COLOR ME BEAUTIFUL: Nondescript navy blue scaffolding would just not do for Tiffany & Co.'s Fifth Avenue flagship. The brand behind the little blue box tapped Ruben Toledo to do an eye-popping illustration for its storefront while its under construction. He imagined a street scene with stylish pedestrians in colorful threads.
Passersby — and there are plenty at 57th and Fifth — will spot three variations of the Holly Golightly character Audrey Hepburn played in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Robert Rufino, creative director at Tiffany, also landed a cameo in the cheerful mural, as did his Jack Russell terrier, Windsor, named after the Duke of Windsor.
Toledo is quickly winning admirers with his latest project, which will be on display all summer. “That corner seems to be the center of the world in some weird way. You can bump into anyone there,” Toledo said. “We seem to run into friends from all different countries there.”
Man-on-the-street photographer Bill Cunningham often stakes out that intersection to capture fashion trends. True to form, he was the first to send Toledo a photo.
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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?"