WEAR It’s 20 years since Dior started designing jewellery. I’ll have a Rose Dior Pop ring if anyone’s asking
Isn’t t he a r t world bonkers? There aren’t many industries that could get away with just not turning up to an important lunch and sending impersonators instead, but such was the ruse that artists
Charlotte and Philip Colbert got away with at The Royal Academy, begging the question, just how serious is art? Caiti Grove meets the provocative pair at their lobster and vaginafilled Shoreditch studio for our cover interview and discovers why their works appeal to the everyman (p76).
Frieze Art Fair has come to represent the apotheosis at which art, fashion and celebrity all collide for one big jamboree in October. Just as much a part of the social season as Goodwood and Glyndebourne, but a little
more rock ’n‘ roll, our new culture columnist Ed Vaizey (former Minister for Culture under David Cameron) reminisces about his visit to Frieze when his one-year-old son became part of an installation (p58). You see, the art world is mad.
It’s not just art that gets its big public shout-out this month, but design too pulls in the crowds at London Design Festival, Decorex and Focus/19, which all take place from mid-September. As usual, our
interiors editor Carole Annett brings you 40 pages of the best new designs, products, case studies and news to get you all fired up to take on a new interiors project; whether that’s scouring out the best upcycled and vintage furniture (p128) or sprucing up your bathroom,
so it’s more spa sanctuary, less wash and go (p124).
Wedding planning? How about tying the knot at the splendid Arts and Crafts home of Detmar Blow? You’d be joining esteemed company as his roll call of guests has included over the years Alexander McQueen (who used to stay when Detmar’s fashion editor wife Isabella Blow was alive) and Bryan Ferry. As well as this new incarnation as a wedding venue, he and his partner Martha Fiennes are planning to introduce salon-style art talks and sculpture installations. After all these big houses do have to earn their keep and if you can do it artistically, so much the better (p91).
BUY My new style crush is Shiv from brilliant series Succession. I’ll be wearing these
Dries van Noten trousers in homage
DITCH Amazon and get down to your local bookshop on 5 October for Bookshop Day
BOOK Baby Reindeer did brilliantly at the Edinburgh Festival.
Catch it now at London’s Bush Theatre
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