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Spotlight On: Coco Chanel

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  Coco Chanel. Gracefully rolling off the tongue, the name itself exudes a fierce confidence sewed together with a charming grace. Born August 18, 1983, Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel would grow up to revolutionize the fashion industry with her modernist mind, keen fashion sense, belief that women could sport the styles usually found on men, and of course, her little black ... Read More »

Spotlight On: The Galeries Lafayette

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From Marie Antoinette’s powdered wig to Coco Chanel’s little black dress, Paris has always been the hub of fashion. The Parisian fashion world—the pinnacle for fashion designers, models and anyone interested in what colors are a must-have for fall—has dominated in all things couture. So, in 1893 when a pair of entrepreneurs decided to open up a fashion store at ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Café de Flore

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With its vibrant red booths and celebrity clientele, relaxing comfortably atop their bright cushions, eating breakfast, drinking coffee or even sipping champagne, the Café de Flore in Paris is one the city’s quintessential cafés. It has consistently been a Mecca for writers, painters, fashion designers, actors and all those with an artsy and creative flare.   A historical landmark in ... Read More »

Spotlight On: Colette, Paris

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  For many of the fashion minded travelling to Paris there is one place that is a must as a first stop, Colette. This three level temple dedicated to fashion and design of all kinds, introduced a new way to shop when it opened its doors on the Right Bank in 1997. It’s equal parts boutique and art gallery—and undoubtedly ... Read More »

Spotlight On…The Costume Institute

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The Museum of Costume Art was founded by Aline Bernstein and Irene Lewisohn, who also founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, in New York in 1937. In 1946, the museum merged with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and became The Costume Institute and today its collection spans five continents and five centuries with over 35,000 garments and accessories.   The Costume Institute ... Read More »

News: Kooples Couples

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The French clothing brand The Kooples is about to open three of their first stand-alone stores in the UK. And they promise, they won’t be the only ones. The company that in two short years has taken over the young and trendy Paris scene is already imbedding itself in the world of London hipsters.   The Kooples was founded by ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to…5th Ave Holiday Windows and Shopping

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  It seems that during the holiday season in New York City, more people pilgrimage to the shops on 5th Avenue to gawk at the festive window displays rather than the clothing inside. And rightfully so. Each year, the shops of Fifth Avenue, from FAO Schwartz down to Lord & Taylor light-up the street with colorful and whimsical displays. Here’s ... Read More »

Spotlight On…10 Corso Como, Milan

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  A clothing store, an art gallery, a cafe and most recently, a three room hotel, 10 Corso Como is synonymous with cutting edge art and fashion in Milan. In an era that has seen the importance of Milanese fashion severely downgraded, 10 Corso Como is keeping the flame alive and roaring.   Founded by gallerist Carla Sozzani, sister of ... Read More »

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