On Thursday April 25th, the Roberto Cavalli boutique hosted The Shops at Crystals' Spring/Summer 2013 Magazine launch party. A celebration of fashion and photography, the event was booming with the sounds of DJ Alexandra Richard, daughter of rock legend Keith Richards. While sampling the delicious creations of Wolfgang Puck and the sparkling sensations of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Las Vegas’ finest got a sneak peek at the newest issue of the Crystals Magazine and Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.
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Opening this June, a new installation by internationally acclaimed artist James Turrell will debut at The Shops at Crystals. The ‘James Turrell Installation at Crystals’ is the latest addition to the CityCenter Fine Art Collection, the first major permanent collection in Las Vegas integrated into a public space.
Central to the project is the transformation of the monorail station where light will immerse the space with color, in coordination with the arrival and departure of each train. In response to the unique architecture of the Daniel Libeskind-designed building, Turrell created a new visual experience for guests of the luxury fashion center. The installation will feature works that can be experienced from multiple vantage points – seen from afar as subtly changing planes of color or from within an area flooded with light.
“This installation continues the commitment of CityCenter to bring the most important artists and artworks to Las Vegas,” notes Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “James Turrell will create a visual experience never before seen, embodying the wonder of Las Vegas.”
The commission for Crystals incorporates many of the series from the extensive oeuvre Turrell has developed over the last four decades including Space Division, Wide Glass, and Shallow Space Construction. An artist whose works play with perception and the effect of light within a created space, Turrell believes human perception to be his true medium; in his words, “My art is about your seeing.”
Crystals will unveil the installation and monorail station on the occasion of four concurrent exhibitions of Turrell’s work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles.
In addition to exhibiting at the world’s foremost museums and galleries, James Turrell is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship, The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Medal for Architecture, a National Endowment for the Arts, Frankfurt’s Friedrich Prize and France awarded him its highest honor for the arts, making him a Commandeur de L’Order des Arts et des Letters.
Since 2009, CityCenter has dedicated considerable resources to cultivate an unparalleled corporate art collection. The CityCenter Fine Art Collection features works by acclaimed artists, sculptors, and visionaries including Antony Gormley, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, Richard Long, Henry Moore, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Nancy Rubins, and Frank Stella among others.
While a jewel is usually the star of an accessory, a piece’s links can steal the show. Paul Smith’s “Love You” bracelet is held together with gold colored letters, including a stunning burgundy enamel 'O.’ From its recently updated Serpenti collection, BVLGARI features an incredible snake-inspired bracelet held together with links made of pink gold and grey mother of pearl with round brilliant cut diamonds.
The Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by the poetic decorations of the Art Nouveau period. Nature and its elements become graphic symbols that Roberto Cavalli transforms into prints which frame the body. The prints are designed entirely by hand and are punctuated with lace details, furrowed by high slits, and enriched by leather cut-outs. The animal print backgrounds are superimposed with stylized elements of plant life. Layers of mousseline create a fluid silhouette which slides on the body. Precious metallic and glass embroideries dissolve at the bottom of the dresses, and alternate with lace that is cut and reconstructed, or leather that is sewed, incised, and decorated with appliqués. The dresses in silk knit, lie close to the body and are illuminated by crystal embroidery. Pants in lightest mousseline allow the leg to show through. The colors range from total white to total black, passing through blush, lime and apricot.
On the runway the new Cavalli twin-set is composed of the gown and the Hera bag in matching prints. Like the mythological goddess protector of femininity, the new Hera bag guards the secrets, desires and seduction of the person who wears it. Made of printed leather or black python, and created in two sizes.
For the evening, there is the small ‘luxury box’, in gold or silver metal, decorated with crystals and colored gems.
Pumps and high-heeled sandals with slight double platforms: anatomical and sharply pointed.
The limited edition Hedera sunglasses are created with the most sophisticated gold craftsmanship. The refined and sinuous lines, the precious materials and the floral detailing uncover the exotic charisma of Art Nouveau style decorations.