The first Monday in May 2021 has come and gone with no glamourous over-the-top Met Costume Institute Gala. Ugh! The good news is that this fall there will be a modified event. And the Mother of Them All is scheduled to return in May 2022. In the meantime, we’ve shared our favorite gowns from galas past. And now we’re sharing our best photos of the poignant and haunting “About Time: Fashion and Duration” 2020 exhibit at The Met in New York. Whether you saw it and want to relive it – or missed it due to the Great Lockdown – it was one of the most moving and beautiful of all. Here are some of highlights.
Let’s face it: the idea of fashion during the coronavirus pandemic has been largely irrelevant – and reasonably dull. Like how many different ways are there to style an old tee and a pair of sweatpants? However, the sharp-eyed observers at New York Magazine have spotlighted a quiet fashion trend on the streets of New York that we might all love for the upcoming summer. It’s called “Zizmorcore,” and it was born in the subway. Curious to hear more? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has answers on what the 2021 “Zizmorcore” fashion trend is, and 10 easy looks that are the best to buy now – including apparel and accessories – if you choose to embrace it this summer.
The most talked-about art exhibit of the spring season in New York this year isn’t happening at the Met. Or the Whitney. Or the MoMA. Nope, you’ll have to head north to take part in the “it” exhibition of the season. KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature has arrived at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in the Bronx. And it’s a must-see. Here are our best photos and favorite works of art from the 2021 Yayoi Kusama exhibit at New York Botanical Garden, a perfect outdoor sculpture installation to catch while you can.
Our best photos of the late winter New York Botanical Garden’s Spotlight on Orchids 2021, this year’s take on the NYBG annual Orchid Show.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a joyful time, and it can also be a perfect time to take a mini-vacation. But where to go? The top trips have some historic or thematic tie to the holiday, and a luxurious hotel to stay in, and at least one fantastic party, or parade, or wild bacchanalia. Good food and drink are preferred, but not required. If money is no object, and you can get away for a few days, here’s our surprising list of the 10 best trips to the top places in the world for a vacation to celebrate Irish heritage and Saint Patrick’s Day this year.