PARIS — Skins grown in a lab. For shoppers of luxury leather goods, such a concept could take some mental adjustment. But with fur a taboo subject and premium skins limited in supply, biofabricated alternatives to animal byproducts could soon be part of the scenery.
Deep science takes time. But over the past five years, pioneers of a new animal-free material world have emerged on the landscape. These include New York’s Modern Meadow, a bioleather specialist that counts luxury veteran Anna Bakst on its board, and Bolt Threads, the Emeryville, Calif.-based materials innovation start-up specializing in synthetic spider silk.
The first retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed at the Denver Art Museum — and though the exhibition is a continuation of the 70th-anniversary display that bowed in Paris in 2017, “Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve,” the DAM show offers an entirely new look at the legacy of the house, and its relationship to the world, writes @leighen .
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Norwegian musician Anna of the North (a.k.a. Anna Lotterud ) has had a rapid rise in the U.S., thanks to her song “Lovers” which was included in this summer’s Netflix hit “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Next up, a show at Terminal 5. “I’ve never actually done promo or anything in the U.S. before so it’ll be interesting to see,” she tells @leighen . “Because of the Internet I’ve always had American listeners but never been here [playing music].” 📸: @jilliansollazzo #wwdeye