The heights of talent.
Manolo Blahnik’s legendary high heels, as worn by Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City”) or Kirsten Dunst (Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette”), have always caused a stir amongst the big names in fashion writing. An anthology of forty years of expertise and heady sex appeal.
> “Manolo’s New Shoes”,Suzy Menkes, Grace Coddington,Milena Canonero, Amy Fine Collins and Carlos Garcia Calvo, published by Thames & Hudson.
Consuelo castiglioni, creative director at marni, combines bohemian and eclectic influences and works wonders with rare prints to turn her clothes into timeless pieces. she draws on the work of artists to offer a new interpretation of fashion codes. this season, her inspiration is the colourful and naïve work of the british painter gary hume.
> Marni top. www.marni.com
Odile Decq, the punk of architecture, has completed a full-scale renovation of the MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome founded in 1999. The museum is housed in industrial buildings and is now definitively opening all of its wings. The suspended area hosts work by Daniel Buren and provides a stunning walk-through that Decq has dressed in black, red and grey. The furnishings of this grandiose arena dedicated to artists from 1960-2000 are by Poltrona Frau. Rome is now an open city...