NEW YORK — Love, Bleecker, a program to revitalize the West Village’s picturesque Bleecker Street, which fell on hard times in the Aughts and never fully recovered — 25 percent of the shops are now empty — will kick off on Sept. 24 with new retailers, art projects and activations aimed at restoring the thoroughfare’s long-term health, winning over the community and eventually, attracting tourists.
Conceived by Brookfield Property Group, which last spring acquired seven retail spaces at depressed prices, the real estate company hired creative strategy and development firm Skylight to position Bleecker Street as a place to find art, commerce and culture.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .