FROM THE ARCHIVE: Somewhere along my route to becoming a gardener, I’d heard that planted rhubarb crowns wilted and died if you moved them.
For 33 years, Paloma Picasso, the youngest child of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and French artist Françoise Gilot, has inspired devotion among women. Picasso’s bold, sensual designs and her use of coloured gemstones have resulted in some of Tiffany & Co.’s acclaimed showpieces.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Every morning, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel walked the few steps to her “office”, where staff, alerted that she was en route, had already sprayed Chanel No. 5 on the staircase. Client fittings happened either in the salon downstairs, or upstairs in the area now occupied by Karl Lagerfeld.
Beneath all the light, colour, and exuberant personality of the interiors, passive energy mechanisms are at work, generating conspicuous energy savings.
Micheal Kors’s spring 2013 collection includes the Miranda bucket bag, which incorporates the well-structured lines on which Kors has built his reputation, along with that signature flash of gold-moniker hardware.
It’s hard to talk about art with Ian Wallace. Now 69, the man is a legendary figure in the galleries of Canada (and, indeed, the world). He’s often cited as the godfather of photoconceptualism, which is one of the more daunting, intellectual, and exacting territories of the art world.
When Want Passport opened up shop at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport last fall, heads turned. It is prim and proper, and it has a resolute purpose to fill every last space in any fashionable traveller’s carry-on.
Suzanne Valadon has been associated with the streets of Montmartre— from the days of the Paris Commune in 1871, far beyond her death in 1938, to the present day.
Before Louis Vuitton was the brand, it was one very stylish man. In 1888, that very Vuitton, together with his son Georges, developed a checkerboard motif of small brown and beige squares emblazoned upon canvas; he named it Damier.