Alexander Cavaluzzo

Post image for The Whimsy and Wit of Isaac Mizrahi

Oversized frog heads; a thin, silk faille gown swathed in a cotton candy-colored parka; a cacophony of plaids, polka dots, chevrons, furs, sequins, feathers, tribal prints, and religious iconography. This is the world of Isaac Mizrahi, on view at the Jewish Museum.

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Post image for The Evolution of Dressmaking, from Hand- to Machine-Made

A clever way of telling if a piece of clothing is a knock-off is to look at the stitching: if it’s crooked, it’s probably been hastily assembled in some sweatshop; if it’s straight, it’s been meticulously formed with the utmost sensitivity to detail in an atelier.

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Post image for The Fairy-Tale World of Fashion

Whether it’s the click of silver slippers or a gown of gold descending from the branches of a tree, fashion and clothing have a unique presence in fairy tales.

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Post image for Beautiful Surprises and Surprising Depth at Cooper Hewitt’s Design Triennial

If beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, the curators of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum faced a daunting task when they chose beauty for the latest design triennial’s theme.

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Post image for In Cindy Sherman’s Street Style Satire, the Joke’s on Her

Chameleonic photographer Cindy Sherman is featured in March’s Harper’s Bazaar in a send-up of street style Instagrammers that makes both the artist and the magazine look out of date and tone deaf.

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Post image for A Fashion Icon Who Championed the Power of Personal Style

The Art of Style paints a stunning portrait of Jacqueline de Ribes, superficially a woman who embodied glamor and grace, but a peek beneath the surface showcases the broader complexities of her as an individual and creator.

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Post image for On Staten Island, an Artist Floats New Ideas for Life Jackets

Surfing along New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry, a fairly tranquil experience were it not for the tourists snapchatting the Statue of Liberty, can still cause a bit of anxiety.

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Post image for Of Death and Disco Balls: Nightlife Art as Activism

An oversize facsimile of Rush poppers, tipped over, pouring out its viscous contents: this example of underground gay iconography blown up to almost belligerent proportions perfectly represents the aims of Party Out of Bounds: Nightlife as Activism Since 1980.

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Post image for 3D Printing the Future of Fashion

Last month’s spring/summer 2016 collection presentations are quickly fading from memory, and we as a culture are in the throes of divination. What’s the next trend? What’s the new black? Will fringe be back?

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Post image for Rare Stephen Sprouse Sketches Shine a Light on the 1980s Style Icon

If there were ever a fashion world equivalent of Andy Warhol, the universe found it in Downtown street kid Stephen Sprouse.

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