The Genteel
March 5, 2021


The Christian Louboutin retrospective at London's Design Museum. Sourced by WWD and courtesy of Design Museum/Luke Hayes.

The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


LONDON - Christian Louboutin: a retrospective. Visit the first UK retrospective of the French shoe designer. The exhibit celebrates Louboutin's career to date and showcases 20 years of designs and inspiration.
 The Design Museum in London (until July 9). 

LONDON - London International Documentary Festival. Launched in 2007, the LIDF showcases a wide range of international film-making talent. This year's features are inspired by Arab cinema, sourcing 30 films from the region. Various locations (May 24-June 2).

HONG KONG - Sotheby's New Gallery Opening. Last weekend marked the opening of Sotheby's new 5,000-square-foot (1,394-square-metre) gallery space in central Hong Kong. The new space opened with Yayoi Kusama's Hong Kong Blooms in My Mind and Corot to Monet - French Landscape Painting in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Sotheby's Diamonds will also be opening its permanent Hong Kong salon as part of this space. One Pacific Place, Admiralty, 5th Floor (May 19-31).

STOCKHOLM Ingmar Bergman International Theatre Festival 2012. A festival celebrating Ingmar Bergman's contribution to the arts (May 27-June 6).

STOCKHOLM - Stockholm Photography Week. A week long celebration of photography taking place at the Swedish Museum of Photography (May 28-June 3).

on the road

Sam Riley, left, and Garrett Hedlund in On the Road.
Source: Gregory Smith/European Pressphoto Agency.


On the Road is one of the most anticipated competition selections at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. The film is an adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name directed by Walter Salles, produced by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty.


Chictopia - The Cannes Film Festival is celebrating its 65th birthday this year, one filled with beautiful people, gorgeous clothing and, well, film. Chictopia looks at its best dressed.

New York Times - A new M.F.A. program in fashion design at Parsons has drawn enormous interest from the industry. Here's a look at some of the program's first graduates.

GOOD - The notion of California dreamin' is poised to reach a whole new level with the state's first home made out of hempHemp is energy-efficient, non-toxic, and resistant to mold, insects, and fire.

Design Taxi - Have you ever wondered what happens to your luggage at the airport once it's on the conveyor belt? To promote its new "Fly Delta" app - which allows users to track their luggage, even during a flight - airline company Delta has released a video that shows the behind-the-scenes journey of your luggage after it has been checked in.

The Telegraph - Louis Vuitton has been named the most valuable luxury brand in the world for the seventh year running.

The Globe and Mail - The Globe's Amy Verner sits down with Business of Fashion's Imran Amed.



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