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by nycgo.com staff, 11/25/2015
Dress (2013-14), Silicon feather structure and moldings of bird heads on cotton base by Iris van Herpen. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Mondino
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Current highlights at the Met include the Costume Institute's fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style. The showcase features around 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces from the French fashion muse, including items from Valentino, Bill Blass and Armani Privé. Ribes, dubbed the "last Queen in Paris," worked for Oleg Cassini and Emilio Pucci and later became close with Yves Saint Laurent; she was considered one of the best-dressed women in the world.
Elswhere in the museum, Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age features pieces by designer George A. Schastey, who helmed a successful decorating company in the 19th century. Visitors can see the luxurious and artistic interiors that Schastey created for some of the wealthiest families in New York City, including the focus of the exhibition: an elaborate dressing room from the Midtown Manhattan townhome of art collector Arabella Worsham.