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Lessons In Excellency: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s Outstanding New Design For The Park Avenue Armory

Presenting the new design for the Park Avenue armory, by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. The $200-million restoration is expected to be completed by 2015, says The New York Times. Image below: one of the two rooms that have been completed. It includes a chandelier designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

Image via Fred R. Conrad for The New York Times.

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EXCELLENT JOKE. OR NOT… THOM BROWNE for Fall/Winter 2010

Presenting, for your consideration and purchase, the superbly rendered and tailored, self-mocking, tongue-in-cheek Fall/Winter 2010 collection of His Excellency Thom Browne, recently refinanced prince of the much-copied and influential shrunken suit silhouette and high-water pants look for men, presented at the opulent Park Avenue Armory in New York, featuring exaggeratedly oversize sweaters with extra long sleeves, gigantic briefcases and duffel bags, gender-bending dresses for men, plus other Outstanding looks festooned with raccoon tails as decorative fringe. Also: muffs and pink gloves. And, of course, a pillbox hat with a tail. Full collection slideshow at WWD.com.

The joke's on you (and, perhaps, your wallet): His Excellency Thom Browne's Fall/Winter 2010 looks for the financially, and sexually, secure well-dressed man. Image by Imaxtree via Nymag.com.

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SHAKESPEAREAN EXCELLENCE: THE ROYAL SHAKEPEARE COMPANY AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Announcing the upcoming 2011 summer residency of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the newly constructed theater inside the Park Avenue Armory, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, in New York City. One of the most famous classical theater companies in the world, the Royal Shakespeare Company will bring 44 actors, 23 musicians and about 30 other artists to New York from its Stratford-upon-Avon home for 45 performances of Shakespearian works in repertory from July 6 to Aug. 14, 2011. The five plays will be chosen from the company’s current lineup: Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, King Lear,  Romeo and Juliet and The Winter’s Tale. Information via The New York Times.

A computer rendering of the full-scale replica of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new Stratford-upon-Avon auditorium, which will be constructed in the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Image via dbox inc., via nytimes.com.

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