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Let’s Go: The Orchid Show at The NYBG!

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There are certain long-running cultural attractions here in NYC that you can ‘sit on’ a bit before making a definitive plan to check it out in person, but the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden  (NYBG) is not one of those the things; this year’s exhibit ends May 1st, which means you have less than one week to get there. Here are some reasons why you should go.

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Eye On Design: May Queen Dress from Midsommar

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In the 2019 Folk Horror film Misommar,  the May Queen Dress is worn by lead character Dani (played by Florence Pugh) in the story’s intense concluding sequences. The elaborate gown features 10,000 silk flowers, including forget-me-nots, sweet peas, and butter cups, and weighs 30 pounds.

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Eye On Design: Mao Zedong Dress By Vivienne Tam

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Vivienne Tam has often explored her Chinese heritage through fashion. Her spring 1995 collection, made with artist Zhang Hongtu, featured satirical images of Mao Zedong, formal chairman of the Communist Party of China.

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Eye On Design: Christian Francis Roth, Crayon Dress

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Humor: That quality in an expression of ideas which appeals to a sense of the ludicrous or absurdly incongruous; a comic or amusing quality.

Christian Francis Roth brings both wit and flawless workmanship to his designs; as  Roth himself noted, without quality the humor of his fashions would fall flat.

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Eye On Design: Alchimiste Ensemble For House of Dior

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Maria Grazia Chiuri (born 1964 Rome, Italy) is the first woman to be appointed artistic Director at Christian Dior. She established herself as an activist designer with the slogans she incorporated into her first ready-to-wear collection, most famously “We should all be feminists,” from the title of a 2014 essay by Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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