Those who like a little fashion with their art and a little art with their fashion will find themselves in fusion heaven starting tonight when (if installation continues as planned) the curtain rises on the new windows at the Madison Avenue flagship of Barneys New York.
Nine months in the making, the installation marks a collaboration between the store and the Athens-based Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, founded and run by the renowned art collector Dakis Joannou. The store’s press materials call the windows, on view through July 4, a “public art event in New York City,” to be feted Tuesday night with a big party at the store, including a performance by John Bock.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"