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August 2013 - Houston

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Collector, PaperCity contributor • "Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through October 27. This is a beautifully curated exhibition of works purchased by and through one of the most important influences on Houston's art and cultural landscape. A great opportunity for Grasses of a Thousand Colors by Wallace Shawn at Theatre for a New Audience all of us to see what impact one person with great vision can have on the entire culture of a city. People like Isabel do not come along often. • A fun trip to L.A. to see what new restaurants have popped up (who can become the new Hinoki & the Bird?), and then to take in what promises to be one of the most career-encompassing exhibitions at LACMA this year, "Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic," opening November 24.  • MFAH Modern and Contemporary Group Halloween trip to Marfa. I haven't been to Marfa in 15 years. Can't wait to see how the little place has evolved, and this group of people Peter Som is sooooooooo much fun to travel with! Tom Ford Valentino On our short list for fall is playful fur dyed aubergine, lemon or azalea, draped, belted or swinging loose. Two we love: Tom Ford's Persian lamb Corythium coat (price upon request), and Fendi's shaved mink sweater ($6,900) and skirt (price upon request). Megan Pruitt Winder HIGH NOTES AND 100 CANDLES We'll be at Jones Hall Saturday, September 7, to revel in the dulcet notes of Grammy-winning American soprano Renée Fleming, who takes the stage for the Houston Symphony Opening Night Centennial followed by a gala at The Corinthian. I mean, how often does a performing arts group hit 100? PaperCity is in the front row as media sponsor for this never-to-be-repeated 100th anny tribute concert culminating in a sumptuous Jackson and Company seated dinner and dancing to Richard Brown Orchestra. Congrats to chairs Carolyn and Mike Mann and Kathy and Paul Mann for a pitch-perfect night. Tickets 713.238.1485; Catherine D. Anspon WHAT WE'RE Junya Watanabe COVETING AMY ADAMS Roman, Mercury, 1st century BC–1st century AD, bronze, at the MFAH, bequest of Isabel Brown Wilson Ugo Rondinone's "Nasher XChange" project at Fish Trap Lake, 2013 WE'RE TAKING IN 10 Girl Gone Bad. Seamed, padded, black beauty of a moto jacket courtesy of the limited-edition capsule collection from Junya Watanabe for Loewe. $5,181, at What we'll be wearing when company arrives. Up-and-coming designer Ari Dein color-blocked silk PJs, $495, at Neiman Marcus. Our sentiments exactly. Illustrator Rob Wilson's Silas Tom stationery collection for soon-to-be-hitched friends. From $22.50, at Digging. Brenda Houston's strikingly organic new collection of ammonite tables. For Holly Hunt, to the trade at George Cameron Nash showroom. Name You Should Know. Newbie designer Marissa Webb's second collection: a study in classic haberdashery with a modern kick. From $345, at Amy Adams all over town, gazing at Dallas' first-ever museum-mounted public sculpture show. "Nasher XChange," organized by the Nasher Sculpture Center to commemorate its first decade, is an openended view of new practices in contemporary sculpture told from the viewpoint of site-specific works commissioned by the Nasher from 10 talents at the forefront of a game-changing dialogue. Headliners meld the local, national and global: Lara Almarcegui, UNT-founded Good/Bad Art Collective, Rachel Harrison, the hard-hitting Alfredo Jaar, Liz Larner, Charles Long, Houston's acclaimed Project Row House founder Rick Lowe, Dallas-based Vicki Meek, Ruben Ochoa and Swiss master Ugo Rondinone (who intervenes in Fish Trap Lake). Each is crafting a sculpture in response to a unique setting in the Dallas area (October 19 – February 16, 2014). We're hoping "XChange" can become a permanent part of the Nasher programming, happening every decade, paralleling Sculpture Project Münster (Germany). For venues and details as they unfold, visit Catherine D. Anspon TIME IS PRECIOUS Fendi Fur Sure Houston Fine Art Fair ALLISON V. SMITH FOR NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER • Houston Fine Art Fair's third annual show (September 19 – 22). These just keep getting better. Lots of great art to see and faces you haven't seen since everyone bugged out for summer. Alexander Calder's The Brass Family, 1927 JENNY ANTILL • New theater in NYC. Perhaps a chance to step away from coggedtogether musicals (think Kinky Boots) and enjoy something a bit more provocative, such as Grasses of a Thousand Colors by Wallace Shawn at Theatre for a New Audience. Shawn throws you around the room and back before you have the chance to know what happened. © DECCA/ANDREW ECCLES GREG FOURTICQ JR. Renée Fleming W e typically avoid conspicuous consumption — except when Hublot's Big Bang Five the object in question Million watch is covered in some 1,200 flawless diamonds totaling 140 carats, such as with Swiss watchmaker Hublot's Big Bang Five Million. Billed as the most expensive timepiece in the world, it required 17 craftsmen over the course of 14 months to complete it. Currently the sole Big Bang Five Million is being exhibited throughout Asia. $5,000,000, through Hublot in the Galleria. Seth Vaughan Ari Dein Marissa Webb Brenda Houston WE'RE LUSTING AFTER the new subversive gentleman, and he'll be sporting accessories by sibling artists Dinos and Jake Chapman, better known as the Chapman Brothers. This bag and evening slippers, in a French baroque print tweaked with the brothers' macabre art styling, are part of a capsule collection (think very limited edition) for Louis Vuitton. Chapman Brothers x Louis Vuitton Collection $300 to $21,000, at Louis Vuitton. Megan Pruitt Winder Chapman Brothers x Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter

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