napa Valley where he learned to love all manner of fish, and 4+ years of cooking at world-famous Le Bernardine honed his skill at cooking it. So, It's no surprise that his tightly edited menu here gives fish and vegetables center stage in preparations both sophisticated and delicious.The accompanying list of natural wines from France and California intrigues and the jalapeno cornbread starter shouldn't be missed.]
                401 W. 53rd St. • 212.956.0709
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                Il Buco Alimentari 

                [Rustic and relaxed, this market/restaurant serves impeccable Italian/Spanish comfort food from early 'til late.Start with a robust breakfast or just coffee and pastry; enjoy a relaxed lunch or grab a quick bite; meet a friend for a glass of wine and sample the house made salumi; experiment by sharing several small plates, or order a multi-course meal. Tables are scattered about and the atmosphere is noisy and welcoming. We found it to be just the right place for a delicious Sunday night supper.]
                53 Great Jones Street 
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                Loi Estiatorio
                [Ancient Greece gave the world great thinkers like Plato, remarkable poets and playrights, astoundingly beautiful sculpture and architecture. And also, according to chef Maria Loi, the pillars of the Mediterranean Diet now, centuries later, arguably the healthiest diet on Earth. Be that as it may, you can't go wrong here-- the freshest fish, olive oil, yogurt, grains, beans and leafy greens-- perfect ingredients, simply prepared and eaten in a comfortable room with friends... nothing tastes better than that.]
                132 W. 58th St.
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                Mercato
                [Comfortable and unpretentious, housed in an old brick building that 100 or so years ago was an Italian pastry shop, Mercato delivers family-style Italian cuisine from the owner Fabio Canardi's hometown in Puglia. In fact the menu is built around his mother's collection of recipes, so it includes lots of familiar old favorites. Comfort food, indeed, but comfort food at its best. ]
                352 W. 39th St. • 212.643.2000
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                Pepolino

                [It's no surprise that this restaurant makes you feel like you are dining in Firenze since the owners are veterans of that city's famous Cibreo. Our extremely charming waiter swore that the delicious octopus he brought us was prepared according to a recipe handed down from the Renaissance, and we were easy to convince.]
                281 W. Broadway
                (between Canal & Lispenard)
                212.966.9983
                visit their website

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                PizzArte

                [True Neapolitan pizza from ingredients to oven to execution--yum. And don't overlook the unusually varied winelist. This sleek pizza palace doubles as a gallery representing current artists from the area surrounding Naples, too. Bravo.]
                69 W. 55th St.

                212.247.3936
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                The Simone
                [This may be the Platonic Ideal of a sophisticated  NY restaurant--everything is just right from food to wine to service to atmosphere. Even the tables (daringly covered with white tablecloths, no less) are far enough apart to allow for private conversation. It's strictly for grown-ups, so leave your smart phone at home and be prepared to focus on the food, the wine and your dining companions.]
                151 E. 82nd St.
                212.772.8863
                visit their website

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                Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks @ Iguana

                [Sometimes the chance to hear some live music trumps dinner plans, so spend a Monday or Tuesdayevening listening to this terrific orchestra perform original arrangements of jazz from the 1920s and 1930s instead. Your toes will be tapping and if you get carried away, there's room to dance.]
                240 W. 54th St.
                212.765.5454

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