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Three Can't-Miss Exhibits; A Coca-Cola Store for Fifth Avenue

Daphne Guinness in McQueen at the designer's funeral yesterday via the <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1253724/Alexander-McQueen-funeral-Kate-Moss-Naomi-Campbell-Stella-McCartney-pay-respects.html">Daily Mail</a>
Daphne Guinness in McQueen at the designer's funeral yesterday via the Daily Mail

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CHELSEA—Daphne Guinness plans to exhibit her her McQueen collection at FIT in September of 2011. We're already counting down the days. [The Thread]

NEW YORK—The S.S. Normandie was lost when it sank during World War II, but troops managed to preserve some of its designer fitted furniture. Yesterday, the South Street Seaport opened its exhibit "DECODENCE: Legendary Interiors and Illustrious Travelers aboard the SS Normandie" showing off the decadent fittings of the ship's art-deco furniture from Hermès, Lalique, and Jean Patou. Refinery suggests a shopping itinerary to pair with the exhibit, but you could also make a day of it by heading up to the Cooper-Hewitt for the "Quicktake: Rodarte" installation, which is only around for a few more weekends. [Refinery29; Cool Hunting]

MIDTOWN EAST—When the Disney store on Fifth Avenue closed, we suggested that Topshop take its place. Commenters also thought Uniqlo or an Apple Store might fit in nicely, but it turns out that the person who wrote "combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" might have come closest to the truth. 711 Fifth Avenue is owned by Coco-Cola, and according to Crain's, there's talk inside the company of using the space for a Coke-themed shop. Per Crain's: "Unlike the Coca-Cola store that occupied the corner space in the early '90s, which only used about 3,000 square feet to sell clothing, toys and memorabilia, the new venture will utilize all 61,000 square feet of the available retail space vacated by Disney last month as an experience store, according to sources." [Crain's; Previously]


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