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August 2013 - Houston

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RE-ENTRÉE A French term meaning to re-enter the social season after the summer sojourn, our Re-Entrée précis will keep you jumping from now till year's end. CERON Salon Ceron, CHANNELING KARL PaperCity contributor C • Thom Browne military collection. ome December, it will be all things Karl as the meister prepares for his ultra-luxe Chanel Métiers d'Art fashion show — really a performance — in Dallas! Venue to be determined. Date to be determined. Excitement confirmed. Chanel's Métiers d'Art runway show is a once-a-year extreme production designed to showcase the finest of Chanel's creations. Previous extravaganzas have been set in the Karl Lagerfeld coming to Dallas! ruins of Linlithgow Palace in Scotland, where Mary Queen of Scots was born. For another Métiers, Lagerfeld seated a thousand guests on a darkened pontoon boat in the Huangpu River overlooking the skyline of Shanghai. And then there were the shows in Moscow, Versailles and Venice. And now Dallas. Chanel Métiers d'Art coming December 2013; Channeling Ceron and Todd's bridesmaids' tuxedos Tom Ford • Haircut in the new Jimmy Choo campaign. • My wedding: tuxedos for my bridesmaids — very YSL. • Tom Ford tuxedo for my wedding designed especially for Todd Fiscus and myself. Thom Brown • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Grand Gala Ball, "India!," October 4. Helmut Newton, Yves Saint Laurent, Rue Aubriot, Vogue France, 1975 The 14-acre River Oaks District Thom Browne RANDY POWERS Interior designer, PaperCity contributor Rumor Oaks DISTRICT Okay, it's not opening until Fall 2014, but we're following the volleys of rumors about which designers are opening boutiques and which hot restaurants are moving in at the now-mythical white-marble- and Texaslimestone-clad River Oaks District. The 14-acre, 650,000-square-foot luxury center (along with 279 top-of-line apartments) on Westheimer, just inside the 610 Loop at Westcreek Lane, is the first major top-end shopping center to open in Houston in 14 years. Think about when the Galleria opened in 1970 ... it's like that. Developer Oliver McMillan Company is keeping tenants close to the vest, but here's what (we think) we know. Confirmed: a three-story Hermès flagship store, Le Bilboquet restaurant, Le Colonial restaurant, iPic Theaters. Highly rumored: Tom Ford, Cartier, Roberto Cavalli, Dior, Akris, John Lobb and Intermix. Somewhat rumored: Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel. Kate Stukenberg VISUAL BANQUET COURTESY THE ARTIST, YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY AND VALERIE CARBERRY GALLERY We're craving "Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art" at the Blaffer Art Museum (September 6 – December 7) — especially the Laura Letinsky's Rome, 2009, at Blaffer Art performances, Museum which include Mary Ellen Carroll's Ground|Control, a dinner party in the Astrodome with Houston innovators as invited diners; the enactment of Tom Marioni's salon The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art with guest bartenders at the Blaffer throughout the run of the exhibition; and Lee Mingwei's tasty participatory The Dining Project, wherein three fortunate invitees, selected by lottery, dine and dish with the artist after-hours in the museum. Cheers! Catherine D. Anspon I 'm excited about the Ritz in Paris reopening — and not changing a thing! Okay, it's not until Christmas 2014, but I'm already packing. Fabled "India!" inspires the MFAH Grand Gala Ball Studio 54 is the theme of the CMH. gala. © 2012 VISUAL IMMERSION, LLC Jimmy Choo campaign A GRAND NEW PIANO W ednesday, November 27, is the day when we'll witness part two of a worldwide architectural story that began in 1972 with the opening of Louis Kahn's immortal Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth — a concrete, travertine and glass masterpiece for the ages. With the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, rendering of the unveiling of the Piano Pavilion at north facade, 2012 the Kimbell, another architect has dared challenge Kahn: Genoa-, Paris- and NYC-based Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in association with executive architect Kendall/Heaton Associates, Inc., of Houston. Our eyes (and feet) will be on the grass roof of the pavilion's submerged west wing, a 19,200-square-foot green berm upon which to stroll, as well as the verdant landscape redux that adds 320 trees to the 3.5acre campus. The entrance of the museum will now be towards the west in keeping with Kahn's original vision. Plans call for moving/reinstalling treasures from the Kimbell's permanent collection — its jewel-box holdings of Asian, African and pre-Columbian art as well as temporary exhibitions — into the new Piano Pavilion. For acolytes of architecture, the Kimbell addition, Piano's fourth museum in Texas, will be on pilgrimage routes for decades to come. Catherine D. Anspon Mario is such a sketch. GLAM SLAM L ook to "India!" for wardrobe inspiration when black tie and saris commingle Friday, October 4, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Grand Gala Ball. Chairs Windi and David Grimes preside (tickets Ashley Sneed, 713.639.7523; Two weeks later on Saturday, October 19, the smoldering '70s are celebrated at the Children's Museum of Houston's "A Night at Studio 54" when The Corinthian channels the illustrious Manhattan discothèque that forever defined the era. Ready your white steed for an entrance. Liz and Tom Glanville and Kathryn and Ian Fay promise to keep the mirror ball spinning at this chart-toppin' benefit (tickets Emma Ebbs, 713.535.7269; eebbs@ Catherine D. Anspon SLATED FOR THE COFFEE TABLE The last decorator standing without a book is the great Mario Buatta. Finally, his first monograph is out October 8, after a half-century of designing and reinventing the English country house for stateside clients. Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration (Rizzoli, $75) showcases city and country residences for clients Henry Ford II, Barbara Walters and Malcolm Forbes, and includes a romp through the New York social stratum, from evenings at Mortimer's to a look back at Buatta's infamous Prince of Chintz cover for Manhattan Inc., along with insidery details of a dapper life. Buatta is the keynote speaker at Fall Market at Decorative Center Houston October 16. Holly Moore AUGUST | PAGE 22 | 2013

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