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Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
YSL "L'Amour Fou," film poster

More a story about business rather than a story about love, this well-edited film is a fascinating weave of documentary footage, archival photographs, and superbly set-up architectural shots. “L’Amour Fou” is a perfectly framed portrait of Pierre Bergé, who was Yves Saint Laurent’s partner for some fifty years as well as his business partner behind […]

Bud dress

Couturiers are the last persons with a claim on the luxury of controlling one’s time. Their job is to keep up with the ghastly calendar of the fashion shows, each one requiring an entire new collection based on a new concept. To think that this happens four times a year in addition to the production […]

Courtesy of The Museum at FIT

The Royal Wedding took center stage this weekend. Most of the anticipation revolved around the identity of the designer assigned with the tremendous task of dressing the future Queen of England on her wedding day. Not much speculation was allowed on Prince William’s attire. The Palace had issued a press release on April 28 (the […]