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August 21 2014

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Threeasfour’s Food for Thought

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Threeasfour When most people think of food as fashion, images of Ring Pops, candy necklaces, or even edible panties may pop into their heads. Yet when Threeasfour’s Gabi Asfour considers the eatable sartorial, he comes up with techno-wire dresses crusted in fresh-baked challah bread. Go figure.

Last night at New York City’s Jewish Museum, Asfour, along with his Threeasfour co-designers Angela Donhauser and Adi Gil, showed just that: a trio of models in custom “fractal” garments coated in carbohydrates, for a performance piece dubbed Fest. “Tonight was great for this,” Asfour told Style.com. “It got cold, and now when you come in it smells even better, all this bread!”

The twist here was that the audience could look and also touch—patrons were invited to literally pluck their roll of choice off one of the girls, season it, and eat it. “We are using this as a unifying medium,” explained Asfour. “Almost everybody in the world has bread in their culture. It’s a unifying theme.” Kind of puts the term food for thought in a whole new context.

Though Fest was a one-night-only affair, Threeasfour is currently airing an exhibition at The Jewish Museum (where the label also presented its Spring ’14 collection in September) through February 2014 called Mer Ka Ba. Showcasing commonalities in language and text between such religions as Judaism and Islam, the exhibit also seeks to convey a unifying message. For more information, visit the museum’s Web site.

Photo: Da Ping Luo, Courtesy of the Jewish Museum

In London, An Exhibition Double Whammy

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Today, it was revealed that a pair of decidedly dichotomous fashion exhibitions will bow in London this summer. On July 4, Kensington Palace—which served as Princess Di’s home from 1981 until her death—will open Fashion Rules: Dress From the Collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret, and Diana, Princess of Wales. (July is also the month Kate Middleton is due). The show’s curators promise that the royal wares will offer a fresh take on the tale of the twentieth-century monarchy. Meanwhile, London’s Jewish Museum will remember a very different kind of icon: In honor of what would have been the late Amy Winehouse’s thirtieth birthday, the institution will launch a July show celebrating the musician’s talent and retro, vampy style. Her guitar, unseen photographs, record collection, and, of course, wardrobe will all be on view.

Photo: Samir Hussein/ Getty Images