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The “Gem of Chelsea” is bidding farewell

The “Gem of Chelsea” is bidding farewell

By Paul Anel          December 16, 2011

On this December 29, one of the greatest adventures of the last decade in New York City will come to an end. The "gem of Chelsea," as it was rightfully nicknamed, will no longer shine on the corner of 22nd Street and 11th Avenue. The Chelsea Art Museum is closing its doors.

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A Legacy of Dignity and Detail

A Legacy of Dignity and Detail

By Renée Kurz          December 9, 2011

François Lesage valiantly upheld the honor and tradition of couture embroidery from the time he was 20, when he took over his father’s atelier in Paris, until his death on December 1st at the age of 82. His clients’ names? Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, and Karl Lagerfeld. LoC’s contributor Renée Kurz met his son Jean-François and worked with him in India. She unveils for us hidden and mesmerizing patterns beyond the luxuary craft…

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Shedding New Light on 9/11 Tragedy

Shedding New Light on 9/11 Tragedy

By Paul Anel       December 2nd, 2011

The World Trade Center "Transportation Hub," designed by Santiago Calatrava, speaks about architecture's capacity to transform a functional space into a sacred one, and to shed new light on a dark memory.

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