Outstanding historical proof: September 1978: Diane von Fürstenberg and Ara Gallant at a party for Egon Von Fürstenberg‘s book The Power Look.
Presenting, for your consideration, the city of Chicago, Illinois. Outstanding. Excellently.
The legendarily Outstanding Debbie Harry as seen in the exhibition “Andy Warhol: Photographer” on view at New York’s Danziger Gallery until April 21.
Information via Laura Raskin for Architectural Record: “Rendering Denmark’s second-largest city in 52 colors, artist Olafur Eliasson has perched his permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama” on delicate columns 12 feet above the roof of the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus. Curved glass panels progress along the UFO-like structure. Visitors do, too, as they walk the 490-foot-long circular path, which opened in May. Each laminated pane of glass contains a color foil and was manufactured to withstand harsh weather. Recessed lighting in the walkway sets the building aglow at night. With Viking roots stretching back to the eighth century, Aarhus is a waterfront town and home to architectural gems that get great billing from the installation’s 360-degree views. Eliasson says that “Panorama” is a lighthouse: “The work becomes a compass in time and space.””
BURGEONING COLOR TREND ALERT: As Outstandingly explained by Jane Herman for The Moment blog of The New York Times: “The top contender: green, and more specifically pale, mellow, minty green, introduced in the resort collections as a prelude to spring’s more pastel-centric palette (only a few months away). This green’s dustier renditions — as seen on the spring runway at Theyskens’ Theory — act similar to a khaki or olive green and can be worn as easily.”
From left to right: Yolanda Sacristan, Spain (seated); Kirstie Clements, Australia (middle); Anaita Adajania, India (back); Christiane Arp, Germany (seated); Angelica Cheung, China (standing); Franca Sozzani, Italy (seated); Mitsuko Watanabe, Japan (standing); Anna Wintour, U.S. (seated); Emmanuelle Alt, France (reclining); Alexandra Shulman, U.K. (seated); Victoria Davydova, Russia (standing); Anna Harvey, representing Brazil and Greece (seated); Seda Domanic, Turkey (seated); Myung Hee Lee, Korea (seated); Rosalie Huang,Taiwan (standing); Eva Hughes, Mexico and Latin America (standing), and Paula Mateus, Portugal (seated).
Karen Knorr is an American photographer living in London who was born in Germany, grew up in Puerto Rico and went to art school in Paris and London. Info via The New York Times.
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.