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April 19 2014

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Designers Offer A Few Precious Metals

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This Fall, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design celebrates its second anniversary. The traditional gift for such an occasion, as any bride can tell you, is metal, so that’s what the museum’s well-wishers are offering: All manner of metal art, jewelry, clothes, and craft, which will be sold at its annual gala on October 18th to raise money for its educational programs. Arts and design being top of mind for the fashion set as well as fine artists, plenty of style-world types are involved: The host committee for the Metal Ball includes Chris Benz, Duckie Brown‘s Steven Cox and Daniel Silver, Pamela Love, Mandy Coon, and (full disclosure) yours truly. The list of artists donating is even more impressive. Richard Meier, Michael Stipe, Rogan Gregory, and Robert Lee Morris have all donated metal items for the cause; I’ve got my eye on the enormous metal urn (left), contributed by designer-cum-interiors-guru Rick Owens. It’ll go perfectly with that one-ton Owens alabaster bed I’ve had my eye on. For tickets and more information, visit www.themetalball.com.

Photo: Courtesy of MAD

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  1. Peaches101 says:

    A huge array of metallic objects are now being used in jewelry, clothes and crafts. This new culture is called Steampunk. Steampunk culture is sophisticated and respectful and has already influenced everything from product design to fine art and fashion, and now it’s rapidly making it’s way onto peoples skin!

    Peaches Le’conte