Tuesday, March 06, 2007

who's the vain one now?



I was recently told that "fashion is architecture's vain little sister." Well, perhaps Architecture has been setting the Narcissistic example all along. I was floored by the interior of the Longchamp store in SoHo, designed by Thomas Heatherwick. The store houses a three-story staircase, made from 55 tons of hot-rolled steel with acrylic-like panels based on aerospace windshields hanging from the handrails. Thanks to Wired and Tim McKeough for the information. Photo by David S. Allee.

This almost makes Viktor & Rolf and Balenciaga look tame. Almost.

from Balenciaga's Spring 2007 collection

2 Comments:

Blogger discothequechic said...

Bloody hell!
Its amazing, if a little extravagant.

well, a lot.

S xx

9:31 AM  
Blogger Jennine said...

Wow, it's amazing like when the Prada store in Soho opened, when was that? 2001? 2002? Anyway, it's striking.

11:10 AM  

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