Max Mara Presents Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s Whitney Bag

New York City is gearing up for the grand opening party of the all new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District. Overlooking the Highline and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the building is already being celebrated as a valued architectural addition to Manhattan’s burgeoning West Village.

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New York City is gearing up for the grand opening party of the all new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District. Overlooking the Highline and designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the building is already being celebrated as a valued architectural addition to Manhattan’s burgeoning West Village.

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Max Mara x Renzo Piano Building Workshop – Whitney Bag

Max Mara, the opening party’s sponsor has collaborated with Renzo Piano Building Workshop to create the new Whitney Bag, which comes to Saks on April 28. Made of quality, soft leather, the surface of the handbag was designed to reflect the elegance of the new museum’s facade. The unexpected Alcantara red lining is a calling card of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, whose repertoire is focused heavily on primary colors. The handbag comes in a large and small size and in three colors – black, bordeaux and tan.

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The Limited Edition Whitney Bag

With only 250 limited-edition bags made worldwide, Saks will be carrying four of these blue-grey logo-stamped bags at our New York flagship store. Be one of the very lucky few to walk away with one of these symbols of Italian excellence when it hits stores on April 28 along with the rest of the collaborative collection.

 

Get in line on April 28 for the new Whitney Bag collection from Max Mara.


Step Inside the Saks Glam Gardens Catalog

Gardens have always been a potent symbol of starting anew – from Eden to Monet’s Giverny to the floral hats on post-WWII magazine covers. This May, every Saks Fifth Avenue store is embracing that spirit with Glam Gardens – a living tribute to mother nature filled with fragrances, fashion and the revitalizing theater of the garden. Take in the springtime magic with our Glam Gardens catalog.

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For Your Consideration This Spring: Crop Tops and Long Skirts

(L) Milly: Printed Cropped Halter Top  I  Pleated Blossom-Print Maxi Skirt  I  (R) Sachin & Babi Read More..

Gardens have always been a potent symbol of starting anew – from Eden to Monet’s Giverny to the floral hats on post-WWII magazine covers. This May, every Saks Fifth Avenue store is embracing that spirit with Glam Gardens – a living tribute to mother nature filled with fragrances, fashion and the revitalizing theater of the garden. Take in the springtime magic with our Glam Gardens catalog.

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For Your Consideration This Spring: Crop Tops and Long Skirts

(L) Milly: Printed Cropped Halter Top  I  Pleated Blossom-Print Maxi Skirt  I  (R) Sachin & Babi

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Lindsey Wixson Wears One-of-a-Kind Chopard Earrings on the Cover of the Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Discover Saks’ Five Exclusive Dolce Matte Lipstick Colors

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Alice + Olivia: Amal Sleeveless Lace Top  I  Jayce Lace Mini Skirt

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“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God as given the world.” – Christian Dior

New at Saks: Dior’s La Collection. All Eaux de Parfum

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Walk into the blossoming new world of the Saks Glam Gardens.


Fern Mallis on Releasing ‘Fashion Lives’ Book at Saks

Fern Mallis’ Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, a compendium of her 92Y interviews with fashion’s biggest icons has just been released by Rizzoli. The Saks New York flagship played host to the release party and even featured the book and its sterling roster of designers in the main store windows overlooking Fifth Avenue. The esteemed fashion entrepreneur spoke with SaksPOV prior to the star-studded party about this career milestone and what its like to celebrate the occasion with Saks.

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SAKSPOV: In the years that you’ve been hosting these lectures at the 92Y, what would you say has been the most outrageous admission that you’ve heard on your stage?

FERN MALLIS: It’s not about outrageous admissions. Things just organically come out in conversations about who are they, and their families and their stories. It’s anecdotes about them that kind of make you chuckle. Tom Ford carrying a briefcase to school and actually getting bullied for it, to learning about Marc Jacobs‘ father being an agent representing Joan Rivers. Read More..

Fern Mallis’ Fashion Lives: Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis, a compendium of her 92Y interviews with fashion’s biggest icons has just been released by Rizzoli. The Saks New York flagship played host to the release party and even featured the book and its sterling roster of designers in the main store windows overlooking Fifth Avenue. The esteemed fashion entrepreneur spoke with SaksPOV prior to the star-studded party about this career milestone and what its like to celebrate the occasion with Saks.

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SAKSPOV: In the years that you’ve been hosting these lectures at the 92Y, what would you say has been the most outrageous admission that you’ve heard on your stage?

FERN MALLIS: It’s not about outrageous admissions. Things just organically come out in conversations about who are they, and their families and their stories. It’s anecdotes about them that kind of make you chuckle. Tom Ford carrying a briefcase to school and actually getting bullied for it, to learning about Marc Jacobs‘ father being an agent representing Joan Rivers.

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SAKSPOV: What was the barometer for making it into the pages of this book?

FERN: When we started the book I had 21 interviews under my belt. And there were two that didn’t make the book at that time. Lauren Hutton was working on her own biography, and somehow felt that it might infringe on that, didn’t want to share. She was happy to do it on the stage, but that was it. The other one that we haven’t talked about would be Suzy Menkes, who was a fantastic interview, and that did not get included in the book.

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SAKSPOV: Since the first book is so highly concentrated with people that we know to be American fashion icons, do you think for version two of this book you may segue into more of the European icons?

FERN: Absolutely. The next book would include Valentino, which I did already. Well, he’s not European, but Leonard Lauder, which was a remarkably spectacular interview, as well as Tim Gunn. There is a fairly prominent European that’s going to be my next interview in June. There’s still some people in the US that I’d like to do. But I definitely want to add some of the Europeans that people never get to hear. It’s just harder because of scheduling.

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SAKSPOV: Is there anything that you wish you would be asked if you were in the hot seat?

FERN: I have a little bit of an obsession like Karl Lagerfeld does of my cat. My cat Dimples, not simple, she’s not quite, doesn’t have a maid and a hand servant and her own people taking care of her like Choupette does.

SAKSPOV: Does she have her own Twitter account?

FERN: No, I have not opened a Twitter account for Dimples, either. But I’m really quite besotted with her. I think people who really have an affection for animals are the current people I like to be with. I think it shows a different side of them.

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SAKSPOV: The actors have “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” the authors have “The Paris Review,” and now the fashion sector has the “92Y Interviews,” thanks to you. How did you carve out your own identity for your franchise?

FERN: I was lucky to be able to, in the role I had in all those positions, to have a one on one direct relationship with them, as opposed to always having to go through the gatekeepers. My interviews are not known for talking about their collections, their seasons, and what their inspiration was for fall, or for spring, or what have you. It was really what informed them, what made them the kind of people they are.

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FERN continued: I think it was Tom Ford who said it, maybe, in his interview, that “repetition is reputation”. I think that there was a repetition that I had by following a format that truly felt comfortable for me. I watched other people interview people, and they just start in the middle of their life. I just make it very biographical, which is why the book is what it is, let’s start at the beginning.

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SAKSPOV: Where does this, in the list of achievements, where does this rank for you?

FERN: I have to say that this book and the event that is being celebrated at Saks still blows my mind, It ranks really, really high up on that list. I was proud of this book and series, as I am of having created New York Fashion Week. Fashion Week has already come and gone, and has shifted its course, and is no longer what it was that I had created, it’s really an aberration of that at the moment. This book is permanent, this book is going to be the Library of Congress. I happily take ownership of this. This is a crowning achievement for me.

 

Pick up your copy of Fashion Lives at your nearest Saks Fifth Avenue.