Around the World: Gucci goes cosmical & Dior J’adore opens up in Paris

Around the World: Gucci goes cosmical & Dior J’adore opens up in Paris

by Juliette Eleuterio
6 min

Fashion Month is over but that doesn’t mean the world has stopped spinning. Gucci sees its Gucci Cosmos exhibition arrive in London with some new additions compared to its Shanghai predecessor, and Dior J’adore is hosting a retrospective showing in the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Whatever you’re up for, we’ve got the event for you.

Gucci Cosmos lands at 180 Studios in London 
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After a successful Shanghai debut, the Italian House heads to London’s 180 Studios to showcase its universe. And by that we mean that Gucci Cosmos will be showing over a century’s worth of archival design, all the way to the founder Guccio Gucci’s own creations. The exhibition will open on October 11 and run until the end of the year.

Dior J’adore exhibition is held at Paris’ Beaux-Arts
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The Dior J’adore exhibition landed at the Beaux-Arts de Paris last week and will remain open for another four days. The exhibition travels through the history of the House’s best-seller perfume, from couturier Christian Dior’s fascination of flowers to this year’s L’or de J’adore. It’s a retrospective story told in one of Paris’ most budding creative hubs, the school of the Beaux-Arts.

Tokyo Biennale is back after two years
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Held every two years (minus a Covid-related interlude), Tokyo Biennale returns to the Japanese capital in celebration of local and international artists. From photographers to media artists, all sorts of art will be showcased this time around for an art festival that will run until November 5. Expect immersive installations, live music and 10,000 mini boats, curtesy of Tenmasen Ship Project.

Hammer Museum is unromanticising Los Angeles
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The city of LA has long been romanticised, in part thanks to its Hollywood pull and in part thanks to its sunny skies and heavenly palm trees. It’s been referenced in books, songs, films, but it’s not always sunny in California. The Hammer Museum seeks to fill in the gaps by tapping artists who have “Made it in LA,” which also happens to be the name of this sixth edition exhibition. 

Alaïa explores fashion beyond fashion in Paris 

Alaïa / Stéphanie AÏt Ouarab

Azzedine Alaïa is regarded as one of the great fashion designers of our time – and with good reason. But fashion wasn’t the only thing the couturier was interested in. Sculpture, for one, was another of Alaïa’s ventures, having studied the art in an academic setting. This background can be seen in his and Madame Grès’ designs, which is what this now-open exhibition at the Foundation Azzedine Alaïa is all about.

Timberland is (not) throwing a rave
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Bring out the cake and pop the champagne because Timberland turns 50 this year. For its cornerstone anniversary, the footwear brand is throwing a party in London on October 12, which you can sign up to attend here. The brand makes it clear that “This is not a rave,” but with a hefty headline filled with musical talents (still to be revealed) we’re sure everyone’s going to be raving about this one.

Catch a movie at New York City’s Film Festival
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Every year, the Big Apple brings worldwide cinematographers to the Lincoln Center to host its NYC Film Festival. This year, Cannes prize winners Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall, Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone of Interest and Wim Wenders’s Perfect Days will all be on show as well as countless others. The Film Festival will be running until October 15.

FLANNELS X goes digital with Xin Liu & Nan Zhao
Xin Liu / Nan Zhao ©

Taking place this weekend, FLANNELS X’s Oxford Street flagship store will be hosting The Dalmore’s “Masterpiece of Tomorrow.” In an effort to champion the next generation of artists in collaboration with Artnet, the store will be turned into an immersive art space. The first on-show work will be Xin Liu’s “Lycorises Reverie” with Nan Zhao, with more to come.

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