The Metalball at the Museum of Art & Design in New York. By Glenn Belverio

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Swarovski crystal aviator glasses worn by Dita Von Teese by Michael Schmidt

 

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night the Museum of Art and Design in Columbus Circle threw a fundraising ball for the museum with a one-night art sale of metal works by artists, fashion designers and musicians.  

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Fashion & jewelry designer Michael Schmidt and his friend the actress Lisa Edelstein. Lisa stars as Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the mega-popular TV drama HOUSE. I had a great time chatting with her.

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Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny.

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Brian Kenny's piece "Fallen Stars" – etching on gold foil scratch board. "The stars have fallen from their proud place in formation – a dramatic shift that reflects my uneasy feelings about the integrity of American power."

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Large Bronze Urn by Rick Owens, part of an ongoing series of vessels cast in oxidized bronze in Paris.

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Michael Stipe's Bronze Camera Replica, Diana with Flash

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The Birdcage Keepsake Box by We Are Familia. It reminded me of the mechanized owl, Bubo in "Clash of the Titans:

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Fashion designer Nicolas Petrou followed the metal-inspired dress code.

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Fashion designer Jen Kao

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Michael Schmidt's hardware; Jen Kao's handbag of her own design.

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Schmidt and moi.

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Monkey Love Monkey Money by David Victor Rose

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House of Waris Copper Cuff, Series One made by artisans in Rajasthan, India.

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The Creation of a Metal Ball and Everything Else by Amit Greenberg (brass and galvanized steel).

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Slava Mogutin, Michael Schmidt (wearing a Martin Margiela skirt) and Lisa Edelstein.

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Jewelry designer Anna Sheffield

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Ange of ThreeAsFour & Michael Schmidt (the Zelig of the Metalball).

I was a tad bit disappointed that no one at the party was dressed like this:

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Audrey Hepburn in Paco Rabanne in "Two for the Road" (1967)

Of course, I should have worn something like this:

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Dadaist Hugo Ball at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland

And then of course, the ultimate metal-fashion inspiration:

Thanks for reading.

Love,

Glenn Belverio

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