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T his spring, French fashion house Saint Laurent quietly moved f ro m i t s Highland Park Village location, debuting pearly new digs at NorthPark Center. The location is perfectly positioned in NorthPark's luxury corridor, on Level One next to Salvatore Ferragamo and just three doors down from the future spot of Dolce & Gabbana, which opens in the fall. The new Saint Laurent boutique, open now, houses the brand's collections of men's and women's wear, handbags and accessories. Our favorite Saint Laurent moment OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 14 SAINT LAURENT GOES MARCHING IN FLOWERS, BUT MAKE IT FASHION A fter myriad requests from shoppers to take the store's boundary- pushing blooms home along with their Rosie Assoulin ballet flats, Forty Five Ten president and chief creative officer Kristen Cole decided to go full-on flowers, appointing Kyle Branch as artistic director of the retailer's A r t i s t J o h n Currin's work f u s e s i d e a s ranging from sexuality and wit to satire and photorealist kitsch. Some may even describe his work as a contemporary answer to Renaissance oil painting. Come September, Currin brings his wildly popular oeuvre to Dallas Contemporary for a blockbuster exhibition that is among the highest profile shows ever to go on view at the museum. "John Currin: My Life as a Man" opens Sunday, September 15 (through December 22). The subject matter alone — Currin's depiction of men and the masculine identity — is provocative in its own right, given the female-centric #metoo climate of the current pop-culture zeitgeist. Curated by Dallas Contemporary adjunct curator Alison Gingeras, "My Life as a Man" will span Currin's career and include paintings, sketches, and works on paper that date back to the artist's earliest days in the 1990s. It's the first time Currin has been examined by way of his masculine iconography — a smart approach to critique identity politics, the notion of manhood, and Currin's tendency toward using his characters as allegorical symbols. The artist arrives in Dallas for an appearance at a private members event preceding the public opening. Christina Geyer CURRIN COMETH in the fall collection was Anthony Vaccarello's d o p p e l g ä n g e r o f '70s YSL muse B e t t y C a t ro u x with platinum sideswept bangs and a swaggering, mannish sequined j a c k e t w i t h oversized lapels. Meticulously tailored, highly padded shoulders were a leitmotif throughout the women's collection, extending two centimeters beyond the shoulder seams, but menswear was also lavish with Opium and Scandal references. Saint Laurent NorthPark Center, Christina Geyer new in-house floral program. Branch has been dreaming up Forty Five Ten's unconventional in-store arrangements for three years (polka dot-painted monstera leaves and ombré-dyed roses). He's now opened a market-style alcove on the first floor and offers local delivery, with plans to add private-event services in the near future. Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main St., Lisa Collins Shaddock Kyle Branch for Forty Five Ten Saint Laurent Fall 2019 John Currin's Fishermen (detail), 2002 © JOHN CURRIN. PHOTO ROB McKEEVER. COURTESY GAGOSIAN.

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