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New York City Ballet Fall Gala

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Fashion is en pointe! New York Fashion Week may have ended, but the world of fashion will descend once again upon Lincoln Center on September 23rd at the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala. For the past 3 years, designers have collaborated with chorographers for the New York City Ballet Fall Gala.  This year, a total of 5 Designers have collaborated with 5 choreographers to design costumes for this season’s debut. Valentino Garavani was the…

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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

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As the Whitney Museum of American Art gets ready to exit this building, it seems quite fitting that they would go out with a retrospective teeming with controversy, just like their move. Jeff Koons’ retrospective has over 150 pieces of work and spans from 1978-to present. Jeff Koons creates incendiary Art.  His work and subject matter have, and always will be, provocative and evocative. Koons himself is the consummate “Explorer” of commercialism and consumerism. Whether…

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Cripple of Inishmaan

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What do you get when you have a cripple, a fiery redhead, a goose, a cat, a vendetta, a town gossip and a lady that talks to rocks?  You get the pure genius of Martin McDonagh’s play The Cripple of Inishmaan. The verbal jousting and cattle prodding of insults are continuous, yet this play shows that the human spirit is fragile. The Cripple of Inishmaanis set in a very sleepy little island off the coast of Ireland….

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

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From the get-go this is a showstopper! The first thing that you see when you enter is two beautiful photographs of Madonnas from his  “Virgins” collection.  You are literally being birthed into the world of Gaultier and about to have a religious fashion experience.  Gaultier’s Madonnas are stylish Virgin High Priestesses with beautiful headdresses and long, straight, Cher-likehair. Each one is dressed in clothing containing religious iconography on it.  Whether it is a picture of…

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