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H&M is teaming up with Paris's Musée des Arts Décoratifs on its new "Conscious Exclusive 2016" fashion collection. Inspired by the archives of the museum, the sustainable collection features "modern red carpet pieces infused with tactile charm, a nostalgic aesthetic and a historical legacy." The design team worked with new innovative materials such as beads and rhinestones made from recycled glass and Denimite, a material made from recycled worn-out denim. The collection will launch on April 7, 2016, to coincide with the opening of the exhibition "Fashion Forward - Three Centuries of Fashion".
By Farah Nayeri LONDON (Reuters) - Sergei Filin, the Russian ballet director who was partially blinded in a 2013 acid attack, is the focus of the behind-the-scenes HBO documentary "Bolshoi Babylon" that shows the flipside of a world most people associate with glamor and beauty. On the night of Jan. 17, 2013, a masked assailant threw sulphuric acid in the face of Filin, then the artistic director of Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, causing severe burns and leaving him blind in one eye. Within weeks, the Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko was arrested in connection with the attack, and later sentenced to six years in prison for organising it.
Otoko, Paul Qui’s highly anticipated Japanese restaurant within the South Congress Hotel, is getting closer to its January opening. Yoshi Okai, from East Side King’s Hole in the Wall, will join him in the kitchen. Qui is also currently in the midst of opening another restaurant as part of Faena Hotel Miami Beach, complete with a Damien Hirst unicorn.
Some of the world's most expensive and rarely seen modern art, including works by the Americans Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, went on display Saturday in a major exhibition in Iran. Among the 42 Western works featured in the museum's three-month exhibition is Pollock's "Mural on Indian Red Ground", completed in 1950 and considered one of his best drip paintings. Also featured is Warhol's "Suicide", a 1963 acrylic of a man leaping to his death from a building.
In an era when many classical musicians despair for their art's future, the heroic brass opening of "Star Wars" is one of the most instantly recognized melodies in the world. When figures ranging from former US vice president Dick Cheney to university sports teams have wanted to toy with their images for ruthlessness, they have made entrances to Darth Vader's theme -- and crowds needed no explanation. With more than three-quarters of Americans having seen a "Star Wars" film, covers and parodies of the music -- including one recent one by a singing toddler -- have generated millions of views on YouTube.
The British restaurant in the Commercial Center wants people to stick around. Say so long to Cornish Pasty Co. as you know it. The British-themed restaurant in the Commercial Center that features the delicacy that started with English miners is making the move to the Arts District, right across from the Arts Factory this spring.
By Tom Finn DOHA (Reuters) - Amid thatched ceilings and arched doorways in a traditional Qatari house in Doha, a projector beams a quote by Abraham Lincoln onto a wall: "If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong." The Bin Jelmood house in Doha is the first museum to focus on slavery in the Arab world, and it opens as the gas-rich Gulf monarchy faces accusations by rights groups of modern-day slavery of migrant workers before the 2022 World Cup. Qatar has denied exploiting or abusing workers and says it has implemented labor reforms. The museum itself is funded by the government and was inaugurated last month with a visit by Qatar's Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the mother of the current emir.
Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami on Tuesday won Denmark's top literary award, the Hans Christian Andersen Prize, following in the footsteps of such writers as J.K. Rowling and Salman Rushdie. The award, named after Denmark's famous fairytale creator H.C. Andersen, comes with a cheque for 500,000 kroner (67,000 euros, $71,400).
New York's Metropolitan Opera led by Placido Domingo on Saturday mourned the victims of the attacks in Paris with an unscheduled performance of the French national anthem. Ahead of a matinee of Puccini's "Tosca," Domingo conducted the orchestra in "La Marseillaise" as the Metropolitan Opera Chorus sang the words in French on stage. A music venue, the Bataclan, suffered the deadliest toll Friday night as assailants killed at least 129 people in a coordinated rampage around Paris.
Very quietly, Otium, the highly anticipated restaurant next to the Broad Museum in Downtown's Bunker Hill, has been serving some delicious daytime bites from a kiosk out front. Dubbed Otium On the Go, the operation started around last week, with hours from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., which is prime time for musuem goers and local office workers. Hollingsworth has put together a few composed plates with tri-tip and habanero onions, or roasted pork with kohlrabi stew for just $9.50, along with pastries like cinnamon roll, blueberry muffin, and pumpkin ginger cookie for a few bucks apiece.
A new documentary out this month offers an intimate look at Peggy Guggenheim, known as much for the number of men she slept with as her lasting mark on 20th century art. "Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict" delves into the idiosyncratic collector's life, using previously unheard recorded interviews that were her last before dying in 1979 at age 81. From losing her father who went down on the Titanic to her many lovers -- including Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp -- the film offers a riveting portrait of Guggenheim, exploring everything from her troubled relationship with her daughter, Pegeen, to her botched nose job.