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Kanye West reimagines Gap’s Times Square flagship for the Yeezy Gap partnership.
“Shortly after being announced, Gap kicked off the physical store expansion of its YEEZY GAP partnership with Kanye West. The inaugural retail expression served as the first time YEEZY GAP products were available for purchase at a physical retail location, which happened to be Gap’s Time Square flagship. The ‘pop-up’ starts off plans of YEEZY GAP hitting Gap locations throughout the United States soon. Customers that made it into the store were greeted to a stripped-back space lined with surplus bags filled with a selection of YEEZY GAP ENGINEERED BY BALENCIAGA styles.” [H/T Hypebeast]
Authorities may have found a Fabergé egg on a yacht seized from a Russian oligarch.
“A Fabergé egg may be among the items found on a yacht seized from a Russian oligarch, the US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Wednesday. Fabergé items were gifts favored by the Romanovs before the Bolshevik Revolution, and revelations surrounding them always stir up the art world. A photograph of the egg has yet to be released, leading to heightened speculation.” [H/T The Art Newspaper]
Miami Beach voters will decide the fate of Frank Gehry’s plan for the Deauville Hotel.
“How the next chapter unfolds for the (controversially) demolition-bound Deauville Beach Resort, an iconic 1957 hotel in the North Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, will be left up to voters when they head to the polls this November. On July 20, the Miami Beach City Commission voted to advance a Frank Gehry–designed redevelopment plan for the oceanfront site led by Related Companies chairman Stephen Ross. The New York–based developer behind Hudson Yards has deep ties to South Florida as he grew up in Miami Beach and is owner of the Miami Dolphins.” [H/T The Architect’s Newspaper]
Fashion magazine turned fashion label 032c unveils its first standalone store in Berlin.
The Berlin-based cult fashion magazine-cum-fashion label 032c unveiled its first standalone store, dubbed “032c Workshop,” on July 23. Designed by husband-and-wife duo Joerg and Maria Koch alongside Davide Rizzo Architects, the space features a gallery in the front. This exhibition will display rotating work by artists and collaborators, starting with Sterling Ruby, the Gagosian-represented artist and the designer behind S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. It’ll be “culture in the front, commerce in the back,” said Joerg Koch. [H/T Business of Fashion]
Rivian’s fleet of 100,000 electric delivery vans may help Amazon reduce its emissions.
“Nearly three years ago, Amazon announced that it would buy 100,000 custom-made delivery vehicles from Rivian, a fledgling maker of electric vehicles. On Thursday, after some delays, the companies said hundreds of the vans were finally on the road. The battery-powered trucks are crucial to Rivian’s business plan and survival in a very competitive auto industry. And they are an important element of Amazon’s plan to limit carbon emissions as it builds its own fleet and relies less on contractors like UPS to deliver billions of orders of toothpaste, hair dryers, dog toys and sundry other products.” [H/T The New York Times]
An in-development theatre production will highlight the life and work of Frida Kahlo.
Painters—mostly male—have long been the subject of stage shows, like ones about Mark Rothko, Georges Seurat, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucian Freud and even a group of miners who painted in Newcastle, England. Next up is Frida Kahlo. The icon, whose art is as immediate and unsentimental as her own fight with adversity, will be the subject of an upcoming musical with music by Mexican composer Jaime Lozano and lyrics by the Obie Award-winning playwright Neena Beber. The musical has the blessing of the Kahlo family—universal rights owners of the Frida Kahlo estate represented by Alfonso Durán—alongside BTF Media and theatrical producer Valentina Berger. [H/T Associated Press]
Today’s attractive distractions:
You can rent The Godfather mansion on Staten Island as a holiday home.