As Grace Kelly would certainly have told you, the beauty of a scarf lies in its functionality. A scarf can be a hood, an accessory, a necklace, a layer, and most importantly, a work of art. It is in this capacity that Habité unveiled The Divine Scarf, a presentation of designer Alysson La Fourcade's collection of vintage designer scarves with an elegant event last night at their La Brea showroom.
Surrounded by friends and fans, Ms. La Fourcade walked the crowd through an impressive collection of colorful scarves from iconic fashion houses such as Balmain, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and more. Furniture from Habité's collection was arranged into rooms, with the framed scarves serving both as wall hangings and tabletop decoration, creating a comfortable environment in which to enjoy the unique collection. Servers passed trays of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne and gourmet canapés while the crowd mingled and listened with interest as Ms. La Fourcade explained the history of this wearable art, including such brushes with fame as being featured in an episode of "Mad Men."
We can't lie and say that we were thinking all that much about designer scarves before "The Divine Scarf," but after a great evening at Habité with Alysson La Fourcade, we're certainly thinking about them now.
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.