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This spring '12 KENZO collection was the first with Opening Ceremony's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon as its Creative Directors, and way anticipated. The NYC duo has been wildly successful in coming up with interesting collaborations and in-house designs, and have plenty of talent, support, and know-how to liven up the decades-old Japanese brand. KENZO is known for exuberant colors and a youthful spirit, and the O.C. team took inspiration from their own archives, as well as painter Ellsworth Kelly to create a colorful, bold collection with fisherman motifs, American streetwear, and a "Parisian spirit." Die-hard KENZO fans—how'd they do? Did they stay true to the KENZO DNA, or did they take the fashion house to another place?
Photo: Courtesy of KENZO
All hail the mighty zoom lens! While we got a view of Olivia Palermo's engagement ring back in January, this week marks the first time we're able to admire its details close-up. Shocker: The bauble is gorgeous and just as perfect as you'd expect. Palermo's left ring finger is adorned with a sizable yellow diamond, two read
In his play Back to Methuselah, George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."
That's precisely why humans have been making art for 40,000 years, and writing about it at least since Pliny the Elder sat down to describe the beauty of Greek sculpture in his Natural read