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PaperCity Dallas September 2020

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F or the Gucci Décor C o l l e c t i o n , G u c c i c r e a t i v e d i r e c t o r Alessandro Michele is inspired by iconic House of Gucci patterns and motifs from the ready- to-wear collections. Here, a new wallpaper looks to the romance of the Texas plains with Texas Thistles. $450 per roll, at select Gucci boutiques, I n Sister Rebecca, a nun is seated in profile, light illuminating her dark features and eyeglasses, tight silver curls escaping from under her veil. She's dignified against the straight back of the chair, hands clasped in her lap, the length of her habit outlining the sturdiness of her body. On closer inspection, we see that her portrait has been printed on cloth segments and stitched together — a patchwork quilt of a life dedicated to helping the poor. Fort Worth artist Letitia Huckaby photographed the real Sister Rebecca, along with six other elderly nuns, at Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse in New Orleans. The African-American religious congregation was founded there in 1842 by Henriette Delille, a descendant of a slave from West Africa. This was 20 years before the Civil War, and before it was legal for African-Americans to even have a congregation. The sisters educated slaves, helped the elderly, and shared what they had with the poor. Generations of Holy Family nuns have continued the mission of aiding the needy with congregations around the world. Huckaby created the documentary portrait project "Bayou Baroque" as a way to honor the women's courage and sacrifice; it took the artist more than two years to complete the body of work, including hand-quilting each image. Sister Rebecca will be on view at Kips Bay Decorator Show House Dallas September 23 through October 25. kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse. org/dallas; see more of Huckaby's work at Liliana Bloch Gallery, l i l i a n a b l o c h g a l l e r y . c o m . Rebecca Sherman YOU KNOW HOW TO THISTLE DON'T YOU? PUT YOUR LIPS TOGETHER AND BLOW SISTER, SISTER F a s h i o n d e s i g n e r Adam Lippes has launched his first collection of home goods, a collaboration with British brand OKA, featuring two complementary patterns that take inspiration from 18th- century antique famille rose porcelain. Plates, bowls, teacups, and tumblers are crafted from fine bone china and delicate glass, with detailed designs of birds, butterflies, and flowers. "The collection is a modern take on Chinese designs created in the European fashion," says Lippes. "It is both special and everyday porcelain, intended to be mixed together in any manner. OKA, which has been a go-to home design source for Londoners for two decades, purchased Wisteria and launched a U.S. website last year. Adam Lippes x OKA, from $55, at Anne Lee Phillips AT THE TABLE WITH ADAM LIPPES Adam Lippes x OKA tabletop collection Gucci Décor Collection Texas Thistles wallpaper, $450 per roll 60

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