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Wednesday September 28, 2011 1:44 pm

If you weren’t fortunate enough to see the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art — I missed seeing it by mere minutes as I approached the ticket counter hopelessly out of breath only for a MET guard to look me up and down to tell me the exhibit was closed for the day — then you have but a few days to not miss another giant. It is with this disappointment in mind that call attention to the final days of an extraordinary exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal.

Wednesday September 28, 2011 9:30 am

There’s the crafty homespun variety—think patched jeans and knitted sweaters—and the luxe version, achieved by combining elements like zebra-print calf hair and emerald-green python skin on a chain-strap handbag. Whatever your style, update it with some of these patchwork pieces this season.

Tuesday September 27, 2011 4:28 pm

Espresso or caffé as it is simply known in Italy is brewed by forcing nearly boiling water under high pressure through finely ground coffee beans. The result is both simple and refined and yet packs a punch of which other coffee styled beverages could only dream. The same is likewise true for the seven days of Milan Fashion Week, which in practice are more like six when one looks past the periphery and considers the concentration of shows. Compared to the eight days of New York and Paris, Milan gets right to it, pronto. To daisy-chain this metaphor even further, the same is also true of our models walking the runways of the Italian fashion capital.

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