American’s leading contemporary art fair, The Armory Show, opens this week, March 3rd through 8th, in NYC. The Armory Show has become an international institution, bringing artists, galleries, collectors, critics, and curators from all over the world to New York every MarchArmory Arts Week strives to take advantage of this yearly convergence of the world’s top collectors and art enthusiasts by proudly consolidating and promoting a diverse selection of our city’s own cultural offerings. The Museum of Modern Art will host The Armory Party, a benefit event with live music and DJs celebrating the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

What to wear to The Armory Party and all the other Arty Parties going on all week?    We turned to Diane von Furstenberg’s sense of art and style, for this assemblage of visually stunning looks.  DvF take a classic medium like Black Lace and updates in broad strokes with a modern, sexy sensibility.   One of these important pieces deserve a hanging in every art lovers collection.

Modern Classics at MOMA

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Left to Right: DVF Julianna Two Lace Wrap Dress $468   /   DVF Maddie Lace Detail Dress $468   /    DVF Camra Strapless Lace Jumpsuit $698   /  DVF Zarita Long Lace Dress $368   /   DVF Zarita Lace Dress $348

And a Softer Palette For Spring

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Left to Right: DVF Zarita Lace Dress $348   /   DVF Julianna Two Lace Wrap Dress $468   /   DVF Julianna Lace Wrap Dress $498   /   DVF Zarita Lace Dress $348

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Cooper Hewitt Museum

The Newly Reopened Cooper Hewitt

Still looking for some last minute gifts?  What could be a more lasting and appreciated as gifting a membership to one of our iconic institutions.   There are all kinds of benefits from previews of exhibits, unlimited free admission, without waiting in ticket lines. members-only gallery talks, exhibition previews, guest tickets, free films, discounts in the gift shops, exclusive digital content, and on and on!   Membership at these or any other important  institutions is  just a few clicks away.

This is a Game Changer.  Join the New Whitney Opening May 1 

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The Met,  Grande Dame of 5th Avenue, Cocktails in the Patrons’ Lounge


 Don’t Miss Matisse at MOMA and Lunch at The Modern


Museum of the City of New York  Classic Facade of Gossip Girls


The Architecturally Iconic Guggenheim 


de Kooning: A Retrospective, September 18, 2011–January 9, 2012

Do not miss  the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly seven decades.  Representing nearly every type of work de Kooning made, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints.  MoMA.com has a brilliantly organized introduction to the exhibit, organized by themes, timelines and periods.  To become a member of MoMA and take advantage of early view hours and other exclusive events, click on the box below.

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis.

Museum hopping this fall and wondering what to wear?   The must-see show is the de Kooning at MoMA. This is a chance to show off your new tie collared blouse in a fabulous abstract patterns, one of the fall fashion trends.  These blouses are so easy to wear.  By day with a pair of skinny jeans and by night with black pants and platform pumps that pop a color trend this season.



Dolce & Gabanna Leopard Chiffon Bow Blouse ($825),DVF Edde Top ($265)


MIH Jeans Oslo Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans ($185), Michael Kors Stretch Wool Trousers ($695)


Kara Ross 14K Goldplated & Resin Bracelet ($161), Rebecca Minkoff Cupid Satchel ($495), Kors Michael Kors Ingel Suede Wedge Loafers ($250), Tod’s Suede Moccasin Pumps ($595), Kara Ross 14K Goldplated Three Drop Crescent Earrings ($175), Badgley Mischka Anouk Snake-print Shoulder Bag ($375), B Brian Atwood Fredrique Suede Almond Toe Pumps ($325)

We also loved this Milly


Milly Marian Bow Tie Blouse ($275)

While we were shopping for the Tie Blouses at Saks.com , we also found these gorgeously hued tops


Alice & Olivia Arie Tie-Collar Blouse ($264), Gucci Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse ($750),Parker Silk Charmeuse Bow Blouse ($198)