2 posts tagged "South Coast Plaza"
Over the weekend, Prada unveiled its latest store at Orange County’s tony South Coast Plaza shopping center. Prada go-to architect Roberto Baciocchi designed the 5,070-square-foot space, with luminous polycarbonate curtains framing the store’s two wide entrances, windows, and light boxes. Inside, you’ll find pastel green canvas walls, smoky mirrors, and a series of polygonal areas highlighting each product category: womenswear, menswear, accessories, bags, and shoes. Even Angelenos, who have a local Prada of their own, may want to make the drive. In addition to the space, South Coast Plaza will stock exclusives such as handbags in tropical floral prints and the new Prada archive Prints capsule collection, which hits stores in May.
Who says there’s no culture in the O.C.? Mega (and mega-luxe) shopping center South Coast Plaza has teamed up with Christian Dior to present the U.S. premiere of a capsule exhibition that features Chinese artist and photographer Quentin Shih’s provocative photos—the first time his work will be seen in the United States. The 20 original works, on display from October 14 through November 7, juxtapose photographs taken at Christian Dior’s Fall 2008 Haute Couture show with images of Chinese landscapes and everyday Chinese people, such as uniformed schoolgirls and elderly people in deserted markets.