MTV RE:DEFINE Rocks NorthPark Center

The MTV RE:DEFINE art auction and gala rocked CenterPark Garden at NorthPark Center as the seventh iteration raised over $2.2 million, benefiting Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

MTV RE:DEFINE Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Maxine Trowbridge, Peter Doroshenko, Georgia Arnold

Joyce Goss, Kenny Goss, Maxine Trowbridge, Peter Doroshenko, Georgia Arnold

Fashion and art coalesced perfectly at MTV RE:DEFINE, with stylish ensembles, decked out on every guest as they canvassed the silent auction artworks during the cocktail reception, which was held beneath the gigantic steel, wood and aluminium sculpture, “Five Hammering Men” by Jonathan Borofsky.

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Memorable Moments at Dallas Art Fair as it Celebrates a Tenth Anniversary

In celebratory commendation, the tenth iteration of Dallas Art Fair will once again garner attention from galleries and attendees from across the globe. With one hundred exhibitors in situ, at the familiar mid-century warehouse space: Fashion Industry Gallery, aka f.i.g., loyal legions of art patrons will descend upon the downtown arts district to peruse works of art represented from almost thirty cities to include, Antwerp, Bogotá, Brussels, Dubai, Florence and Tokyo.

At Dallas Art Fair - Genieve Figgis, Secret Lovers, 2018

At Dallas Art Fair: Genieve Figgis, Secret Lovers, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 39” x 31”, courtesy of the artist and Half Gallery

In these past ten years, the fair has transformed from its early days has a long dilatory weekend excursion, to a weeklong of artistic and cerebral debauchery: previews, exhibition openings, tours, conversations, and galas. To wit, no longer for the fainthearted—only the stealthiest, wealthiest, and most chic of art collectors can penetrate the VIP roster of festivities and survive in triumph.

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Fur-Free baby, it’s about time

A few years ago, I arrived at a cocktail reception wearing a lavender dress, with a fabulous matching lavender faux fur coat, a combination of Burberry and Whistles, an entire Brit ensemble. While I felt comforted by the fact that I was fur-free and not wearing a dead animal and patriotic in my selection, disapproving stares recoiled in complete indignation—oh my gosh she’s wearing a fake fur!

Perhaps finally, the stigma of a tatty-old faux (no, my faux was not tatty) that looks cheap and tarty (yes, Brit term for slutty with bad taste) is finally minimised. The most recent iterations of fur in their faux glory are praiseworthy imitable imitations—case in point below.

Fur-free, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney

Fur-free, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney

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British Contemporary Artist Tracey Emin Honored at MTV RE:DEFINE

An internationally recognised art star, British contemporary artist Tracey Emin, will be honoured at the annual MTV RE:DEFINE art auction and gala in Dallas next month. Pick a word to describe Emin’s work, or perhaps, pick an acronym, CBE, RA, and YBA—letters that tell a compelling story.

Kenny Goss, Tracey Emin and Joyce Goss at Emin's Studio

Kenny Goss, Tracey Emin and Joyce Goss at Emin’s Studio in London

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