Construction Meets the Catwalk

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Haven't you ever looked at a Frank Gehry building and said, "Gee, if only I had a hat like that"? Well, anyway, through March 11, presented by the American Institute of Architects, New York's Center for Architecture, is hosting "The Fashion of Architecture: Constructing the Architecture of Fashion." As the Center explains, "Architecture is making its presence felt in fashion as the pliable metals, membrane structures, lightweight glasses and flexible plastics used in building construction are creeping on to the catwalks. At the same time, architects and interior designers are borrowing the techniques of pleating and draping from traditional tailoring to design buildings that are interactive, inflatable and even portable." Featured architects include Zaha Hadid, Winka Dubbeldam, Shigeru Ban, Kivi Sotamaa and David Adjaye; featured fashion mavericks include Yoshiki Hishinuma, Pia Myrvold, Yohji Yamamoto, Boudicca, Eley Kishimoto, Kei Kagami, Michiko Koshino, Stephanie Coudert and Arkadius. Seen here is a top by Arkadius, who's outfitted the celeb likes of Ashanti, Pink, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and, of course, Bjork.

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