Also, the latest from T: We rarely see the hard-copy version of the Sunday New York Times. Too expensive!
Two weekends ago, we saw it. We also saw the November 16 edition of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, which the paper publishes fifteen Sundays per year.
We’ll have to admit it—we were surprised by the utter foppishness of the magazine's offerings. Among a wide array of entries, we perused these:
A profile of “England’s most revered interior designer;” a report on the comeback of the adult tricycle; nine wallpaper studies, in which “the artist Leanne Shapton painted wallpaper from museums, stately homes and National Trust houses in England;” and a thought-provoking international probe by Cathy Horyn:
Famine or Feast?This is our way of offering a belated reminder. Yesterday afternoon, this year’s New York Times International Luxury Conference got started with a cocktail party at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami.
FOOD BY CATHY HORYN
Is it more rewarding to subsist on broth and cold mountain treks at a German clinic for 10 days or to settle into five-course Michelin-starred meals? One writer heads to the Black Forest to weigh the merits of the purge and the binge.
Yes, that’s the actual name of the annual conference, which is hosted by Deborah Needleman, editor of T. This morning, the keynoter spoke:
Keynote: Blurred Lines: Art, Tech and LuxuryThis strange event helps us discern the secret values of our journalistic upper class. To peruse the full list of speakers, you can just click here.
Art. Fashion. Technology. Sustainability. What are the points of intersection? How does each discipline inform and improve the other? What have we learned from looking outside luxury’s borders, and where are we headed?
François-Henri Pinault, C.E.O. and chairman, Kering
Interviewed by Vanessa Friedman, fashion director and chief fashion critic, The New York Times
Final question: what is an “international luxury conference?” Truth to tell, after all this time, we still have no real idea!