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Top Ten Spy Pics of People Looking at Art

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One thing I am obsessive about when it comes to photographing art for this site is that there be no people in the frame. This requires great patience, because you never know how long you will have to wait for other art fans, who have every right to dawdle in front of their favorite paintings or sculptures, to move before the coast is clear and you can get the shot. On the other hand, there are times when the point is to get the infamous ‘Spy Pic’ of the onlooker in front of the artwork, because he or she is a work of art themselves! Please enjoy a few of  my secret snaps of the People of New York looking at art from my ever-growing collection!

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Eye On Design: Tristan Detwiler For Stan, Quilted Ensemble

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“America is not like a blanket — one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt  — many patches, many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread.”

— Jesse Jackson, 1984 Democratic National Convention

Tristan Detwiler (b. 1997) began reworking antique quilts into garments in 2018. A chance encounter with 80-year old quilt maker Claire McKarns introduced Detwiler to the Bumann Quilters of Olivenhain, California. After becoming a member, he applied the groups shared knowledge to his autumn/winter 2021-22 collection.

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Eye On Design: Trapeze Summer Dress By YSL for House of Dior

trapeze dress ysl dior photo by gail worley
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Yves Saint Laurent  was hired was hired as Christian Dior’s assistant designer in June 1955. When Dior suddenly died in 1957 — even though he had expressed a desire for Saint Laurent to succeed him — the fashion house’s management was initially hesitant about putting its empire, which by then accounted for more than half of all French haute couture exports, in the hands of a 21-year-old.

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Eye On Design: Rodarte Evening Dress with Roses

rodarte evening dress photo by gail worley
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Flowers often feature in Rodarte’s collections. In this dress (Spring 2007), the use of oversized silk roses in variegated shades of silk tulle make a bold and striking statement. For the spring 2019 collection, Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy commissioned hairstylist Odile Gilbert to make hair sculptures from fresh roses, which were widely acclaimed.

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion, on View at The Museum at FIT Through November 28th, 2021.

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Eye On Design: Marilyn Minter-Inspired Clutch Purses

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If you are a fan of wearable art, then you will want to know about this partnering of the Edie Parker acrylic clutch bag brand with legendary visual artist, Marilyn Minter, in the form of two stunning collectible hand bags

The Jean clutch handbag (in white pearlescent with silver kiss-lock hardware closure) features the artist’s Glitter Mouth, while the Carol clutch (in nude pearlescent with gold kiss-lock hardware closure) features Minter’s Wet Kiss — two surreal and sexy artworks by the celebrated artist.

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Eye On Design: La Sylphide Dress By Charles James

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The La Sylphide Gown, designed by Charles James, was worn by Miss Esme O’Brien when she came out as a New York debutante in 1937 (a sylph is a lovely, slim young woman or girl).

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We’re Back! Happy 4th Of July!

Have a safe and Happy 4th of July Dear Readers, and be sure to wear something comfortable and maybe a little bit patriotic!  Please follow The ‘Gig on Instagram by clicking on the above image!