More Globe-Trotter Chic
Photo, Simon Upton
Above, a sneak peek from the October Elle Decor: interesting textiles, such as this vivid suzani, fill the Brazilian home of Valentino's Charlene De Ganay.
Speaking of globe-trotter chic, Exoticism opens November 27, at F.I.T. The exhibition will highlight 250 years of exoticism in fashion, from the age of colonialism to the rise of globalization. Work influenced by Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and North African styles, from more than 40 modern designers including, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Tam, Oscar de la Renta, and Chanel will be featured along with 18th-and 19th-century textiles.
I love Vivre's Indian-paisley-inspired glasses, above. $75 for a set of four.
Again, in response to email requests, here are links for more on Central Asian textiles: Doris Duke's Shangri La, Yurdan, or Marla Mallett. Louisiana-based Rebecca Vizard has exquisite antique suzani pillows.