New York has justifiable claims to be the world centre of art, past and present – above, see Thomas Heatherwick’s interactive Vessel, next to Equinox hotel. Now, thinking past, the Metropolitan Museum of Art unveils two Costume Institute shows, led by its curator, Andrew Bolton, and trustee Anna Wintour, Condé Nast chief content office. Both shows feature American fashion and there will be two Met Galas. This September, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, in the Anna Wintour Costume Center, will include Claire McCardell and Collina Strada and well-being. Show two, scheduled for May 2022, is In America: An Anthology of Fashion, in 21 of the American period rooms, will centre on 300 years of such historic narratives as the Battle of Versailles, Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass, and Elizabeth Keckley, dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln.
Talking of design, in London the forthcoming Pan Pacific, opening later this year, is working with Tom Dixon for its destination bar. Both Pan Pacific CEO Choe Peng Sum, speaking from his Singapore base, and hotel GM, Anne Golden, fully expect the bar to become one of the finest destinations in The City and a compelling addition to the already-vibrant cocktail bar scene in East London.
Want more on what a vibrant bar can add to atmosphere generally? Hear Jumeirah CEO José Silva here: