Summer Roundup! Hot Town, Summer in the City

Sure is August in NYC right now.  The city really gives a lot to people who stay in town.  Right now there are a bunch of shows I love.

From the Antonio Lopez show, photo by Scott Bodenner

Portrait of Mariana de Silva y Sarmiento, duquesa de Huescar (1740-1794) from

The Met is doing double duty with Unfinished and Manus x Machina.  Unfinished is at the Met Breuer, whose renovation is understated and stunning.  The floor of not modern art delivers a view into the workings of artists that we never get to see.   There is a room of Turner paintings found in his studio after his death.  They are only background- it's unclear if the boat had yet to be added or if he had made the leap to pure abstraction.  What is clear is that I cried a little in there.  It's up until 4 September

Manus x Machina is a showstopper because who doesn't love handmade vs computers.  Everyone winsAND there are four Fortuny Delphos dresses on display!  The show is up until 5 September.

FIT's gallery has a hot hot small show called Uniformity.  Beautiful and susinct.  Totally worth a visit before 19 November.  Starting 23 September FIT is showing Proust's Muse, The Countess Greffulhe.  Based on this dress alone it's gonna be great:

House of Worth, tea gown, blue cut velvet on a green satin ground, Valenciennes lace, circa 1897. © Stéphane Piera/Galliera/Roger-Viollet.

El Museo Del Barrio has a show on Antonio Lopez.  I love this show so so much.  Antonio's brief career had a huge influence on fashion at the time and was formative for both Fabio and I.

Finally my dear friend Randal Stoltzfus is showing on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman starting 16 August.  That's two great tastes that go great together!