MATISSE’S FINE THREADS: An upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will examine Henri Matisse’s lifelong fascination with textiles and how that affected his art. The first public display of the artist’s collection of textiles, costumes and carpets will be included in “Matisse: The Fabric of Dreams — His Art and His Textiles,” which bows June 23 and runs through Sept. 25.

ALL IN THE NAME: Yolanda’s of Boston, a specialty store that offers an array of services including a florist, bakery and fitness club, has changed its name to The Event Center at Yolanda’s. Popular with brides, the company aims to share its expertise with a wider base of customers. “Baywatch” actor David Chokachi will help spread the news about the name change by making an appearance at the store Saturday.

ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID: CK Bradley, a New York-based dress label and three-store operation, has introduced bridesmaids’ dresses. Dresses retail from $340 to $610. The collection is expected to generate $250,000 in first-year wholesale volume, a spokeswoman said. CK Bradley’s fourth store will open in Charlottesville, Va. by July 1.

This story first appeared in the June 14, 2005 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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