loot new york

opening benefit evening
tuesday, 1 october, 4.30 pm – 8 pm

2 – 5 october 2013

wednesday, 10 am – 5 pm
thursday, 10 am – 9 pm
friday, 10 am – 9 pm
saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

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as part of this year’s festivities, the museum of arts and design will honor two fashion icons with the 2013 loot award for contemporary art jewelry: iris apfel and barbara berger. at 91, apfel continues to be a doyenne of personal style. regarded as a fashion icon, she is often seen wearing elaborate and colorful costume jewelry as documented by style photographers like the new york times’ bill cunningham. as a young woman, apfel began her foray into fashion and design working for women’s wear daily. while running a textile firm with her husband, apfel established herself as an in-demand interior designer, with projects including design restorations at the white house for nine u.s. presidents. her friend and fellow award recipient barbara berger is a well-known figure among jewelry and fashion enthusiasts. berger has built an impressive collection of fashion jewelry, over 4,000 pieces, spanning the past five decades. highlights from this treasure trove of jewels, which includes couture jewelry from yves saint laurent, dior, and miriam haskell, are on view in the exhibition fashion jewelry: the collection of barbara berger at the museum of arts and design from 25 june 2013 – 11 january 2014.

museum of arts and design, 2 columbus circle, new york, ny 10019 | www.madmuseum.org