This past May, guests joined renowned sculpture artist Richard MacDonald and veteran Cirque du Soleil performers Stephan Choiniere and Angelina Puzanova for a special edition of Crystals at CityCenter's Meet the Artist series. Richard discussed his creative process and how he interacts with his models, focusing on their movement, attitude and persona to rapidly capture the most compelling moment in a sequence of movements. The evening also featured Stephan and Angelina, two of Richard's muses, performing their new act "Fugazi."
CityCenter presents the first major permanent collection of art in Las Vegas to be integrated into a public space, and one of the world’s largest and most ambitious corporate art collections in existence today. The CityCenter Fine Art Collection featuresworks by acclaimed artists, sculptors and visionaries including Maya Lin, Jenny Holzer, Nancy Rubins, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Frank Stella, Henry Moore and Richard Long, among others.
Validating CityCenter’s status as a cultural destination of worldwidesignificance, the Fine Art Collection is designed to become a benchmark forenlightened corporate involvement with the arts on a global level. As if in a strolling gallery, guests happen upon works by world-renowned artists as they stroll through CityCenter’s walkways, hotels and residences. From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, these works are strategically placed to reveal a world of fascinating experiences that unfold around every corner. The artwork has been paired with CityCenter’s unique architecture to create a sensory journey that presents the works in a never-before-seen fashion.
The Fine Art Collection encompasses a multitude of styles and media –ranging from sculptures and paintings to other works of art including large-scale installations – engaging visitors on both a visual and intellectual level. Some are existing pieces, carefully chosen for their artistic value and cultural significance; others are site-specific installations for which theartist was invited to command their vision over the space.
For more information about CityCenter’s Fine Art Collection, visit http://www2.citycenter.com/press_room/press_room_items.aspx?ID=843
The focal point of Crystals at CityCenter’s signature spaces is the Grand Staircase, inspired by Rome’s Spanish Steps. It consists of three separate staircases, all dresses with red Sapele wood. Ascending 24 feet from the main floor to The Pods by Wolfgang Puck, the stairs are build fromeco-friendly bamboo and uses risers of pink agate that are backlit for maximum visual effect.
So you have a wedding coming up, but you’re looking for something that will really make a statement. If you love Lanvin as much as I do, then trust me when I say you will LOVE the bridal inspired Lanvin Resort 2012 pieces currently at our boutique. The pieces feature classic, ultra feminine long dresses made for walking down the aisle and short, fun and flirty dresses perfect for the reception. Complete with Albert’s signature touches like large bows, feathers, beautiful beading and flowing hemlines, even if you’re not walking down the aisle you’ll want to after seeing these dresses.
I’ve walked by these store fronts day after day, patiently waiting for the “Coming Soon” black front to give way to crystal clear glass windows revealing all the wonder and beauty that is Dolce & Gabbana, and it’s finally here.
The women’s 6,000-square-foot boutique features three different rooms filled with RTW, couture and accessories, large flats screen TV’s featuring the latest runway show, vitrines with archive designs and a back room reminiscent of a luxurious 1920s beauty parlor, stocked of course with every Dolce perfume and beauty item a girl could hope for.
The men’s space extends over a total of 10,000-square-feet developed on one floor which houses the Dolce & Gabbana men's collections: from accessories and casual-wear up to the world of fine tailoring showcased in a dedicated, sumptuous environment. Triangular black glass surfaces oriented in different directions create a diamond cut luminous exterior.
Welcome to Crystals Dolce & Gabbana, we’re happy to have you.