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March 2016 - Houston

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CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY A t Couture Week in Paris, Christian Dior presented a dazzling new collection of 12 pieces that boasted not a single stitch of fabric. Instead, they complemented what actually went down the runway — and Victoire de Castellane, Dior's creative director of fine jewelry, stole a much- deserved moment in the spotlight. De Castellane, who came from Chanel, has been a fixture at Dior for 18 years and is the inaugural designer for Dior's fine jewelry division; she creates one fine and one high jewelry collection per year. Her Granville collection is an homage to Monsieur Dior himself, inspired by the colorful blooms in his childhood garden and playground in the town of Granville on the Normandy Coast. Green beryl, peridot, aquamarine, tanzanite, chrysoberyl, pink tourmaline and rubellite pose as orange tulips, blood-red roses, intense violets and sunflowers, offset by rich green foliage — a bouquet that won't soon fade against the backdrop of the maison's glorious 70-year history. Price upon request, on view by appointment at the Christian Dior boutique. Francine Ballard LA VIE EN ROSE Victoire de Castellane, Christian Dior creative director of fine jewelry Dior Fine Jewelry Granville collection is an homage to Monsieur Dior and the blooms in his childhood garden. T he best boutique art fair in America — Dallas Art Fair 2016 — is a mere month away. It all begins with the Preview Gala Thursday, April 14, and continues through Sunday, April 17. Fair Week is expected to lure thousands of collectors, gallerists, artists and the press (including the art world's heaviest hitters) to the curated spaces of Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) in downtown's Dallas Arts District. We like to call this one The Great Eight — and it speaks with an international accent. More than a third of the nearly 100 exhibiting dealers are international; 15 of those 35 are newcomers to the Fair, arriving from Dubai, London, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Antwerp, Zurich, Vienna, Dublin, Montreal and Guadalajara. Pay attention to the returning casts of European gallerists, especially Workplace Gallery, from a place you may not consider an art capital (Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England), with a stable that includes the widely collected Lancaster twins, painters Laura Lancaster and Rachel Lancaster. Also investigate Misako & Rosen, a long-time exhibitor from Tokyo; DMA curators often shop this booth for its nuanced take on contemporary painting. Other stalwart Fair exhibitors from across the pond include Monitor (Rome); Hales Gallery (London), whose booth last year for OBE painter Frank Bowling received our vote for Best of Show; Brand New Gallery (Milan); Edel Assanti (London); and Galerie Perrotin (Paris/New York), serving up a surprise via its Paola Pivi installations of some very droll anthropomorphic animals. (Pivi also solos concurrently at the Dallas Contemporary.) For more on the lineup, and details on securing your Patron pass ($500 per person including a Preview Gala ticket plus other tony insider perks), Preview Gala tickets ($250 per person, benefitting the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary) or regular Fair admission (from $25), visit And turn to next month's Special Section for our exclusive coverage of the Dallas Art Fair and Dallas Arts Month. Catherine D. Anspon Destination DALLAS ART FAIR Alex Katz's Vivien, 2015, at Galeria Javier López Laura Lancaster's Untitled, 2015, at Workplace Gallery COURTESY THE ARTIST AND WORKPLACE GALLERY, GATESHEAD, TYNE & WEAR, ENGLAND COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIA JAVIER LÓPEZ, MADRID T his month, everything old is new again, and we're making a date with the past. It's time again for a vaunted rite of spring: Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show Friday through Sunday, March 18 through 20, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall D. Producers Dolphin Promotions are returning to town, fresh from presenting their Palm Springs Modernism show. Expect more than a nod to the cool classicism of the mid-century movement at the rebranded Houston show, with modernist dealers holding court alongside exhibitors presenting the best of the centuries: Queen Anne, Chippendale, Sheraton, Rococo Revival and Art Deco onward. Peruse and acquire timeless antique furniture, paintings, silver, bronzes, porcelain, Oriental rugs, lighting and more, installed in beautiful room vignettes. Also shop estate jewelry, vintage clothing and accessories, restored timepieces and rare volumes. More than 50 dealers have been confirmed at press time, including a baker's dozen of Houston notables: Antiques of River Oaks, David Lackey Antiques & Art, The Antique Company, Vivian Breitel Antiques, Gallery Auctions, Golden Chances, Gulf Coast Silver, Japan Pearl Market, LR Antique Imports, M & M Antiques, Majolica LLC, Robert E. Alker Fine Art and Roger Howard Estate Sales. Once more, international exhibitors factor into the mix including Montevideo, Uruguay-based Gele (a cache of European furnishings and paintings) and English dealer Mears & Boyer (an exemplary source for Staffordshire dogs and other coveted collections of 18th- and 19th-century British pottery). So it goes, as one of the oldest antique shows in America, possessing a 50- plus year pedigree, is given a fresh polish by Dolphin. Stepping up as partners are, The Magazine Antiques and PaperCity magazine. Ready, set, collect! For the complete Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show lineup and advance tickets, visit Show times Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 11 am to 7 pm; Sunday, March 20, 11 am to 5 pm; admission $15 (good for all three days; includes show catalog). Catherine D. Anspon 18TH- CENTURY SILVER to Saarinen Three stylish independent interior design shops have debuted in Austin, making the city next on our list for a buying trip. After stints working for Bunny Williams and Michael S. Smith, interior designer Meredith Ellis opened her own design firm in 2008 and returned to her native Texas in 2010. She noticed a gap in the offerings available to designers here and opened James, a 1,400-square-foot to-the- trade showroom and retail space in a restored 1930s Craftsman bungalow in the Design District downtown. Furnished rooms offer a rotating inventory of custom furniture and accessories for purchase. Coveted textile, lighting, furniture and rug lines previously unavailable in Texas include Kathryn M. Ireland, Ferrick Mason, Studio Four NYC, Bunny Williams Home, and Coleen & Company. 1411 W. 6th St., Austin, 512.236.1006, Also housed in a restored 1930s bungalow is Supply. New Yorkers Callie Jenschke, Kim West, and Kristin Gish — with backgrounds in interior design, fashion and media — decamped to Austin and discovered the designer trade community needed more shopping resources. Supply opened in central Austin in September and features worldly fabric, wallpaper, lighting, rugs and furniture sourced from 35-plus independent artists and designers — most are exclusives to Supply — such as Kufri Home of Dallas, The Foundation Shop of LA, Abigail Borg of London and Madeline Weinrib of NYC. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, 512.770.6211, Internet sensation Katie Kime, known for her bright colorways and preppy prints, has opened a bricks- and-mortar shop in Austin's Market District. Due to popular demand, she opened her flagship last fall, one week after her marriage. The preppy paradise includes fabric and wallpaper in punchy patterns, hot-pink birdcage chairs, maxi-skirts in banana-leaf and ginger-jar prints, and The Bright Bar, with customizable Lucite accessories. 500 N. Lamar, Austin, 512.358.4478, Anne Lee Phillips Austin's Indie-Chic DESIGN SCENE CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY Meredith Ellis of James Supply Showroom James Showroom Supply's Kim West, Callie Jenschke, Kristin Gish CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY CLAIRE MCCORMACK PHOTOGRAPHY

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